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€€ - €€€Mexican
3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
+1 815-729-2686
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“margarita's” (6 reviews)
“carne asada” (5 reviews)
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3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place looked good for an evening with friends. I ordered the veggie combo. While everything looked great, the food was quite bland and lacking flavor. I would probably not go back there for the food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a couples night out at La Mex in Joliet! Started with a delicious pitcher of Margaritas and some tremendous guacamole and chips. I was advised to try the carne asada and I have to agree that it was excellent...second best I’ve had next...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Nice bar for drinks before sitting down to a variety of choices for some excellent Mexican food. Service is always friendly. Food never disappoints. Always makes for an enjoyable night out.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Sat and sat and sat was never approached by a server and it wasn't even quite 5pm yet. Was never even acknowledged. They don't have that great of food to be ignored that way. Won't be back.

Thank JDec823
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is great. Its great for friends family and dates. Food is mediocre and overprized but due to the size and location they do not have much competition (one of very feeling authentic mexican places inthe int west size the bar is low) ....More

1  Thank cookie V
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Clean, calm, fast and friendly service. Hot delicious food! The free chips and salsa are great too. I love the chicken fajitas and the enchiladas. Great atmosphere too.

Thank redrum1978
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Food always delicious. Great price for the food. Service okay. Outdoor seating available weather permitting. We have visited this place for years and compare other Mexican restaurants against it.

Thank sprkspys
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are half-price margaritas. You can buy them by the pitcher. As soon as you sit down, there are delicious tortilla chips and personal salsas.

1  Thank LRae61
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Met with friends from work at LaMex. Large dining room, never have to wait for a table. Great service from Felix, who told us he has worked here for over 20 years. Authentic Mexican dishes, we ordered luncheon specials of tacos and enchiladas. We also...More

Thank gasjoliet
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We greatly enjoyed our dinner. It was especially good because it was Monday evening and the mariachis played. The decor is lovely, and the food excellent. We had enough leftovers for another meal.

Thank Richard B
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Questions & Answers
16 October 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sun., Tue., Wed., & Thur. re 1/2 price Margarita days
Darrell R
8 August 2017|
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Response from tulu | Reviewed this property |
From 11 until 3.
Darrell R
8 August 2017|
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Response from Diane G | Reviewed this property |
From 11 to 3 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-729-2686
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