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Mexican, Southwestern
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3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
+1 815-729-2686
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Plainfield, Illinois
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155 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner on half price margarita night. Thought it would be busier than it was, but we were seated immediately. Service was good, as was the food and margaritas. We opted to pat extra for the :gold" margaritas, as those are not half price. Only the house margarita is half off Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Thank Scott K
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. This is a very clean and safe location to visit. Bring your friends or family and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Sherman R
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place for good Mexican food. On Sunday thru Thursday, their outstanding margaritas are 1/2 price. My wife and I come here at lease twice a month and have never been disappointed with the food or service. They have daily specials that are hard to beat. Check them out, you will definitely come again.

Thank firetmldr
New Lenox, Il
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Best salsa! Fast service, great margaritas. About $10.00 for 2 tacos eith rice and beans. Wish they had a location on New Lenox.

Thank iluvminivans
Joliet, Illinois
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140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We were hungry for some tradional Mexican food this night. Good service. Lots of customer, which indicates a popular and quality restaurant. Live music and if course Mexican decor. Spacious! Located in a strip mall in a well traveled part of the city.

Thank cooley25
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

La Mex is a great place to have a large group event. The atmosphere is fantastic. Many different areas so seating is available. Food is very good. Staff is friendly and on top of it. Great selections of food. A place for all ages to go to.

Thank Maryan K
Joliet, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The food was delicious and they had a large menu selection. The same is true for their drink selections.

Thank Travelbycar2015
Joliet, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic food, made to order. Favorites are carne asada dinner platter and the queso fundido (appetizer). There are daily specials as well. 1/2 price margueritas on specific days of the week. Mariachi band plays on certain nights as well and they are entertaining and "know their thing". The adult beverages are quite delish! Prompt & friendly service. Clean restaurant with... More 

Thank krispy2016
New Lenox, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stopped by a late lunch yesterday & was very disappointed. We have eaten here before but are wondering if it is under new management. Food was not very good at all. Service is ok but the lighting is so dim it is very hard to read the menu. Still the main issue was the food. It just was not very... More 

1 Thank G0Bears2014
Oswego, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This os your typical Mexican restaurant with moderate pricing. Great atmosphere. Friendly service. Great food. Heading back tonight.

Thank Rocket2112

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?