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Monica's Mexican Restaurant

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839 S Lake St, Mundelein, IL 60060-3683
+1 847-566-0033
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very authentic Mexican restaurant including the staff. This is in a local Latino community and it apparently is a go-to place for them. We are non-Latino and from the moment we entered we were made to feel that we did not belong there. The food however was excellent. Go for the adventure!!

Thank John A
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We love love love Monica's. Very clean, very authentic food. 90 percent of customers are Hispanic so to me that means it's good. We feel so relaxed when we go here. Bathrooms are clean also.

Thank robbandchris
Long Grove, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the clean atmosphere and nice staff. Food was very good and guacamole was terrific. Ice cream next door was fun too.

Thank Lchick15
Belvidere, Illinois
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped in out of curiosity. Someone had left a take out menu on a lunch room table and I thought 'Hey, this is my duty to go and try a dish." Went during lunch and only ordered the taco with ground beef plate. Chips and a tasty salsa along with a cup of chicken vegetable soup were served by a... More 

Thank Russell J
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

One of a chain of 3 family run Mexican restaurants in Mundelein and all good. Close to the office and reasonably prices on a large menu, I didn't blend in, and didn't feel out of place. Good basic combination dishes, and friendly attentive service. Little complimentary extras add to the experience.

Thank Mrlene4
McKinney, Texas
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

The first sign that this was going to be good Mexican food is that I was the only Gringo in the entire place. My chimi was loaded with beef, beans, tomatoes, and peppers. Everything was made fresh and very flavorful. This is what Mexican food is suppose to be!

1 Thank Justahick
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

This place is good and cheap! I'm talking shrimp ceviche to staffs for $2! Real fresh guacamole, fresh cook tortillas, this is real Mexican, done real well. Not Tex-Mex. Most of the clientele are Mexican for lunch or a cheap weekend dinner. This place is worth a visit.

2 Thank Michael I
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

First time there and a very pleasant surprise. Very clean, nice chips and salsa brought to you with menu. We had a chilie relent and pork chimichanga dinners and soda to drink. Excellent and took half of each home. Fair prices, good flavored food,green hot sauce had nice mild flavor. We will go back

1 Thank Tommygunt
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

You get a true feel for the mexican authentic food. It has an amazing taste and everything is so fresh. The highlights of this place are their rice (YUM!), guacamole with homemade chips, and Food is extremely reasonably priced for all the things you get with your meal, especially for an authentic taste. Serving sizes are more than enough and... More 

2 Thank Skirmak
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

The rice and beans were excellent! I had a burrito and my husband had enchilladas. I loved mine....he wasn't crazy about his...he didn't like the red sauce. The service was fantastic and our waitress was very good!!! We will go back to try other menu items before we make a final determination of whether the place makes our A-list or... More 

1 Thank talor919

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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  • Address: 839 S Lake St, Mundelein, IL 60060-3683
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Mundelein
  • Phone Number: +1 847-566-0033

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