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El Barrio Restaurant & Lounge

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1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
+1 847-566-0475
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Beginning with the margarita's six of us ordered them and individually one by one each of us concurred there was barely any alcohol in them. Some of we slow ones (that would be me) ordered yet another as did one other person and it was even worse than the first. Chips on the table excellent - salsa decent too. We... More 

Thank gigagirl
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have dined at most of the restaurants in the area but the best authentic Mexican food is at El Barrio. The service is great and the carafe of margaritas and excellent food make for a wonderful dinner out. The ambiance is quiet enough to talk to your friends unlike some of the other establishments. We closed the place down... More 

Thank wajman
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stop in relatively often for Saturday lunch or dinner during the week or weekend. Always well-prepared homestyle Mexican and very friendly staff. Be sure to try the Tortilla soup (not on the menu but available)

Thank sball2
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2,008 reviews
1,304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,180 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

My wife and I stopped here and had their famous margaritas at the bar. We later had dinner and ate at the bar. The margaritas were awesome, the food was very good, the bartender was efficient and friendly, and we had a good time meeting some locals at the bar. We will definitely be back when we get to this... More 

1 Thank WorldTravelers34
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Top notch authentic Mexican food, wonderful tequila selection, amazing margaritas and great portion sizes

Thank Charlotte B
Mundelein, Illinois
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163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We have been patronizing this restaurant for over 20 years, and it is the best Mexican restaurant around. Try the crab meat enchiladas, they are fantastic!! It is also fun to try different shots of tequila, including some very expensive ones! Their chips and guacamole are great and the atmosphere is fun.

1 Thank bikerMary
Lake Villa
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Went for dinner with out of town guest from Texas, The MexTex food was great and the service was superior, The wait staff were willing to assist with taking of photo's during and after dinner. The drinks were to die for and we made with top shelf. I had the combo mex. plate and it was extremely tasty. Can not... More 

1 Thank CoolPaPa
Chicago, IL area
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We had not been Del barrio for several years because we had not been satisfied with it we were going to go to another Mexican restaurant on 60 and diamond Lake Road found it was close so he said let's try the barrio again we were very happy with the service the quality of the food yes the interior is... More 

1 Thank L0veAruba
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

El Barrio has been in business at this location for many decades, and I don't recall a bad experience ever. A bit more upscale as Mexican Restaurants in this part of two go, and great margaritas to lubricate the experience.

Thank Mrlene4
Bristol, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

My family has been visiting for decades. Always solid meals. Delicious. Courteous service. Easy to get a table, as the restaurant is sadly nowhere near as busy as it used to be.

Thank MarkBeemsterboer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Mundelein
  • Phone Number: +1 847-566-0475

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?