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El Barrio Restaurant & Lounge

€€ - €€€Mexican, South American,
1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
+1 847-566-0475
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“tacos” (5 reviews)
“queso” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
Mexican, South American, Central American
€€ - €€€
1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Thought we would try this out-of-the-way place in Diamond Lake. Only a few patrons on a week night. Had the fajitas for two. Large serving size, but at a very high price. We also had a few of the small Margaritas, but they turned out...More

Thank Triathlete63
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Have visited twice, once during their tequila tasting night, which was alot of fun! One of the best margaritas I've ever had, great bartender. Will definitely return.

Thank Fodder4B
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Arturo the bartender was great! Food and service were very good. Loved the chips and salsa. Fajitas both Shrimp and Beef were very good and very large portions. Will be back!

Thank Snorkygirls
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I love this place. I have been coming here for 40 years. If you want commercial Mexican food and Margaritas then go somewhere else - like OTB or UJ. This is the real deal! They make their own Margaritas. No mix here. Tell the bartender...More

Thank Espo65
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Am finding all the positive reviews of this restaurant bizarre. Walked in on Saturday night and saw plenty of open tables. It took 20 minutes for the wait staff to acknowledge our presence. After that, we were seated within 10 minutes. The restaurant itself looked...More

Thank Rosie7070
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Live nearby. Stop by once every few years. Keep hoping it will improve but it simply doesn’t. Don’t go back for years. Run down and tired and old. Needs a facelift. Carpets worn out. Ceramic tile worn out. Tired decor. I suppose it is like...More

Thank Fishonhomerak
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Great Atmosphere. Went to El Barrio for a Mundelein Arts Commission Open Mike program. Individuals play instruments, sing, tell stories. People who eat and had drinks enjoyed the place.

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Food - Very Good Service - Very Good Ambience - Warm & Friendly Portion Size - Large Price - Reasonable for Quality & Quantity Margaritas - Excellent Chili Rellenos were excellent. Packed with properly seasoned meat & queso. Tamales were large & tasty. Enchiladas Verdes...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were here celebrating Cinco di Mayo with a friend. It was an evening of drinking margaritas and eating Mexican food. This is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in this area as their margaritas are very good, the food is always consistently good, and...More

1  Thank WorldTravelers34
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...More

Thank gigagirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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