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Monica's Mexican Restaurant

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636 N Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, IL 60070-2353
+1 847-520-1070
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Orange County, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place is packed with locals. Particularly the Mexican population it attracts tells me the food is good. Lots of workmen come here during the lunch hour. I have never been here when it wasn't super busy. I would have given them a higher rating if not for the quality of the meat. I am very picky about the meat... More 

Thank Debbie I
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Our favorite "authentic" Mexican restaurant!! My friendly treated like you are one of the family.. Our favorites: shrimp, chimichanga and the best guacamole... we go to Monica's 2-3x a month..

Thank TT627
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit this location which is about five minutes away from our home. I was very satisfied with that level of service plus the quality and the taste the food. My son ordered mixed fajitas and to say the least the beans and the taste of the meat was great. My daughter ordered the burrito and she enjoyed it... More 

Thank Sealover1968
Palatine, Illinois
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This reminds me of the Mexican I used to get in my childhood! So good and reasonably priced. It's a diners drive-ins and dives kinda joint. Just good food fast.

Thank tb0027
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We are staying at the nearby Crowne Plaza, this place is super close and the hotel shuttle dropped us off and picked us up (we wouldve walked but there were no sidewalks!!). Absolutely amazing food. My wife was ecstatic over the tongue tacos. My pastor enchiladas with verde sauce were incredibly delicious. Everything was fresh and tasty! We all ended... More 

Thank Alli G
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Very friendly service, fabulous food ( best Mexican I have had in awhile). Every flavor was so fresh!! I had the ceviche octopus, shrimp and cod tostada, an order of guacamole with chips- which are amazing!! They have the TV going in Spanish to catch your soccer game!!

Thank Kate D
Prospect Heights, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We went for dinner and had an enjoyable evening. The food was very good with a lot of flavor. The wait service was friendly and excellent.

Thank Robin C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This is truly a gem! My favorite hole in the wall place in Chicago! Great food, terrific prices and the service is awesome! The waitressing staff has a little trouble speaking fluent English but it lends the place a bit of an Mexican authenticity!

1 Thank Surya (Prakash) R
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This modest and unassuming restaurant deserves all the praises of previous reviews and then some more on top. It is the type of atmosphere of welsome we would love to find in international travels and are fortunate to find right here. We certainly plan to be back during our stay here. It is the best value we found for miles.

2 Thank Jim T
Antioch, Illinois
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

A good slection on the menue, the food was very good, and the service was great. Everyone was very friendly, overall a good experince.

1 Thank Josh R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 N Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, IL 60070-2353
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Prospect Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-520-1070

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