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161 E Lake St, Bartlett, IL 60103-4143
+1 630-372-0977
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10:00 - 22:00
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Munich
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty authentic Mexican Food. The Wait Staff is friendly. The prices are good too. They make a pretty mean Margarita too.

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Thank William H
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went here on a Saturday morning for breakfast before errands. I have been to this spot many times for dinner and enjoyed it very much. It is very private and cozy. The wait staff is also friendly and helpful.

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Thank JennMaeD
Bartlett, Illinois
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Went here on a Tuesday and we all ordered their Tuesday taco special. The waitress was really nice and attentive and food was good. The portions are very generous and the guacamole was outstanding!

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Thank KandKAndrews
Elgin, Illinois
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

My husband and I keep coming back. This is our favorite Mexican restaurant for food and value. Always a great meal here!

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Thank Sandy S
Bartlett, Illinois, United States
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137 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Best burrito joint in the area. Don't overlook the traditional menu items though. Excellent tortas and sopes. Sauces are all homemade and are delicious

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Thank John G
Bartlett, Illinois
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Our family has been going to El Faro for over a decade. The food is always good, the service is decent, and the value is great. It is the standard we use when we talk about other Mexican restaurants. the pickled vegetables are really good, but you have to request them. They used to come out with the chips and... More 

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Thank 276elizabethl
Bartlett, Illinois, United States
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137 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We typically eat here about twice a month. The standout is the salsas. They always taste a little different. This tells me that it is all homemade and are made fresh. The place is very affordable and our kids also love it. I recommend the Steak Burrito Suizo. The Tortas are also excellent. Service can be spotty at times, but... More 

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Thank John G
Bartlett, Illinois
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Yes, the salsa is Hot.... Margarita's are great. Food is excellent. I have never had a bad meal in this restaurant. Been going there since they opened in Bartlett. Enjoy!!

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Thank Lauralee251
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We stop in and get take out frequently when on the run. Their steak burritos are awesome and they have some incredible Guacamole.

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Thank Mcolaianne
Bartlett, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Love this place. Fun for casual dates, after work margaritas, friends, family, or a quick carry out. Fresh chips and homemade salsas (change daily) at the table when you arrive. Ask for the Escabeche (also homemade) it is a mixture of carrot, jalapeno, onion, roasted garlic, and cauliflower sauteed and then pickled. I love it on EVERYTHING! Burritos or wraps... More 

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Thank MAA1976

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 E Lake St, Bartlett, IL 60103-4143
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bartlett
  • Phone Number: +1 630-372-0977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?