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El Zarape Mexican American

1206 13th Ave, Mendota, IL 61342-1411
+1 815-539-5985
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1206 13th Ave, Mendota, IL 61342-1411
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

The best Mexican food we have had in a long time! The menu offers a nice variety and a kid menu, serving sizes are reasonable and everything we ate was delicious. Service was friendly and the restaurant was clean. The only complaint is that I...More

Thank Becky L
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

I had the El Burrito Grande.. I got steak in it and no sauce on it as specified.. It was magnificent and the chips and quesa cheese were also good.. we will definitely go back..

Thank m h
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Spent the night in Mendota on the road between Arkansas and Michigan. Found this place for dinner and had a good Mexican meal. They also have a well-stocked bar.

Thank Barry E
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant for meeting up with friends. The food is always good. We like to get the Fiesta platter for appetizers and even sometimes for dinner. Plenty of food and good variety. Definitely try the Cadillac Margarita. One should do it....More

Thank danepp
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

My family has been enjoying the Joes Burrito here for more than 20 years! The service is always excellent! Do not miss the Cadillac Margarita!

Thank cblondi
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

All three meals are served, we had omelets at 6 pm. Many choices on the menu. Good food, friendly staff and clean. I have not been in this building for 20 years and it has been kept well. All is wheelchair friendly except for the...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Great food, atmosphere and service every time! Always look forward to dining there. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Stella G
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Not too far from interstate. Well reviewed. Good food. Waitress was sweet. I like a good burrito. Not many options in Mendota.

Thank oldguyfromohio
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Every time I'm in Mendota, I eat here at least once. The chips and salsa are very good and are refilled whenever requested. I love their seafood burrito and haven't tasted any other one like it anywhere. In fact, I don't order it anywhere else...More

Thank InnyJ
Reviewed May 17, 2016

This restaurant is a nice looking place. It's run by some nice folks, but I found their food to be fairly ordinary. I'm sure it's the best Mexican restaurant for miles around, but it's actually kind of "ordinary". They do serve large portions. I think...More

Thank photoguywisconsin
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 13th Ave, Mendota, IL 61342-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mendota
  • Phone Number: +1 815-539-5985
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