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El Zarape Mexican American

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1206 13th Ave, Mendota, IL 61342-1411
+1 815-539-5985
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Calumet, Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
Mendota, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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. The owners are always friendly and make sure you have a great dining experience. Very... More 

Thank danepp
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 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
Peoria, Illinois
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197 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 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 restroom. It is really tight in there. All in all a good choice RRR

Thank Bob R
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 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
Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 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
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 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 anymore. I was with my friend and her grandchildren. They all ordered tacos, except the... More 

Thank InnyJ
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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548 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 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 their lunch buffet is fairly popular.

Thank photoguywisconsin
Hull, Iowa
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I've eaten here several times and it is always good. I love Mexican food and they make it well. They have lots to choose from on the menu & provide chips and salsa. The burritos are very good. The atmosphere is good too.

Thank Salesguy3308
Mendota, Illinois
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1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service, friendly owners. Great place to celebrate birthdays or any special occasions.

Thank SKCriss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?