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El Gordo

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5746 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-5208
+1 773-286-8608
09:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for quite a while and visit twice a month or more. We bring friends and always have a tab near or over $100 and tip thirty percent minimum. (We are restaurant workers.) I've noticed that over the last few visits the food quality has gone down a bit, but the service has become so bad,... More 

Thank Michael R
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I went to El Gordo for lunch and scored when i found out they had $4 margaritas!! After 2 margaritas we ordered the taco lunch special....shredded chicken tacos with rice and AMAZING beans (and i don't eat beans). The tacos were overflowing with meat and the trimmings, and tasted as great as they looked. My only issue was that the... More 

Thank Elaine S
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

For over a year, a friend has been telling me that when I visit Chicago, he is going to take me to a restaurant that will amaze me; that day finally came, and he was 100% correct. My wife and I each had a burrito that filled us up just by looking at it. My wife only ate half of... More 

Thank swiper16
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

It was only one minus - the waitress didn't alert us about the size of dishes. Need to tell that they are really gigantic! In the result we looked greedy =)

Thank Andrew P
Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

They serve you with 3 different salsas and chips to begin while sorting through their lengthy menu. My personal favorite is the steak and avocado burrito, but they have a full menu of Mexican goodies. Service is wonderful - They offer a full bar - but without a "bar" atmosphere. Regular customer. Best Mexican on the NW side. Great for... More 

Thank Jeanne C
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

El Gordo's has been a popular Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood for many years. They offer a variety of authentic Mexican dishes and cocktails. They have very good waitresses and service. You will be happy with anything you order.

Thank Christine K
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Authentic, great value, numero uno in my book.Salud♡ service outstanding, pretty waitresses. Nothing come not even close.

1 Thank tragaaldabas
1 review
Reviewed 2 May 2009

i enjoy the bake fish they bake made almost like the greeks

Thank gobuyer
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2007

Now it is a hole in the wall. But food is awesome! They are fast, the food is fresh and the prices you can not beat. If you are looking for good mexican food this is the place.

1 Thank dlite05

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5746 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-5208
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-286-8608

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