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3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
+1 815-729-2686
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Boring and watered food. One visit I ordered ground beef taco for my child. It dripped of water and server advised it is watery in the morning as they "add water to bring it back, you know". Tostadas fall apart because of added water to the chicken. They are raking in the cash with the cheap, once again, watery margs... More 

Thank tulu
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambiance, decent food and drinks, good service. Clean restrooms. Mariachi noonday evenings. Margarira specials.

Thank AndreaKayHartong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times and always have good food and a good time. Mariachi group is excellent and fun, drinks are good, food is not too spicy. The staff is always pleasant and attentive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Joliet, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on what the sign said was one of four half priced margarita days that week. One person in the bar area and counting we three at our table six other tables had diners at noon thirty on Thursday. Chips were just ok salsa bland best, ordered a pitcher of margaritas that turned out a bit strong but manageable.... More 

Thank slowride83
Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is our go to girls night out place. Great food and best Margarita's ever. We always have a great time here and the service is great!

Thank Linda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful except no HOT carrots and only peppers. Went on a Wednesday night and it was so cozy and still with background activity. Totally enjoyed our experience. Thank You.

Thank MaybellineBlush
New Lenox, Illinois
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308 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went on half price margarita day and the place was empty. I think that they have a good menu, with a nice variety, but the food was very bland. I dumped my salsa on there to add some flavor. The chips were just okay, more on the thick side. I had a strawberry margarita and it was very light... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Good place for couples or families. We had quite a few of the dishes....chimichangas, fajitas and chili relleno. They were all good. They replenish your chips and salsa as needed. The only thing that would make it better is if they had horchata.

Thank Shauna-AaronA
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Well, not a lot of choices in Joliet IL, most of the food in this area is just ok, as I think south of 80, it gets worse. La mex has a nice decor inside, and even has entertainment going on the weekends, the food is just Ok at best, do not make a special trip here.

Thank John P
Plainfield, Illinois
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169 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We went here for dinner on half price margarita night. Thought it would be busier than it was, but we were seated immediately. Service was good, as was the food and margaritas. We opted to pat extra for the :gold" margaritas, as those are not half price. Only the house margarita is half off Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Thank Scott K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-729-2686

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