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Little Mexico

1808 Broadway Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938-3806
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible47%
31 Mar 2017
“Probably the worst Mexican food I've ever had”
6 Sep 2016
“Not what it used to be”
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$$ - $$$
1808 Broadway Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938-3806
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot believe that this restaurant is still open. Below average food and absolutely terrible service.

Thank Hamptons903
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Probably my favorite restaurant in Mattoon or Charleston for atmosphere. It is a former theater that has been remodeled to look like a small Mexican town center. Food was okay. Service was exceptional! Very attentive and knowledgeable waiter. Only gripe I have is the salsa...More

Thank KMBR1984
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to little mexico in 5 or 6 years took a friend to eat because we were in town. I assured her it was awesome. Wth happened to this place? The I guess you call it salsa was pureed it tasted like I...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I love the house sauce and they have some of the best salsa ever! It is not traditional Mexican buthe we love it!

Thank Tina O
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My husband and I dined here about 6-7 years ago and thought it was awful. I had the opportunity to try it again this week (as someone's guest) and was assured that it had improved since then. Sadly, it had not. While it was nice...More

Thank MO_Girl_STL
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is the worst Mexican food my husband and I have ever had. The atmosphere is great, but the food is terrible. If you want good Mexican food, go to El Vaquero instead.

Thank Sophie61815
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The service was okay. The salsa was brought to the table, 10 minutes after the chips, in a water bottle still chilled I had to dig it out with spoon. The enchiladas were like cardboard, the taco was okay, but I have never had refried...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is definitely not authentic Mexican food. The tacos had American cheese on them. Even leaving that aside, the food was all bland. I'm pretty sure the beans were from a can and the queso was Tostitos brand from a jar. Service was also sub...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The last couple times we've tried Little Mexico, we've been very disappointed. Flavorless food in a weird Italian street cafe atmosphere. The only reason we went back was for a free meal, and we're still disappointed. Go to El Vaquero, Tacos Amigos or even Don...More

Thank JSI2802
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have been a "Little Mexico" patron and sorry to say that it has went down hill. The plate I got looked like I threw up on it. Nothing but sauces and dried out beans. The building is still beautiful but they need to refocus...More

Thank Marty W
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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  • Address: 1808 Broadway Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon
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