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930 W Custer Ave, Pontiac, IL 61764-1067
+1 815-844-4564
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pontiac, Illinois
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I enjoy the food and the staff is friendly. I never know what night the specials are, but if they have one when I am in I consider it.

Thank Dan R
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147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Staff were efficient and kind. The fajitas were generous in portion and fed two of us to satisfaction. My wife and I both remarked at how exceptionally clean the restaurant was. Side point: some one put a tremendous amount of work into their handmade chairs :) wow!

Thank Brian F
Dwight, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We dine here frequently, generally having camerones rancheros, chicken quesadilla dinner, chicken chimichanga -- and the food is always good! Service is excellent, and especially Luis and Oscar couldn't be friendlier or more accommodating. Each meal starts with chips and salsa -- some of the best salsa I've had. Prices are very reasonable (couples dine for $20-$25, slightly more with... More 

Thank joewillie1268
Pontiac, Illinois, USA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I'm from Texas and the Mexican food is way different there! LA mex is ok! Not one of my favorites but we go occasionally, it's extremely expensive! The service is always outstanding! I love the chips and salsa, a little dark in the restaurant and I feel like the half price margaritas aren't really half price! They are expensive!

Thank crystal a
Valparaiso, Indiana
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Service was friendly and good. Food came right away. Salsa was good, chips just ok. Tacos however were excellent. We had the steak and carnita tacos. Seasoned very well. Soft corn shells were great. Rice and beans avg. We would definitely hot this place again if in area.

Thank miles2404
Pontiac, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Everytime I walk in, I am always greeted with a smile and a friendly hello. The fajitas are always sizzling when brought out, the shrimp Quesadas are phenomenal and my favorite... Pork chimi! Huge and will fill you up. But one cannot leave without their wonderful margarita. 2 will give you a whale of a buzz. I WILL go again!

Thank rposhard
Naperville, Illinois
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135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The food is traditional Tex/Med and good. The service was attentive and quick. Atmosphere was bright and cheery, very typical of a Mexican restaurant. Prices are reasonable. If you're looking for Mexican food you won't go wrong here.

Thank gdagesse
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107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I was impressed with Le Mex. very good Mexican food for being in such a little Illinois town. Very friendly staff and nice and clean establishment.

Thank HotelQualityControl
Pontiac, Illinois
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Staff is friendly and food great. Burritos and Margareta make a wonderful meal for lunch or dinner. Very busy with locals and that is a good sign

Thank Dan R
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stopped in less next last night. The other times we've went it's been daytime. Love the nighttime atmosphere. It's like stepping in to Mexico. Nice lighting. We ordered enchiladas with green sauce and avocado. Very good. The chips and salsa are free. The salsa is a bit spicy but very good, the guacamole is worth getting. Cold beer too!

Thank Lipsticklady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 W Custer Ave, Pontiac, IL 61764-1067
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pontiac
  • Phone Number: +1 815-844-4564

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