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El Meson Mexican Cuisine

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34 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3502
+1 847-882-1716
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Schaumburg, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere when sitting outside is nice. If you just go for a drink it's fine. This is the second time I ate there and there will not be a third time. I got a chicken chimichanga and after my third bite I received a surprise in my meal. It was a leg joint..... (the beans are tasteless & watery)Needless... More 

Thank Lynn815
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. The fajitas, chimichanga, and chili rellenos (poblano peppers) are excellent and worth the visit. The decor is ok with few frills but very comfortable atmosphere. The outside patio (previous visits) is also a plus.

Thank Davy2188
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You thought Lalo`s was good... wait till you try this place. Manana goes a long way here... at least when we came last summer (3x) and sat outside...kids running in the grassy area. Loved it.

Thank Honza_Svagr
Huntley, Illinois
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our first visit here was a delightful surprise we ordered a gold margarita which was mixed to perfection very happy. The fajitas are outstanding although a bit on the salty side & pricey. The atmosphere is quite nice too it's very cozy just wish it was a little less noisy. If you are looking for a family-owned authentic experience with... More 

Thank DBS19
Park Ridge IL
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Really authentic Mexican food. NOT chain food. Just enough spice too. Had chicken mole and the mole sauce was rich and flavorful.

Thank AnnParkRidgeIL
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This was my third visit and it will be my last. The food is horrible. Last night I ordered pollo en salsa and received diced chicken breast with green papers and onions. I had expected a whole chicken breast not diced meat. The chicken was rubbery and tasteless. The beans served with the meals are not refried beans, but more... More 

Thank Luv2KeepTraveling
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is good, not great. The outside patio is what you need to visit El Meson for. On a beautiful spring or summer evening, the ambience is like no other around Schaumburg. Make sure you sit out back.

Thank jinakramer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered a "tamale and burrito combo plate". The tamale was bigger than the burrito. The tamale was flat. The beans had no cheese and were not retried. The rice and the tamale had no flavor. Will not repeat as a lunch place.

Thank Mitch P
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have frequented this restaurant for several years, it has often been a favorite with great food and prices. However, I do NOT recommend eating outdoors. After a recent trip to the restaurant, my friend and I both got eaten alive by mosquitoes. I am not kidding you when I say that we EACH have 10-12 mosquito bites on our... More 

Thank MichelleStieb
Schaumburg, Illinois
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

But wayyyyy overpriced. Wait staff is nice but slow. The service is slow, so you'll but more drinks. Food is really excellent for Mexican food. I don't think it's really worth the price and the wait.

Thank vanishingpoint1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 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: 34 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: +1 847-882-1716

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