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El Tradicional Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

649 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-5246
+1 847-272-2398
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (4 reviews)
“churros” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
649 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-5246
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here. Quiet when we walked in at 5:15 but as the place filled up, so did the noise level including screaming children. That’s fine at MacDonalds but not in this small restaurant. Service was pretty good, at least our waiter was. The salsa...More

Thank Robynk817
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If the traditionin Mexico is to keep people waiting for their food for an hour and then yell at you when you complain. And if you are vegan watch out for the steak in your mushroom taco. And The guacamole is $9 for maybe 4...More

Thank Skidad_11
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I had read previous reviews which most were good to very good. I believe reviewers must have been employees,sad to say. From first walking in to hostess stand, took at least 7 minutes before anyone even came to greet us.Once we were seated I noticed...More

Thank lesyukon
Reviewed 3 April 2018

excellent food loved the dips, fresh chips and great drinks would go back there when traveling again to Chicago

Thank janet a
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great food, alot of options everyone, margaritas were fantastic great place for lunch or dinner. Homemade guacamole, tamales. I've been here quite a few times and the staff and service have always been great!

Thank Triumphfreak
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We rarely frequent the same restaurant over and over, but this is one restaurant our entire family asks to go to all the time when we ask where everyone wants to go! I love the family who owns this restaurant and the amazing food they...More

Thank Nicolle B
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We spend much time in Mexico, and El Tradicional is one of two Mexican restaurants on Chicago's North Shore that is authentic. The staff is family, friendly and want to please their customers. The food is excellent and plentiful.

Thank chemanaly
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Just finished my time at this restaurant.. here with a group of 10. 2 of the meals arrived 20 minutes after the rest of the meals. When we asked for a discount, we were told that since we ate the meal there would be no...More

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Complimentary chips and two salsas are very flavourful -- especially the orange/red sauce. It reminded me of well-spiced tomato bisque, or Indian Makhani Masala (tomato butter sauce). Food and service were very good -- except that I had to chase down our bill at the...More

Thank illinois travelere
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We'be been there 4 time now and the food has been consistently great, with tons of flavor and spice. Queso fundido with chorizo was spot on and amazing. Burrito tinga, steak and beef all fantastic. Love the salsa and verde sauce. Enchaldias very good, with...More

Thank Kenneth P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-5246
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Deerfield
  • Phone Number: +1 847-272-2398
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