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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (4 reviews)
“tamales” (3 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
649 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-5246
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I met up with business colleagues for a Thursday evening happy hour. The white sangria was good, and initially the service was ok. However, after bringing us chips & guacamole, the server never came back. We all had our one drink, and some were contemplating...More

Thank mumseyJes
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We ate dinner last night and the food was very good. The waiter was super friendly almost bubbly. I recommend this for family friendly meal.

Thank clovacheff
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The chips and salsa are tasty. The food is expensive for what is served. My husband enjoyed his plate but I thought my enchiladas were just ok. Felt like it was pre-made. Food comes out in a jiffy. Rice and beans are bland and not...More

Thank veganstylist
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Was good Mexican food nice location plenty of parking in strip mall. Was busy and little noisy with several guests.

Thank john f
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We've eaten at El Tradicional a few times, and have always enjoyed the food. The menu goes beyond the standard Tex-Mex fare, with fish and veggie options for the non-meat-eaters. Sauces are house-made and delicious.

Thank MrBlech
Reviewed 11 June 2018 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 June 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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