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El Mexicano

$$ - $$$Mexican,
503 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 201, Kankakee, IL 60901-7227
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (6 reviews)
“paella” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
503 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 201, Kankakee, IL 60901-7227
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I had to have some work done on a tire at Walmart in Kankakee and I had time to kill. I stopped at this little Mexican place right next door. I ordered a Modelo to drink. I then order the paella. I had never had...More

Thank Kerry O
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped at El Mexicano on our way home from a road trip from Arkansas to our home in Michigan. The reviews were good and the restaurant didn't disappoint. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were huge - my husband's chicken fajitas would...More

Thank justpraisin
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Decent food, but not much of a selection. Quality left something to be desired. Found some pepper stems in the chimichanga. The sodas tasted like bleach, perhaps from a cleaning chemical.

Thank Lynn E
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This is prob some of the best local Mexican food around. The food is out pretty quickly. The quality is good the prices are fair. The margaritas are great. The decor is festive. We go about once a month

Thank Vc78
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is the best Mexican restaurant in the Kankakee area. Their salsa is very tasty and everything on the menu is excellent. The service is very prompt and the drinks are large and never empty.

Thank Chad S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Great staff and dishes. I enjoy the burrito boy and Bens burrito. The margaritas are great and anything I order has great taste.

Thank Zefin G
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We arrived about 18:30 on a Thursday night and the place was packed. There was a short wait of about ten minutes to seat us, chips and salsa were delivered as we were seated, five minutes later our drink order was taken and the food...More

1  Thank Tim L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We moved out of this area four years ago but occasionally return to see friends. El Mexicano is always a dinner stop while in town. We highly recommend the paella. Their homemade cheese sauce is what sets this meal apart from other paellas we have...More

Thank MnNanook
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The menu is very extensive. Had a hard time deciding what to order. My husband and I both decided on enchiladas. Service was friendly and prompt. Enchiladas and sides were good. Loved the colorful decor.

1  Thank Northerner49
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place reminds me of a place we went to in Mexico City. The decor is colorful and depicts the style of Mexico with an American twist. We have always had good service, and the food is excellent. The Margaritas are huge and delicious. I...More

Thank cmsoccer2002
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27 August 2016|
Response from Tina N Allen P | Reviewed this property |
815/933-5426 is their phone number. Sunday hours are 12:00-8:00. Not sure about WiFi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 201, Kankakee, IL 60901-7227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kankakee
Near 1-57 exit 308
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