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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 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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119 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Schaumburg, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Best Mexican food in the northwest suburbs. Friendly informative staff eager to enhance your dining experience. We visit about 4 times a year. Enchiladas are my personal favorite.

Thank Charlee1515
Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Had heard from friends this was very good, but was completely disappointed! Food was luke warm when it got to our table and the server was not very attentive to the tables, too bust talking to busboys.

1 Thank Bob R
Schaumburg, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love to sit outside and dine alfresco great food and the staff is so helpful with suggestions if you are not able to pick just one item.

Thank buywithme
Schaumburg, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

El Meson has very good authentic Mexican food as well as Americanized Mexican fare. On weekends they offer lamb tacos that are excellent. Get them with the sauce and torilla's on the side/make your own. You will not be disappointed if you are a lamb fan. The fajitas are good and enchilada's are great as well. Finally, you must try... More 

Thank Geenie69
Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Food is good, good portions, decent prices. Family place. We use to frequent but scaling back on this one. Not thrilled with the service. Service is slow, they always seem short staffed and short tempered, don't expect service w a smile. And we are not complainers but a few times I came close. We like the fact we can sit... More 

Thank Sandra E
Schaumburg, United States
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went to the lunch buffet, great food and environment was pleasing. Out door seating was awesome....

Thank Joel L
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent ceviche and authentic Mexican. Service always friendly. Great for a summer evening or any time of year! I like the Enchiladas and guacamole made fresh as well. Eat here for an off the beaten path non-chain local experience.

Thank Ron C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?