Azteca has to be the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. Their service is always so friendly, the food is great, and the drinks a delish! They always take very good care of us. The cheese dip for the chips is really good. If someone in your party has a birthday - let them know! They will bring out a sombrero, sing to them, and a shot of tequila!
The food here is really good for the price. It has a nice atmosphere with music, TVs, and lots of people! It looks small from the outside, but it is huge! Great authentic Spanish food, and amazing white sangria! The only downfall is the service- they are veryyyyyy slow. I think our waiter came 2 times. That was relatively annoying. This is not a place you want to go if you are in a hurry, but if you want to lounge around with some great food at a decent price, come on in!
I'm so torn - this is one of those times I wish I could give half stars. I would give this place 3 1/2 stars if I could. I was generous and gave 4. I love the food, drinks, atmosphere, and the variety on the menu. But the service was not good.
The menu has a variety of your traditional Mexican foods, as well as Cuban and other goodies. I ordered the combo platter, and I was not disappointed. Their steak taco was awesome - I would order just those again. Their complimentary chips come with 2 types of salsa - the red is the best! And their mojitos are probably the best I've had. I don't know what they do to them, but they are fantastic. They have an upstairs with a bar, patio, and a downstairs - it's pretty big! They also have a fireplace upstairs you can sit by.
The service, however was lacking the night we went. We were sitting at the bar, and our bartender was very nice and apologetic. They were busy, I will give them that. But it took forever to get our drinks, order our food, and get our check. We weren't the only people complaining either. However, I would go back! Hopefully next time things will be a little bit more organized!
I came here the other night because my friend swore that this place has the BEST tacos, so of course I had to come.
This is a pretty small joint, there is definitely room to sit and eat or you can take it to go. They have a decent sized menu - I thought it was pretty comparable to most Mexican restaurants I have been to. Everything is very simple and self-explanatory. The first thing I noticed - this place is dirt cheap. Awesome! I ordered 3 tacos and a horchata for $8. I'll take it! Not to mention free chips and salsa. You definitely get your money's worth here and then some!
I absolutely needed to get a horchata, because you can't get real horchata anywhere else! It was exactly how I had pictured it! The tacos were very filling - just the right size and right amount of filling. I thought the meat was seasoned perfectly - I got steak and chicken tacos. My friends were ravings about the chorizo and burritos as well.
We all finished everything on our plates - so it must be pretty good! I would definitely come back.
Located inside Woodfield Mall, this steakhouse is not one you want to miss. For about $50/person you get an all-you-can-eat salad bad (not just salad- cheeses, soups, pasta, bread, etc) and all kinds of meat that is all-you-can-eat as well. The service is very professional and very good about clearing plates in enough time, bringing drinks, etc. The atmosphere is nice, but since it is in the mall you may be seated next to a window with people peering in at you. Kinda strange? Their lobster bisque is one of, if not THE best I have ever had. I could just eat that. If there is something that you have not had yet and you want to try it, you can request it. Also, eat slow so you can get your moneys worth! Overall it's very good and worth a try!
I had never had Argentinian food to my knowledge, so this place sparked my interest!
My friend and I came here for dinner on a weeknight. It is a small, intimate restaurant with about 15 tables (this fills up FAST - get here as early as you can!). There really isn't a waiting area either, so if you can't get in right away, I can't imagine it would be fun to wait here. It also gets a little loud after the room fills up. We were seated right away. There are murals painted on the wall and pictures of people dancing scattered around. It is dimly lit with flickering candles lit on every table.
The menu was surprisingly similar to many other places I had eaten, and to many cuisines I have had before. There is pasta, soups, salads, and meat/fish entrees. Nothing crazy or out of the ordinary. I ordered the Vacio A La Parrilla and sangria. The sangria was awesome - and you get a full glass. They also bring out small bread sticks to munch on while you wait. The steak was cooked perfectly, not over seasoned, and the mashed potatoes and vegetables were tasty as well. The meal took a while to come out, but if it ends up tasting good and the quality is there, I don't care. From what I noticed, they really play with the natural flavors of the food and don't try to cover it up with salt and other seasonings. I appreciate that.
The only downfall was that the service was a little slow. We didn't see our waiter much (although he was very nice), and we only got a refill on our water and drinks once. It took a while for them to come to our table too, before it was even busy. However, the atmosphere and the food made up for the lack of attention.
If you are looking for some authentic Mexican take-out, this is a good place to go! You get a lot for your money, and some good food. We got take out, and for about $10 I got guac with a ton of chips, 3 tacos, and a small horchata. They packaged it nicely and sent us on our way. It's not incredibly fast, but they do make it fresh! I wasn't sure what was taking so long, and by the time we got home the food was a little colder than what I would like. You can eat at the restaurant as well, but it's not the best atmosphere. It's really best for take out in my opinion.
I am a fan of Chipotle - it's not authentic but they make a mean burrito. This location is probably the fastest I have been to. We went on a lunch break, and even though there were long lines we go out of there fast! Almost too fast - I kind of felt rushed. There are lots of places to sit, they keep in clean, and they take orders accurately. Their lime cilantro rice is the best. This is a good quick place to go during lunch.
I have been to a few Brazilian steak houses before, so this was not my first rodeo. I didn't know this place even existed until a few months ago!
Basically it is just like the more expensive steak houses, except a few details.
1. This place is about half the price. $27/ person for all-you-can-eat versus $50.
2. This place is much smaller, both space wise and in the variety of food. The salad bar is limited compare to the other places I have been, and it seemed like they did not have as many varieties of meat.
3. Instead of having individual 'yes I want more' or 'no, not now' meat coins, you have to decide as a table if you are ready for more meats or not. Not a big deal, but I prefer my own.
Other than that, it was basically the same. Same side dishes, same varieties in drinks and desserts, and same concept. And they do have the grilled pineapple here (my favorite!).
The service was pretty good, maybe not AS good as other places, but not bad. Our server did a good job of explaining how this works, and they were good about refilling drinks. The meat men could have been a little more friendly. If you want more of something, you can ask for it and they will make it. If you want the meat more rare or more well done, you can ask for that as well. I do recommend that you tell them, because they are supposed to ask but they usually don't.
Make sure you don't fill up on the salad bar (which can be easy to do)! Get all your meats in first!
I would come back if I was looking for a cheaper alternative to the normal places!
Just came back to Brazzaz after a long time away! Unfortunately, I'm knocking down my review by 1 star. This used to be one of my favorite places to come, and honestly it still is, but I feel like some things just are not the same.
I still love the ambiance - this place feels fancy but you can wear jeans. I was a little confused because we started with one server, and ended with another. He was very nice, but I felt like we waited for him a few times too many. I also remember having the meat men (I don't know what their technical term is, but it sounds good to me) coming around more often. They had some different selections this time around - not bad, just different. The meat was still tasty. Some are better than others in my opinion, but that's the point of having all you can eat and being able to try many different things.
The salad bar was what disappointed me most. I remember it being AWESOME. I would pile my plate up with all sorts of cheeses and salady goodness. This time, I felt like there weren't many things I even wanted.
Overall, I feel like this place is still way above average and I would come back. They always have great deals - so look for them! Also, if you want more of something you really liked (say the shrimp, or my favorite, the grilled pineapple) you can **request it**. Ask your server - they will bring it within 20 minutes (probably less).
My friend and I have the tradition of getting Mexican food and margaritas every time we get together. Since she moved to Indiana, we had to find a new place. In comes El Rodeo.
They have your typical Mexican options on the menu, nothing out of the ordinary. But their margaritas are probably the strongest I have ever had. Totally worth every penny. We got the biggest one you can get...and that was enough! The food was good, the service was pretty good (there was a period of time where were didn't know where our waiter went), but overall I would say the servers were very nice. We spent a decent amount of time talking with them (we were there when it wasn't busy).
Basically, if you want to get some good food and an excellent margarita, this is your place!
Chipotle is one of my go-to places when I'm looking for something quick, yet delish. It's not reallyyyyy Mexican, but it does the trick. I have always liked their burrito bowls. I've had their burritos - they are HUGE, which is why I go for the smaller option. Their cilantro lime rice is great, and the ingredients are always fresh. If you are looking for some healthier options, go to their website - they have the nutritional content for everything on the menu. You can build what you would like eat and see what the calorie count it, far content, etc.
This location is prime, the staff is nice, and there are plenty of places to it. You can take it to go as well of course. And if you really want to top it off, you can get a beer here too (only a few different kinds all in bottles).
El Mexicano has become my favorite restaurant in the Bourbonnais area. My friend and I come here every time I am town.
First off, you HAVE to try the Big Mama Margaritas (a 40 oz margarita that is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!). This is the number one reason why I come here. You only need to buy 1 drink and you are set. They are really, really good.
Secondly, you get free chips and salsa. Their queso is very good as well. Their food isn't bad, but not the best Mexican I have ever had. I do keep coming back though, so it's not that bad! The service is great- we are always seated really fast, and we almost always have the same server. He's a sweetie and always treats us well. The prices are pretty cheap and you get you money's worth in my opinion.
I really liked it here- probably the best Meixcan food I have had in a long time and by far some of the best margaritas I have ever had. The fajitas were great, and the nachos were very good (each chip comes with chees/sour cream/meat etc. already on it). The drinks came quickly, but they forgot a cheese dip we ordered. Food came in decent time, but it took a while for them to check up on us and bring the check. Overall, I would say we will be returning!
We really enjoyed our time at Laredo's last night. We heard from some friends that they had some great food, so we checked it out.
The atmosphere is nice - there are paintings on the wall and plenty of seats. It was a bit dark - I would probably have some brighter lighting. There is also music in the background, and it is quiet enough that you don't need to scream in order to hear someone.
We were seated immediately and our waiter came right away. If you ever go, as for Carlos - he is the best! They have a guac cart that goes around, but we did not partake because our friends (who have been there many times) said that they don't always make is consistently. It's better to get the stuff from the kitchen. I would still like to try it sometime - I've never seen that anywhere else. The menu has some different things on it I haven't seen at other Mexican restaurants. I will say that it is hard to find anything on the menu that is less than $13-14, which is unusual for a Mexican restaurant. They also didn't have fajitas! I was craving those.
Our food came quickly and tasted great. I had the Burrito Bravo which was good - definitely had left overs! You get your money's worth. My margarita was really good as well. They have all different kinds to choose from. We also had free chips and salsa, and we ordered queso and guac. Those were good as well.
It was our friend's birthday, so they came out and sang and brought out flan (for free) with a candle, which isn't my favorite but it wasn't horrible. It was nice of them to do that without us asking. Other places I have gone to have brought out a free shot of tequila, but this place did not (we got some for him anyways!).
Overall I would say that we had a very nice dining experience and we would return to Laredo's.
I have to compliment Qdoba on one thing, they care about the reviews here. I was offered 3 complimentary cupons to come back and try it out again, which was really nice. Hate to say it, but I don't really feel any different about my experience.
The food to me is just mediocre - the tortillas are sticky, the rice is sticky as well, and the meat just isn't seasoned very well. Plus it was expensive - over $1 to add guac and something like $8 for a burrito. My bill was almost $10...for just a burrito. Maybe at a sit-down restaurant with a waiter, but at a fast food joint?? How about no. And it is always so loud in there - I can barely hear the employees talking to me.
They do have a TV (kind of random), and a cool Coca Cola soda machine, but those are the only perks. Again, I think Chipotle is leaps and bounds better than this place.
Came to Amada's the other day on a whim because we were hungry and in the mood for a drink. It's a pretty small Mexican restaurant decorated in sombreros and televisions. We were seated immediately and the first think we noticed is that they didn't have a drink menu...or the drinks that they served on the food menu. Not even margaritas. Needless to say they have import beers and a full bar, so I ordered a margarita on the rocks. It tasted very good, but it was almost $6, and it wasn't even that big. Then we ordered nachos, which were loaded full of all the good stuff. They also brought out free chips and salsa. They have a pretty big menu as far as good goes, and everything is very authentic. The waitress was very nice, but for how dead the place was she barely came out to see how we were. It took forever to get the check, our drinks, etc. There was really no excuse for it. I've been to better places.
Senor Pan has some great deals on Yelp - a free small cortadito when you check in, and a $40 for $20 deal. That was totally worth purchasing for a group of 3.
The parking is scarce, that part wasn't fun. Once we got in, we felt right at home. It is open and clean, with lots of Cuban decor. It's casual, but not a hole-in-the-wall. They have plenty to choose from on their menu. I decided to go with the vieja ropa, and it did not disappoint. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The tostones were great too. Overall the food is cheap - the portions are just enough to fill you up. We were worried about not being able to spend $40, but we made it happen! The mojito was great too.
The service was not great. Our servers switched...and we never really knew who was serving us. They did not come very often (for having 3 servers we should have seen at least one) - we had to flag them down a few times. We were never really asked if we wanted another drink. We waited forever for the check. We had to ask for water twice. We said we didn't want sugar in our coffee, but it still came with sugar. And we didn't get a good-bye.
Food, awesome and cheap. Service...meh.
I have to agree with what a couple of other people have said on here as well - I think your experience at this place depends on what you order and who serves you. We walked in on Friday for dinner. There wasn't a wait outside at all, but when we got to the hostess stand we were told it would be a half an hour wait (I saw open tables....
?) or we could sit at the bar. I'm impatient, so we sat at the bar. The bartender did a great job of keep up with the bar orders and our food as well. Their menu has a lot of vegetarian and gluten free items, which I've never really seen before at a Mexican restaurant. I ordered the mushroom enchiladas. I wasn't that impressed....it wasn't bad but it lacked flavor and it was a little too spicy for me. They also had chicken soup and chips/salsa with the meal as well. I found the soup to be a little spicy, but the 3 different salsas was pretty cool. My friend ordered the spinach quesadillas and thought they were really good. I don't know, maybe it was what I ordered, but I wasn't horribly impressed with the food. Everything is relatively cheap, so you won't spend a lot of money here, especially if you don't drink. I think we may come back and give it another try, but so far it's not my favorite Mexican spot.
I can't say that I was "wowed" by this restaurant. When we walked in it was pretty dark - they have very dim lighting. Almost too dark for my taste. They also have ceiling fans that for some reason were hitting the light in a weird way...and when I was looking at my menu it made me feel like I was going to be sick. It was a weird feeling.
We were seated right away...at a table that had a plastic lining over it. Classy. They have a pretty decent menu - quite a lot to choose from and a big variety of margarita flavors. However, they are seriously over priced. I could go somewhere else and get these same exact items for at least 5 dollars less. For instance, their queso was $8. Or a side of guac was the same.
Needless to say, our server was very nice and came often. Our plates were cleared right away, and the food was very good. It was delivered to our table quickly as well. They also have a cute patio outside. I did like the food and service, but it's just too overpriced, and I'm not really a fan of the atmosphere indoors. I'm not sure we will be coming back here.
After trying our hardest to get into a variety of restaurants on a Saturday night, we decided to settle on some Mexican and came upon Las Fuentes. I think that the best thing about this place is their service. Everyone was very friendly and I thought took care of us very well. They also have very good chips and salsa (complimentary of course).
They have a decent variety of food (typical Mexican food, nothing out of the ordinary). We all ordered something different. I got a burrito, and felt that it was pretty soggy....and yet the meat was dry. Others at the table felt the same way. We also tried to order cheese dip, but it ended up being a mess of somewhat melted cheese in one slimy glob (it was like goop). It wasn't cheap either.
They were not busy for a Saturday night, which was slightly concerning... now I can see why. It's not the decor or even the service. It's just that their food really isn't that great in comparison to other places. It's not worth the prices they ask for either. We all left disappointed and relatively hungry.
After driving in the snow to get here, my lady friends and I were hungry! A forewarning...the parking lot is tiny, and therefore runs out of places to park pretty quickly.
First of all...this place is filled with birds. Just...everywhere. It's very different, but almost too much for my taste. There is plenty of seating, and when we were there they had a live band. The noise level was just right, so I was pleased!
We were seated right away, and were immediately brought chips with 3 salsas. Those were really good! I always like a variety of salsas. A few girls ordered margaritas that were really tasty and huge! They bring them out super fast! They have a large menu that is all really fairly priced (pretty cheap actually). And, you get a fried banana after your meal!
Then there was disappointment. At first, the service was great. We had about 3 people come up to us and ask us if we wanted drinks. We weren't ever really sure who our waiter was because we had seen so many people come up to our table. Once drinks were ordered, the service went downhill. We ordered our food, and it did come pretty quickly, but then they barely came back. A few girls wanted refills on drinks, we ordered a cheese dip that never came, it took forever to get our check, and we could barely read it when it did come!
The food was...meh. Not terrible by any means, but my tacos were barely warm and they became soggy pretty quick. I don't like soggy....anything.
So that being said, I wasn't really impressed but I wouldn't refuse to come back.
I really wish yelp would let us give half stars. I would give this place 3 1/2 stars - 4 stars for food, 3 for service/atmosphere. Many people seem to take out from here, and I can understand why. The atmosphere is very..."hole in the wall" (not quite that bad). It's not fancy by any means. However, these are the places that usually have the best food.
Our waitress came by to take our drink and food order, but never came back. They got really busy and she was basically doing everything (aka they need more people). They have quite the extensive menu - authentic Mexican and "Americanized Mexican" choices. I ordered the taco dinner - 3 soft shell tacos with your choice of meat and it comes with beans and rice. You can get it Mexican or American style...Mexican! Duh!! Why would I ever want Americanized food at a Mexican restaurant?! People who order that...for shame! :)
Anyways. The food was great - flavorful, came out fast, the horchata was wonderful, no complaints. We had some leftovers, but needed to ask for boxes at the counter, as well as our check. So, if you order to go, you get some great food for cheap. If you dine in, you're not going to get the best service.
We were looking for a place to get a quick bite to eat, so we went to the first place we saw, which was Garcia's. Mistakes have been made. When we first walked in it looked very nice - bright colors, nice paintings on the wall, clean, and lots of seating. I thought we had made a decent choice. However, we did not.
It wasn't THAT busy, and it took forever to even get seated. We got chips and salsa and water right away, but it took our waitress about 10 minutes to even greet us. We saw her twice the whole time we were there - once to take our order, and once to bring the check. The service is really lacking here.
The menu has a little of something for everyone. I decided on the guac and the 2 taco dinner. The food is cheap, and it came out freakishly fast. But it sucked. The guac barely tasted like anything (I had to add salt and it was still crap), and the tacos were lukewarm. The cheese wasn't melted, the meat was dry and tasteless. It was like it had been sitting out. Yuck. We left hungry.
The first time I came here the food was very fresh and pretty comparable to Chipotle. However, the next time we came was a different story. The food was pretty gross...I didn't eat most of it. It had not taste- very very bland. The queso is pretty good, but that was about it. Their coke machine has a bunch of flavors, but most of them were out. FAIL. The trash cans were all full and the staff wasn't very friendly or attentive. That will probably be the last time I go back.
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