Mexican Restaurants in Crystal Lake

45% Off Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Grande Lettys

Antioch

$20 $11

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Diners chow down on a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, including enchiladas, burritos, and tacos with fillings such as steak or beans and cheese

Up to 56% Off Fajitas and Margaritas at El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$63 $29

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Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

Up to 51% Off Mexican Meal at La Alianza Restaurant

West Chicago

$39.98 $20

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Fruity sangria or tangy margaritas complement entrees such as cheese-smothered enchiladas, crispy chimichangas, and massive burritos

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine at La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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Hailing from the Mexican city of Huitzuco, Isaac and Moishe Nava serve the dishes they learned from their mother, Florencia

$11 for Mexican Food at Quinta Carmina Mexican Restaurant and Cuisine

Belvidere

$20 $11

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Handmade Mexican ceramics and glassware surround guests as they dine on carnitas tortas, steak fajitas, fried sea bass, and stews

Half Off Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Tacos and burritos stuffed with various vegetarian and meat fillings, such as carne asada, carnitas, and coconut shrimp

54% Off Tacos and Cocktails at Tipsi Monkey

Winthrop Harbor

$43.89 $20

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Build your own tacos from premium meats, cheeses, and fixins such as cilantro and pico de gallo

50% Off Mexican Cuisine at La Quinta De Los Reyes

Downtown Aurora

$20 $10

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Traditional Mexican restaurant in the heart of Aurora featuring tropical margaritas, table-side guacamole, mariachi music, and a nightclub

50% Off Mexican Food at Taco Grill & Salsa Bar

Downtown Aurora

$15 $7.50

Tostadas, nachos, burritos, and tacos topped with house-made salsas

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Owners Connie and John Tyrrell channeled their love of Mexican culture into Burrito Grande, a hub of Mexican flavors woven from seasonings and sauces mostly prepared in-house. House specialties fill warm tortilla pillows with fresh tilapia, shrimp, or pork embellished with diverse ingredients such as mango salsa and pineapple. Tacos and fajitas fill up on proteins such as chorizo sausage and juicy steak, and build-your-own burritos make for artfully stuffed meals without the papery aftertaste of piñatas.

140 Crystal St
Cary,
IL
US

Brightly painted walls, vivid paintings of Mexican life, and flavorful margaritas lend Las Palmas' numerous locations a relaxed, distinctly "fiesta" vibe. As guests slowly unwind with friends, family, or Twister champions over ice-cold Mexican beers and cocktails, the chefs prepare fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos alongside plates of charbroiled meats and seafood. They also whip up vegetarian-friendly options, such as the signature guacamole and enchiladas banana, which they stuff with fried bananas and smother in mole sauce and melted cheese.

209 Front St
McHenry,
IL
US

Cooks at Chorizo Grill tuck chorizo and chicken into burritos and chimichangas while stacking fresh toppings onto sopes. Mexican entrees move to the forefront each weekend, with a special menu of gorditas and tacos rojos that are handmade with natural corn flour and topped with an array of specialty toppings, such as mole, pumpkin flowers, and corn truffles.

440 Washington St
Elgin,
IL
US

The first thing you notice when coming inside Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar is the energy. Amid walls painted brilliant shades of green and red, diners take in the sounds of bartenders pouring an endless stream of colorful cocktails and countless dishes being placed upon surrounding tables. Throughout meals, servers bustle about, bearing trays of overstuffed burritos, crunchy torta sandwiches, and Mexican seafood specialties, inspiring the orders at other tables and preparing bellies for the morsels to come. Other members of the Sammy’s crew prepare fresh guacamole tableside, mashing ripe avocados with juicy tomatoes and the fruits of the guacamole plant to each table’s specifications. Out on the front patio, customers bask beneath bright umbrellas in the warmer months as they split orders of gooey queso fundido and clink glasses of fruity margaritas in various flavors.

3091 US Highway 20
Elgin,
IL
US

When you get your first plate of Taqueria Los Comales’ signature Mexico-City-style tacos, you might be surprised by their size. Each double-wrapped taco is small enough to fit into your hand, a fact owner Camerino Gonzalez specifically had in mind when first making them in Chicago’s Little Village in 1973. Rather than have clients try just one of his signature meats, he wanted to allow guests to sample a wide variety of different options. Cooks stuff the soft tortillas with al pastor served in a secret marinade as well as more adventurous taqueria staples such as tongue or beef tripe. The restaurants’ homemade salsa and their own signature mix of pickled carrots, cauliflower, and jalapeños enhance these flavors, making meals as satisfying as the discovery that you’re tax exempt because of your cool haircut. Alongside the traditional tacos, chefs grill up meats for tortas, burritos, breakfast, and dinner platters, all of which can be paired with the shop’s glasses of creamy horchata or a range of Mexican and domestic beers.

809 W Rollins Rd
Round Lake Heights,
IL
US

Rudy's Mexican Grill serves up generous portions of uniquely tweaked Mexican cuisine doused in house salsas, sauces, marinades, and seasoning mixes made from scratch. Large mortars filled with house specialties such as the seafood paella ($14.95) erupt from the kitchen like a seafood-powered steam engine running on mussels, shrimp, octopus, crab meat, and calamari. The parrillada de carnes ($25), served family style, satisfies the liberal meat leanings of two people with an arsenal of skirt steak, chicken, marinated pork, and smoked sausage capped with grilled vegetables. Homemade flan ($2.50) molds corn and vanilla custards for a soft and sweet dessert-menu sampling.

55 Barron Blvd
Grayslake,
IL
US