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El Traditional Bar - El Tradicional Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - Deerfield, Deerfield, IL

El Tradicional Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - Deerfield

4.2
4.2
83 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
El Traditional is a restaurant and cantina serving classic Mexican cuisine and cocktails. The bright, colorful interior makes for a festive and relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy the flavors of Mexico. El Traditional earns its name with a menu that is full of the standard dishes of the region, each executed well with bold flavors and eye-pleasing plating.

Guests here enjoy the variety of tacos, enchiladas and burritos available but also appreciate the specials of the house, which are prepared fresh daily. The pollo azteca is tender grilled chicken breast with chihuahua cheese, while the fajitas el rey are served with chicken, steak, chorizo, shrimp and nopal over a layer of mild salsa. Don't forget to order one of the house-special margaritas, made fresh with tequila, lime and a from-scratch sour mix. Make sure to save room for one of El Traditional's famous churros for dessert.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11.00am - 3.00pm Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Wednesday-Thursday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm Friday: 3.00pm - 11.00pm Saturday: 4.00 - 11.00pm Sunday: 12.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Phone number
    (847) 272-2398
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 83 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4Value

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83 Reviews
  1. Bobbypastrami13

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good service. Food was just average. Had to send back chicken (over cooked and dry)

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  2. KimberlyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    While the location, ambiance and room capacity was nice, the restaurant was overpriced compared to other Mexican restaurants in area. Also they need much better vegetarian and food-allergen friendly options to bring me back there. The chips are cooked in same fryer as seafood and chicken - so no tortilla shells or chips for us. Plus we called ahead and were told the beans and rice would be OK for us, only to learn the rice had chicken stock. We were very limited with what we could order and concerned to get the correct feedback if they had already been mistaken before.

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  3. MTBT

    Chicago

    44 reviews

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    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to meet a large group of friends. Always good service and food.

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  4. CatMama

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been to this restaurant several times before and unfortunately was disappointed on my last visit. Three of the four of us in our group ordered fajitas and they were all tasteless. I don't know if there was a different cook in the kitchen but definitely needed more spices on the fajitas.

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  5. Laura

    Chicago

    18 reviews

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    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food and drinks!

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  6. AlanF

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    worst food and terrible service. I took my kids there and ordered a veggie burrito. all it has was onions and peppers. that’s not food especially for the price. avoid!

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  7. Mollie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third visit to El Tradicional. It was wonderful as always! Will be back!

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  8. RCK61

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! It was a warm night so we sat in their outdoor patio space. The food and drinks were excellent. My husband and his best friend really loved the jalapeño poppers! Our waiter was excellent as well.

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  9. veganstylist

    Chicago

    81 reviews

    2.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Need more varieties of vegan food. Everything is full of cheese or meat. Mexican food has lots more veggies then onions.

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  10. Susieq

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our reservation was honored as soon as we arrived. The rest of the visit was bad. The noise is terrible. It's so loud in there that you cannot hear your table mates. The service is very slow. The food came quickly but was mediocre at best. Unfortunately we will not come back.

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Google Map for El Tradicional Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - Deerfield

649 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Deerfield
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11.00am - 3.00pm Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Wednesday-Thursday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm Friday: 3.00pm - 11.00pm Saturday: 4.00 - 11.00pm Sunday: 12.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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