El Meson

★★★☆☆
  • 34 W Schaumburg Rd

    Schaumburg, IL 60194

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  • 847-882-1716

About El Meson

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 11pm;Sun. 10am - 9pm

Food

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After going here one evening with some friends after shopping all day on black friday. We stopped in hoping to try a new mexican restuarant because mexican food is our favorite, this place shocked us, first of all the prices were outrageous for mexican food. They even charge $2.50 extra for more chips and salsa, then the service was terrible, the waitress looked like she never heard someone speak english, and totally messed up the order, they dont ask if you want corn or flour tortillas. Food was subpar only thing good was the flavor of the steak. I do not recommend this place to anyone. Also I spent majority of the morning in the bathroom!

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★☆☆☆☆

After going here one evening with some friends after shopping all day on black friday. We stopped in hoping to try a new mexican restuarant because mexican food is our favorite, this place shocked us, first of all the prices were outrageous for mexican food. They even charge $2.50 extra for more chips and salsa, then the service was terrible, the waitress looked like she never heard someone speak english, and totally messed up the order, they dont ask if you want corn or flour tortillas. Food was subpar only thing good was the flavor of the steak. I do not recommend this place to anyone. Also I spent majority of the morning in the bathroom!

Pros: Steak flavor was amazing

Cons: Bad service, food isnt the greatest, over prices

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I've gone there several times this past summer on Friday or Saturday early evening. I find the outside patio great, but the food is often over cooked. What mean is it's really over-cooked. The menu doesn't show the drink prices which I hate. I would say that it's over priced, and not the best in the burbs.

Posted 9-18-09

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★★☆☆☆

I've gone there several times this past summer on Friday or Saturday early evening. I find the outside patio great, but the food is often over cooked. What mean is it's really over-cooked. The menu doesn't show the drink prices which I hate. I would say that it's over priced, and not the best in the burbs.

Posted 9-18-09

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i love this place!.
I brought my family their and they absolutely loved it.They had very tasty food i recommend the enchiladas suizas my favorite! The staff is great very helpful they helped me decide what I wanted. I've read the reviews on this site and several of them gave them bad reviews. But everyone has ther own opnions. I think people should give this place a shot!! It's great.

oh, and they don't add 15%grutuity on your bill...I asked them about it because I read reviews before I went there and they told me they only add it to parties and that it tells you in the back of there menu.

I REALLY recommend it!!!

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★★★★★

i love this place!.
I brought my family their and they absolutely loved it.They had very tasty food i recommend the enchiladas suizas my favorite! The staff is great very helpful they helped me decide what I wanted. I've read the reviews on this site and several of them gave them bad reviews. But everyone has ther own opnions. I think people should give this place a shot!! It's great.

oh, and they don't add 15%grutuity on your bill...I asked them about it because I read reviews before I went there and they told me they only add it to parties and that it tells you in the back of there menu.

I REALLY recommend it!!!

Pros: nice staff

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i was shocked to see such horrible reviews, i go here all the time and the food is excellent and i've never had a problem with the service. i would highly recommend going and checking it out before listening to these bad reviews.

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★★★★★

i was shocked to see such horrible reviews, i go here all the time and the food is excellent and i've never had a problem with the service. i would highly recommend going and checking it out before listening to these bad reviews.

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I've read all the reviews and it thought differently. I've been there several of times and loved it!. The food is amazing, and from my point of view i thought that the staff was great.Very kind and i didn't feel rushed at all. They make amazing guacamole table side for you and it's very good.

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★★★★☆

I've read all the reviews and it thought differently. I've been there several of times and loved it!. The food is amazing, and from my point of view i thought that the staff was great.Very kind and i didn't feel rushed at all. They make amazing guacamole table side for you and it's very good.

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Lunched with family----service poor and waitress had attitude---even when thanked for bringing my water, she ignored my comment---when the bill came, a 15% gratuity was added, when this was questioned, she said, she served the lunch and brought the water, so she deserved it----hardly saw her, did see the bus boy more often but since he didn't speak English, we couldn't ask him for anything. There are many other restaurants where the wait staff smiles and at least acknowledges your presence, so I highly recommend that you dine there instead. Bring plenty of cash to pay for rude service and of course the tip!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Lunched with family----service poor and waitress had attitude---even when thanked for bringing my water, she ignored my comment---when the bill came, a 15% gratuity was added, when this was questioned, she said, she served the lunch and brought the water, so she deserved it----hardly saw her, did see the bus boy more often but since he didn't speak English, we couldn't ask him for anything. There are many other restaurants where the wait staff smiles and at least acknowledges your presence, so I highly recommend that you dine there instead. Bring plenty of cash to pay for rude service and of course the tip!!!!

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went here with my family expecting a nice lunch but was terribly dissapointed. the food was ok but the wait staff was very very rude. they seemed to be in a hurry to serve us and get us out of there even though the restaurant was almost empty. when we told her we needed some time to read the menu she gave us about 30 seconds and came right back. we told her we needed a little more time and she left and came right back about 10 sec later again. then when the food arrived there was little things that she forgot and when reminded she gave us a huge attitude. if this is the was the wait staff normally acts i can see why the restaurant was deserted. she also included gratuity on the check which i did not think that she deserved. when i confronted her about it she argued with me that she had served us and deserved the money. she though that just because she had given us our plates and filled our drinks that she deserved money. i told her that we felt very rushed during our meal and that she had forgotten several things and was very very rude. i paid the tip but i never will go back - and neither will my friends - and neither will ANY ONE i know . i hope a lot of people will read this review and not support this restaurant unless they change their ways. no good restaurant treats their customers this way.

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★☆☆☆☆

went here with my family expecting a nice lunch but was terribly dissapointed. the food was ok but the wait staff was very very rude. they seemed to be in a hurry to serve us and get us out of there even though the restaurant was almost empty. when we told her we needed some time to read the menu she gave us about 30 seconds and came right back. we told her we needed a little more time and she left and came right back about 10 sec later again. then when the food arrived there was little things that she forgot and when reminded she gave us a huge attitude. if this is the was the wait staff normally acts i can see why the restaurant was deserted. she also included gratuity on the check which i did not think that she deserved. when i confronted her about it she argued with me that she had served us and deserved the money. she though that just because she had given us our plates and filled our drinks that she deserved money. i told her that we felt very rushed during our meal and that she had forgotten several things and was very very rude. i paid the tip but i never will go back - and neither will my friends - and neither will ANY ONE i know . i hope a lot of people will read this review and not support this restaurant unless they change their ways. no good restaurant treats their customers this way.

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went here with my family expecting a nice lunch but was terribly dissapointed. the food was ok but the wait staff was very very rude. they seemed to be in a hurry to serve us and get us out of there even though the restaurant was almost empty. when we told her we needed some time to read the menu she gave us about 30 seconds and came right back. we told her we needed a little more time and she left and came right back about 10 sec later again. then when the food arrived there was little things that she forgot and when reminded she gave us a huge attitude. if this is the was the wait staff normally acts i can see why the restaurant was deserted. she also included gratuity on the check which i did not think that she deserved. when i confronted her about it she argued with me that she had served us and deserved the money. she though that just because she had given us our plates and filled our drinks that she deserved money. i told her that we felt very rushed during our meal and that she had forgotten several things and was very very rude. i paid the tip but i never will go back - and neither will my friends - and neither will ANY ONE i know . i hope a lot of people will read this review and not support this restaurant unless they change their ways. no good restaurant treats their customers this way.

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★☆☆☆☆

went here with my family expecting a nice lunch but was terribly dissapointed. the food was ok but the wait staff was very very rude. they seemed to be in a hurry to serve us and get us out of there even though the restaurant was almost empty. when we told her we needed some time to read the menu she gave us about 30 seconds and came right back. we told her we needed a little more time and she left and came right back about 10 sec later again. then when the food arrived there was little things that she forgot and when reminded she gave us a huge attitude. if this is the was the wait staff normally acts i can see why the restaurant was deserted. she also included gratuity on the check which i did not think that she deserved. when i confronted her about it she argued with me that she had served us and deserved the money. she though that just because she had given us our plates and filled our drinks that she deserved money. i told her that we felt very rushed during our meal and that she had forgotten several things and was very very rude. i paid the tip but i never will go back - and neither will my friends - and neither will ANY ONE i know . i hope a lot of people will read this review and not support this restaurant unless they change their ways. no good restaurant treats their customers this way.

Pros: there were none

Cons: food, service, tipping

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this restaurant was one of the worst restaurants i have ever been to. the food was horrible and when i wanted to change my order after tasting my entree the wait staff was very rude. they refused to take the item off my check and charged me for it anyway. at any other normal restaurant they would have been more accomadating and certainly friendlier. the restaurant was also very deserted - i would have to guess that the wait staff is scaring away all the other customers. i would not recommend this restaurant to my worst enemy - no one should be treated in this manner when they go out to have a good time. i would have to say that the wait staff needs more customer service trainning.

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★☆☆☆☆

this restaurant was one of the worst restaurants i have ever been to. the food was horrible and when i wanted to change my order after tasting my entree the wait staff was very rude. they refused to take the item off my check and charged me for it anyway. at any other normal restaurant they would have been more accomadating and certainly friendlier. the restaurant was also very deserted - i would have to guess that the wait staff is scaring away all the other customers. i would not recommend this restaurant to my worst enemy - no one should be treated in this manner when they go out to have a good time. i would have to say that the wait staff needs more customer service trainning.

Pros: the restaurant has a cute atmosphere

Cons: food and wait staff are horrible

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the food is good, the service not so much so I wouldn't go back I've given the place many tries in hope that it would get better. instead the portions get smaller and the waittres get smarter. I have waitted for more than 10 min to be seated when the restataurant has been almost empty. The waittress dissapears for long times, drinks needing to reffiled very forgetful, and now they have decided to add 20% tip to the bill I tried to reason with her and told her that I always tip 15% just because. and if the service is really good I dont mind tipping 20% or more but the service has to be good the 15% they will get just for serving the food. She got really upset and called the owner, he seemed a little embaressed and told us not to worry and when he did she told us to get out that she didnt need customers like that I was laughing @ that. I felt bad for the guy whos face was on my fire and my husband was pretty embarrased by the sittuation. so get readdy to pay up for the worst service ever no wonder the restaurant seems more and more desserted.
I'll never be back I'll tell you that much.

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★★☆☆☆

the food is good, the service not so much so I wouldn't go back I've given the place many tries in hope that it would get better. instead the portions get smaller and the waittres get smarter. I have waitted for more than 10 min to be seated when the restataurant has been almost empty. The waittress dissapears for long times, drinks needing to reffiled very forgetful, and now they have decided to add 20% tip to the bill I tried to reason with her and told her that I always tip 15% just because. and if the service is really good I dont mind tipping 20% or more but the service has to be good the 15% they will get just for serving the food. She got really upset and called the owner, he seemed a little embaressed and told us not to worry and when he did she told us to get out that she didnt need customers like that I was laughing @ that. I felt bad for the guy whos face was on my fire and my husband was pretty embarrased by the sittuation. so get readdy to pay up for the worst service ever no wonder the restaurant seems more and more desserted.
I'll never be back I'll tell you that much.

Pros: the food is good

Cons: the service is really bad

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They really know how to make delicious spicy food here. Salsas were incredible, the machaca beef a must-have. Rice is typical but the beans were more tasty than most. Cheese Chile Relleno fantastic.

Not too big but definitely good seating and ambience. A tiny bit hard holding the two front doors for a person in a power wheelchair, but we did manage OK and that person wants to go back.

Prices on the lunch menu were an incredible bargain for a sit-down waited upon restaurant.

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★★★★★

They really know how to make delicious spicy food here. Salsas were incredible, the machaca beef a must-have. Rice is typical but the beans were more tasty than most. Cheese Chile Relleno fantastic.

Not too big but definitely good seating and ambience. A tiny bit hard holding the two front doors for a person in a power wheelchair, but we did manage OK and that person wants to go back.

Prices on the lunch menu were an incredible bargain for a sit-down waited upon restaurant.

Pros: Great Tasting food

Cons: Not much room between two front doors for wheelchair person (but OK)

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Food is average, nothing special. Last couple times that I've ate here, the meat was very gritty. Service is horrible, from the host, to the bar, to the waitstaff. Even on a slow day. Only perk is the outdoor seating. They have a very nice patio surrounded by nice flowers/plants.

PROS: Atmosphere
CONS: Poor Service

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★★★☆☆

Food is average, nothing special. Last couple times that I've ate here, the meat was very gritty. Service is horrible, from the host, to the bar, to the waitstaff. Even on a slow day. Only perk is the outdoor seating. They have a very nice patio surrounded by nice flowers/plants.

PROS: Atmosphere
CONS: Poor Service

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El Meson has it all - Great food, service, ambience and the price is right

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★★★★★

El Meson has it all - Great food, service, ambience and the price is right

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This restaurant serves authenic Spanish/Mexican cuisine. It is a favorite among the local residents. They have outdoor seating which is nice for the summer months.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant serves authenic Spanish/Mexican cuisine. It is a favorite among the local residents. They have outdoor seating which is nice for the summer months.

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They make the Best frozen strawberry margaritas! in season, they make all kinds of fresh fruit margaritas....mango is delicious!!

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★★★★★

They make the Best frozen strawberry margaritas! in season, they make all kinds of fresh fruit margaritas....mango is delicious!!

Pros: great food, great drinks, good parking

 

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