Fox Lake >Food & Dining > El Puerto Mexicana Restaurant
200 Forest Ave, Fox Lake, IL | Directions 6002042.408893 -88.176063
Best sunsets – I was disappointed by some of the poor reviews. Ignore them. Consider yourself lucky this place exists. No better water views in Lake County and a patio big enough to support a crowd. Expect one on nice days and don't complain if you have to wait. Just be happy to be able to be there and get a table. Staff works very hard and the owner works even harder. You won't find a better Mexican pizza appetizer. I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered.
Great if you like flys on your food! – Never agin. October 12th 2008 and this place was loaded with flys buzzing the tables. Disgusting. We got sat outside right away. Had some stiff Magaritas and it took them an hour to take our order. It then took 2 1/2 hours for our food to arrive. We had to move inside before the food came because wwe were waiting to so long the weather got cold and it got dark out. The abundance of flys is really disgusting. I took one bite of my food and decided not to eat ithe enchiladas were awful said my friends. $120.00 wasted on garbage, flys and a bad time. YUCK!!!
Thank goodness we did have chips and salsa for the whole time we waited for our food. however we had to flag down other servers and bus persons to get refills. We even had to go to the bar ourselves to fill up our dinks.
I would not reommend this restaurant to anyone.
Very few people that work there even speak english.
Plenty of flying insects including large black flies abound INSIDE!
Dirty restrooms with garbage cans spilling out onto the floor.
Margaritas were really good however.
Great view. Makes you wish you were out on the water and not waiting with the flies for hours waiting for the food to arrive.
Worst Service and Food I've had in a long time – I have gone there a number of times with friends but I can't take the poor service any more. We had one good waitress but she quit because Saul the owner did something to her. The food quality is not good. I would recommend raising prices instead of buying cheaper food. Your customers would be much happier. If you go there just for the margarita's you'll be fine but the bar is the only good thing about this run down place. Sorry Saul (owner) but this is the truth, fix your place up because it is in a great location!
Editorial Review – Mexican restaurant located on Nippersink Lake has a huge patio seating area and serves great enchiladas and sangria.
Best stop on the chain! – Great food, comfortable atmosphere, open late, good docks - & Saul makes the best margaritas.
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