Fan Favorites: Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Lake County

Updated!

We first asked our fans for the best Authentic Mexican restaurants in Lake County back in 2014. For this update, I not only scoured all the comments on our Facebook page but I also searched through all the local groups to make sure we’ve covered our bases to present you this updated Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Lake County list.

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Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Lake County

Northern Lake County | Central Lake County | Western Lake County | Southern Lake County

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Photo Source: Momcorn on Facebook

Northern Lake County Mexican Restaurants

  • Grande Jake’s
    2122 Grand Ave., Lindenhurst, 60046 | (847) 265-1411
    {also has locations in Buffalo Grove and Rolling Meadows}

Best fish tacos and ceviche ! – Amber

  • Momcorn
    5101 Washington St., Gurnee 60031 | (224) 610-0407
  • Mexican Paradise Cafe
    436 Lake St, Antioch, 60002 | (847) 838-1903
  • El Famous Burrito
    3210 Belvidere Rd. Waukegan, 60085 | (847) 782-1877
  • Taqueria Toluca
    822 10th St, Waukegan 60085 | (847) 244-7851
family dining at Uncle Julio's

Central Lake County Mexican Restaurants

  • Rancho Nuevo
    234 N. Cedar Lake Rd., Round Lake, 60073 | (847) 546-6009

Nothing beats their caldo de pollo – Amber

  • Lomelis Rosticeria
    1316 Cedar Lake Rd., Round Lake, 60073 | (847) 201-7401

Hands down, for authentic, not Americanized Mexican – Tara

They have the best refried beans and chicken tacos you’ll ever have! – Laura

  • Tacos el Rey De Oro
    864 Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville 60048 | (847) 247-44333
    322 W Rollins Rd, Round Lake Beach, 60073 | (847) 740-2607

Read Kari’s review of Tacos el Rey De Oro in Round Lake.

  • Casa Bonita
    633 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville 60048 | (847) 362-4400
  • El Barrio
    1122 N. Diamond Lake Rd., Mundelein 60060 | (847) 566-0475
  • Los Comales
    809 W Rollins Rd, Round Lake Heights, 60073 | (847) 740-2606
    also has a location in Waukegan
  • Alex’s Mexican Bar & Grill
    163 W Belvidere Rd, Round Lake, 60073 | (847) 886-7777
  • The Other Door
    30 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, 60044 | (847) 295-1020
  • Uncle Julio’s
    850 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 | (224) 513-0300

Read our review of Uncle Julio’s Vernon Hills including a video of the chocolate pinata.

  • Authentico
    770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, 60045 | (847) 295-3500
  • Carnitas Don Chuy
    700 N Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, 60060 | (224) 433-3889
  • Dos Amigos
    101 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 | (224) 206-7282
  • Zocalo
    203 Butterfield Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 | (224) 513-5477
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Photo source: El Puerto Mexican on Facebook

Western Lake County Mexican Restaurants

Hands down the best. We eat there a least once a week and always take out of town guests. Love, love it! – Linda

  • Main Street Tacos
    327 N. Main St., Wauconda 60084 | (847) 526-8586
  • El Puerto
    200 Forest Ave, Fox Lake 60020 | (847) 973-1370
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Photo Source: La Casa de Issac & Moishe on Facebook

Southern Lake County Mexican Restaurants

Expensive, but simply amazing and totally worth it. – Sarah

Did we miss your favorite? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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