DeKalb, Illinois

3.9 / 2 votes

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Mexican bar-restaurant that offers veggie chicken

Restaurant, Bar

Eduardo's is a bar and restaurant in downtown DeKalb that has vegetarian chicken available for a number of its entrees, burritos, tacos, etc.

Added by JEC on Aug 25 07 (last updated Jul 9 10)

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Eduardo's is located in the center of downtown DeKalb and has a nice patio for eating/drinking outside. The bar area is good for catching a game and the dining room accommodates large groups easily.

I am just impressed that they offer a mockmeat option for their tacos/burritos/etc. It's a rare treat to get veganized Mexican food.

I had their vegetarian taco plate (ask for it without cheese, and without the rice, which is cooked in chicken broth) ($8.50). My server was extremely friendly and once I ordered the tacos, immediately informed me about the chicken broth in the rice, without me even asking. That's great service.

The dish consisted of three tacos (I got them with hard corn shells) filled with lettuce, tomatoes and the veggie chicken, which was more like a firmer, chewier type of tofu. It didn't have too much flavor on its own, but worked well in concert with the other ingredients of the taco. The dish also came with a side of refried beans (lard-free by default).

It was a good, standard Mexican meal. It would have been great if Eduardo's also had tofu sour cream and Daiya vegan cheese, but the veggie chicken is a good start.

If Eduardo's added seitan and fried tofu to the menu I'd come back more often.

Lastly, the free chips and salsa they give you were quite good. The chips were perfectly fresh and crispy and the salsa was fresh and spicy; too often do table salsas seem either flat, old or just imbalanced in taste (too spicy, too tart, too salty, etc.).

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I thought that the fake meat options here were OK. I wasn't too crazy about the fake beef, it was a bit on the salty side, and the chicken was fine, but it looked more like blocks of tofu. The guacamole was also pretty good.

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Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Mexican


  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating



4pm - 1am
3pm - 2am
4pm - 11pm

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