The Best Mexican Restaurants Near Vernon Hills, IL


Did you know that Mexican food is a blend of Aztec traditions and European influences?

Mexico is one of the most biodiverse countries as local fruits and vegetables play a significant role in the dishes.

If you would like to enjoy a Mexican meal, the best nearby restaurants include:

Las Fuentes 

The Chefs at Las Fuentes take diners on a culinary journey through Mexico. Born and raised in Guerrero, owner Don Albarran moved Chicago in 1979, and opened the restaurant three years later after working odd jobs. With live music and sports entertainment, it’s a fun place to meet friends for dinner. The servers are attentive, and often know regulars by name. Start with the pineapple-jalapeno guacamole before enjoying a meal such as tacos al pastor, ground beef flautas, or chorizo tostadas. 

Frontera Fresco

Frontera Fresco is a fresh, quick-service restaurant owned by celebrity chef Rick Bayless. It’s where guests enjoy regional Mexican specialties made with natural ingredients from Midwestern farms. Frontera Fresco was called the “Best New Mexican Restaurant” by Time Out Chicago, and the chefs make everything from scratch including the tortillas and guacamole. Meals include chipotle chicken tacos, mushroom quesadillas, and garlic shrimp tortas.

Depot Nuevo 

At Depot Nuevo, visitors are transported to the region of Jalisco, Mexico. Photographs captured by the staff adorn the walls, and the building is the most historic in Wilmette. During the summer months, the restaurant offers the best outdoor dining on the North Shore with a huge wrap-around porch and side lawn. Menu offerings include carne asada, steak burritos, and carnitas tacos. 

These are just a few of the fabulous eateries near The Mil’ton. To call our vibrant apartment community home, please contact us. We will gladly arrange a showing where you can see everything we have to offer. 

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