All in all, our dining experience was a seamless process.
I called in the order, it was ready when I arrived. I paid the friendly server, took the food home and we all filled up, with two of us looking forward to a second meal the next day.
Now I know why many of our readers voted for El Gordo. It's outstanding Mexican food and a restaurant that I'll definitely order from again.
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IF YOU GO
El Gordo Mexican Restaurant
WHERE: 929 Front St., McHenry
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
INFO: 815-344-2804, www.elgordomexrest.com