Not as good as I imagined… beans are from can and rice taste like a whole lot of garlic…. meat was the size of my hand really which is sad
To start off, this is a Mexican seafood restaurant. The staff speaks Spanish and the menu is in Spanish also. Our waitress did speak English and listed some of the stuff on the menu. We ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp. It came with a side salad, seasoned fries, rice and a piece of toasted bread. The horchata was good but not too sweet. There was so much food I couldn’t finish it. I filled up on the fries, which were good. We didn’t feel rushed while eating our food. Everything came out pretty fast after we ordered it. When you sit down you are given a tilapia ceviche which was a little spicy and tasted good. One warning, the small container of salsa they put on the table is very, very spicy. Be aware when putting it on your food. I would definitely go back.
Not a fan of the prices paid $22 for a large of ceviche de pulpo which you can buy for 10 or so less down the street, but quality over quantity right ? With that said, it’s a family run joint I was graced by the owner and son. Lovely family lovely business and stellar food 🙂 definitely going to visit next time I’m out that way.
Always have the best seafood salads around. Well not sure if I should go as far as stating that comment, but in this area, I am really leary of seafood and El Muelle never disappoints me. When you come in the staff are nice and they usually (even if your doing take out) offer you some of their superb ‘caldo de’ whatever is the hit of the day. For being in close proximity to a few others in the neighborhood as far as seafood is concerned, they hold their own. And I always know that if I come here, I won’t have to wait hours for a table. They also have live bands on various nights so ask about that and enjoy the expeience.
We recently revisited El Muelle after a long hiatus, and we’re disappointed with some of the recent changes to the way the restaurant is run. The menu is about the same, and the food is great, but weekends and some weeknights now feature karaoke played at such a loud volume that I can’t see how anyone could not incur hearing loss. I’m not exaggerating. Louder than the 737s taking off from Midway across the street. We had to text each other to have a conversation. We came hungry, but left with splitting headaches. I doubt we’ll return after our last experience, which is sad.
Ill start by saying that the food was overpriced Shrimp with coconut only like 8 small shrimps loaded with coconut cream super sweet and not tasty at all, the salad tasted like it had raw spoiled fish on top of lettuces, ( I hope i dont get sick) a lot of fries to fill the plate, when I got the bill i was charged $14.99 the meal was $13.50. so if for whatever reason you decide to go there check your bill. the only good thing was the service. i will not go back there…not worth it.
Went here on a Sunday with my mom and sister. Food and drinks were great, although the fish ceviche from the appetizer menu was not my favorite. However…. THE MUSIC. Halfway through our meal, a DJ arrived with a few singers to play some of the loudest Banda music I have ever heard in a small restaurant. I literally couldn’t even talk to my family for the rest of the time we were there. The place is great, but please do something about that music volume. Langostinos and the seafood micheladas were amazing!
Wish I didn’t have to give them a single star. This place is beyond terrible. My husband and I always drive by it so we thought we’d give it a chance. Now I’m praying we don’t get food poisoning. First: The prices. $4.50 for a shitty taco. My husband guessed they were so expensive because the seafood was so fresh. Second: That wasn’t the case. I don’t know if they were trying to mask the taste but everything was over cooked and deep fried beyond recognition. My burrito had grease dripping out of it and my husbands Asada was dry and super salty. Last but not least: The service. No one checked on us at all and the place was completely empty. I really really wanted to like this place but it was so awful. Go to Mis Tacos on Marquette, Haciendita or Zacas on Pulaski or El Tarasco on Archer if it ever re-opens… But don’t waste your time or money here. They just don’t deserve it. We paid $50 for a crappy meal (no drinks either, only water). This place is a joke.
First time here with the bf. We got seated quickly since it wasn’t busy. Restaurant is not too small could use a update. As soon as we were sat we got tostadas de ceviche. With crackers and extra tostadas on the side. Salsa and limes as well. (All complementary) The tostadas de ceviche were delicious. I ordered camarones a la diabla and my bf a shrimp and octopus cocktail. Let me tell you my dish was big! I had the shrimp smothered in hot spicy red sauce with side of rice, side salad, side of fries, and side of two garlic breads. Delicious all of it! Of course I couldn’t finish it all! My bf also enjoyed his shrimp & octopus cocktail! Also if you love piña coladas try one they are delicious! Overall a good experience would definitely come back when we come back to town.
Nice place, friendly staff, and most important tasty food.. However the service waiters give you is very poor.. They are unorganized messy (tables would not be cleaned right away) and once they would deliver your food, they will never come back to check on you… NOT ONCE!! I’m sure if they work on this issue, this restaurant could be a lot better!! Food 5 stars I loved their vuelve a la vida. Service 2 stars, only because they were friendly..