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El Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Steakhouse

"Bienvenidos Amigos! Mi Casa Es Su Casa!"

About Us

We're El Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Steakhouse, and we've been a family-owned and operated Mexican restaurant in Metropolis, IL, since 1998. When you visit us, you'll receive a warm welcome and feel like you are dining with family. We offer authentic Mexican dishes and great drinks to make sure your dining experience is one that you'll want to have again and again. Our food truck stops at businesses throughout the community and is also available for catering events, parties, or corporate functions! Stop by today for your next meal, and don't forget to join us every Friday night for Karaoke!

Our Story

Our founder, Samuel, came to the United States with a drive and motivation to learn everything he could about the restaurant industry to sharpen his culinary skills. At the age of just twenty, he had opened his first restaurant in Cookeville, TN before re-locating to Metropolis, IL in 1999 and opening El Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Steakhouse. Since then, our family business has only grown, and we have maintained our commitment to serve up delicious food and inspire personal connections. We’ve proudly been serving the Metropolis community and surrounding areas for over twenty years, and plan to continue serving our community for many years to come!

We’re proud to offer a wide variety of food and drink options for every palate. We offer tasty favorites such as tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, homemade tamales, combination dinners and much more. The previous restaurant on location was well known for their exceptional steaks, and we were lucky enough to have them pass down their recipe and secrets to us, allowing us to diversify our menu and continue to offer these mouthwatering steaks to our loyal customers. We also have a full bar serving beer, liquor and wine, as well as our renowned margaritas. From our authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex to American lunch staples, we have something delicious for everybody!

When customers come into our restaurant, they can expect a fun and exciting atmosphere with fast and friendly service. We are passionate about family, community, and good food, and we believe we’ve intertwined those passions in our restaurant. We enjoy seeing people connect over our authentic Mexican food and we take pride in our ability to offer a special experience. We strive to be good members of our community and support the our community members like they have supported us over the years. We’re grateful for the opportunity to host charitable events and fundraisers and be in a position to give back and help out our community however we can.

Whether you’re a local coming in for your weekly lunch special, or an out-of-towner passing through looking for a quick meal, we believe in treating everyone who steps through our door as a part of our extended family. We have a long standing tradition of offering karaoke every Friday night, with some live music events mixed in throughout the year. Our colorful and inviting establishment is perfect for accommodating group parties and events. We’re also excited to announce we’ve added our El Tequila Taqueria food truck which offers a taste of Mexico on the go, a perfect catering option for graduations, birthdays, weddings and other events.

We hope you’ll come by and join us for a meal, or start your weekend off right by signing up for Friday night karaoke. We’re located at 1407 E. 5th Street in Metropolis, IL. If you have an event you would like us to host or cater, please give us a call at (618) 309-5673 and we’d be happy to discuss how we can help. We look forward to welcoming you into our restaurant!

Areas Served

Massac County, IL | Pope County, IL | Johnson County, IL | Pulaski County, IL | Joppa, IL | Brookport, IL | Vienna, IL | McCracken County, KY | Livingston, KY | West Paducah, KY | Paducah, KY

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On 5/19/2024 torsten reiss had this to say:
... popped in by sheer luck. Chips & salsa are great. Try the Chorizo con Queso; fantastic dip. Service super attentive and extraordinary friendly. Will definitely return!

On 5/18/2024 Carla F. had this to say:
The food is always fresh and delicious. Anytime we want our fix of fajitas, nachos or fiesta bowl (cheesy goodness) and margaritas It's the our to go place. Hits the spot every time!

On 5/1/2024 Matt Morgan had this to say:
Fantastic meal, friendly staff!!

On 4/9/2024 Lucia Izzolo had this to say:
They had great service despite the influx of eclipse travelers. They were kind and friendly and tried their best to accommodate everyone. It was spectacular. My meal wasn’t grand but I got something very simple. My friends said their food was great

On 3/16/2024 Cate E. had this to say:
This is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, although we don't make it to Metropolis too often. The service was excellent with a very attentive waitstaff. Our meals were delicious and the portion size was perfect. We decided to share an order of fried ice cream which was a perfect end to our meal. We also enjoyed margaritas at $3 each, not sure if this is an ongoing special or maybe because we were there a bit early for dinner. The dining room is very colorful & festive. Definitely recommend!

Contact Us

El Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Steakhouse
1407 E 5th St Metropolis, IL 62960
Phone: (618) 309-5673

We are located just off I-24 beside the Sonic Drive-In

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


On 2/21/2024 this was posted:
Taco 'bout a party! Let us cater your special event with our mouthwatering Mexican cuisine. From savory tacos to zesty guacamole, we've got your cravings covered. Contact us today to plan a fiesta to remember!
Expires 2/21/2025


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