Welcome to Our Restaurant

Mehanata is a family-owned, suburban Bulgarian restaurant located at 1141A Lee Street, Des Plaines, Illinois. Since 2004, Mehanata has become known for its cozy, unique decor and rustic, custom-made tables. During the days of summer you can enjoy our freshly made, top-notch dishes on our beautiful flowered outdoor patio.

Our menu features traditional Bulgarian, Eastern European and Balkan food. Salads are part of every Bulgarian meal, from classic shopska salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, green onions, parsley and feta cheese) to everybody’s favorite combination salad plate ‘Mehanata’.


Our Love for Food

From the grill, our Bulgarian specialties include: Shashlik, a pair of sword-like, crisscrossed metal skewers stabbing considerable chunks of grilled pork or chicken; Kebabche, grilled ground beef and pork meat seasoned with cumin and shaped like a sausage; Kufte, grilled meatballs with ground beef and pork, parsley and onion; Shish-Kebab, tender, grilled, marinated pork or chicken.

We have a huge selection of salads, soups, appetizers, seafood, grilled meat and desserts that are sure to please any palate. Our bar offers imported and domestic liquor, draught beer and a huge selection of wines. Restaurant Mehanata is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a drink with friends and family.

We are open 7 days a week, Dine In & Carry Out. Parties, Anniversaries & Weddings. Catering Available. Reservation Highly Recommended.