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Authentico

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Spanish
770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
+1 847-295-3500
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (7 reviews)
“mole” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was fast & friendly, restaurant and bathrooms clean. The location and venue are nice. Vibrant decor with lots of colors and lights. The tequila menu was a good variety of styles and price points. There’s a lot of good to say until the...More

Thank Jensou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is conveniently located in central Lake Forest close to the train station. The food is pretty standard Mexican fare, tending to be a bit greasy. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Good vibe.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Always get a decent here, not spectacular but not much else to pick form around the area. Not a special trip place , but good local staple, Good fajitas.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Took my family for dinner. I would have given them 5 stars if the table they suck me at was in a dark corner in the bar area. I had chicken fajita with totiilla soup. Very enjoyable and a decent size portion. My wife had...More

Thank mashugi
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Been going to this place for years, but something BAD has recently happened. Last 2 visits had dreadful service, clueless servers, and the skimpiest pours of wine I've even seen. When I complained about that I was basically told "that's the way it is." Well...More

Thank 338andys
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Wow - really great authentic Mexican food. Great guacamole. A large variety of dishes, for example, you can combine your trio of tacos. Burritos are great. Fresh fish dishes always good. Really good Margaritas too! Fun atmosphere.

Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Had a reservation on Saturday night June 24, 2017 for 7 people at 7:15. We were seated at 7:35. That was not a big deal. The waitress came to take our drink orders and five of us ordered iced tea. She came back about 15...More

Thank Breucreu
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This place is terrible. The food is not bad, but the service is simply awful. It took three hours for one round of drinks and an entrée - no appetizers, dessert or coffee. The waitress was very slow, which was understandable as it was a...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with another couple on a busy Saturday night. Was seated timely, but it was ten minutes before we saw our server. The couple we were with both ordered gin and tonics. After quite a wait the server brought two tall glasses of what turned...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This gem serves some of the best Mexican food in the area. The atmosphere is loud but fun. A wide range of good tequila- in particular their skinny margarita is not too sweet- just right. They always have fresh fish entrees. My favorite is chili...More

Thank twinstwice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
    (Westmister)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-3500
Description
The food represents the best of two worlds - Traditional Mexican food with a modern twist Complimentary tortilla chips and rustic salsas Thoughtfully chosen wine list Family-friendly environment A comfortable place to relax after a day of work, play or shopping
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