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€€ - €€€Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
+1 847-295-3500
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A sharp departure from the standard tex/mex fare - their food is healthy and well prepared. Their Fahitas are excellent and highly recommended.

Thank Beemer01
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is better now than it was originally. It is always fresh, but the flavors now are better in my opinion. They offer many healthy options as well as some more traditional fare. The atmosphere is great for meeting up with friends or for...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with seating both inside and out. With a Mexican focus the dishes are very tasty and some really good healthy options. The staff were lovely and it was reasonably priced.

Thank exploringnortherner
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Authentico is a great Mexican restaurant. Great chips and warm salsas. (yes, warm...don't knock it 'til you try it!) The outdoor seating is very enjoyable!

1  Thank Kimmarie S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Authentico has ok food. It looks good, the place is busy and the service is perfect. But the food tasted bland. It wasn't anything special. We did have a empanada appetizer that was very good. Maybe it's a question of finding the right item. We...More

Thank Tod N
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

So great to have a place that does a fresh take on Mexican. Delicious food, beautifully presented. Cocktails are superb.

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

First, I will say that to Authentico’s defense, we visited on Cinco de Mayo, likely the busiest day at Mexican restaurants. We had a reservation for 7 (4 adults and 3 adults). We were seated quickly but our table was quite cramped for 7. The...More

Thank chicagoland
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has outdoor tables and very pleasing interior decorations. Restrooms were very clean! The food is served promptly, and warm to hot depending upon the item. Service is excellent. Pricing is a little more than most Mexican restaurants… But the food makes the payment...More

Thank Al H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and very lively. The bar area is very nice. After sitting down at the bar and ordering a very good Authentico margarita, we were served chips and salsa. The salsa was the smooth variety and not very flavorful. I prefer the...More

1  Thank sandra m
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We had a great meal here, but were disappointed in having to wait for an hour for a table, when we had been told it would be about a 20 minute wait. This was a Friday night, so maybe it is to be expected. Once...More

Thank VermontTeacher44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-3500
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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