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“Great outdoor seating!”
Review of Authentico

Authentico
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Ranked #11 of 70 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Westmister
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
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
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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 will return for another try soon.

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Thank Tod N
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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
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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 atmosphere was very fun and lively. The outdoor patio (where we did not sit) looked fun! Drinks were good - I had a prickly pear margarita and a glass of white sangria and both were good. My friend had subpar drinks per report (skinny margarita). Chips and salsas were good - chips were warm. Guacamole was good but not great. Our food took a very very very long time to come out. Long periods before our server checked in with our table....They forgot my sons order of chicken quesadillas. I ordered the seafood enchiladas. The enchiladas were good but the enchilada sauce could have been more flavor. My husband, who is not picky, was underwhelmed by his rib-eye tacos. Other people mentioned it was expensive and now I understand. These are huge portions - small to average but prices are high. Overall, I would not eat here again especially with so many other great more authentic Mexican restaurants nearby.

Thank chicagoland
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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 worthwhile! One of the better restaurants in Lake Forest. We will be back.

Thank Al H
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