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Authentico

) #11 of 49 Restaurants in Lake Forest $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
+1 847-295-3500
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I can't express how much I love this place! Everything on the menu is great and they make the best margaritas (try the coconut - it's my favorite). The staff is always friendly and attentive and the prices are reasonable.

Thank olawsal789
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went with family for a relaxed meal to eat and catch up. We tried a variety of items on the extensive menu. The biggest hit was the guacamole which was excellent. The other items were OK, but not great. The wine and beer lists...More

Thank Vivere731
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Some of the best seafood enchiladas I've ever had. Decent Pinot Grigio at a good price. Excellent service. Timely and attentive.

Thank 577gordonj
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Food is not your typical "Tex-Mex" but real authentic Mexican food as their name implies. Make reservations though otherwise you can almost never get seated without a long wait.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This use to be my favorite Mexican restaurant. I had a reservation on Open Table for 4 at 715PM. We arrived 15 minutes early and requested to sit outside. The hostess said would add about 10 minutes to the reservations. We said fine as your...More

1  Thank SPYDER0999
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Not your run of mill chain restaurant. Tastes like home cooking. We keep going back. Mole is delicious. Reasonable priced and large venue so easy to get reservations. Also outside seating in nice weather.

Thank Hillary R
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to go for dinner with friends and sat outside. It's not the same as it used to be in years past. Ordered a Skinny Margarita and it was skinny as it probably did not have any tequila in it! My friend ordered a straight...More

1  Thank michelletJ85JJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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