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770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
+1 847-295-3500
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“guacamole” (15 reviews)
“tacos” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
770 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1857
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 slumdogmillionairess
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The food was for the most part pretty good. We dined there twice with a group. The guacamole was tasty. Enjoyed the option to purchase jicama for those who didn’t want too many chips. Most people enjoyed food but think there was room for improvement....More

Thank Dogger70
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This place keeps getting better every time we visit. Outstanding service, food, and ambiance. A little pricey, but worth it.

Thank 577gordonj
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is a pleasant place with modern ambience. The selection of ebtrees is not overky vast but nicely varied. Flavors and combinations are interesting and not masked with overky spicy saucing. It is a bit pricy, however.

Thank meatthebluff
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great authentic flavors in each of the menu items. Love the fish tacos personally! The Lake Forest Margarita is the key to a great twist on the Margarita! Chips are perfect too!

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Always good fun and good. Great tacos, burritos and fish. The atmosphere is lively and the margaritas just right. Good for families and friends.

Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 28 November 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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