Mago Grill & Cantina - Bolingbrook
Mago Grill & Cantina - Bolingbrook

Mago Grill & Cantina - Bolingbrook

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.magodining.com/
  • Phone: 6307832222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Juan Luis Gonzalez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Juan Luis Gonzalez 6307832222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I355 & Boughton Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Located at the Promenade Bolingbrook, with ample parking spaces in a convenient location
A word from Mago Grill & Cantina - Bolingbrook
Mago Grill is a modern twist on everyday dining featuring a delicious menu of authentic Mexican and Latin dishes created by chef Juan Luis Gonzalez. Open for lunch and dinner daily, 7 days a week. Family friendly dining, great for groups, too!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Mago Grill & Cantina - Bolingbrook reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)good for groups (31)great for lunch (29)great for outdoor dining (29)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (19)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (15)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (6)romantic (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This our first visit to Mago, we enjoyed the food and drinks. Service was very good despite it being busy when we arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too noisy
    meg625
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is a popular restaurant, and I do like the vibe, but this is not the place to go if you want to catch up with friends. My friends and I could barely hear each other. We were also repeatedly asked by several different wait staff if they could take our plates, and we just wanted to be left alone for a few minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mago
    EdK8VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food is very authentic Mexican cuisine. The specials give a good variety to try something different. We have never had a bad meal here and have tried many different options.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful Restaurant
    Elena
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was simply awful! The food was very bad - I will not going back to this restaurant. Service: - The waitress grabbed aggressively the bill from my boyfriend's hands - She tapped him in the shoulder to take the order - We asked if there were onions on the empanadas - she said no, then the empanadas came with onions and when I pointed out this - she acknowledge that yes there are always onions on empanadas - She was clueless about the dessert menu options for "flan of the week" and "tres leches of the week: - She kept asking to take away food WHILE we were eating Food - Old ceviche - need to say more? - Overly sugary and syrupy drinks - Menu didn't specify the "arroz con pollo" was going to be pot pie style loaded with cheese
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flavorless...
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ambiance and service was good; however, the food lacked flavor. The meat, rice and beans needed seasoning. Definitely wasn't worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was excellent. A little pricey. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food served here
    Secondvisit
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Variety of reasons why you should eat at Mago Grill: good variety of food, generous portion sizes, reasonable prices. Great spot for celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BryanVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food and service are great. The mariachis were very loud. You had to almost shout to talk.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • good but noisy
    CaymuscatVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is excellent with a variety of mole dishes and an outstanding house salad. The service is slow and spotty and the noise level is close to unbearable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good spot in Bolingbrook
    melissabmurrayVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was a great spot for a weeknight dinner; we made a reservation, but I don't think it was necessary. We sat outside on the patio and were approached quickly by the server to let us know the specials. She came back to get our drink & appetizer order after we had a few minutes to look at the menu. The menu offered a lot of choices but was not overwhelming. We had an order of guacamole to start and both ended up taking leftovers of our entrees home. The portions were a pretty good deal for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wow
    happycamper
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food and menu are great. Way too noisey. Won't be coming back at dinner time, couldn't hear the waitress or my dinner companions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food but why no points????
    BobbieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Wonderful choice of food, from Tex-Mex to Mexican gourmet. We will definitely come back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Food, Inconsistent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We've dined here a number of times primarily because of the food, including made to order guacamole. They have vastly improved the wait time to receive entrees from when they first opened. However, service is hit or miss in other respects. On this occasion, when the waitress took our dinner order, she asked if we wanted the complimentary chicken tortilla soup, which we accepted. But we never received our soup, instead our entrees came. Later after clearing our plates from the table, we did not see her again for a good 15 minutes! Either offer us dessert or leave the check, please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    FoodVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My only complaint was they were out of 3 beers. That's a lot. I'd understand 1, but 3.? Better inventory is needed. Our waitress was very informative & kind
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Dianne
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As always, the food and service were excellent. We have never had a bad experience at Mago. We definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    jojo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Every time we go to Mago we are always pleased with the food and the service. Food is fresh and piping hot when we get it. Best guacamole in the area. Servers are friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud, noisy, rude, delicious food.
    gr8lukn
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    From the moment we walked in, the hostess never recognized we were sharing the same air, not even eye contact. Gave our name, then I guess we were supposed to wait, since she then walked away. This was a turnoff & I was so ready to leave, but this was a no-kids-date with my wife I kept my cool & suffered through the rest of the bad treatment. We eventually got our table. Better service there on. Waitress was attentive, food was great! Really loud inside, so when the heavily-accented waitress is attempting to tell you about all the food selections, you will feel like a 100-year-old person with malfunctioning hearing aids. Just wish we didn't have to go thru the Pearly Gates and have such a poor experience 5 feet from the front door.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty
    GFgirl
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Always enjoy going to Mago. Food is consistent and gluten free options are great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Your Typical Mexican Food
    Hudson
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    From the moment I sat down and was served a basket of chips with three different moles I knew this place was different. The menu is incredible - real food - real Mexican food. It's not your typical platters and combo platters. I can only describe this as gourmet Mexican. These were very creative dishes. I almost apologetically ordered a burrito. What I got was fresh, tasty, probably the best burrito I've ever had and I've had many burritos in my years. I will definitely return and try some of their other creations. It's a little pricier than standard Mexican fare but just a little and it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Misleading Zagat rating
    PeterC
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We made a significant trek to Mago Bolingbrook because we were looking for better-than-average Mexican food and they had received a very positive review by Zagat. While it wasn't bad by any means, it certainly was nothing special. The food was just so-so, and the actual restaurant was "anywhere-in-America" shopping mall standard, with a clientele to match. The best part of our meal was the chips and wonderful salsas and our drinks. Our server's enthusiasm and knowledge went far to make up for our disappointment, but we certainly won't be going back. If we want just average Mexican, we can get that a lot closer to home. In the meantime, our search goes on...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best mexican food around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our family enjoys the table side guacamole and all the different food options
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mago Grill and Cantina
    Like2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Friendly greeting as we entered. Seated quickly. Our server was present soon after being seated. Food was excelent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Margaritas
    TaylorAnn
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food. Spicy means spicy. I like that. I have not been able to find good Mexican food in a long time. The price is very reasonable. ts always crowded which means its always loud. I always use Open Table to get a table so I don't have to wait. Enjoy and again awesome margaritas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best authentic Mexican Food
    Marie
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great appetizers main dishes and desserts. Large tequila menu and awesome margarita's! GREAT SERVICE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I was very disappointed in the service received. I was there once before & really enjoyed my experience. This visit makes me not want to return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican Food & Chile Rellenos
    JKdiner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is my favorite place for chile relleno (and I'm very picky). one is cheese, the other meat. Delicious. The mole is ALWAYS superb also! If you are looking for authentic Mexican - you'll love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious as always
    eanda
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love this place, and anytime we are in town we make a point to come here. We have been to Mago three times now and it has always been outstanding. Things that are to die for: the table-side prepared guacamole, the peach sangria, the mole sauces, the chipotle mashed potatoes, the margaritas. I could probably go on, but having only been here 3 times, we haven't had the chance to try everything on the menu. The menu is very extensive and there is truly something for everyone. Not only that, but the service is top notch. The wait staff are all friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was o.k., service pretty slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Best thing about this restaurant was the guacamole. Tacos were o.k., steak was fatty. Margarita was o.k., nothing special. It was pretty crowded, service was slow. Not sure I will go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Missed the mark today
    funone
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My wife and I have been to Mago about five times now, we like it. The shrimp emanadas are to die for. Moles are very good and a wide variety. We were put off our last two visits though. Our visit before this last one I had the Aroz con Pollo, I could see it is a great dish but was prepared too salty. Our most recent visit, the green dipping sauce was very salty and the heat in the other dipping sauces and one of the other sauces with our dinner (not a mole) was too spicy for us also. We will go back and hope they see this about the salt and the heat in the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, very loud
    hab10213VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I am no expert on authentic Mexican cuisine, however, in my opinion, Mago does a great job. The food was extremely flavorful and the margaritas were INCREDIBLE. If you just want a good margarita, this is the spot to go. The acoustics were terrible however. This made it very hard to talk. So if you don't mind yelling through your dinner, you'll be very pleased with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great 1st experience
    LuGaR
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our 1st visit and really impressed! Best part was the freshly made guacamole. The margaritas and food were delicious! Our waiter was great along w the rest of the staff. Not overly priced. We will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food at Good Price
    Bolingbrookmary
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Chef combines various flavors and styles from Latin America and Mexico to great wonderful flavors. Presentation is another strong point of his. Indoor seating when full gets a bit loud, so I suggest outdoors. The table side guacamole is fantastic and the Chicken Tinga is to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was very bland for Mexican food. I know why people would like it though-it was very Americanized.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time Was Outstanding
    Mike
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have heard from many how good Mago's is, and finally went for dinner on a Saturday night. We were not disappointed. The bartender was excellent and made awesome margaritas. The food was outstanding, as was the service. We will dine here for sure again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Local Place
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    If we ever moved, this would be the place we miss. BIG. They changed their orange peanut salsa and it's much spicier and better!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elke
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The noise level was terrible. It was very loud. They need to do something about that. Our waiter was excellent. Food was good. Nice variety.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JenM
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food and service were both amazing! We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Tacos are great, love their chips and salsa too! try the plantains!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tequila selection
    barryVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good food and a very enthusiastic waitress with a fantastic tequila selection. There was a Mariachi band that made it hard to hold a conversation but overall a very enjoyable evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXPERIENCE
    Bianca
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Overall, I rate this restaurant 5 stars. I got seated right away since I had made reservations. The service was fairly good, the waitress was dragging at times with our drinks, and for the check. The food was very delicious and very tasty as well as the drinks. I enjoyed eating the guacamole. This was a very good experience and I would like to come here again. I recommend this place to anyone who enjoys mexican food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 267 reviews are from the Mago Grill & Cantina - Bolingbrook reviews archive.