You will LOVE it!
Great atmosphere and wait staff and manager are very attentive. They have many gluten free options on the menu and gluten free chips. I had some scallops that were amazing! Their pumpkin seed crusted tilapia was delicious. $5 margarita's on Monday night...A place you have to try! You will want to go back again and again!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Very good food and very nice
Very good food and very nice decor but a little too noisy.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, as always, was fantastic.
Food, as always, was fantastic. Service this time around was significantly better as it appeared they had a more capable and larger quantity of staff to handle the clients.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentico is the Real Thing
Great Mexican food and I love the margaritas. Authentico serves the usual Mexican food (tacos, fajitas, etc.) but also adds its own special touch to shrimp, scallops, salmon, tilapia, steak and chicken dishes. The seasonings are perfect. This is a wonderful and needed addition to the area.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
you must go
It was great. For sure I will return. The service very good. Guitarists made the environment. Excellent. I recommend it to everyone. And do not forget to try the corn, those have been de best I ever had in my life
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the food. We will definitely
Loved the food. We will definitely be back and tell our friends about it.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Mexican food Lake Forest!
Authentico is new to Lake Forest and already doing really well. It was PACKED all Saturday evening. Great menu.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made a last minute reservation,
I made a last minute reservation, and was so pleased. Food was delicious!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Fresh Take on Mexican
Customers are greeted at the door of this newer-to-the-area Mexican restaurant. I liked the warm, colorful décor that boasts of several different dining areas, as well as a bar and lounge spot. The servers are friendly and attentive. I found the food to be fresh, with a bit of a lighter twist than traditional Mexican cuisine. The lime rice with cilantro made for a fresh foil to the spicy steak tacos, and the margarita was tasty.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Updated Mexican on North Shore
We enjoyed Cinco de Mayo at this great neighborhood restaurant. Crab and Shrimp enchiladas were one of the specials of the evening. They were deslish! Skinny Margaritas were surprisingly tasty.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finally! Mexican in Lake Forest!
Really glad to finally have a casual little Mexican restaurant in Lake Forest. Great menu with nightly specials, offering something for everyone, including lots of gluten-free options. Cinco de Mayo was a busy night, but the food was still excellent and the service was great also.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We hada great time at Authentico. It was a bit loud and hard to hear but we had a wonderful time. The corn on the cob was a must have.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for innovative Mexican cuisine. Ask for Max to be your waiter.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The name says it all
This Mexican Restaurant Gem delivers AUTHENTIC mexican fare - fresh ingredients, great margaritas in an original and creative atmosphere!! The place is always packed, so make a reservation.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at authentico
We have eaten at authentico many times and have brought family and friends as our guests. Everyone always enjoys everything and returns!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local restaurant....kid friendly staff........wonderful food and service
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time sampling the food and drinks, and chatting in a fun and very lively atmosphere. Will go back and recommend this venue to others!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Healthy Twist to Mexican Cuisine
Healthy Twist to Mexican Cuisine: For Example - Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
Service is OUTSTANDING. Although we were there at prime time on a Friday, service was impeccable.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican food in the suburbs!
We sat at the bar and enjoyed talking with the bartender about tequila. Drinks and food were both good. We will definitely be going back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality great Mexican food
Always reliable to get a great meal. Sangria, both red and white delicious, margherittas are great but strong!
Just don't ask for an egg on anything because they won't do it. This was dissapointing for some in our party. If you don't care, then Authentico worth the visit!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent-wide
The food was excellent-wide menu-honored reservation. -well priced
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The drinks were great and
The drinks were great and the food was creatively prepared and delicious We will definitely be back!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Specials always a special treat!
Love this local Mexican gem! Don't be afraid to order any of the specials - they are always the best! I ordered the Tilapia on Saturday night with avocado and mango. It was roasted perfectly and the topping was delicious. Another at our table ordered the enchilada special - shrimp & crab - yum! Guac - great! Margarita's - awesome! Queso brought late to the table, so it was hard to eat, but still very tasty with the roasted corn.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on Thursday night and had the best time! Alex at the bar is friendly and nice, Gina and Javier made our night so special by sending out wonderful appetizers to celebrate our recent engagement! Our waitress was fun and attentive. We love this spot and will always go back :)
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally, another option for great and authentic Mexican food in the far north suburbs. First, the North Shore Margueritas were worth the short drive to get there (if you live in the far north suburbs). Fresh lime juice, agave' nector, Patron and Grand Marnier...yum! The chips and salsa were tasty, just the right amount of salt on the chips. Both our entrees were delicious, my wife chose the filet fajitas (a special for the evening), I chose the pumpkin seed and cilantro crusted tilapia. Again...YUM! I would highly recommend it. Convenient location for far north shorers.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed dinner on Saturday night at Authentico. Our service was very good and the food was excellent. Portion size is generous and I noted some people take some of their meal home. Overall we were very impressed and we would definitely return.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
very tasty. We had a very good and informative waiter. He helped us to choose wisely. :)
Everyone loved their choices. They take a basic Mexican meal and give it a twist. i.e. lemon rice, black beans, beef tenderloin fajitas.
All very very good.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an outstanding culinary experience. Everything we had was amazing from the hem made tortillas to the margaritas. I am definitely going back and would highly recommend.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic - highly recommend
Found this place on a whim - and was happy we did! Great food, perfect for kids, and awesome atmosphere!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentico is an excellent Mexican restaurant. The service was great, and the food was delicious! Not the average tex mex restaurant. We would recommend this restaurant highly to anyone and plan to go back often!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the ambiance and margaritas were excellent. I didn't like the Red Snapper but everyone else in my group was happy with their dinner. The service was pretty good too. Very lively place. I wold try this place again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yes, It was that good..
Well it was, All I can say is the staff and ownership really take pride in everything they do.
The table salsa was great, and the service from all staff was great!
Seafood, Steak, even appetizers were well prepared and can out hot
except for too many kids on "date night" what a great place, (PS: I have 5 kids , get a babysitter adn save us all)
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited Authentico for the first time being referred by a friend. We went early (5:30) since it was a Saturday night. The families were flowing in continuously..
We liked sitting near the window at a high boy table as it was just the two of us. Found it to be quieter and a bit more intimate.
Our waiter, Matt, couldn't have been better. He was energetic, friendly, and really showed his emotion when describing the
dishes. Exactly how a good waiter should be. When we go back, we will bring friends and ask for Matt.
Our food was fresh, hot and thoroughly enjoyable.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, quality, consistent service, "pretty" ambiance.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM