*Unfortunately, we are not able to accept reservations for the outdoor patio garden. It is on a first come first served basis.
Only a slight mistake by our waitress of giving us the wrong bill prevented me from giving the evening a list of all excellents. We ate outside. Who else provides little stands for purse hanging because chairs do not accommodate that? Pretty awesome. Very pleasant evening overall.
Great as always! Would go back. Need 50 characters for this review and I don’t need to say more....
We had a 6:45 reservation. Upon arrival we were told it would be a 15 min wait. After 30 minutes, still no table. There was an open table that we were told the owner, who was sitting at the bar, was holding for themselves. Horrible customer service. After 40 minutes we left and went to another restaurant. As this was the second time in the last month that our reservation time was not honored, we will not be returning. Very disappointing
On a beautiful summer evening, we enjoyed unique and very well-seasoned dinners. We both ordered from the specials of the day and tried things we had never eaten before. Everything was wonderful!
The constant diesel fumes from a standing running train and the noise level from trains made this the worst atmosphere I have experienced anywhere on the Northshore
Very unpleasant air quality and noise off the charts bad.
Food was good but the margaritas had way to much ice and too little margarita. Our waitress was not that good
Service really down this past Saturday. Hostess could not figure out where to sit people. Servers were under water. Tables not bused or cleaned. This is not characteristic and I hope they fix it soon!
Never got to sit down. Had a 7 pm reservation. Got there and was told it was a 15 min wait (no problem). Went to the bar to get a couple cocktails. The bartender was engaged in a lengthy conversation about margaritas with a customer and could not give two cents that we were standing at the bar waiting for a drink. After waiting and waiting and waiting to be served, we walked out. Went down the street to MLG and had a wonderful cocktail and delightful dinner. All the staff at Authenico seemed overwhelmed and under trained. Need some help guys.
Never a bad experience - great friendly service and excellent kitchen - a neighborhood gem
Noise level was low during this visit. Other times it’s very loud with families and kids. Outdoor seating is area is quiet and relaxing. They now have new “Bowl” dishes. I ordered the blackened halibut. It had some spices on it but by no means would I consider it blackened. The overall dish was very good. Lake Forest margarita is my favorite. Unfortunately their prices are very high for a suburban Mexican restaurant.
The watermelon margarita was refreshing and delicious. Our server, Brenda, was very attentive and helpful. While the food was good, I thought my beef enchiladas were rather ordinary and the beef brisket was dry. Our $6.00 portion of guacamole was ok; it was mainly avocado with little else in it. Unlike some Mexican restaurants, I thought they'd let us choose ingredients, and have it freshly prepared on a side table, but that's not what they do. Overall, the food was good, but not exceptional.
We are so glad to have discovered this gem of a mexican restaurant in Lake Forest!! The food was delish specially their house salsa and guacamole Am a vegetarian and had the veggie burrito and it was yummy!!! The service was quick. Vanessa who helped our table was very friendly and prompt. This will be our to go mexican place from now on!!
The food was great...the service was outstanding!
only disappointment was that i requested outside seating in my reservation and it was not available.
Everything was great but it did get very busy just after we arrived. Our food (2 salads) didn't arrive until 40 minutes after we ordered. We had to send one back because they forgot to add the chicken.
We had requested a table for 4 outside as a modifying our reservation
When we got there they said sorry
No outside table available even though we had made a open table outside table reservation
Sat inside over booked but community is small and not much to choose from
Waited a long while for wait staff and for drink order
Would only go again if we could sit outside... there are other better Mexican restaurants in other community
Only went there because of time construction it is close by our home
Thanks for asking
Marcey and her staff are always happy and go above and beyond - 10 ⭐️’s!!
Had to wait for an outside table, but got a great one. Waitress was slow and a little forgetful, but clearly very busy and very very sweet. Overall good experience and will definitely go back.
Awful all around. The food was soggy, salty and just not good. Service was super slow. They jam tons of tables in so super squished too.
Slower service but tasty!
Essentially, the reservation didn't matter. They still put us on a waiting list when we arrived behind walk-ups. It was very frustrating. When we were seated, it took quite a while for the server to take our order and our food came out long after others that arrived later...with some ordering the exact same dish. Needless to say. It wasn't a great experience.
Another great meal at Authentico! Fantastic service and everyone had delicious food and drink!
Terrific food and exceptional service.
I’ll be back!!
Cute place. Great food. We’ll be back for sure !
Nice atmosphere & outdoor dining. Good menu with lots of gluten free options.
Food and ambiance are always great at Authentico. Margaritas as well!
We return often based on our past experiences, and tonight hit the mark again. Excellent food, great margarita's, and friendly service delivered an enjoyable evening. Suggestions include the guacamole (mix of smooth & chunky and not a lot of add-ins) , enchiladas barbacoa (suggest substituteing with their mole), and finishing with chirros with chocolate sauce. Finally the atmosphere is a mix of couples enjoying drinks and families with children. A must stop location when in Lake Forest.
Food was good but service disappointing. Had to ask for chips with the guacamole we ordered 3 times and eventually had to go inside and ask hostess. Fajitas came without tortillas. Had to ask 3 times as well. Fajitas were cold by the tome the tortillas arrived. Enjoyed sitting outside.
Food is good not great. Chips are terrible. Taste like out of a bag. Bar just does not pour a good drink. Seriously couldn’t tell if mine had any alcohol.
Terrible service took over an hour to get food and arrived over cooked and cold. So disappointing.
The food is good & like the indoor/outdoor seating. However, we were disappointed they did not set up our table correctly. And, the food took an extremely long time to get out of the kitchen.
Strangely they weren’t that busy so I’m not sure where was an issue. Even after we informed servers we had people who had long way to travel home, the service was very slow. We started taking things from other tables because we could not get silverware, plate requests, etc
I like the restaurant but it felt there was no management on site. Our dinner party grew weary & people were hungry & tired of waiting.
We have been here many times but have to say the service this time was less than normal. After trying to flag down the waitress to replace a water glass which had something nasty on the outside, when we got the bill after a wait, the charge on the credit card was about $30 more than the bill. My wife had to go find the waitress to have her correct it.
On the upside the seafood enchiladas are amazing.
Server was great, but the kitchen was backed up so we got our appetizer kinda late and they brought the main meal before we finished our appetizer. Not a big deal but we felt rushed once the meal came.
Service was good but the food delivery was a problem
It took three tries to accommodate a cilantro allergy in the guacomole
After reading several other reviews, I was excited to try Authentico. Unfortunately, our experience was just okay. We ordered an appetizer and two entrees and all three were incredibly bland. My barabacoa enchiladas had almost no sauce on them, and were so dry I could barely eat them. Our cocktails, however, were great.
As always the food and service were great. Our waiter was wonderful and very accommodating. I had a new dish, taco bowl with grilled halibut, and it was delicious. I absolutely recommend it.
I took my friend and son for our first visit Friday. The menu was extensive and innovative. Everything was very good. I had the chicken enchilada with mole and it was very good, especially the mole. The other two dinners, beef rib meat tacos and a grilled chicken were also very good. The bacon wrapped shrimp was excellent. Service was good, a bit slow, but we were in no hurry. Definitely will be back.
Great evening as usual, and the Mother’s Day rose was especially nice!
Reservations don't mean there will be a table ready, had to wait 25 min. Food was great, staff very nice but very slow service on Sat night. Will give another chance to improve! Overall, really liked the restaurant
Fun and casual atmosphere with outstanding food. Extensive menu with all our Mexican favorites and great margaritas!