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Authentico

4.3
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
The Authentico cuisine is healthy Mexican combined with a modern twist. We offer the freshest ingredients available to create dishes from scratch every day. Even the tortillas and sauces are created fresh daily. Authentico's ambiance is a blend of rustic and old world with a modern flair.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 295-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antonio Gutierrez
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Private party contact
Marcy Ramirez: (847) 295-3500
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Westmister
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 462 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CobraJock58 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and attentive service in a great setting. Highly recommended and have been a returning patron for special occasions and casual dining for years.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall a good experience. The food was average for the price. I was expecting a little bit more authentic.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great service. My wife and I went with our two kids and we had a great time. I will definitely recommended for families.

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TammyW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Authentico has amazing food and is my favorite Mexican restaurant near my house.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great cocktails, great food & great service!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always great. Enchiladas Mole and the fish tacos are the favorites.

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PJMom (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We visited Authentico for an early dinner for a birthday celebration, on the way to the Genesee Theater. We were seated promptly, the food and service were just wonderful, and the staff worked to get us out the door and on our way to the theater right on time. We live a long distance away, but when we find ourselves in the area again, we will for sure stop in again. Delightful!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a 7:45 reservation and they seated us at 9. Didn’t offer us anything to drink or eat while we waited. The place was so crowded you could not move. I’ve been here before and this was the worst experience I’ve ever had. My food was inedible. No seasoning and my fish was not cooked properly. Again, lots of I’m sorry s but no offering of a drink or anything. Worst dining experience I’ve had I years

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viprabbht (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Got there for our 7:30 Reservation and they were slammed. We were a party of 8. It was so overbooked we had to separate into 2 parties of 4. They sat us near the door not far from our other group but we had people hanging over us who were waiting for tables and we were very near the door and it was cold that night so every time the door opened we got a rush of cold air.
We were eating with our jackets on. After a while a table opened up a little farther inside the restaurant and they let the 4 of us switch. They also had a big party of highschool kids and their parents celebrating a victory. It was a bit loud but it was ok with us since the celebration was a good thing. My major complaint is that no one from management cared to come over to us to see if we were ok. We have been to this restaurant many times and its usually great. We will give it another chance since it was so crowded that they were not functioning normally.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Stinks....as in stink bugs. Our first visit to the restaurant. Our server not once stopped by to check on us. To get refills we actually needed to stop the people bussing the tables. After finishing our queso fundido appetizer (which was very good) our entrees arrived. Within seconds a stink bug crawled around my bowl of frijoles and across my plate. I flagged one of the attentive people (again one that is bussing tables) who took it away and brought a manager.
After apologies they offered to replace my food. By then we had lost our appetites and just wanted to leave. I will be contacting state and local health services. Since it was january there must be more bugs in the kitchen and much like the overall service, they are oblivious to the issue.

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Amy1030 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

It was a birthday dinner, which was specified on the reservation but not acknowledged by the restaurant. Service was poor. We had to wait about 30 min even though we were on time for our reservation. Then we watched people come in the door and be seated at 4 tops, which we were waiting for. The hostesses didn't apologize or offer to comp us some food. Quality of the food was good but hostesses and wait staff were awful.

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healthyeater (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Decent food but nothing really special about this place. Standard American Mexican food. Service was attentive, actually a bit too much so. Food was a bit too salty.

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vipJoeD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Family birthday party for 13 and we had a wonderful time. Everyone was super helpful (we had 5 children under 5) and accommodated our many varied requests. Can’t say enough about the food and service. Exceptional!

PS: Great Tequila selection for Grandpa...

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vipoldgroup1 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

we enjoyed our time and meal ! there were 13 of us and the service was very timely and friendly. Authentico is a very lively atmosphere. great mexican fare. great guacamole and margaritas !

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Very friendly service. Great food !

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Johnv (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been to Authentico many times and it is consistently great. Food is delicious and the service very good. Great family place but also good date night spot.

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vipTHS1960 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was good, service was a bit slow but server was super polite. House Margarita was most excellent!

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vipEatsme (Fayetteville)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was bland nothing special, the salsa had very little taste.

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vipMexicanVegetarian (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

I went here for a date night with my wife and was pleased with the trip. As a vegetarian, it has been difficult to find authentic Mexican places that offer options other than just cheese quesadillas. Still, we had a good experience here and enjoyed our food. I was especially happy with the street corn appetizer and my guacamole burrito. The salsas that came with the chips weren't overly flavorful (a bit mild and bland for my taste), but that was the only negative of the evening.

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VinnyP (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Very good service at our table. The food was very good. The burrito was tasty and the beans had a nice hint of lime in there. The elotitos were the right size and the new take of flavor worked well. Great experience and will go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

We've eaten here before but were very disappointed this time around. The service was inattentive and the food was definitely below par. It was also very expensive. $10 for a little bowl of pre-made guacamole? The fish was VERY fishy.

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Susie (Naples)
2.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was just ok. It seems like this place is slipping. Soda in my drink was flat. It was vodka drink and I'm not sure it had any vodka. Second time that has happened. Special fish tacos were lacking in flavor and fish smelled a little. Was very disappointed. Don't think we will be back for a while.

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blueline714 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

We arrived early and the greeter suggested a seat at the bar to wait for our table. We ordered margaritas which might be the best in the area. Someone ordered a prickly pear margarita. Amy, the bartender, overheard us talking about it and offered us a sample. Wow! Tasty, but dangerous. It went down way too smoothly.

Finally got to our table. Chips and salsa were above average as was the guacamole. Good menu selection. My wife had cheese enchiladas that were exceptional. Likewise were the carnitas tacos that I had. Service was great. The place was lively with updated Mexican music.

We only came here because we couldn’t get a table at one of our regular spots. Glad we did. We will be back.

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Cf11 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Good chips salsa and guacamole. Wasn’t a fan of my pork tacos. Have had other things here that are munch better

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vippenguinperson (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We had to wait about 10-15 minutes for a table despite having reservations and there really isn’t a great place to wait. The food is reliably very good, and once we were seated the service was very good as well. It’s a noisy fun atmosphere but you can definitely have conversations without shouting.

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TammyW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

I sooooo love Authentico which is what I say every time I write a review. We went with friends who had never been there and they sooooooooo loved the food!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a great evening! Good food, drinks and dessert!!

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CraigS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was very good.
Good beer and wine options, margaritas looked very good.
Food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

We eat there once in awhile. The food is good. The service the last few times is becoming problematic. There is not enough wait staff or the kitchen gets backed up. Never saw our waitress again after she took our order. The hostess Marcy was great she stepped in!

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happy (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

My fish tacos were very fishy tasting ugh. My husband 's enchiladas had no flavor.

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