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!
Mother’s Day dinner- my favorite restaurantb
We love Authentico. We live downtown and regularly see family in Lake Forest. We love to go to Authentico. The service is excellent. From the minute you walk in the door with the host/hostess, the servers and the staff that run the food and fills the water. Everyone is kind and welcoming and always have a smile on their face. The food is wonderful. Always fresh, delicious and cooked perfectly. I tried the Authentico enchiladas this past trip. It’s my new go to! I am already craving them 2 days later. There’s a sweetness to them because of the blue crab and shrimp that is indescribable. It’s just one of my favorite dishes I have had at any Mexican restaurant. They are excellent and I would drive to Lake Forest from the city specifically for that dish. The ceviche special is awesome. You can never go wrong with the guacamole. Margaritas are great as well. Made perfectly with good tequilas. We just really love Authentico. Probably one of favorite restaurants in the city or the suburbs.
We came in with a reservation ON TIME and waited almost 10 minutes to be seated. They sat us right in front of the door which kept opening letting in cold wind. Our server was very nice and accommodating. Overall, very noisy and overpriced.
Let me start by saying that I've been to the restaurant many times before for dinner and I loved it. I'd only recommend the restaurant to a friend for their dinner service. They're not usually open for breakfast, but the added the service for Cinco de Mayo. I had a breakfast burrito with chorizo. The chorizo wasn't ground, but more a slice of chorizo. The burrito was overall below average. The cost was was way out of proportion to the value of the meal. For two adults with one margarita each it was $65. I could have had a better quality breakfast burrito for $7 at a local authentic Mexican restaurant. The outdoor patio was great and the drinks are always wonderful.
Didnt honor reservation had to wait 30 minutes for our table
This restaurant can best be described as inventive, high-end Mexican cuisine, featuring excellent seafood & shellfish, as well as traditional dishes with upgraded or innovative ingredients.
My husband and I loved both of our meals. The enchiladas authentico and the enchiladas mole were delicious. This may become our favorite Mexican restaurant.
It was my birthday. My daughter, a senior at Lake Forest High School has a friend who works at Authentico part time. She suggested it would be a great place for good food, great atmosphere, and we could hear one another and have a nice mother daughter talk. She was right. The service was warm friendly and the food was the best.
Good food with a unique twist on Mexican food. would go back
drinks are way over priced waitress was slow not attentive, food was just ok
Food quality is not as what is used to be.
Nice place, good food, usually over booked on reservations so be willing to wait.
Great interior, good service, food was mediocre. Just lacked a little flavor.
Delicious food and wonderful service! Great atmosphere.
Food was delicious. Drinks were delicious Great evening.
Excellent food. Friendly staff. Nice ambiance.
As always, great food, drinks and service. We will continue coming back here.
It was delicious! Kid friendly if needed but wonderful regardless. Delicious drinks, friendly staff and great food. We will be back!
I had high hopes for this restaurant based on the reviews I read ahead of time. First of all, we were seated right by the front door at the check-in counter. I asked if we could sit at a table away from the door and was told no. There were constantly people standing around our table waiting to be seated. They pack so many tables into the place that there is no place for guests to sit. It's cold near the door as well so they provide blankets for your lap at this particular table. I have never seen that before.
Service was good when the waitress came by, but her visits were infrequent. The margaritas are over priced at approximately $14 each. We did get a large 32 ounce to share that was $28 and it did taste good as we paid a $5 upcharge for Patron. I would recommend this. The free chips and salsa served before the meal were nice to have, but I personally found both red and green salsas to lack flavor and spice. We ordered the guacamole and both enjoyed it. Finally, our dinner was very good. We both got the ribeye steak burrito. The meat was very good and the rice and black beans that come with it are also very enjoyable. We both ended up taking half of our food home. The waitress boxed it up for us which I appreciate as it's easier than trying to scrape food into your boxes at the table.
Overall, I would have rated them higher if the hostess were friendlier and accommodating to our request to sit elsewhere. I also feel that the drinks are over priced and it cost $100 for our meal due mainly to having three drinks total. There are lots of choices in the area, so it will be a long time before we consider this place again.
The food was delicious as well as the drink I had; mango habanero. The service was perfect, not too attentive and they picked up on the fact that I said bday. Loved using OpenTable and will again.
Great. Had our granchchildren with us. So accommodating and great food.
Went during a birthday week. The evening specials were difficult to chose among. Ordered shrimps and scallops in some sauce with peppers and onions. Wish I remembered it’s name. It was one of the best Mexican dishes I’ve ever had.
The food is amazing. It’s not just cheese and beans. Staff was amazing. Love this place. We drive 30 min to get here with a baby.
Authentico is my favorite mexican restaurant and we always have an amazing time when we go!!!!! The food is awesome and the service is amazing!!
Our order got lost for about 45 minutes. When it came out it was dry and not very good. I've been there quite a few times. This was the worst dining experience by far. Service even without the missing dinner order was mediocre. I will give them another chance.
Great experience, nice people, good food, fair prices
Great food and ambience. We especially liked the salsa!
Really disappointed, took forever to order and get food that was warm not hot and dry, there were six of us ,salmon dry and over cooked, chicken breast dry, enchilada dry , skirt steak one piece tender one hard to chew, chicken quesadillas good.
Service slow and no manager visible during our time
The food and drinks were outstanding. We were a group of 8 and we were able to have great conversation around the whole table. All guests highly recommend Authentico. We should have alerted the server that we were on a schedule to see a show. For a group our size, it would have been nice to have our server check in with us more.
This was our first time at Authentico and we will definitely be back to explore more of the menu. Food, drink and service were great.
Authentico is my favorite Mexican restaurant!!!! I sooooo love everything that I get there and the service, staff and food are beyond awesome!!!!
I wrote a message to request something for my son's birthday but they did not do anything. They put us on a table in corner that was very dark, could not see menus and it was too close to another table (there w here other tables available. My meal was good but my husband, daughter and son did not like there's.