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Mago Grill & Cantina - Arlington Heights

4.5
4.5
1501 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
A celebration of Mexico's heritage, Mago Grill & Cantina is the creation of award-winning Chef Juan Luis Gonzalez. It's original Mexican and Latin menu is comprised of authentic favorites including freshly smashed tableside guacamole, seafood ceviches, savory salsas, fresh salads, and main dishes of steak, chicken, pork and seafood including the chef's own Grandma Paula's family recipes with vegetarian and gluten-free friendly items. The full service bar caters to margarita and tequila connoisseurs. Open for lunch, dinner and cocktails daily, 7 days a week. Family friendly dining, great for groups, too!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 253-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Luis Gonzalez

  • Catering

    Please visit http://www.magogrill.com/catering.html

  • Private party contact

    Brooke Stobough: (847) 222-1000

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington Heights

  • Cross street

    Vail Ave. and Campbell St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking and nearby public lot.

  • Public transit

    Just 1 1/2 blocks South of the Metra Northwest Line, Arlington Heights station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,501 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. RS

    RayS

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good spicy salsas! Server on top of things!
  2. M

    Mickey

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is outstanding. The service excellent. The noise level in the dinning room by the bar is a little too loud for comfortable conversation.
  3. CT

    ChiTownMom

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Fantastic service. Reasonable prices. The spicy margarita is the best (but it is weak alcohol-wise). This place is always a good time and great food!
  4. AS

    AnnS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mago is always amazing. Everything is delicious. Can’t recommend enough.
  5. CM

    CarlosM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent
  6. CK

    CarolK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food always good, just too loud during the busy 7 pm time.
  7. CY

    ChrisY

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently good. Bravo to their amazing chefs
  8. NC

    NudoC

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far one of our favorite restaurant. The food quality is always consistently good at this location. The servers are very helpful with our many special requests. The management is extremely responsive and super nice. There are many Mexican restaurant options in the downtown Arlington Heights area, but we find Mago‘s to be above all the rest.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was not bad
  10. NF

    NicoleF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Mago never disappoints. Amazing food and amazing margaritas, every time. We had spicy margaritas, skinny margaritas, & mezcal margaritas most recently- all sublime. Love the trio of salsas that come with chips at the beginning of the meal. Table side guacamole is a always a good idea too. Will be back soon!
  11. DD

    DandyDon

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughters birthday. Great service and food!
  12. s

    sixtyandcounting

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, lively atmosphere. We'll be back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was lovely and the food and service were fabulous. It’s a little loud for conversation.
  14. ID

    IrisD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and food! We celebrated a birthday and they did a great job making it special!
  15. c

    csk313

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our party of 4 agreed that the food was ok, not great. The margaritas we ordered were very good. Service was very attentive. It is very noisy when the restaurant fills up. We chose this spot for the convenience of being close to the Metropolis theater, but will probably choose elsewhere next time.
  16. GR

    GreytRacer

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, excellent service. I appreciated that they have many clearly marked gluten free options and our server and the kitchen took great precautions.
  17. CK

    ColletteK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We attended a tequila pairing dinner. The food was excellent, the drinks were quite tasty and the overall value was exceptional! My only complaint was that with the mariachi band playing in the small space is was quite noisy and sometimes hard to talk.
  18. ED

    ElizabethD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Dia de los muertos special dinner. It was awesome. Definitely would go again. We will tell others about it
  19. J

    Jewels

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal ! Great service ! Definitely would go back again !
  20. JB

    JillianB

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service . Menu has variety. Delicious.
  21. MT

    MomofThree

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    It’s always a treat to visit Mago.
  22. SG

    SuperG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is excellent on every level. Nothing else needs to be said!
  23. b

    badservicegoodfix

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Everything was delicious. We could actually hear each other and the service was outstanding.
  24. a

    andreaf

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy dinner hour but our reservations were handled in a very timely fashion . We normally go to the Barrington location and we were happy to be greeted by a server that we knew well from there . Wanted to show a good time to out of town friends and Mago did not disappoint . Food and service was excellent !
  25. RF

    RogueF

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Rushed out door
  26. NK

    NK123

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was amazing and the food was good. The brisket seemed a little tough and overcooked. I wish it came with mashed potatoes and not rice. I should have asked in advance but did not what the price of a pitches of margarita was and it was $44 a pitcher. Seemed expensive. I was surprised. We were celebrating my moms 94th birthday and my sisters birthday and I was surprised that they charged for their desserts and did not give them a free dessert.
  27. k

    kennethk

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic Mexican Food! Trendy ambiance . Neat decor. Very busy place because the food is that good and reasonable prices. Had a side of guacamole that was delicious and the Steak Tampiquena and my wife ad the jumbo shrimp. Delicious! Would definitely go back
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance was absolutely the best!
  29. m

    michelled

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Calamari and guacamole were fantastic. Service was great!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food with ample vegetarian choices.
  31. AH

    AndreaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The Arlington Heights location is very loud and the food is good, but not worth the price. Our group of 4 adults had 2 mixed drinks each, the guacamole table side, an entree each, and the bill before tip came to $300! Not going back… for those prices we could have done a proper steak house, not Mexican.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. The best mole. Just EXTREMELY loud. Could hold a conversation.
  33. YF

    YFKSS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both really good! Great location for dining right before shows at the Metropolis.
  34. M

    Mary57

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Juan Carlos was our server, and he was great! He was very attentive and had a fun sense of humor. Food was good and we all said we would come back!
  35. DS

    DanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’m disappointed how much liquid there is in so many entrees. The tacos my guest had were dripping and I’ve had others meals that had a similar problem. I had the Salmon which had way too much green sauce on it. A little goes a long way. I like your place, but I’m going back to Salsa 17 for upscale Mexican cuisine.
  36. T

    Tizia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was very friendly and made wonderful suggestions on really good dishes.We were very pleased.
  37. SS

    SandyS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time on our visit! Luis and Yasmine were amazing! Food was excellent and amazing drink choices. The outdoor seating was great and service was quick!!! Was also a nice touch when their Executive Chef, Juan Luis chatted with us.
  38. B

    Bamjam

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding. Several of our party members had never dined at Mago before and commented that it was the best food they’ve ever had. 💙
  39. JH

    JennyH

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was awesome. Outdoor seating was fantastic. Waiter was the only short fall, bad attitude, slow and just not helpful. I one point I asked how many plantains came with my dinner and he replied I don’t know. Not even I don’t know but let me find out.
  40. m

    melee

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food and service was amazing .I love this place and would recommend others

FAQs

Mago Grill & Cantina - Arlington Heights is rated 4.5 stars by 1501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Mago Grill & Cantina - Arlington Heights

115 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Vail Ave. and Campbell St.

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and nearby public lot.

  • Public transit

    Just 1 1/2 blocks South of the Metra Northwest Line, Arlington Heights station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Luis Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 253-2222

  • Catering

    Please visit http://www.magogrill.com/catering.html

  • Private party contact

    Brooke Stobough: (847) 222-1000

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