Mago Grill & Cantina - South Barrington

4.7
1290 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Patio seating is available! We have heaters available to create a comfortable dining experience.

Mago Grill is a modern twist on everyday dining featuring a delicious menu of authentic Mexican and Latin dishes created by chef Juan Luis Gonzalez. Open for lunch and dinner daily, 7 days a week. Family friendly dining, great for groups, too!
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious and staff was very friendly

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vipOktoberfest
Chicago
482 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Sun 1pm reservations, ok food, expensive, slow service.

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Lovefood
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and the food was good. Drinks were good too

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wait staff was awesome, Food was great as usual. No complaints.

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Gberg19OpenTableReviews
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and food, try the jalapeno margarita too!

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vipKitten
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Mole is delicious!

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Bhajiya
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always the food was excellent. Just wished they wouldn’t have sat us by the door and the big windows.

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JohnS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st visit, will go back. Table side guacamole was extraordinary, makes me miss summer. Margaritas were very good, maybe a little pricey. Service was on point Steak fajita was very good. Very good. If 4.75 was an option that is what I would rate.

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Perfect for a date night.

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BeckyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Very reasonably priced dinner for a family of 4

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RCoyne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and they were flexible in preparing it "our way". The server was fantastic and didn't rush us, we felt comfortable sitting and visiting. It made for a great afternoon -

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a good time, service was amazing and everything came out quickly. Food was very good and tasty. We had a good time

MP
MarcelloP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Guacamole was fantastic. Like the option for mole.

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viprich
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and attention to our table. Food was amazing! Tried different items this time … the Fajita that comes in a bowl (don’t recall the name), it was wonderful!!!! The espresso flan was delicious according to another person at our table. Really enjoyed the pace, ambiance, and food.

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KaitlynS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and gave us amazing drink recommendations! We will definitely be back!

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vipShannonR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at this Mago many times and it is always absolutely delicious. The staff is amazing and the service is top notch!

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DianeW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, first time trying desserts.

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vipDANIELLEI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect place to go with a group. The service was amazing and the gentlemen that made our table side guacamole was very personable. Over great experience.

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Phil
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We regularly dine with Magos, we always have a great time and look forward to our next visit.

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ChrystieR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mago has become our favorite Mexican restaurant! The margaritas are amazing and the food is elevated Mexican.

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JoannP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, especially the home made guac. Drinks were perfect!

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CarlaH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got together for a ladies Christmas party after work. Nothing formal; everyone bought their own meal. We had a gift exchange. The atmosphere was very conducive; there was enough variety on the menu to meet everyone's dietary and price needs, and our server was very friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere and good service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our son and grandson for lunch. Mago is our favorite place for Mexican food. If you like mole, it always has many flavorful varieties on hand. I often have Puntas de Cerdo because it comes with your choice of mole, but for a special treat try Fajitas en Molcajeta—mine was overflowing with large strips of carne asada and perfectly grilled peppers and onions. Everything on the menu is delicious. Our server was very helpful attentive. We love Mago and you will too.

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vipMikeL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All I can say was the food was fantastic! Menu selection was outstanding... Mole dishes were a hit and the variety was unlike any other Mexican restaurant. Will eat here again and bring friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mole, mole, mole! Such delicious mole we had at Mago last night. Still enjoying the leftovers! We also, as always, enjoyed the great dipping salsa options and guacamole. They really know how to do high-end Mexican food. Victoria was a great host for us as well — knowledgeable and fun. A great birthday experience for my wife and sister-in-law.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our food was fine but not great. Ordered the Honcho cheese appetizer with peppers and it was really spicy. However, we specifically ordered the vegetarian fajitas spicy and they weren’t spicy at all. Our server seemed very rushed and was pretty curt with us. We’re probably not going back.

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GiannaZ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal cuisine, ambiance, service and vibe. You feel right at home in Mexico when you eat here. The homemade salsa is to die for and the fajitas are amazing!!!

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Brian
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Loved the ambiance of Mago. The drinks were delicious, the fresh guacamole cart was a very nice touch. Tacos we okay. Would come back.

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DanE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

They served the smallest margaritas I’ve ever had for $13 each

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mago in South Barrington is consistently good. Great service, food, and they place my family in an ideal spot where we don’t have to shush our kids however we don’t have to yell to hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Anniversary.

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ConnC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food has gone down hill. Tacos were running with grease. Steak was medium well instead of rare.

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GeorgeL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistency we have been here several times and always great

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jessk
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with excellent food. Repeat costumer.

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MicheleD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was excellent as well as the service! Enjoyable night out!

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Amcc
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Bad service and overpriced . I would not recommend

FAQs

Mago Grill & Cantina - South Barrington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 844-4400.

Mago Grill & Cantina - South Barrington is rated 4.7 stars by 1290 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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