Mago Grill & Cantina - South Barrington
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!
lettuce, chihuahua cheese, black beans, mexican rice, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, in a large crispy tortilla shell add ground beef picadillo or chicken tinga
freshly prepared tableside - a Mago Grill must have!
sliced marinated charbroiled sirloin steak
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.
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.
Loved the ambiance of Mago. The drinks were delicious, the fresh guacamole cart was a very nice touch. Tacos we okay. Would come back.
They served the smallest margaritas I’ve ever had for $13 each
Food has gone down hill. Tacos were running with grease. Steak was medium well instead of rare.
Consistency we have been here several times and always great
Great experience with excellent food. Repeat costumer.
As always the food was excellent as well as the service! Enjoyable night out!
Bad service and overpriced . I would not recommend
Celebrating a 50th birthday
Food and service was excellent! Have been recommending to everyone
Way to much noise.
They SAY they have a points system for rewards. They LIE!! Scammers , scammers, scammers. 3rd visit and 0 points. Manager lied to me and said he would personally contact me to fix it and of course he NEVER called. Total rip-off. Shame on them.
We go to Mago quite often. The food is great and they have a wonderful vegetarian section on their menu.
This is the second location we have dined at (also Arlington Heights.) The menu is creative with traditional and Nuevo Mexican offerings. The kitchen executes that creativity with consistency and high quality (for both locations and for selected menu items).
My sister and I met our 2 cousins at Mago Grill to catch up and enjoy some STELLAR food!
They had plenty of options to support my vegan dietary restrictions.
The food is fresh, beautiful presentation, and portion sizes are perfect. Even the glassware and flatware is substantial and stylish.
I can’t drink right now and our waitress came with a box of teas for me to choose from! The hostess, waitress, and lady making our guacamole offered AMAZING service. We never had to ask for anything, she was attentive and intuitive.
The only thing that could make this place better is a dance floor!
Everyone left with happy bellies and smiles, thank you!!
Service was great, we both had fajitas. Super fresh and absolutely delicious. The passion fruit and pomegranate margarita was amazing, and the chips and salsa trio are always a wonderful table appetizer. We will continue coming back!!
Hidden Gem, Definitely going back to try more items. Tableside Guac is a MUST! Margaritas are tasty! Great Flavor!
Good food, great service!!!!
Food was disappointing. We had the carne asada tacos, mahi-mahi tacos and chicken enchiladas. The free chips and salsa were better than the food we paid for.
Food and service very good. My only issue is the high noise level.
Even though they were short handed things rain very smoothly
Wonderful experience as usual!
Mago always has wonderful food, that’s why we go.
Good food, good service!
Two of the people who loves spicy food really were fighting over the extra jalapenos. One person enjoyed their food but he said it was a lot. The other 3 didn't think quantity was a problem! Haha.
Service was not good. Waitress took forever to get to us. Did not refil water, did not offer addtional drinks, desert or coffee, had to wait on her a lot. She seemed bothered when we had to flag her down. Food was very salty.
Had a nice time, atmosphere was nice, drinks good. But was disappointed with my meal. I love the Dorado with coconut mole, but the fish was very dry and a little tough to cut.
Beautiful meal. Enjoyed the special Chiles en Nihada.
The food wasn't as good as I am used to. I am a hispanic and very familiar with the dishes they serve. Order the pork medallions with pistache mole and ranchero beans. The pork wasn't very tender and the mole sauce was ok. It didn't have alot of flavor. The ranchero beans were disappointing, they had no flavor what so ever. This is typically a very tasty dish and was disappointed that the flavor was lacking.
Mask policy was in effect for Cook County on the day I visited, yet not a single employee was wearing one. Made me wonder what other health guidelines they were ignoring. Will not return.
Food was excellent and drinks were amazing
Our server was amazing and her recommendations were great
Your bus boys removed my dishes before I wA done with my dinner. Your waitress used an orange slice in my margarita
Ambiance was great food is mediocre at best
Was disappointed with food
Season the guacamole more. Other than that everything was great!
Beautiful day … sat inside but all the door were open and our seat was next to the opening. Our server was amazing as well as the dinner. Enjoyed raspberry mojitos which were not overly sweet! Chips and the 3 salsas are always delicious.
Our food was cold. Our woman sever was great though. Our jack and coke had no liquor in it, flat coke. We spend 180.00 and we were not please either the food or drinks. Brought family from out of town, so we were definitely not impressed. Very expensive for cold food and west liquor.
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 4.6 stars by 1260 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.