Mago Grill & Cantina - South Barrington

4.6
1260 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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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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Brian
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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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.

MD
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

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vipPrincess
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a 50th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Have been recommending to everyone

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vipDave
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Way to much noise.

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vipCarlK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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NatalieS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Mago quite often. The food is great and they have a wonderful vegetarian section on their menu.

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MadDog
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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GiannaZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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DianeW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hidden Gem, Definitely going back to try more items. Tableside Guac is a MUST! Margaritas are tasty! Great Flavor!

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vipTammyP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service!!!!

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viplovetoeatout
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

JR
JanRay
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service very good. My only issue is the high noise level.

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wendyb
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though they were short handed things rain very smoothly

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual!

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Satisfied1
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mago always has wonderful food, that’s why we go.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service!

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YvonneC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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StefanyM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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JuliaW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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PhillipM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal. Enjoyed the special Chiles en Nihada.

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NormaM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

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vipKaydee
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

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.

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PatriciaC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and drinks were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was amazing and her recommendations were great

LW
LindaW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Your bus boys removed my dishes before I wA done with my dinner. Your waitress used an orange slice in my margarita

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vipRocnroll
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Ambiance was great food is mediocre at best
Was disappointed with food

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VictoriaP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Season the guacamole more. Other than that everything was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GingerM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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.

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 4.6 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.

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