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Mago Grill & Cantina - South Barrington

4.5
724 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Monday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 11 PM
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Phone number
(847) 844-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Luis Gonzalez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Northeast Corner of Higgins Road (Route 72) and Route 59
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Entertainment
Live Mariachi Music Every Wednesday Night from 6-9pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 724 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Great experience as always! Food is excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine. Very efficient servers

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blueline714 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Started with the house three salsas. All were excellent. Table side guac was next. Tasty, but winter avocados weren’t ripe enough. Drinks and entrees were delicious. Deserts were great. One of them was a special Mexican chocolate flan that was outstanding. This needs to be a regular item on the desert menu. Our server was exceptional. The menu is a bit pricy compared to similar restaurants, but it’s not a deal breaker.

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Heather (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We love mago! The food is great my favorite Mexican place

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and service. Music was too loud and manager turned it down upon request.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and the service is great here. It is a little small inside which can make it feel cramped, but you forget all about that after a margarita or two.

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vipLaurenD (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The place is always a fun experience. I have consistently been disappointed with the level of seasoning. The cocktails and atmosphere make up for it and we are always happy to stop By for dinner.

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vipK123 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Went in on a snowy evening so it was quieter than usual. The service was still outstanding and the food was delicious. The whole staff was helping each other which is great to see even on a slower evening. My guest and I loved both meals (chicken tinga enchiladas and carne asada burrito) and the fresh made guacamole is impossible to pass up!! Love the Mango Passion Fruit Sangria too!

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vipmidwestdinner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I have eaten here many times and always have excellent service with tasty dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Don't take a date here, our table was so small all our plates didn't fit. Waiter kept apologizing for bad experience, food is average. Not impressed, won't go back. table was smaller than our end table at home. should have known place was no good when there was no one waiting. we made reservations and the hostess was very RUDE. Don't take as date here if you are trying to impress. Awful is all I can say, Dear Mayo. Grill get tables that actually fit diner' s food/dishes and drinks. we won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a lovely get-together after work. The food was delicious and our server was splendid!

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vipChicagofood3 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Once we discovered the Mago Grill & Cantina in South Barrington, we returned several times for different dining occasions . The food is great and interesting and the service has been outstanding. We will be back!

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RHDH (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had reservations for 5:30 but had to wait 15 minutes. Tables extremely close to each other and table side guacamole had to made two tables down since no room for cart. Service was good, food was good.

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vipJass (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This was my best experience at Mago! First of all, this time they acknowledged my Open Table reservation. The service was very good. The food was especially exceptional. A very nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The person I met for dinner was very excited to have me try this restaurant. The margaritas were delicious. The entrees were just enough so you didn't feel stuffed. The variety of sides were nice and the steak was great. I plan to eat there again.

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Thomason (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Love going here!

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vipDenny (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The best margaritas I have had complementing very thoughtful entrees

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vipChristineB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Guacamole made fresh to order! It is THE BEST! Great mojitos, too!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Service for the most part was fine. Appearance of the restaurant was nice.

In respect to food, I had ordered several types of tacos. The meat for the carne asada (steak) tacos were on the cold side temperature wise. I was not impressed with the shrimp taco as the shrimp resembled that of cocktail shrimp again on the cold side temperature wise.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and service.

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