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Casa Bonita Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Libertyville, IL

Casa Bonita Restaurant & Tequila Bar

4.3
4.3
118 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Casa Bonita Restaurant and Tequila Bar was voted "Best of the Best" for Mexican food 2019 by over 25,000 voters in the Reader's Choice Awards by the Daily Herald! Located in the heart of charming downtown Libertyville, Casa Bonita Restaurant and Tequila Bar is known for their famous Perfect Margarita and Enchiladas. The year round patio is enjoyed even in the winter where heat lamps allow guests to dine alfresco. Unlike the Mexican restaurant chains, Casa Bonita Restaurant and Tequila Bar is an independent restaurant featuring a creative take on finely prepared, authentic Mexican recipes with imported ingredients . Providing an array of recipe options, our food is made only with the freshest, quality ingredients selected daily from local purveyors. Everything from appetizers to desserts are handcrafted for a memorable south-of-the-border dining experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (847) 362-4400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tino Almaraz

  • Neighborhood

    Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville

  • Cross street

    Lake Street/Multiple Parking Garages nearby

  • Parking details

    In addition to free street parking there is ample parking in rear, free 320 car parking garage and open parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Metra Train Station and Pace Bus stop at Milwaukee/Libertyville Metra Station, 200 Lake Street, 1/2 block north of restaurant. Also Pace Bus stop at Milwaukee/Church Street, 2 blocks south of restaurant.<br /><br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. B

    Bari

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Casa Bonita is nice local Mexican restaurant. The ambiance is very festive, along with delicious food and beverages. The steak I ordered unfortunately was a a big piece of fat and gristle, where my steak knife couldn't even saw through it. However...my server was very accommodating and apologetic, and offered to bring me another fresh steak right away. The manager brought me the replacement steak, which was cooked perfectly and much more tender. Great customer service and would definitely go back there.
  2. CU

    ChrisU

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casa Bonita is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. The food is always good, ambience is fun.
  3. F

    Flygirl

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The veggie fajita’s are my favorite paired with the Perfect Margarita! The service is impeccable!
  4. RR

    RonR

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate some family birthdays and they made sure to make our experience special. The food was outstanding and the service was top notch. We live about 40 minutes away, but we will for sure make the drive again, its possibly some of the best Mexican food I've had!!
  5. J

    Jenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, nice staff, cool atmosphere and an overall fun dining experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very sweet and also was great with making sure our group was taken care of on such a busy Saturday!
  7. RB

    RodgerB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My recommendation is conditional. The noise level was higher decibels than I prefer, though not unbearable. The food was good, the service was very attentive. Prices were higher than we would have paid at a "less fashionable" address.
  8. SM

    SMan

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was very good. They seated me under a speaker with very loud music, but they had me move my seat and turned the music down. They were very accommodating.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    Not a great place to go during COVID-19. Tables outside too close together. Sign says masks are required but so many allowed inside without them. Employees wearing gloves but opening doors, busing tables, etc. with them which defeats the purpose. Won’t be back for a long time.
  10. AD

    AngelaD

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful. Wait time with reservation wasn’t terrible. Love the sangria.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My birthday
  12. R

    Review123

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great dinner. The first table we were seated at was a little too crammed for us. The hostess quickly found us another option that worked out great. Food and service were great as usual!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was incredibly spicy no one told me that they changed there chicken, and the guac came very small. Irritating. I wasn’t happy.
  14. W

    Walt

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food at reasonable prices.
  15. MS

    MicheleS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-Thanksgiving dinner with family.
  16. S

    Sunny

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently delicious food, best mole sauce. Half-price margaritas were a bonus...mango was excellent!
  17. s

    ssmm

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food is awesome- straight forward Mexican but super delicious!! Really fresh and the drinks are yum! It’s casual enough for everyday dining, I’ve done lunch and dinner there and it’s always consistent quality. I think it’s a good price for the quality and quantity you get - my only exception would be the mixed drinks. Mixed drinks are too pricey and weak. But I love this place. Order beer or soft drinks 😀
  18. BB

    BrianB

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Appetizers are awesome. The quality of the entree’s has slipped. Smaller portions and just not as good as it once was. Disappointing....
  19. BM

    BarbaraMR

    Cleveland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best. Love the staff. Kind. Attentive. Carne asada best anywhere. Queso too.
  20. JQ

    JakobQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    The food was good, but our waitress forgot our appetizer, and instead of corn tortillas like we requested, we got flour. Food was still pretty good, just wish the server was a little more attentive.
  21. MH

    MichaelH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very fresh. Guac especially good as were the margaritas (Cadillac). We split a couple of dishes and enjoyed everything.
  22. KJ

    KathyJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Good and tasty food, excellent service! My not complaint is it was extremely noisy.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am always happy with my experience at Casa Bonita.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were seated right away as I made a reservation on Open Table. After we were seated, chips and salsa arrived as soon as we sat down. Server asked is if wanted fresh guacamole which we did not, never asked if we wanted drinks. When she came back we ordered our dinner, my husband told her her wanted a Dos Equis. Food arrived shortly thereafter. Still never asked if I wanted a drink. Server came to the table once afterwards to pour me more water and left. Ended up drinkIng my husband’s water as she didn’t come back! Never saw her again until we were finished dining. Asked us if we wanted dessert which we declined. Was quick enough to bring us our check though. Now we remember why it’s been over a year since we’ve been there.
  25. MR

    MarkR

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good but felt a bit pricey. The ambiance was average
  26. KB

    KristenB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Ambiance! We went on Day of the Dead and all the staff had their faces painted so beautifully. Our new favorite spot for Mexican food. Recommend for a date night as it is right across the street from the movie theater. A perfect night!
  27. PB

    PatrickB

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It wasn't crowded when we went, so it might be noisy when crowded. Food and service were very good. Fairly extensive menu.
  28. JN

    JenniferN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Client lunch. Good food and ambience. Also enjoyed a birthday serenade. I would definitely go back.
  29. FL

    FoodieLLL

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Chips and guacamole and salsa all good. Service was a bit slow. It was loud when we first sat down but then it cleared out a bit and made the conversation easier. The blackened salmon and the shrimp were both delicious. They also accomodated my vegetarian diet accordingly substituting black beans and coconut rice.
  30. S

    Scott

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Birthday party with approximately 16 8 year kids was over the top too loud. Chuckle cheese would have been quieter. My own son had to cover his ears and eat in the car.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Food was great!! But extra. $1.99 for a tablespoon of guacamole is excessive. Also was slow service but nice ppl
  32. PH

    PatH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We sat outside,; weather was gorgeous. The “ambient” music was WAY too loud, and we had to ask 2 different times for it to be turned down, as we were shouting to each other otherwise. I have eaten at Casa Bonita many times and never experienced this problem.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff! Great food!
  34. B

    Bbennett

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good portion size. Cosmos here are hit or miss but when the bartender knows what(s)he is doing, they make them really well. Sat quickly, service was fairly quick. Love the outside seating.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food! Server did well!
  36. HW

    HenryW

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great dinner with a party of 8 people. The service was spot on and if we had a menu mixup it was resolved immediately.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Got a little wet, server spilled a full glass of water on me. Lots of apologies- no consideration on the check. A little odd of an experience but still one of our favorites.
  38. TR

    TinaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    I think depends if you are coming with a large group. If you have a large group. Make sure everyone has cash or go somewhere else. They do not know how to deal with separate checks or separating partial payments
  39. VR

    VickyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Thank you for a nice evening.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The waitress was very slow to bring water and take our drink orders. We waited about 15 minutes for this. The food arrived quickly. When paying the bill she requested a copy of my license because of the high charge which I provided and then she walked away. There should be no need to walk away with a license.

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Casa Bonita Restaurant & Tequila Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Street/Multiple Parking Garages nearby

  • Neighborhood

    Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    In addition to free street parking there is ample parking in rear, free 320 car parking garage and open parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Metra Train Station and Pace Bus stop at Milwaukee/Libertyville Metra Station, 200 Lake Street, 1/2 block north of restaurant. Also Pace Bus stop at Milwaukee/Church Street, 2 blocks south of restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tino Almaraz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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