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Salsa 17

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Bar, Family Fare, Central American, Mexican
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17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (Vail Ave & Dunton Ave)
+1 847-590-1122
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Experience Mexico in the Heart of Downtown Arlington Heights!

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  • 29
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  • 13
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere, friendly wait staff, good food

This location has had many restaurant iterations. This is the second Mexican place, located where Fuego used to be. We liked their generous margaritas, the guacamole is made to order at the table and was very good. We had the queso fundido appetizer which was also good. Two of us had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We ate there for Fathers Day and was very disappointed. Our meal took for ever and the prices are very high. By the time our meal came we were fil from chips and salsa. There is a restaurant in the area Javiares. Better food and prices are reasonable.next time we will go there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The place is well appointed and has a massive sprawling bar that is definitely worth seeing. An oh Wow fun bar. The bartenders were two very friendly nice young guys. However, when I asked for Cadillac Margaretta's I had to tell them how to make it. Here you are a Mexican restaurant ... with premium tequila (like having the keys... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

So much better than Mago! Skip Mago and go DIRECTLY to Salsa 17!! You won't be sorry! Their food is excellent and their margaritas are hands down the best in Arlington Heights!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Love love love the salsa at Salsa 17. The menu is not your traditional Mexican fare but everything is great. We usually have one of the limited time specials. The table side guacamole is fantastic. Do yourself a favor and add Salsa 17 to your must do list. You will not regret your decision.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This location has had many restaurant iterations. This is the second Mexican place, located where Fuego used to be. We liked their generous margaritas, the guacamole is made to order at the table and was very good. We had the queso fundido appetizer which was also good. Two of us had the tamales, and they were yummy. The shrimp tostadas... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you would like to experience Mexican home cooking, items that most Gringos would never know of, well go to Salsa 17. From the incredible selection of Tequila, to the table side, made to order Guacamole, the dining experience is fantastico! In regards to the food available, don't go with the normal Mexican staples, ask the server which side of... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been visiting family in Wheeling from the UK and asked to go to am Mexican restaurant for my birthday meal. My family very kindly organised a meal at this wonderful restaurant and had a fabulous evening. The service was fantastic from all the staff and the food was amazing The guacamole made at the table was out of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I thought everything about Salsa 17 was great. First of all, we had a small child in our group, and the waitress was very attentive to the little girl. She brought over a white board and dry erase markers for her to play with..later she was bored with those and the waitress returned with a maraca. Good times! I had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The salsa was excellent but the chips were only average. The guacamole was also very good and prepared at our table. The entree, seafood enchilada, was only average as well. I loved the decor of the restaurant but the noise level made it very difficult to have a conversation.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Their made at table guacamole is the best around. Their mojitos and margaritas have many options/flavors to pick from and are made perfect. Food is also very authentic tasting.

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Additional Information about Salsa 17

Address: 17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone Number: +1 847-590-1122
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $25
Cuisine: Bar, Family Fare, Central American, Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (Vail Ave & Dunton Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-590-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $25
  • Cuisine: Bar, Family Fare, Central American, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Experience Mexico in the Heart of Downtown Arlington Heights!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?