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17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1407
+1 847-590-1122
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Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Vail Ave & Dunton Ave
Description: Experience Mexico in the Heart of Downtown Arlington Heights!
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Minneapolis, MN
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wow! The food here is amazing - real Mexican. The moles are fantastic, and the tableside guacamole is terrific.

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Jack H, Director of Sales at Salsa 17, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome response...and for giving our moles a shout out. They really appreciate it! Hope to see you back in sometime soon! -Salsa 17 More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Tremendous Mexican restaurant. Absolutely order the guacamole dip tableside (and I don't normally eat avocadoes).

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Jack H, Director of Sales at Salsa 17, responded to this review

Wow! We really appreciate your glowing review. And we are glad we could get you back into avocados! As you can tell, we kind of have some love for them around here. -Salsa 17 More 

Northbrook, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Stopped in Salsa 17 on a whim and was not disappointed. Starting with the delicious salsa, then on to the guacamole made to order table side. For lunch I ordered the steak tacos, which were garnished with just onions & cilantro (as all tacos should be), with sides of black beans and Mexican rice. Completed my meal with a red... More 

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Jack H, Director of Sales at Salsa 17, responded to this review

Whims are our favorite! And a great time to try some red sangrias... Thanks for the positive review, we hope to see you back in soon! Sincerely, Salsa 17 More 

Chicago
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The menu for Salsa 17 is limited but seemed more authentic than other Mexican restaurants. What my family had off of the menu was good, but not great. Also, the margaritas were more on the level of sour lemonade than an adult beverage. There is no printed children's menu, (and because we didn't see one we almost left), but they... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I ate at Salsa 17 on Nov 8th. We ordered an appetizer from the special menu. Braised Rib Que-so, it was delicious but filling. We could have split an entree. The service was great. The atmosphere lively but not too loud. We had a excellent meal.

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Jack H, Director of Sales at Salsa 17, responded to this review

Thanks again for trying one of our Fall Specials! We really appreciate your review, and look forward to having you in again some time soon. Sincerely, Salsa 17 More 

Wood Dale, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We are relocating away from the Chicago area and will miss this wonderful Mexican restaurant nestled in downtown Arlington Heights. We stopped in today for a rather late lunch and started by enjoying their table side "As-You-Like-It" preparation of guacamole which is excellent. Dave had something he had not tried at Salsa 17 before. He order the Sopes - one... More 

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Jack H, Director of Sales at Salsa 17, responded to this review

We will miss both of you as well!!! Thank you so much for dining with us over the years, and for always being open to trying new things! We look forward to having you back in the next time you are in Arlington Heights. Sincerely, Salsa 17 More 

Chicagoland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is definitely high end! Great food, polite and professional service staff, extensive beverage selection. Try the rack of lamb! Surprisingly good!

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Jack H, Owner at Salsa 17, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your kind review of our restaurant, and for branching out and trying the rack of lamb! Experiences like yours make serving food such a gratifying endeavor. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Salsa 17 More 

Palatine, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Ive dined here for Lunch and dinner. Servings are ample size, freshly made and certainly very tasty. It is a great place to eat prior to attending the Metropolis Theatre! Service is beyond reproach and the owner is always present. Cheerful and welcoming atmosphere!

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was in the O'Hare area with a friend and had some time to kill, we decided to go out to grab some food. We found Salsa 17 in a nice neighbourhood, very easy to reach and park nearby. It was mid afternoon, there were only a couple of tenants in the premise and 2 waiters on duty. The guy... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My Mexican cuisine experience has been for most part a disappointment. I m from the Phoenix area where they have very good Mexican restaurant , plus have friends from that country that are very good country. Also been in a fan of their mole, and have the opportunity to visit Oaxaca the birthplace of mole makes difficult for me to... More 

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Address: 17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1407
Phone Number: +1 847-590-1122
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Mexican

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