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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 - 11:00 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Guacamole!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Angela P
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We got off the interstate looking for lunch someplace other than a chain restaurant. We saw Salsa 17 listed on the phone and decided to check it out. We were greeted upon entering and were seated immediately. Our waiter arrived promptly to take our drink orders and drop off some salsa and chips. Both were excellent. The salsa was some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We thought that we would try lunch here, and we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and personable. And they were attentive to the kids - one being a 2 yr. old. They provide the kids with a small erasable slate and some erasable markers which certainly keeps them happy. We started with the guacamole appetizer which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I order the stuff chile which was good but usually at other restaurants is served with tortillas so don't know if they forget or what! Rice was not appetizing. Wish that the sitting had more privacy.

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Monona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had made reservations a few weeks before but when we arrived they had no record of it but they made good which is harder then you think at a place this popular

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Deer Park, Illinois
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59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very loud and hard to hear others around me. Food was good although I wish it was hotter (Temperature Wise). Chips and Salsa very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Fantastic food and service. Loved the Salsa! They have the "traditional" Mexican entrees but also offer nice specials (I had the short rib special which was excellent) and regular dishes that aren't so typical of a Mexican place. Highly recommended!

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34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Very lively atmosphere - deafening even. The food is acceptable and the wait staff always attentive but with the great number & variety of truly good Mexican restaurants in the area it's not necessary to endure the blasting music & too loud conversations. We tried to like it but we won't be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been here a number of times and it's a lively place on the weekends. There seems to be a lot of groups in here enjoying the place. The have some very good salsa and every entrée that I have ordered has been very good including a number of latin-inspired shrimp dishes. There is a preoccupation with mashed potatoes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food was good the atmosphere very pleasant especially in the summer. The price is a litte high but not crazy

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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 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?