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Salsa 17

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Bar, Pub, South American, 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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  • 40
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
mcubed48
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Chicago, IL
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great food, service, décor. Very clean Mexican restaurant. The tableside guacamole made to order is done perfectly. You can make it as hot an spicy as you like. Big selection of regular and premium margaritas. Always get a floater with your margarita. We shared the skirt steak which was cooked med. rare to perfection. No room for dessert. We will... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food is outstanding every time we go, but the last time we went we waited and hour and 20 minutes for our food! It was brutal! I have had lots of dishes that I like, and some that are so, so.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is our go-to for Mexican in the NW burbs. Although we did not order it tonight, their moles are outstanding, particularly the chocolate. Good margaritas, tableside guacamole you will not be disappointed with either. Tonight we shared the 8 taco plate. We particularly think the fish and steak tacos are superior. Wait staff is always friendly. Noisy, but not... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Margaritas. Guacamole. Mole Sauce. These are a few of the top menu items Salsa 17 is famous for. The restaurant opens to a continuous bar on the right. The rest of the space is filled with two tops or booths. The area to the back of the restaurant can hold a small party group, twenty or less.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
3 restaurant 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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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, Pub, South American, 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?