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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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  • 31
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What... need earplugs but food was good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
MichaelMann1
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Deer Park, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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475 reviews 475 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Chicago
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102 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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Arlington Heights
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is delicious but is over rated. This place use to be the best in town. Now they are established and over priced. On my last visit the waiter pushed the premium liquors without mentioning the price and also charged us for the "birthday" extras without telling us that there would be a charge. The extra charges were acceptable... More 

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Arlington Heights IL
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131 reviews 131 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Salsa 17 offers excellent food that is interesting and delicious. They pride themselves on the selections of complex salsas that are used in the various offerings. A city above most suburban places.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?