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Salsa 17

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17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1407 (Vail Ave & Dunton Ave)
+1 847-590-1122
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Experience Mexico in the Heart of Downtown Arlington Heights!
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 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
Most recent review
Not to trill!!

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
ccnk2010
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This establishment used to be so good say... 7 years ago. It has progressively gone downhill. The menu changes were not for the better. Watered down American Mexican food with refried beans and rice to fill the plate. Moving guacamole stand is good- but how wrong can you get that? With so many Mexican immigrants living in and around Chicago,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1407
    (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: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Experience Mexico in the Heart of Downtown Arlington Heights!

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