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Salsa 17

17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1407
847-590-1122
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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English first
chicago, illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A hidden gem in downtown Arlington Heights where you will find upscale Mexican food, great cocktails and service! A must try if you live or are visiting the area.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Love everything about Salsa 17, the decor especially the large sombrero on the wall, the atmosphere and amazing food!!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The restaurant has a great atmosphere and an excellent staff. The food is always delicious and the portions are generous. The table side guacamole is a MUST GET! The best guacamole I have ever had. I make it out to Salsa 17 at least once every 2 weeks. Definitely recommend to any who loves Mexican food and wants to have... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The restaurant is cozy and nicely decorated. It is not very large and can get a bit crowded. The service was very good. We were seated much quicker than anticipated and our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The food was good and the drinks were very good. It was crowded the night we dined and as such it was... More

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Hoffman Estates, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Individuals in my groups of 10 - 12 wish to not impose the cost of their expense meal onto another who has dined lightly. In order that our dining event does incur the hassle of guests calculating who owes how much, we request separate checks. Salsa 17 refuses to accommodate a request for separate checks. Over the last 4 -... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

There are 2 better Mexican restaurants within walking distance. Tried it once before it changed hands and once after. Don't need to go back.

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Chicago
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We have been going to Salsa 17 since it was Fuego and have always found the food to be excellent. Last night was no different. From the chips and salsa to start to the the check at the end of the evening it was an excellent experience. The food was great, the favors popped without being overly hot. I had... More

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Delray Beach
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I loved this restaurant from the moment we walked in until we left with happy full stomachs. The decor is very cute and colorful. Our server was very nice, informative and accomodating. Margaritas are good but the mole sauce was our favorite. They had four to choose from and all were fabulous. I had it with the chicken breasts but... More

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Ken K, Manager at Salsa 17, responded to this review

Customers are our favorites too! Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you again real soon! More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Went there for an impromptu dinner last week. The tableside-made guac is great, especially when mixed with the salsa. Drinks were fantastic, priced ok, would like to see it kicked up to a 16oz glass for the $9 price. Food was excellent. Came out hot, excellent flavor. Service was decent, not the highlight but beng left alone let us enjoy... More

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Ken K, Manager at Salsa 17, responded to this review

We are so glad you came and enjoyed Salsa 17. I am there 40 hours a week and I enjoy every minute of it too. Thanks for the kind words. More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I want there on Tuesday early in the evening, around 5:00 and was told upon entering that there was a problem with their liquor license and they wouldn't be serving any alcohol that evening. This was not enough of an issue for me to leave the restaurant. There were two other tables in the restaurant when I was seated and... More

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Ken K, Manager at Salsa 17, responded to this review

Have tried in vain to get in touch with you and first to apologize for the bad experience and next to invite you back to show you the kind of time we know you can have with us. More

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