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La Casa de Isaac Mexican Restaurant

431 Temple Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035
847-433-5550
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Ranked #23 of 88 restaurants in Highland Park
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 5, 2014
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Wilmette, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I grew up going to great Mexican restaurants in Colorado (The Grill in Leadville), New Mexico (Rancho de Chimayo in Chimayo), Texas, and countless other Mexican/New Mexican/Tex Mex restaurants in the South and West. I have lived about 14 years cumulative in Chicagoland and just recently found La Casa de Isaac--it is just as good as the restaurants I grew... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I love Mexican food. We stumbled upon this place and discovered some of the best Mexican food we've ever had! Margaritas were great! Fish tacos were wonderful! Guacamole is the best!! Don't miss this place. It's a wonderful surprise. Can't wait to go back!

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Deerfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

If you're looking for great Mexican food in the northern suburbs, Casa de Isaac can't be beat. This brightly painted, tile floored restaurant on the border between Highwood and Highland Park has the best chimichangas, enchiladas especiales and margaritas around. What it lacks in size, climate control and soundproofing, it definitely makes up for in really outstanding homemade food and... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Have heard for a long time how great the food is here, and it definitely is. The staff is professional and highly competent. My only complaint is that there was not a comfortably warm spot to eat in the whole joint. I realize it's Chicagoland in January, but the restauranteur should as well. I won't go back until it's warmer... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Why this is a popular venue is beyond me. I guess if you like hard tile floors that reflect the sound of loud patrons sat cheek by jowl, along with slow service, cold food and long wait times for a table. . .well, this is your restaurant. The owners close the restaurant on Friday night for religious reasons, which begs... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Im sorry but this is the most expensive mexican eating place i have ever seen for the food that you get. I live in a mexican area and the food is fabulous. I know margins are important but this isnt even funny

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Delray Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a fun restaurant that features fun, quality Mexican Tex-Mex food and very good service. Our waiter was a very nice young Russian Jewish man who was excellent and the Mexican dishes were superb. This is an excellent place for casual dining with atmosphere, great drinks & Mexican food for reasonable money in the North Suburbs.

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Grayslake, Illinois, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

topped here on a whim, hoping for greatness based on fellow yelpers reviews. ATMOSPHERE: OMG busy. We arrived during restaurant week around 5:45, and met a line out the door. I'm thinking, these must be some incredible tacos! Once inside, I'll say they have certainly maximized their space... tables are almost on top of each other, and the bar /... More

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The service is lightening fast! That's good because this is authentic Mexican food. You can get Tex-Mex here, but there are superb seafood dishes and things that real Mexicans eat... And, it's Kosher (also be sure to check their schedule)! There is nothing bad to say about this place!

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GRAYSLAKE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Me, my wife and daughter made reservations for 6:30. Arrived and dingy hostess didn't have us down. Questioned if we called the right resturant as they have another around the corner. My wife told them she had been there before and knows which restaurant she made the reservations at. My wife made reservations with a woman , but owner said... More

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