Wow! Contemplating a night out in downtown Arlington Heights?...make a reservation for Mago and you will not be disappionted. The specialty of the house is mole... You're greeted with blue and white chips with three different salsas....and they are all fantastic! a Roasted pepper, a green avocado and tomatillo and a yellow spicy one in the middle that contains peanuts.
I was just blown away by reading their www site. Everything made from scratch, fresh...innovative..and my expectations were exceeded because of the food and also the great attention our waiter gave to us... We started with the ceviche sampler plate... three heafty portions ceviche: shrimp, talapia with jicama, scallop and carrot...they were each fresh and delicious...you could tell the quality of the seafood was high and the taste was so nice and fresh...
I had the rancharo mole on skirt steak and the person my wife had the xico mole made into shredded chicken enchiladas! The food was amazing...great portions size and delicious.
I had a dark mexican beer followed by my waiter's recommendation one of the tamarind margaritas with a peppery salt rim..it was fantastic!! I always follow waiters advice as they know what's really special. My wife had a raspberry margarita followed by regular....
As a special tip... you may have a special way you like your steak...but ask the waiter to recommend how this mole will match best.... I was going to order rare...but the waiter recommended medium rare because the mole matched better with the grill a bit more and will be more tasty... He was 100% correct!! so ask your waiter for advice...and they'll steer you correctly!!
Very impressed!! --- Definitely a return visit in my future very soon...and I highly recommend you all get there too!!
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