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Mago Grill

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$$ - $$$
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115 W. Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (Vail Ave. and Campbell St.)
+1 847-253-2222
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Arlington Heights, IL
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great typical Mexican food, along with some different dishes that have been awesome. Can be kind of a long wait on the weekends, but they did buy the space across the hallway from them, so the extra tables might cut that wait down.

Thank AAASparky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten twice at this restaurant and find it to be expensive and mediocre. I have eaten at other Mexican restaurants in the area and like them much better.

Thank Ximena R
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Mago is an excellent Mexican restaurant with an incredible atmosphere. We've been here many times and have never had a bad meal. From Tacos to fajitas to steak You won't be disappointed. Great location and fun atmosphere.

Thank mamahavinfun
Schaumburg, Illinois
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This lively Mexican cantina, attached to The Metropolis Theater in Arlington Heights, has a huge menu, filled with interesting selections. They specialize in their moles ... and these are delicious! I had the pork shank with blackberry mole, coconut sweet potato puree and maple, pecan brussel sprouts. Mmm .... The mole was just the right balance of sweet and spice... More 

Thank Mark M
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Every time I eat at Mago, including this last time, I think to myself Maybe the other times were just flukes or maybe now they have their act together... and then the service is mediocre AGAIN. I end up here once in a while because other local friends will choose it when we meet for dinner and I'm not going... More 

Thank Diane-B1817
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Had been here once before but left because of the noise. Tried again on a Saturday night but later in the evening (8:30 pm). Noise level was a bit better because we were seated near the windows vs. in the back or center of the restaurant. Wait staff was very attentive. Taco salad was good but had very little lettuce.... More 

Thank Karen F
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is one of my "go to" restaurants when I have a taste for authentic Mexican food. The menu has a good variety of choices. I highly recommend the tequila shrimp enchiladas. It has a little "kick" to it and it is excellent. The service is very friendly and the location is very convenient.

Thank James S
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Wow! See my posted pics...the food was amazing and the chips and 3 dips they bring to the table was so good. We had the nicest waitress that explains all the ingredients and actually was patient with us while we looked over the menu, ordered drinks, app and main courses!! Highly recommend and let the kitchen. Take care of you!!!

Thank Ben E
Agency, MO
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here while in town for business. The table side guacamole was very good. Even my non guacamole eating husband gobbled it up. He also had the shrimp empanadas, which he said were excellent. We each ordered 2 tacos, and these were ok. My husband said the chipotle slaw on one of his tacos was too spicy, even for him.... More 

Thank amerriott
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175 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

What great place in Arlington Hgts. Fresh guacamole made tables side. Good size portions and friendly staff. Not too big and the bar area is manageable to watch a game. Fresh is the word here.

Thank hockeyeh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 W. Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (Vail Ave. and Campbell St.)
  • Public Transportation: Just 1 1/2 blocks South of the Metra Northwest Line, Arlington Heights station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-253-2222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?