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Salsa 17

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Central American, Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, South American
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17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1407 (Vail Ave & Dunton Ave)
+1 847-590-1122
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food service and ambiance Will go again. Fresh homemade taste. Great salsa. Met for a quiet lunch. Able to accommodate or request. Knowledgeable staff

Thank George M
Fort Myers, Florida
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining here for the first time, I must say this place has a lot of buzz. I liked the bar vibe and the drinks were pretty good actually but the food was just so so. I think they were going for gourmet Mexican but based on my first sampling I was underwhelmed. The complimentary gold standard, chips and salsa were... More 

Thank Dan C
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Cute place. The guacamole was great. Good location - conveniently located near the train station and Metropolis theater.

Thank Vanessa G
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Salsa 17 has one of the best table side guacamole preparations I have experienced. Very well done. Paired with excellent chips. The salsa is overly mild for my taste. The platters are well done, but think more aligned with authentic Mexican. This is not Tex Mex.

Thank Keith C
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We found this hot spot by way of Trip Advisor and I'm glad I listened the the reviewers, as it was very good. If you plan ahead, note that they take reservations, otherwise, it seems that you should definitely plan on waiting. We waited about 40 min on a recent Friday night around 7:30. Also, parking is on the street... More 

Thank DaniPickle
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Dinner was excellent, I ordered a steak burrito. It was large and fresh ,melted on my tongue. The homemade guacamole was wonderful. Freshly made tortilla chips! I plan on going back.

Thank Santina H
Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Salsa 17 is our go-to spot for a fun atmosphere and consistently good food (every day of the week) We love the made-to-order guacamole cart that is made table-side. All of the entrees are wonderful. In particular, we like the fajitas and burritos. I recently ordered the poblano burrito (vegetarian) and it was a fantastic mix of flavors and was... More 

Thank FreqFlier2010
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

My husband and I recently dined here with friends for the first time and wish we had known about this gem earlier. It is a wonderful restaurant with attentive servers, great food and choices for adult beverages along with ambiance (we sat outside in the alleyway and loved it ). I would highly recommend savoring the tasty salsa and chips... More 

Thank Wingmom51
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Dined there last night with friends and sat for three hours with no one rushing us out- perhaps because we were outdoors and no one was in a hurry for our spot since it was a cooler evening. However we were toasty warm with the space heater! Nice selection of drinks and wonderful chips and salsa-unique! Shared a chile rellano... More 

Thank RobinR699
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The food here is always top notch. My favorite is the Arrachera Chihuahua (grilled skirt steak with mushrooms, onions, and green peppers topped with melted chihuahua cheese.) The service is exemplory and the table side guacamole is dangerously delicious. You can't go wrong.

Thank Carol J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Bar, Central American, Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Experience Mexico in the Heart of Downtown Arlington Heights!

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