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“Flavorful, knowledgeable, no finesse” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mago

Mago
Ranked #97 of 153 Restaurants in Bolingbrook
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Flavorful, knowledgeable, no finesse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The flavors were unique and robust. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and ingredients. The service and presentation was sloppy and had no finesse. Although it is called a cantina, the prices and food call for more than just putting food on a table....just a little more finesse with service would make this an excellent overall experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank anewkindoffamily
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  • English first
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English first
Naperville, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“EXCENTELTE'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have been there a three times now, each time I have not been disappointed. The three different salsa that come with chips are so unique and very tasting. Love that this place does that, not your typical salsas. They have guacamole you can request to be made to your preference in front of you. The choices of Margaritas are the best, love all so many choices. I had the Strawberry, and House ones, both impressive. The food come to you "hot" and mouthwatering Mexican food. Love the menu choices as well. All I can say is Enjoy! Also was a fun decorated place it is.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lisa H
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Homer Glen
Level Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Be Prepared for Unique Tastes and a Memorable Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I've visited this restaurant 4 times in the past month and a half and each time was better than the last. I'm amazed at the various ways that "standard" Mexican fare can be served. The sauces are so wonderfully different. I can't get enough. Not being a drinker, I love their guava smoothies. One sip and I seemed to be transported to a tropical beach. The service is caring and excellent. I hope to visit again soon! I just wish it was a little bigger to accommodate more tables.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank hehldq
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food but A Bit Noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Have eaten there twice now. Really enjoy the three types of salsa and chips they bring to each table. Great flavors, not just your typical chips and salsa. And they make fresh guacamole. I think they have some nice choices on the menu that vary a bit from most Mexican restaurants. Different mole`s to choose from too.
They have guys singing and playing the guitar by the tables. Fun if you enjoy that type of thing but in this setting it just seems really loud, too much for the acoustics in this restaurant. It makes it difficult to talk sometimes.
I will be going back again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Travelmaniac825
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Went here when it first opened and was pleased with everything, food, service and ambiance. So when a Holiday get together with friends came up I suggested coming here. I wish I didn't.
The service left a lot to be desired, our appetizer was forgotten and service was slow. We ordered the Vegetarian quesadillas, Chicken fajitas and Chicken burrito. The chicken was dry,the rice cold and bland, and the black beans seemed like they just opened the can and put them on a plate. The ambiance is about the same, it is kinda amusing to see the large assortment of Mexican wrestling masks hanging ton the wall. It is expensive- and not worth it. There are many other restaurants in the Bolingbrook Promenade, walk past this one and try those.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank somewhereanywhere
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