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“way overpriced”
Review of Casa Bonita

Casa Bonita
Ranked #11 of 96 Restaurants in Libertyville
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casa Bonita was awarded "Best of the Best" for Mexican food by the Daily Herald Reader's Choice 2017. Located in the heart of charming downtown Libertyville, Casa Bonita is known for its vast list of over on tap tequilas and the famous "Perfect Margarita." The year round patio is enjoyed even in the winter where heat lamps allow guests to dine alfresco. Unlike the Mexican restaurant chains, Casa Bonita is an independent restaurant featuring a creative take on finely prepared, authentic Mexican recipes. Providing an array of recipe options, our food is made only with the freshest, quality ingredients selected daily from local purveyors. Everything from appetizers to desserts are handcrafted for a memorable south-of-the-border dining experience.
Grayslake, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“way overpriced”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

food is so so but i think they think they are downtown chicago with their prices. even for lunch they take you for a ride. 3 tacos 2 beers at lunch plus tip over 25 dollars!YIKES!

Visited October 2012
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Illinois City, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Chicken Soup”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

I know, chicken soup at a mexican restaurant? But it's so delicious!! This place has a great atmosphere, the whole neighborhood does really. Check this place out the first Friday of every month it's awesome! Karaoke & a family atmosphere, which I didn't expect

Visited October 2012
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Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“leftovers”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I was fed what could only be leftovers from the night before. Beware going there for lunch.The pork I had- I wouldn't feed to my dog.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank wehavnfun
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place to go for lunch or a night out”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

I have been to Casa Bonita twice now, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times I was very pleased.

I did not dine inside, only outside on the patio both times. Love the ambiance, love the fact that you can say hello to people on the street you know. Chairs outside are all bar height so you have to be careful with little children.

Servers have all been very nice, very helpful and have had no problems refilling our chips/salsa when we ran low. All the servers we have had have been of a Hispanic origin and we had no trouble interacting with them, all very wonderful.

Food was very good. I have had their fish tacos and chimichangas. Others in my party had their tilapia, beef tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, skirt steak and nachos. Only complaints were the fish tacos were a bit watery. Otherwise the food was excellent. Not too spicy if you didn't want it that way.

Prices were very reasonable for the location and amount of food you received.

Entry, dining area and bathrooms were all very clean and well-maintained. Parking in a parking structure to the west of the restaurant or on the street made it easily accessible. Movie theater across the street makes it perfect for dinner and a movie!

online menu available with prices.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank SCZAR
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Delicious Margaritas, fair food, very noisy”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We were there on Friday evening, very noisy, music too loud and customers trying to talk over it. The industrial ceilings don't allow for an noise attenuation. The nachos and the fish wrapped in a banana leaf were good, but the 7 shrimp with a slightly spicy tomato/spaghetti (AKA 'chipolte sauce' - ha) sauce dumped over the top of them was definitely not good.

  • Visited September 2012
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