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“Mediocre Mexican”
Review of Casa Bonita

Casa Bonita
Ranked #15 of 97 Restaurants in Libertyville
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Mexican
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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.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This restaurant has a lot going for it. Unfortunately food is not one of those things.

The atmosphere is good, the drinks are good, the wait staff is good, the food is mediocre at best. Places like this give Mexican food a bad name in this country. It is your usual Tex Mex fare with not much creativity or taste. Obviously they consider themselves a bar first and a restaurant second.

However, it is a great place to go for a drink and some appetizers. It has a great location in Libertyville and the dozens of outdoor heaters make it a cozy place to sit outside on a cool night (though not in a Chicago winter).

So, go have a drink and some nachos, relax and enjoy. Just don't hungry because the food is not worth it.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great margaritas, salsa, chips, tacos, quesadillas, etc., etc., etc. This is a really good Mexican restaurant right in downtown Libertyville!

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Thank anneklein10
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great selection of entree's, the specials are always something unusual but it always very good. Been here several times, each time never disappointed. The drinks are excellent, the food portions are large (always taking something home everytime we go) and they use fresh/lean ingredients. The outdoor seating is nice (when it is warm!) but they have outdoor heaters when it gets a bit chilly at night. The inside has a bar area (some TVs for those not-to-miss sporting events) and an open seating area for all to enjoy. The opening chips and assorted salsas are great!

I intend to keep going back.

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Thank Cohibaba
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar is a main focal point of Libertyville's Mainsteet Community. Amazing Margaritas - and such a wide variety of Margaritas. We were told it's the largest Tequila bar in IL. The food was excellent, I highly recommend Steak Relleanos! We really enjoy the atmosphere of CBMRTB. A great vacation like atmosphere with indoor and comfortable heated outdoor seating all year round. It's a family restaurant from open until dinner hours and in the later eveing this place offers quite the night life at the Tequila Bar. It's usually always packed - but SO worth the wait!!!!! A definite dining must!

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Thank dj3221972
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I'm a true hater of Mexican food. I can here and ordered their special and it became the best Mexican food I've ever tasted. It was the only place that I actually finished the food. People say this place is bad but they must not like good food.

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Thank Nickjman154
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