About Mago Grill & Cantina - Bolingbrook

641 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Mago Grill is a modern twist on everyday dining featuring a delicious menu of authentic Mexican and Latin dishes created by chef Juan Luis Gonzalez. Open for lunch and dinner daily, 7 days a week. Family friendly dining, great for groups, too!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
I355 & Boughton Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 783-2222

Website:
http://www.magodining.com/

Parking Details:
Located at the Promenade Bolingbrook, with ample parking spaces in a convenient location

Executive Chef:
Juan Luis Gonzalez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mago Grill & Cantina - Bolingbrook Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.2

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4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Amazing! MUST TRY:)

Dined on April 22, 2016

I have some major food allergies and it can be quite frustrating and embarrassing to go out to eat. In addition to gluten, I cannot eat dairy and a few vegetables. The servers were so impressive, friendly, knowledgable and patient. All food and drinks were well above average!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience3
service4
value2

the food was excellent. service was goo ...

Dined on April 19, 2016

the food was excellent. service was good. very loud

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

The service was great and our waitress w ...

Dined on April 18, 2016

The service was great and our waitress was attentive. The Molcajete was quite good with the exception that it was a little heavy on the onions. Would definitely recommend this place.

food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Yummy!

Dined on April 16, 2016

I went here with my friends just to have lunch and hang out. This place was wonderful! We all ordered smoothies that were just delicious. The food was awesome and we all enjoyed our meals. I love this place and will definitely be coming back. The server was pretty good, but I did have to ask him if we could have more water, and he didn't really check up on us. Also, the food is a bit pricy. If you're looking for a place where you can have a lot of options for a meal under $10, then I would suggest someplace is; however, if you are willing to shell out at tops about $10, then you will find a lot of delicious, satisfying options. Either way this place is awesome, and I will definitely recommend it to someone else.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best burritos!!

Dined on April 16, 2016

This our go to place when the girls get together for shopping, drinks and great food!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service5

Had a great night out. Drinks were delis ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Had a great night out. Drinks were delish and food was good too.

food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Very crowded. Drinks overpriced. Won't b ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Very crowded. Drinks overpriced. Won't be returning which is unfortunate

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food. Good service!

vip
Dined on March 31, 2016

Great food. Good service!

food5
ambience3
service3
value5

Great food, alright service

Dined on March 31, 2016

Their food was outstanding however, it seemed like they didn't have enough waiters and waitresses that night. Although the waitress was nice she heard they checked on us.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a Favorite

Dined on March 26, 2016

We love Mago. We come back again and again. It's our favorite Mexican in the suburbs.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome service awesome food

Dined on March 21, 2016

Our server was awesome! The food was just as good!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Great food, but way too noisy

Dined on March 19, 2016

I've been to all three Mago locations (Arlington Heights, South Barrington and Bolingbrook) and this was my least favorite, strictly due to the noise level. The food was great as is at the other two locations, however the Bolingbrook location was crazy loud at 5:00 on a Saturday. It was packed (which tells you how good the food is) when we walked in just before 5pm and there was barely anywhere to stand which is definitely a downfall. I do understand and realize there's really nothing they can do about the noise level since the restaurant has very high ceilings, but it always makes me wonder why restaurants build that way??? Again, the noise level is the ONLY reason I would not recommend this location because the food was very good. If noise is not a deterrent, then go for it! Otherwise I would recommend the South Barrington location first and then the Arlington Heights location.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

Would try it again.

Dined on March 7, 2016

Set up a business meeting for the dinner hour. We were at one of the back tables. It was pretty difficult to hear the people at the other end of the table of (6). Many different food items. The endless nacho chips and different levels of salsa were very good. I would like to return to just try something different. Don't remember the name of our waitress, but she did a great job.

Tags: kid-friendly, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Waiters were very attentive!

Dined on March 3, 2016

Waiters were very attentive!

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Mexican Food!

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

I don't know how I missed this restaurant . Our lunch was excellent . The menu has a nice variety of options. We ate at the bar. The Staff was very friendly . I did notice how clean everything was. They have other locations which I'd like to try but this one is very busy in Bolingbrook Promenade. Honestly,I can't wait to go back. Oh yes,great drinks too!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service1

It was great food, but I really hate whe ...

vip
Dined on February 26, 2016

It was great food, but I really hate when they feel the need to clear the table as soon as you finish something.

food5
ambience3
service1

Seems the staff doesn't enjoy working Su ...

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

Seems the staff doesn't enjoy working Sunday morning breakfast...they like to sit in back and eat and talk. No one up front when I wanted to check in.

food2
ambience3
service3
value1

Very Disappointing

Dined on February 21, 2016

We heard many good things about Mago and decided to go with friends. Nice staff and very accommodating with our reservation. However, the rest was very average. Ordered guacamole which was very bland with no taste. Salsas were okay but had to ask for more chips. The margaritas were not served in margarita glasses but small glasses. Expensive and just tasted like a pre-made mix. Entrees were overcooked with mushy veggies. Again all seemed to be bland tasting per the group. Very overpriced for what you get and what you get is just average. There are much better mexican places. We are from Naperville and Burrito Parrilla is so much better tasting and a much better value.

food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Mexican food with a difference

Dined on February 21, 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times and the food never fails to amaze as the dishes and the flavors are so fresh and unique. We especially enjoy the ceviche and the 3 types of dipping sauces for chips. On Saturday night the noise level is very high and it makes it difficult to hear other people in the party. On the other nights we have been, the noise level is tolerable. But still worth going for the food.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place for classy Mexican!

Dined on February 17, 2016

We LOVE Mago! Been here multiple times and never had a bad experience. The fish veracruzana is to die for! It was cod the last time and red snapper before that. Amazing! Delicious margaritas too!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

Good find

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

We really enjoyed Mago on a previous visit so we were excited when we realized it was close to the movie theater. We HAD to go again. But, we were on a time crunch so we opted for something quick. We got our favorite mezcal Margaritas... but they weren't as good as the first time we had them. This time they were WAY too sweet. Next, we had tacos: shrimp and octopus. We love octopus, but the octopus tacos weren't very good. They were covered in a distracting sauce and the octopus was fishy. We loved being able to pay with the Open Table app so that we could leave quickly and go see our movie.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food1
ambience2
service2
value1

Total fail for brunch

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Have had lunch at sister location in Barrington. Brunch was not at all on par with lunch time offerings. Should have taken a hint when then place was empty... Coffee may have been instant? Biscuits and chorizo gravy appeared to have been microwaved, biscuits were tough and rubbery and gravy was greasy and had separated. Omelet also appeared to have been cooked in microwave given the perfectly round shaped eggs. Waiter did not even ask about quality of the food, even after clearing plates that were barely touched. Only decent part of meal was a chili spiced margarita.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love this place!

Dined on February 8, 2016

Every single thing I've had here is so good! Yummy!

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Not your average Mexican restaurant

Dined on February 4, 2016

Like the freshly made guacamole appetizer. Lively atmosphere. Great food.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Finally some real Mexican food!

Dined on December 28, 2015

Long and varied menu. You'll find traditional american-mexican food, plus a wide assortment of authentic south of the border meals. Arrive with an appetite and enjoy!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service4

Food was great as always though service ...

vip
Dined on November 27, 2015

Food was great as always though service was a little slow. Their margaritas are really good.

food5
ambience5
service5

excellent

Dined on November 22, 2015

This was my second visit to the restaurant an I must say it was even better then the first hoot service friendly ppl an great food.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food, great service

Dined on October 31, 2015

I went to Mago for lunch on a Saturday. I didn't think I'd need a reservation, just because of the timing, but I made one anyway since I know it can get busy. I definitely did not need the reservation, but it was probably because it was kind of early. The service was great - she kept our drinks and waters filled and the food was delicious and hot, as expected.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

My parents went in for Tequila Dinner ni ...

Dined on September 11, 2015

My parents went in for Tequila Dinner night and they really loved it. The food was good and the drinks were very refreshing. My parents being traditional Old school Mexicans it takes good food to impress them. It may not have been food they are used to but they enjoyed it and took my godparents as well and all plan on going again and taking friends.

food5
ambience5
service5

Always a pleasant experience

Dined on September 6, 2015

As usual, the food and service were great. If anything, Mago gets better every time.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service3

Great once again! Got the tinga de poll ...

vip
Dined on August 27, 2015

Great once again! Got the tinga de pollo tacos, a horchata, and some guacamole! All excellent!

food4
ambience3
service3

Tinga de Pollo! I did the tacos for lun ...

vip
Dined on August 19, 2015

Tinga de Pollo! I did the tacos for lunch and let me say that the carne Asada were really tasty but the tinga de pollo are beyond good! Be back soon!

food5
ambience5
service5

Outstanding

vip
Dined on August 3, 2015

Awesome food and great service. Guacamole made at table is one of the best I've ever had. This was our second time and it was just as great as the first. Will definitely be back.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Great restaurant

Dined on July 23, 2015

We have eaten at Magos several times and have always had a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and presented beautifully. Our waiter Luis was very attentive.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

We so enjoyed our meal! Thank you! I ...

Dined on July 21, 2015

We so enjoyed our meal! Thank you! I will be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Birthday Dinner

Dined on July 15, 2015

waiter was very attentive, food came quickly and was very good, presentation was good as well This was our first visit for my birthday and we will definetly will be going back

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service2

Mexicana deliciosa! Despite poor servic ...

vip
Dined on July 14, 2015

Mexicana deliciosa! Despite poor service, the food at Mago was very tasty. I would argue that the food is some of the best tex mex you can find in the burbs. The service was poor because they were not attentive to our needs. I'd go back for the food.

food3
ambience3
service3

DIfferent salads

vip
Dined on July 8, 2015

we went for lunch and had the hearts of palm and avacado salads and they were very different from the normal lettuce with meat on top -- generous portion of added shrimp as well Lots of people at the restaurant - even for a Wednesday!

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service1

Quick service by rude waitress .

Dined on July 8, 2015

She kept spilling water when she served onto our clothes.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service1

There’s always that one server..

vip
Dined on July 6, 2015

Food was wonderful, location is perfect. Waitress knew little about menu (she’s been there for a while) and gave off negative vibe. (

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch

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