200 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL | Directions 6000442.084678 -87.982911
Best Mexican in the Northwest suburbs – We've been coming here for 35 years, and it has been wonderful all that time. Try the chili rellenos and any steak item. Try to get a table on Saturday night, and you'll know this is a great place, and well worth the wait. And the recent expansion and remodeling makes it even nicer.
Dont waste your time – this place is the worst mexican restraunt around. first of all the wait staff are very rude.we ate dinner there and the food tasted BAD.we sent it back as well as the people at the next table. we told mgr and they were very rude.they are way over priced. you been warned .
BEST MEXICAN FOOD IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS!!!! – Now that they have changed to Javier's Sabor Mexicano this place is truly amazing!!
From the moment you walk in you are transported into the best Mexican restaurant in the north suburbs....The music is great and the margaritas at the bar are to die for. Our waiter was friendly and recommended we start with the authentic Nachos....YUM truly amazing flavorful dish....I has the fajitas and there was so much food that I took some home with me for lunch the next day...the flavors remind me of my vacations to Mexico!!
Thank you Javier?s for a super experience I am coming back for Cinco De Mayo
Best Mexican restaurant and customer service – I love La Chicanita and it's the best mexican restaurant in Downtown Arlington Heights. When my family comes in from out of town, they always want to go there. They also have great customer service!
Smells like a dirty mop! – I used to go here while studying at the library, but things have really changed. I took a friend there last month & it smelled awful inside. When you walk in a mexican restaurant, there should be the aroma of delicious food cooking in the kitchen...not like they just mopped the floor with a dirty mop! Apparently, the chips & salsa were sitting on the table for long time before we got there cos the salsa was room temp. All the tables already have the chips & salsa on them, that's not very sanitary! We ordered our drinks & they tasted like virgin strawberry daquiris, not strawberry margaritas made w/tequila. For almost $7, I'd like my drink to at least taste like they put SOME alcohol in it! We ended up leaving after one sip cos we were getting sick from the dirty mop aroma. And what's up with the booths? The seats are so narrow, even my friend's size 2 butt kept slipping forward. And the tables are so low. Maybe they are trying to appeal to a younger crowd with the virgin drinks & kiddie tables. With so many other mexican restaurants in the area, La Chicanita, you guys need to step your game up & get it together!
Too many added charges and poor value – The quantity of nachos was a disappointment, only to be surpassed by the quality of the entree. Twelve ?individual? taco chips smeared with beans and ground beef and a dollop of sour cream ? twelve chips carefully placed around the edge of the plate - $8.25. Add 1/4 teaspoon of guacamole to each chip and you?ll also add $1.75 ? bringing the far from generous nacho plate to $10.25. Although they were very tasty, a far better platter of nachos can be had at another Arlington Hts. eatery, Boston Blackies. We each ordered the 3 enchilada plate for $8.50. Add $2.75 to get ? cup of rice and ? cup of beans on the plate. The enchiladas completely disappeared under far too much sauce and far too much melted cheese literally turning the meal into a plate of slop. We opted not to take our leftovers, which was most of the meal, home. Just so you know up front, 1 basket of complimentary chips and cup of salsa per table, $3 for additional ? and no refills on soda. Since I like to support local business we'll probably give it one more try. Hopefully I can report back on a better experience.
Editorial Review – Bustling restaurant and lounge serves heaping helpings of Mexican favorites along with margaritas whipped up at its two full bars.
DELICIOUS!!! – I love this place! The food is absolutely wonderful, chips and salsa are excellent and incredible margaritas! (very important!) Parking is easy, and you are in a cute downtown area with lots to do. I like the atmosphere too. I eat here as often as possible!!
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