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To the Mex

La Casa de Isaac
Highland Park

"I can say that the service and the food are outstanding, and what makes the difference at La Casa de Isaac is the people. They are welcoming and warm and most importantly, they want to make sure you are pleased. Their posole (soupe) is out of this world and if you drank the night before, I highly recommend to have the next...morning." --Giancarlo, Highwood

"Fresh, fresh, fresh. [I] have been to this small neighborhood place for lunch three times with friends [and] all have been duly impressed with the presentation and flavor of the menu offerings. Everything has been so good, and the quality shines through. The 'mother's favorite' enchiladas are not to be missed. [I] have never seen a presentation of the simple taco look so good. The chimichangas and burritos are the size of small blimps! Isaac and his staff are so welcoming. This is not necessarily a place you go for atmosphere, but shouldn't be missed for the food, homey atmosphere, and graciousness of the host." --Phyllis, Highland Park

"Exceptionally good Mexican food in a friendly environment. The Don Julio's margaritas are made fresh and complement the meal. The staff [is] eager to please. Isaac Nava and his family are committed to making sure everything about the meal is right. They deserve a five on the scale of four stars." --Alan, Glencoe

If you've been to La Casa, then give us your two cents.
Cilantro Mexican Grill & Bar

"A couple friend of ours invited my wife and myself to this restaurant. I have to say that the food that is served there is on par with any great Mexican restaurant in downtown Chicago. I will definitely be back." --Tomas B., Naperville

"Wonderful place to dine. [The] food is outstanding and margaritas are to die for. [This was the] first time I've been to a real tequila bar." --Mike S., Lemont

"It's my best option for a Mexican meal. The tortas ahogadas are the best, and [the] poblano mole...is awesome." --Saul, Oak Park

"Great food in a lovely setting. [It's] apparently family-owned, which explains why there is so much attention [paid] to the details. Will definitely return." --Marianne, Hinsdale

Got something to say about Cilantro? Then give us your take.

"A far cry from what Lalo's Restaurant can be...I had been looking forward to having a Lalo's in Aurora. The service needs to improve [and] the food is served cold. I hope it gets better." --Disappointed, Aurora

"[I] grew up in the Little Village and enjoyed the best chicken soup ever. I still love Lalo's tortas. [I'm] excited to see authentic Mexican cuisine come to the burbs." --Lisa Ani, Chicago

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