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El Buren Caribbean Cuisine

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Latin,
331 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1361
+1 847-780-3310
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“jerk chicken” (3 reviews)
“octopus salad” (3 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
331 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1361
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Puertorican restaurant is a gem. The food is delicious and coconut guava cake...omg! Kan Kan porkchop will drop your jaw from its size. The chef greets the customers per table and asks hows the food. He has passion and the flavor come from his...More

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 3 ladies. We were promptly seated and for a Friday night it was very quiet. Was not too impressed by the menu however one of my favorite was the Red Snapper which 2 of us had. I thoroughly enjoyed. The...More

Thank Storyteller688924
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Went last night and the food is delicious and homemade. Service was excellent and very friendly. It is safe for vegan and gluten-free. Presentation is beautiful. Can’t wait to return

Thank veganstylist
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We went to El Buren as a group of six. We arrived and were promptly seated, all service was excellent and we never waited for anything. The menu can satisfy most if not all dietary needs. Everyone's meals were well prepared and all portions were...More

2  Thank becandl
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We were in search for a good dinner in Highwood. We happened upon El Buren, it looked good and we entered - next thing you know we’re having a three-course five-star meal at one of the most delicious restaurants we have been. The jerk chicken...More

Thank Susie D
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Chips and delicious green sauce to start. Mrs and I each got fish. I got the whole red snapper in the slight spicy veracruz sauce. Only lightly fried, not deep fried. Mrs got the snapper fillet with lemon grass sauce. We both loved our fish....More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Upon entering the resteraunt we were met with a very clean and sheek interior that was both colorful and modern in atmosphere. We ordered cod croquettes, which in essense, were fish stick patties. Nonetheless, their mushy interior and crispy exterior along with their savory non...More

Thank JohnSpagnola
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We ate at Le Buren on a Friday evening with the family. It was an amazing experience! Family owned business with attentive and highly professional staff. Quality of the food was excellent! Flavors were exquisite. Highly recommended! Each plate is colorful! Chef caters to needs...More

Thank michyhaw
Reviewed August 5, 2017

We first tried a sample of an empanita (not on the menu) from here at a local festival. It was really yummy with just the right amount of flavor and filling. We liked that the pastry wasn't too doughy and did't over power the tasty...More

Thank Hpmicks
Reviewed July 15, 2017

I' ve never had Puerto Rican food before but if this is typical of that cuisine I am now a BIG fan, Creative, flavorful and served in a beautiful setting by very friendly servers. Appetizers were spectacular and their home made green salsa sauce is...More

Thank Mark D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1361
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-780-3310
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