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El Buren Caribbean Cuisine

331 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1361
+1 847-780-3310
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good31%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“octopus salad” (3 reviews)
“pork chop” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
331 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1361
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Reviewed 29 October 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 5 August 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 15 July 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
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The owner-chef and his and his manager-hostess wife provide personal, friendly, professional, expert service along with their polite and prompt staff. The decor is modern and full of energy, and seating inside is plentiful and spacious and outside is comfortable and great for people watching...More

Thank Hammstah
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

For those that are looking to get your fix on a great Puerto Rican meal you need to come here. My wife and I came across El buren by surprise and all we can say is wow! The portions are huge, the service was exceptional...More

Thank kdiaz79
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Caribbean Cuisine at a high point. The Puerto Rican dishes that are tasty and the portion are just huge, I mean huge and I am a big eater. The drinks are just great and the music on week end turn the place into a big...More

Thank Farenzy
Reviewed 19 June 2017

My wife and sister-in-law's visited this place for the 1st time on a late Saturday night. We were able to get in and seated very quickly. The restaurant was alive with nice music and the staff was very friendly. The menu had some unique choices,...More

Thank 06BB
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a newer restaurant in Highwood. We visited on a Thursday night and it was surprisingly not crowded. There were seven of us and everyone thought the food was delicious. The portions are plentiful. I brought more than half of mine home. I hope...More

Thank sue n
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Didn't think this restaurant was so popular, but it was crowded on a Saturday night. Very friendly staff from hostess to waitress to servers to chef.Was steered away from the whole snapper (fried) to the pork chop. It was a massive piece of meat with...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 4 March 2017

What a wonderful place to spend an evening for a girl's night out. The decor inside the restaurant makes you feel like you are either in the city or some place tropical - not Highwood. We had a table with at least 15 ladies and...More

Thank Kate H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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