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El Buren Caribbean Cuisine

331 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1361
+1 847-780-3310
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
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“jerk chicken” (3 reviews)
“octopus salad” (3 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
331 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1361
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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
Reviewed July 11, 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 July 3, 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 June 22, 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 June 19, 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
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • 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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