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Frontera Grill

445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 661-1434
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Ranked #101 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Tue 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Illinois
Transit: Red Line - Grand Avenue
Description: Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I went to Frontera based on the recommendation of some out of town friends. Having grown up in ChiTown I have eaten at many excellent restaurants. Unfortunately, this isn't one. The food was OK but that is the highest compliment I can give the chef. (The service, however, was excellent.) Of the three dishes we tried there just wasn't anything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It has the disadvantage of being both a restaurant that has received many accolades, and the restaurant of a renowned celebrity chef- Rick Bayless. So, you go in expecting a lot. I went with four of my friends for dinner. We had a good time and had some dishes that really delivered, but too many other dishes that were JUST... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My mate accompanied me on a business trip to Chicago this week. We've both wanted to try Frontera Grill for a long time, and got lucky by walking over to the restaurant and waiting in line for the 5:00 p.m. opening. We were told we'd be seated in the main dining room in thirty minutes, so spent our wait in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We came in here as another restaurant had a two hour wait. The wait at Frontera Grill was only 10 minutes. Never heard of the restaurant, but have seen Rick Bayless on television, and this is his restaurant. I would call it updated Mexican food. It was unusual, but enjoyable. I had their Blue Agave Margarita, we had guacamole, I... More 

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Manitowoc, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went here for a business lunch early afternoon, as i know it can be quite busy during prime lunch time. Our server was great as well as everybody's food. I ordered the chicken quesadillas with rice instead of beans which was great. We also ordered their seasonal guac which had beets and pomegranates in it and it was better... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Even the bar food is delicious. Try the grilled corn on the cob. It is out of this world. Generally crowded but worth the wait.

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Indianapolis
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17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Frontera lived up to its reputation - the smoked chicken taquitos were amazing. The chili relleno entree was great and the holiday cranberry empenada was great. We would definitely return!

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Very casual. Great margarita. I'd never had a "torta" before and didn't know what to expect - it was a lot like a sandwich on deliciously toasted bread. What makes this place special are the sauces that are paired with each torta.

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Richmond, Illinois
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have been talking about going to Frontera Grill for years, but never have because we always heard the lines were long and it was very difficult / inpossible to get a reservation. While planning our overnight trip to the city, we saw that Frontera Grill did a Saturday brunch and were able to make a reservation. When we got... More 

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Katy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live in Houston, Katy to be exact, but this is by far my favorite restaurant anywhere! I have known about and visited this place over the past two decades - it is always a pleasure and a treat to get to visit this extraordinary place!

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Additional Information about Frontera Grill

Address: 445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: (312) 661-1434
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:45 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican

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