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Frontera Grill

445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 661-1434
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Ranked #102 of 8,289 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Didn't realize this place was special until I went to post a review. Had dinner with 11 co-workers. Reservation. Table was ready in private room. Ambiance was average. Music was very loud. Service was timely and consistent through the meal. Food was good, but not great.

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Portland Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've always admired Rick Bayless. And, after many years of visiting Chicago with never any time to go to Frontera Grill, I finally got my chance! It was all that I'd hoped for -- colorful, friendly, smelled GREAT. And the food -- well, what can I say that others haven't already? We all loved it. My husband loved his whole-fish... More

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Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We were anxious to try this mexican restaurant. We had some chips and salsa as we waited for our entrees: grilled steak and duck breast with vegetables and guacamole which we shared in making our taquitos. The meat was tasty and cooked to perfection (medium rare). My wife ordered a margarita which she said was the best she ever drank.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

There were so many choices on the menu that we decided to get several smaller items instead of 2 entrees so we could sample lots of offerings. The ceviche was fabulous as was the tortilla soup and kale salad followed with chicken taquitos. Every mouthful was a treat. The service was friendly and professional and we would return if we... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We did some guacamole and chips and then sampled the Street Food trio and the Old School Frontera Trio. My faves were the ceviche tostada and the sopes rancheras. Another in our group had the black beans and white rice and we tried the swiss chard in green chili. It was all good,...the chard was my least favorite, a little... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Perched above Michigan Ave. in the middle of the Mag Mile this spot is worth a visit. The grilled food is very good and service is always good. We've been here several times and it doesn't disappoint.

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Chicago Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Difficult to imagine a better meal in Chicago! Topo "Mexico City 1831" seven course menu was inventive, delicious and beautiful. The two best courses were the sashimi-style halibut escabeche with plentiful slices of lime cured delights and the lovely quail with pine nuts, with a foie gras stuffing. The three wine pairings were perfect, all unusual, especially the Les Trois... More

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Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We want to make clear at the outset that there are 2 different restaurants and we are not sure why they have been linked in Trip Advisor as the one entry. Frontera Grill is very different to Topolobampo and it was Topolobampo at which we ate. Dinner at Topolobampo is a series of small plates which are laid out on... More

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Elgin, Illinois USA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Rick Bayless really understands Mexican cuisine and flavors and his restaurants always do amazing things with the food. The service is excellent and the portions are just right. Considering the perfection of preparation and the high quality ingredients, the price are reasonable.

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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ill keep it short because theres really not much to say other than: GO! There is nothing you can go wrong with. My only suggestion is that you stick to the street food for sharing. Under the recommendation of our server we ordered the bigger plates (also to share) and both were dissapointing. Its not that they were bad, but... More

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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 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 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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