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Frontera Grill

#91 of 8,485 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
Mexican
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445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 (Illinois)
Red Line - Grand Avenue
(312) 661-1434
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed...
Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 739
    Excellent
  • 278
    Very good
  • 146
    Average
  • 60
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best food and margaritas

Very hard to get a reservation but worth the wait. The staff works very hard to make sure you're taken care of. the flavors will blow your mind. Loved the margaritas. Take a cab or a designated driver, for sure. This restaurant will have you coming back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Desert2013
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Palm Springs, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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Palm Springs, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Very hard to get a reservation but worth the wait. The staff works very hard to make sure you're taken care of. the flavors will blow your mind. Loved the margaritas. Take a cab or a designated driver, for sure. This restaurant will have you coming back!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If I could rate this a zero or .0000001. I would. So we went this past weekend with my husband. There was a line outside the restaurant. My husband said he read an article about his chef so sure why not. Well we made a reservation got in during or designated time. Good so far but then We sat down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great menu. Awesome service. Told the wait was 1 1/2 hr(been there before and weren't leaving) seated in 20 minutes. Started with goat barbacoa enchiladas with a mole with ancho peppers and habenero. Could eat a dozen of those! Then wife had a grilled halibut steak with two salsas, I had the duck coloradito. Negro Modelo on tap. Chocolate pecan... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

though packed and hard to get a reservation, went for lunch and was not disappointed. All was delicious, and the staff were very helpful and friendly!!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the food here very much. My daughter and I each ordered a different trio and were able to taste each others and try a wide variety of

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Maplewood, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Its just good food and not the chain menu - from the chips & salsa to the specials. We were a table of five and everyone got something different - Happy Campers!!

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Copenhagen
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The best mexican food I have ever had, however reserving a table is nescessary, we only got one for lunch :) Service was really good and the ceviche to die for :)

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Burlingame, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I don't think there is a better Mexican restaurant anywhere (well maybe next door at Topo :) ). Again another fabulous dinner. This time tried the mole combo: negro enchiladas, amarillo port, verde vegetables. Perfect combination of flavors. Perfect size. So good every time, Frontera Grill never disappoints.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Truly amazing flavors and food, but some of our dishes felt a little disjointed. We had high expectations coming here, and we left happy, just not blown away.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We arrived at 6pm for dinner, and although there was a line there was no waiting for a table in the bar, so we sat and ate there and were served our food before others in the queue had even sat down. We ordered five sharing items between two, which turned out to be far too much food but we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    (Illinois)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Grand Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: (312) 661-1434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?