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Adobo Grill

1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Near North Side)
(312) 266-7999
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Ranked #402 of 8,182 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: North Avenue and Wells St
Transit: Brown Line - Sedgewick El stop North Ave bus
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76% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We grabbed food here before running over to catch a show at Second City. It was tasty, with friendly and fast service. The margaritas were good (not the best I've had, but good). The guacamole is made at table, as well as cocktails.

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Toronto, Ontario
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A group of colleagues dined here family style for a set charge of $30 per head. The atmosphere is lovely, cheerful, and authentic. We started with appetizers then Jicama and mango salad, and the best guacamole ever - prepared fresh at the table. Tamales followed, then large platters of marinated roast beef, chicken and pulled pork, with ample rice and... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It's been a couple of years but I recommend this casual Mexican Restaurant to everyone that I know who is visiting ' the windy city' Great food - authentic Mexican with wonderful fresh ingredients. The table side mixing of fresh guacamole is just great. The best selection of tequilas that I have seen are a feature in the bar and... More

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Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

It was very crowded and extremely loud, but for good reason. The food is the best Mexican food I have ever had. The service is very friendly and helpful, and the guacamole is amazing. I got the chicken enchiladas, which were very good, and not too huge a serving size. I will definitely want to come back here

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was once reviewed by a guest of mine who lived in Mexico City. His impression? "I had no idea Chicago offered such authentic Mexican food." I've traveled to Mexico many times and I can't argue with that. The food is delicious and the staff has a way of conveying another piece of Mexico: warmth. The service was friendly,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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235 reviews 235 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We dined at Adobo on New Year's Eve...it was our first time here, and we chose it mainly out of location - as it is adjacent to The Second City where we had show tickets. We were very pleased with our experience and would definitely return. It's located in the Old Town neighborhood nearby many other bars and restaurants.I ordered... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stopped in for some table side guacamole and margaritas and this place was the BOMB! The food was fresh and the flavors were delicious. The servers and bartenders were friendly and the atmosphere was very nice. So glad we tried this place! Will defiantly be returning on our next trip to Chicago!

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Milan, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been at Adobo in december 2013 with my wife, on advice of LP guide. Well, the guacamole prepared at the table was simply irresistible, the food was great and at the end the owner offered us the dessert which was delicious as well. He realized that we were italian and entertained us for a bit... A very happy... More

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Ate at this restaurant on 12/26/13. The food was excellent (Cazuelo de Chorizo appetizer and the Pechuga entree were very tasty!), but, the service was far from what I was expecting. Not very attentive. I will try this restaurant one more time but I would like to see improvements in the service!

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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Adobo Grill. The food is upscale Mexican, the decor too. I had the grilled shrimp and it was excellent. My friend had the pork tenderloin. It looked so good I am tempted to return tonight to order it. They made a nice bowl of guacamole right at the table. We asked for spicy, but it was actually mild. Catering to... More

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