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Adobo Grill

#300 of 7,852 Restaurants in Chicago
#328 of 8,617 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
Mexican, Barbecue
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1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614 (North Avenue and Wells St)
Brown Line - Sedgewick El stop North Ave bus
(312) 266-7999
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Smokey tequila really gets ya!

Love this place! Been here several times with no issues! Delicious drinks too. If you get the margaritas, add a smokey tequila shot... It gives a good kick. One drink had be a solid buzz for an hour. Maybe it was a low tolerance day for me ;) Fajitas and quesadillas are good here! Guacamole is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Hallie G
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Adobo Grill and had a great meal. The drinks were great -- an excellent mojito and marguerita which inevitably tasted like more!! The guacamole made at your table is just excellent with freshly made (and still warm) tortilla chips. Our mains were tasty and generous. The house special dessert (essentially a Mexican peach cobbler served with ice cream)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went here before seeing a Second City show since it was very close and got good reviews. The good reviews weren't wrong and tipped us off on the guacamole which was excellent, even for someone like me who doesn't normally eat guac. The margaritas were phenomenal as well, hand shaken with fresh juice over ice. I tried the pork... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went to brunch recently and got the adobo salad. Really delicious with a light cilantro dressing. My husband got something with eggs and plantains (?) and said it was great too. Obviously got guacamole too and it was fab. We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. All good things!

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Selected this restaurant because a friend and I were attending Second City. Food was great, margaritas were wonderful (especially the shake by the wait staff). Best part was the at table guacamole prep. Not too pricey.

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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love this place! Been here several times with no issues! Delicious drinks too. If you get the margaritas, add a smokey tequila shot... It gives a good kick. One drink had be a solid buzz for an hour. Maybe it was a low tolerance day for me ;) Fajitas and quesadillas are good here! Guacamole is delicious too!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Where to begin... the guacamole, made to your taste, at your table. So fresh, so delicious! Being wine lovers, my friend and I started with a sangria--yes, it was good, but after having one of the margaritas (wildly shaken table-side by an adorable waiter!), we wondered, "why did we start with sangria??!!). Seriously, quite possibly the most amazing margarita we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The staff here were amazing and happy to suggest the best items on the menu to try. I had the steak, which I can highly recommend! Adobo is a great place to go on any occasion, in particular if you are planning to head to Second City afterwards. Tip: It wouldn't be Mexican cuisine with out some tequila!

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Hamilton, ON
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great dinner before the second city show. there were 6 of us, but we were seated in no time at all. Great guacamole. Would return.

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San Francisco, California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went here before going to Second City, as it is adjacent. Easily got a table without reservations. Absolutely delicious find. We ordered the chips with a choice of four different salsas. I got the Pollo al Tamarindo ($16.99), which was excellent. Loved the sauce. The guacamole that came with my dinner was also outstanding. My daughter ordered salmon ($18.99),... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We chose this restaurant because it was close to Second City (right next door). Neither of us are big fans of Mexican food, but we both enjoyed our meal here. As you walk into the restaurant, it's pretty loud, but we were able to get a table in a side room that was less noisy. If you want a quiet,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614
    (North Avenue and Wells St)
  • Public Transportation: Brown Line - Sedgewick El stop North Ave bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: (312) 266-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.