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Adobo Grill

#486 of 8,443 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
Mexican
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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
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Guacamole and Margarita Heaven

The most amazazing Margarita in the world! Well, at least in Chicago. We often go here just for guacamole, salsa and chips, the house margarita with Mezcal Smoke added, and the great conversation that ensues. But, they have the Margarita Dinner on the last Thursday of the month also and that is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Bruce N
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Watford City, North Dakota
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Watford City, North Dakota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The most amazazing Margarita in the world! Well, at least in Chicago. We often go here just for guacamole, salsa and chips, the house margarita with Mezcal Smoke added, and the great conversation that ensues. But, they have the Margarita Dinner on the last Thursday of the month also and that is an amazazing experience also. They promote a certain... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited here while in Chicago wanting some Mexican fare, and was not disappointed. My wife and I were seated promptly on a Saturday night which was nice. We were immediately given water, a huge plus for me as I drink a lot of it. Speaking of, that gentleman filled my glass 6 times throughout the meal, he was great! We... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Not your average Mexican restaurant! Order the guacamole which is prepared table side. Great drink selection and the menu has interesting entrees to choose from. Ask questions as our server was very helpful and knowledgable. Options for kids could have been better but the do have a kids menu

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Chicago IL
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It's been a while since we've dined here and after the fabulous feast we enjoyed tonight we wonder why we don't come here more often. Of course the star of the show is the table side prepared guacamole but we also enjoyed the homemade tamales and the pork tenderloin with marvelous mole. Ole!

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went to this restaurant 3 days in a row during our 7 day trip. Excellent service. Guac is made tableside. Ingredients are top notch -- ask and the staff will explain how dishes are made and what sets apart their preparation of the dish versus other experiences. Every dish we enjoyed had the perfect amount of heat.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went there in early January with family. The food was fantastic. I had chicken enchiladas in a fantastic sauce, and my wife had excellent cheese quesadillas, with blue corn tortillas. Guacamole was also superior. Bravo.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Not like the typical Mexican menu -- more American style Mexican. My husband ordered the steak since he is not a fan of typical Mexican food, and he said it was excellent. The guacamole and margarettas are the best. Nice decor and excellent service.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We used to live in Chicago but moved away two years ago. On our most recent return trip we paid a visit to Adobo Grill and it was as good or even better than it was before. Our two bartender/servers, Ernesto and Carlos recognized us despite our not having visited for quite a while, as did the two hosts George... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have eaten at Adobo three times, each prior to attending Secmd City Improv which is next door. The tequila list is extensive. They make your guacamole fresh at your table. The entrees are excellent. This is our favorite Chciago restaurant,

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very tasty food - including delicious combinations with wonderful flavors. Not at all like the cookie-cutter standard Mexican places out there. In fact, there was not a burrito to be found on the menu. Outdoor seating available. Excellent waiter who was attentive, available, friendly, and informative - without hovering or being intrusive. When I asked for a recommendation between two... 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>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: (312) 266-7999

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

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