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Adobo Grill

#429 of 7,783 Restaurants in Chicago
#466 of 8,545 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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Today
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 90
    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
Quick and easy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Lee P
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Georgetown, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Hamilton, ON
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo this was the perfect lunch spot. We had the guacamole (made table side, a must have!)tacos carne asada, and fish tacos. Everything was delicious and fresh. Service was a little slow, but friendly and helpful. I would definitely come here again!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We've used to come to Adobo for years but then we moved away. We returned after a year (plus!) and found the restaurant even better than we remembered it: excellent food, great service and as always a beautiful space. Carlos and Ernesto were still there at the bar (amazing in a fast paced city with lots of options); they remembered... More 

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Austin, TX
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We didn't get past the appetizers; they were enough. The shrimp taquitos and the queso were top notch. The guacamole was also terrific, but the portion is really too large for one couple. But best of all were the Adobo Margaritas with Mescal floaters - the perfect combination lime juice, sugar and tequila.

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Wilmington, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My sisters and I shared appetizers and drinks before heading to the Wells Street Festival. The guacamole made at the table as well as the empanadas trio plate were outstanding, while the dorado ceviche was just okay. The margaritas were very tasty; could have used another splash of tequila! Service was warm and efficient from beginning to end. Definitely would... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This restaurant is next to the Second City theater. We stopped here with no reservations and had drinks and freshly made guacamole and chips. The margarita was one of the best I have had in the United States--real lime juice, good tequila. Just the right amount of sweetness. We were seated next to the bar in the window--good choice because... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Drinks are great and the food holds up. A good option for the immediate area. No complaints at all. I enjoyed both times I have been here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Being from Southern California, I know Mexican food. And Adobo Grill is very close to the authentic Mexican I get at home. Loved how the margaritas are made from scratch, no bottled mixes. I thought it was cute that the waiter felt the need to explain the menu and why the tortillas were served on the side. I guess there... More 

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Additional Information about Adobo Grill

Address: 1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: (312) 266-7999
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
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
Average Prices: USD $21 to $30
Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

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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 to $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

Questions & Answers

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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.