We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Adobo Grill

1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Near North Side)
(312) 266-7999
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #497 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Adobo Grill is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Write a Review

160 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
    51
    73
    23
    10
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Welland, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is my favourite Mexican restaurant in Chicago. We've been three times now. The guacamole is to die for, made right at your table. The margaritas are delicious. The food is always tasty, and everything is reasonably priced. Located in Old Town, it is right next to Second City and a number of interesting shops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Natick
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great location by Second City, easy walking distance to lots of bars and public transportation so you can park your car and still get around easily. A fun place with good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Garden City, Michigan
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very limited tequila drink menu. Tons of tequila to try but mixed tequila drinks very limited. Food was mediocre. Best thing was the guacamole. Staff was average. Maybe it was just one of those nights for them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evanston, Illinois
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We liked Adobo Grill a lot. Food was very tasty and we found the menu interesting and original. My margarita was pretty good too. Ambiance is a bit flat but overall we were happy with our dinning experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We are so glad we found this place. Just doing the touristy walking thing in Old Town and thought Mexican food sounded like a good idea, so in we went. What a find! You must order the guacamole, which they make at your table. You must have a margarita (or two). It was seriously the best margarita I've had in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
chicago
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Recently returned to this old favorite and wondered why we don't come more often. For about 10 years we have enjoyed dinners, or just drinks and snacks here. The food is consistently very good and inexpensive. Low key but not a bit shabby; the interior always seems fresh and attractive. I always enjoy the margaritas and the good choice of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Friendly staff, excellent margaritas, terrific guacamole, delicious tortilla soup - what more could you ask for? Just go, you won't regret it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you're looking for a little more than fajitas and are willing to try some new things then the Adobo Grill is a great place to do that. There's a wide menu with all of your mexican favourites but enough to satisfy the adventurous too. We opted for the table side guacamole which was definitely a highlight - fresh and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very friendly staff, good food, especially the guacamole prepared by the table. Good atmosphere. Only downside was the air conditioning which made it far too cold. Mentioned by several diners and nothing happened.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I truly chose this place from reviews on Trip Advisor,...and yes the tableside guacamole was great..and that's where it ended..the service was fair to ok....took the order nothing special and food runner brought the food...maybe saw the waiter again at the end? I ordered a pork dish with mole sauce...the pork was over cooked and dry..and drowning in sauce...another one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Adobo Grill also viewed

 

Been to Adobo Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Adobo Grill, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing