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Adobo Grill

#466 of 7,758 Restaurants in Chicago
#505 of 8,514 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
Website
Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 84
    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
Great food, many options, table side guacamole.

Situated in the same building as Second City, we were pleased to get a table for 5 after a 5 minute wait on a Saturday night since Open Table did not have any reservations available. There are many side rooms Inge restaurant. Our party of three generations enjoyed a meal of large portion appetizers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Bily_Bob
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Pennsylvania
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were in a time crunch going to Second City, but wanted decent food. This place was not only able to accommodate us quickly, we also had guacamole made fresh at our table within 5 minutes of sitting down. Add a pitcher of sangria and delicious tacos and enchiladas, this was a great place to eat. The service was friendly... More 

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Eden Prairie, MN
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I highly recommend a visit to Adobo Grill! We ate here before a show at The Second City next door, and it was a great experience. The server was prompt and friendly, and the food was delicious! The chicken enchiladas had a nice balance of heat and flavor -- not too spicy, but definitely not bland (and the black beans... More 

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Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Situated in the same building as Second City, we were pleased to get a table for 5 after a 5 minute wait on a Saturday night since Open Table did not have any reservations available. There are many side rooms Inge restaurant. Our party of three generations enjoyed a meal of large portion appetizers and their popular table side made... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We love Adobo Grill and should frequent it more often. We tend to go when we have tickets to Second City which is upstairs. The food and service is 5-star; the reason for my giving it four is the noise level is crazy high. If you are looking for a party, this is your spot. To be fare, last night... More 

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Watford City, North Dakota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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231 reviews 231 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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

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?

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.