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Adobo Grill

1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Near North Side)
(312) 266-7999
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Ranked #488 of 8,269 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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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
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English first
Garden City, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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.

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Evanston, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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

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chicago
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174 reviews 174 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I think it has actually been longer since I've been to this restaurant, but I just have to leave a review since I have been thinking about it. Also a friend just visited and reminded me of how much we loved this place. I am so glad we found this little gem in Chicago Old Town. We were actually on... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This quaint restaurant in Old Town is a gem. Guacamole made table side with fresh ingredients ...fantastic! (Although I ate too many chips to go with it !). My tacos were great too. Small but the staff was warm and welcoming. I would definitely go back.

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