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1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Near North Side)
(312) 266-7999
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Ranked #540 of 8,418 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North Avenue and Wells St
Transit: Brown Line - Sedgewick El stop North Ave bus
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  • English first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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38 reviews 38 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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Oak Park, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is one of those places you always hear about where you shouldn't let the hole-in-the-wall appearance deceive you. The place looks superficially cheesy, with worn formica tables and all that. But the food is inventive, interesting, and overall pretty decent. We had the guac made tableside, which was quite good. I ordered the small plate tamales, which are a... More 

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Belton, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped in to Adobo for dinner prior to heading to a Second City show. The hoses was very pleasant and quickly showed us to our table. Our waiter stopped by fairly quickly to drop the food and alcohol menus. He came back about 3 or 4 minutes later to ask if we had any questions, asked what we wanted... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews 150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Its hip, updated and very delicious. The menu offers excellent array and the guacamole is made table side and some of the best around. Sangria, fabulous snapper is to die for, and the soups are so good. Good service thats fast and the room is buzzing with energy. You will have so much fun here and a great meal for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited on a Friday night and the place was packed but we were able to get right in. The food and drinks were amazing and our server was very helpful! Oh, and they have 90 brands of tequila...what's not to love about that!!

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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>  > Near North Side
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 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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