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Frontera Grill

#57 of 7,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
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445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 (Illinois)
(312) 661-1434
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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355 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had eaten at neighboring sister restaurant a few times in the past and remembered it to be excellent. After some drinks we decided on a whim to try for a table Topolobampo. They were full. Frontera however did have open tables. I had wanted to try here for some time based on reviews and good meals at the sister... More 

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Carmel, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Heard this eatery was the tops and after eating here must agree. The Cerviche Trio was fantastic. Our server was very good and guided us through the menu as well as advising us on Tequila. If in Chicago a must visit.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We made it! After years of talking about it we walked in around 6 on a very hot Saturday afternoon. It was more casual then expected and we waited about an hour for a table. While waiting we enjoyed fresh chips with the three chile and roasted tomatillo salsas, a delicious Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche Verde with a Homemade Gin... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first, and maybe it doesn't get the attention from the top it deserves any more. Bayless's newer restaurants were booked months in advance, but we were able to get one for this one a month ahead of time. Service was great. The margaritas were good, definitely strong, but very pricey. For appetizers we ordered several of the... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Frontera has been on our bucket list for years, but we could never get in. Had a late lunch and so glad we finally ate here. Our server was excellent in guiding us through the menu, and we appreciated his honesty when he said not to get a particular dish. Cerviche trio was outstanding as was the mole trio. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When out of town visitors ask me about what my favorite restaurant is, if you're from Chicago you know this is a difficult question to answer. However, Frontera is still at the top of my list. The drinks remain top notch. The food is consistently so good. Some places lose their shine after years of service, but not Frontera, or... More 

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Fernandina Beach FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of 3 of us tried this place on a Thursday night about 7:00. When we checked in with the hostess we were told that it would be about a 45 minute wait but we were free to grab any black topped table in the bar area. After about 5 minutes I walked outside for some fresh air and noticed... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were immediately surprised at how casual this restaurant was. I guess we were expecting a bit more "trend". There was one small bathroom, and no one was really dressed up, or even dressed for a Saturday night. People were in shorts and t's. That's fine, but I guess we just didn't expect this. We sat on the patio, at... More 

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St. Marys pa
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had the most authentic and best Mexican food I ever tasted! It is really hard to get a reservation for Frontera Grill so we were quite lucky to have one 7 on a Thursday night. Our waiter was really nice and helped explain the menu to us. We had the guacamole and it was the best I ever... More 

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Mora, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a place that we've wanted to dine at for years, and we are so glad we did! We loved all the food and also the servers were very attentive. When I wasn't happy with my fish (it was just too spicy) the waitress promptly went to the kitchen and the manager brought me a different dish at my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Mexican, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Grand Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: (312) 661-1434
Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?