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Frontera Grill

#66 of 7,613 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
As featured in My Chicago Faves
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445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683 (Illinois)
+1 312-661-1434
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 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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Nasushiobara, Japan
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. Food is fresh and interesting. Drinks are imaginative and fun. We had about an hours wait(walk in) but sat at the bar and had a couple of great cocktails.. Ceviche is amazing as is the rest of the menu.. leave room for deserts!

Thank Louise A
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good and the atmosphere is casual. The wait staff was friendly and offered recommendation. I was a bit turned off by the a "Mexican" restaurant not offering chip and salsa. We opted to order some and the amount of salsa was sad. But our main entree was a large portion. I kind of felt like they were... More 

Thank Vicki L
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115 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first got there around 515pm we could see the restaurant was empty, but there was 40 plus people waiting in the bar area. And there was a wait time of 30 minutes. This was frustrating because the bar area can't easily accommodate that many people milling about so people are constantly bumping into one another. We finally got... More 

Thank Jeff S
Geneva, Switzerland
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154 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard the hype, so went on a chance and got a seat on arrival. The service was super friendly and on-point, the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. There was nothing wrong at all with the food and drinks I had, it was very tasty! But guess all the hype had put my expectations a bit too far up. Their... More 

Thank Mllelle
Springfield, Illinois
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817 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best high end Mexican Restaurant in Chicago with quality ingredients, good presentation and some different takes on traditional dishes. Its definitely worth the visit.

Thank Clevlander
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frontera has always been a must for us when traveling through O'Hare, so when we had the opportunity to eat at the restaurant during our recent stay in Chicago we didn't hesitate. From the chips, guacamole, the queso fundido and ohhh the margaritas you can't go wrong for a light lunch. We arrived just in time for the last of... More 

Thank MDavis1976
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came back after Friday at topolo. Got in line at 455 and we were seated at 610, well worth the wait. Food was reasonably priced and we left very satisfied. We had catfish, shrimp and scallop ceviche (very fresh and creamy) a shrimp dish and a fall vegetable dish. All very flavorful

Thank J W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was awesome! As wonderful as we heard it was going to be. But I was disappointed with the host / hostess staff. Apparently, they won't seat dinner guests before 5:20 PM. So if you get there before that, you have to stand in the bar area (which, of course, is very self-serving as they get you to down... More 

Thank Mike W
Carmel, Indiana
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here the day of game 3 of the World Series. This and the adjoining restaurant, Topolobampo, were packed. We had a reservation and got right in. Despite being busy, this restaurant provided fast and friendly service throughout our stay. Our food came out faster than we expected, and our water glasses were always refilled. Aside... More 

Thank Andrew F
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Mexican food, only to be out done by their Topolo margaritas. Service was also very good. Highly recommended.

Thank Don P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
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 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Grand Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-661-1434
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?