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Adobo Grill

#343 of 7,461 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6002 (North Avenue and Wells St)
(312) 266-7999
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has moved slightly - new location recently. But just across street from Second City now. Adobo has awesome guacamole made fresh as you order! Could make a meal just on it...We then had two more appetizers (flatbread with chorizo and mixed skewers - chicken, shrimp and steak - with grilled pineapple). They were both very good. The grilled... More 

Thank srichardsonm3
Chicago, Illinois
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to see Abobo Grill open up again. I took a visitor from out of town. Raving about how they used to prepare the Guacamole table side. Well that didn't happen this time which was disappointing. Also there wasn't much of it. We soon polished it off. I am sure before we always have loads left for the... More 

Thank jazzyart
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On vacation with my teenage boys and stopped here on short notice. It's a small space so it's best to get reservations. We sat on the patio as there was no tables available inside. The guacamole was freshly made and tasted great. Likewise,the margaritas were very good. I ordered the chilli relleno, which was like nothing I've ever had- perfectly... More 

Thank Fred578
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. Across the street from Second City, Adobo was recommended to us before a show. Everything was top notch, food, service and the price.

Thank rturian
San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The "new" Adobo is open after the fire last summer. Location moved from North Wells to just around the corner on the south side of North Avenue. Overall somewhat smaller; but, has a much larger and nicer outdoor seating area in a courtyard on an adjacent lot. Virtually the entire wait staff returned so the excellent service continues. Jorge Ortiz... More 

Thank irishkilt71
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We waited patiently for Adobo Grill to open again after they burned down the restaurant over by Second City. Sadly the new location is not half as nice as the old one. Yes, they have significantly increased the outdoor space but we would eat there year round, not just for the fleeting summer months when patio dining is warranted. The... More 

Thank Matt K
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Adobo is awesome. The food never disappoints. The guacamole is the best anywhere as are the margaritas. ( Often voted best in the city). The new spot has an incredible outdoor space. So glad it is back!

Thank Ginger P
Newburgh, Indiana
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177 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice to see Adobo back in business after the fire. Food is still very good and the guacamole remains fabulous. We dined outdoors and the new setting is very relaxing. The service here cannot be beat and the servers are attentive and engaging.

Thank Ballpark52
Naperville, Illinois
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129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Old favorite of mine when I lived in the neighborhood. Menu is good to very good but the fresh guacamole is a must.

Thank PaddleWarrior
Westlake Village, California
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187 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We had a great meal at the Adobo Grill. The food is delicious and the staff warm/friendly. This is a perfect choice if you have tickets to see a comedy show at Second City.

Thank JMH1986

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6002
    (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

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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.