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Adobo Grill

#258 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6002 (North Avenue and Wells St)
+1 312-266-7999
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked around Old Town and checked out menus before deciding on Adobo Grill. It was Friday night and the place was packed. Fortunately, we did not have to wait long to be seated. We ordered their "famous guacamole" and devoured it. It is made fresh at your table side and served with warm tortilla chips. The El pastor tacos... More 

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Thank Paige S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You may be aware of the fire that engulfed the restaurant and much of Second City in August 2015. Adobo moved across the street on North Avenue in July 2016. This was our first visit since the move. They took the space formerly occupied by Dinotto Italian restaurant. It's a bit smaller than their former location but they have done... More 

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Thank Ann B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience. Not a good but not huge selection of food, but a good variety of dishes and based on what we ordered all fresh, well prepared and presented. The Tuna Ceviche was outstanding and quite the prettiest dish I have had in a while. Mexican fare can often be overpoweringly seasoned but everything here was in... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We picked this place based on TripAdvisor reviews and close proximity to Second City (right across the street) and were not disappointed! We called a couple hours ahead and they had no trouble accommodating our group. Good margaritas, table-side guacamole and entrees that pleased our carnivores and vegans.

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Thank Bonita L
Bloomington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Small restaurant in heart of Old Town (North Ave at Wells), Adobo Grill is popular with locals as well as visitors. Great house Margaritas! Food was excellent, particularly daily specials. Suitable for larger groups which is popular with millenials as well as romantic for couples.

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Thank Ruel W
Indio, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Our son and daughter-in-law picked this place for dinner for six of us, before a show at 2nd City. We could not have been more pleased. Living as we do approx. 50 miles from the Mexican border in the CA desert, we have great Mexican cuisine, frequently - but this was worth a visit, with their unique menu. Each of... More 

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Thank Dennis S
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A great little spot half a block from Second City. Tacos were excellent with many different meats to choose from. Guacamole made at your table was tasty too.

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Thank dcrose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Sunday Brunch at Adobo Grill was the perfect cap to our Chicago girls weekend. Great coffee which we needed after a night on the town. This was a great little spot. I highly recommend if you find yourself in Old Town.

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Thank Rebecca G
Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our concierge at the Franklin, as a place close to the Second City Theater. Absolutely loved it! As others have said, the guacamole is excellent. All the tacos are very good. Service is outstanding!

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Thank John M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has 3 seating areas two inside and one outside. As well as a small. At area. The decor is neat and colorful. The table side freshly made guacamole is incredible. The server was very friendly and prompt. The hostess ok. The tables are very tight !! It is difficult for the chef to get to the table to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-266-7999

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