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Adobo Grill

#271 of 7,549 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6002 (North Avenue and Wells St)
(312) 266-7999
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious salsa and guacamole. Pescado tacos were some of the best fish tacos I've ever had. Great service.

Thank jugglerAndrew
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was planning to hit a different restaurant before second city but it was closed for an event...thank goodness! The food was amazing, the margaritas even better and the service was phenomenal. Definitely make your way to this place when in Chicago. The tuna ceviche was especially yummy!

Thank Staci N
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the restaurant/s decor and love the fact they actually mix the fresh guacamole in front of you. Have to say if I have chance I will go back just for the guacamole!!

Thank Vivian L
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my spouse to Adobo Grill to celebrate his birthday. The place looked eerily familiar as we had been there when it was an Italian restaurant. The patio was very comfortable on a perfect late summer night. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was very good except for the tuna ceviche. The freshly made guacamole was... More 

Thank pjcjr68
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Three open tables but would not let a party of two sit at a table for four even though it was early at only six pm!! Husband loves Mexican but I don't so I asked to order off the kids menu and pay an adult price --- NO was the answer to that! Wouldn't accommodate a picky eater as myself... More 

Thank Carol M
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The drinks were top notch. The food was great. Wonderful restaurant right by second city. We had the tacos. All have a sweet fruit added to give a great taste.

1 Thank Hugh O
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Chose this restaurant prior to a show at Second City (just around the corner) based on Trip Advisor reviews and were blown away. Outstanding, fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine (not Tex-Mex) with great sauces. Everybody gets the usual salsa and chips, but try the guacamole, which is made fresh when you order it. Entrees were varied and plentiful -- pork, beef,... More 

Thank AirFlack
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Definitely try the Adobo margarita which is served in a martini glass. Tableside guacamole was excellent. We also split the watermelon salad and also split the special of the day. Highly recommend if you like modern mexican food. Chips and salsa homemade

Thank just1
Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We had tickets to the 2nd City Theatre, directly across the street. We were looking for a place to have a drink and bite to eat. This was an excellent choice! Alfonzo was our waiter and we couldn't have asked for better service. The food was authentic and exceptionally fresh. They make your guacamole fresh as you are seated. The... More 

Thank Morganzz
Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

As former regulars of Adobo on Wells we have had an absence until tonight's treat at Adobo on North Avenue. While the menu has been streamlined, there are options for everyone. We started with the home made guacamole and chips which were superb, especially when accompanied by a Negra Modelo on draft. I enjoyed the excellent fish tacos and my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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.
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