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Adobo Grill

#240 of 7,611 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6002 (North Avenue and Wells St)
+1 312-266-7999
11:00 am - 9:30 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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Indio, California
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Dennis S
Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank dcrose
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Rebecca G
Walnut Creek, California
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank John M
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509 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lisetteki
Margate City, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We go to Mexico every year and enjoy the food there. This restaurant was authentic Mexican but raised to the next level. The depth of flavor of the sauces when outstanding. Our waiter Andy was so helpful. He also allowed us to sample the sauces so we could order to our taste. Best waiter we ever had. We ordered so... More 

Thank robinyschwartz
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 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 October 1, 2016 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 September 27, 2016

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 September 26, 2016

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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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, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: +1 312-266-7999

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  • 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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