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Adobo Grill

#245 of 7,638 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
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Batavia, Illinois
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Bonita L
Bloomington, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ruel W
Indio, California
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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 

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 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.

Thank dcrose
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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 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!

Thank John M
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541 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, 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>  > 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?