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“Next door to Second City”
Review of Adobo Grill

Adobo Grill
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Ranked #279 of 9,530 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: North Avenue and Wells St
Transit: Brown Line - Sedgewick El stop North Ave bus
San Francisco, California
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570 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Next door to Second City”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Adobo Grill is next door to Second City so it was very convenient for us to eat first and then see a comedy show. Definitely loved the made at the tableside guacaole so you know that it is fresh. The salsa was just ok, needed a bit more kick. I only wished that the tortilla chips were warmed up. The salad with the jicama and mango salad was very good. My main entree was the flank steak and it was cooked perfectly. Since they have a large side room, this restaurant is great for large groups. Service was excellent and our glasses were rarely empty.

  • Visited September 2013
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Urbana, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“guacamole is just the starter”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The tableside freshly made guacamole starter is a fun gimmick and is very tasty (can be seasoned to your preference). The menu has great variety and includes items off the beaten Mexican path, as well as old favorites. Portions are generous and flavorful.
Have a margarita--they don't do frozen, but they shake it up right in front of you and it is good!

Visited June 2013
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Seminole, Florida
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great food and fun!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We chose this place because it was close to Second City, where we were going for a show. Great choice! We started with Margaritas, which were shaken tableside and served like Martinis. You must try the guacamole and chips as an appetizer. It is prepared at the table, and is quite a show, and delicious too! There were five of us, and everyone ordered something different, and all were very pleased with their choices and we all shared bites with each other. Great food, great staff, and very reasonable too.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago IL
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418 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Awesome tableside guacamole!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Continuing my birthday celebration, we stopped at Adobo for a margarita and their delicious guacamole prepared fresh at the table. Our server asked our preference..mild, medium or hot and presented the perfect end of the day treat served with warm tortilla chips.

Visited August 2013
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Shelburne, Vermont
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Guacamole and Margaritas”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had dinner last Friday before the Second City Show. The highlight of the meal was the fresh guacamole made table side and the fresh margaritas. The Duck Gorditas were tasty, but had too much bread topping. The fish serviche was delicious.The staff was very friendly and attentive. This restaurant would be a great place to go for appetizers and drinks with a group of friends.

  • Visited August 2013
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