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Frontera Grill

#67 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683 (Illinois)
+1 312-661-1434
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Today
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Tue 11:45 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Iowa
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love Frontera Grill - you can't go wrong. Now accepting reservations online!! Extensive drink menu with nice alcoholic and non alcoholic options! Order the guac as an app - it's a great size and tastes amazing. Every dish we have had here is great - go with the staff recommendations - you can't go wrong. Had the steak tacos this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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602 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Numerous friends, clients and colleagues told us that Frontera was a must do... they were right! The 'make your own tacos' are a certified winner. I went with the steak and my wife had the pork. Both came with slightly different fillings but oh my god they were both simply delicious! Make sure you also try the guacamole too! There... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its worth the hype! The joint was jumping on a Wednesday night, packed...They had lost my reservation but once I showed them the confirmation on my phone , I was seated within 5 minutes. Great waitstaff, wonderful food. I am a vegetarian and they had several delicious offerings. Great guacamole, the best I've ever had outside of my own (it... More 

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Raleigh
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you ever want to be able to eat at your favorite local joint! The food was FANTASTIC!! Fresh ingredients. Unique preparations. Very creative signature drinks. Matches the quality of the show. Although I do have to say, we actually met Rick Bayless while finishing our meal.....wasn't very welcoming. Come on dude, we're dropping $100+ in your restaurant and you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a large group, 10, and the service was amazing and food as advertised; fresh and really good. This restaurant is Rick's more casual experience but does not disappoint on quality. Really really good. It is a popular spot so book on line early.

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was glad to go back to one of my favorite restaurants and bring my new girlfriend. The classic cerviche is simply wonderful. We also had the guacamole and the duck mole. Thank you Rick Bayless for having one of the best restaurants in Chicago!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to make reservations for a Friday night, but none were available. We took a chance and we got right in. The wait staff was super nice and helpful and the food was great. The restaurant is a lively fun place and would definitely go back.

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Rapperswil, Switzerland
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196 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply loved the special and different variation of flavors of the food and the cool and colorful interior decoration made this place very special. The noise level in the restaurant is good to have a conversation. We got a table for lunch without booking.

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Blue Ridge, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son chose this restaurant because he had eaten at the one at the airport and loved it. I'm not a fan of Mexican food, so I'm not the best judge, but my son and my daughter (both in their 30's) absolutely loved this place. It is "authentic" Mexican and not a "chain" restaurant. It is pricey but if you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I visited Frontera on Friday night. I had the Friday special. (Brisket). Needless to say it was better than I could have ever expected. Her shrimp macha was the BOMB!!! We will be back. Great service. GREAT drinks. GREAT times. Well done Mr Bayless.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683
    (Illinois)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Grand Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-661-1434
Description
Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.

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