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Adobo Grill

#265 of 7,702 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
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri 16:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Prairie Village, Kansas
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253 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here before our team building event at Second City, and they were very accommodating! We were seated quickly, the guacamole arrived quickly as well! It was GREAT, by the way! Their team got us set quickly and got us in and out before our show with no hiccups. Fun night!

Thank WeLove2Travel12345
Level Contributor
60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We walked around Old Town and checked out menus before deciding on Adobo Grill. It was Friday night and the place was packed. Fortunately, we did not have to wait long to be seated. We ordered their "famous guacamole" and devoured it. It is made fresh at your table side and served with warm tortilla chips. The El pastor tacos... More 

1 Thank Paige S
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

You may be aware of the fire that engulfed the restaurant and much of Second City in August 2015. Adobo moved across the street on North Avenue in July 2016. This was our first visit since the move. They took the space formerly occupied by Dinotto Italian restaurant. It's a bit smaller than their former location but they have done... More 

Thank Ann B
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had a great experience. Not a good but not huge selection of food, but a good variety of dishes and based on what we ordered all fresh, well prepared and presented. The Tuna Ceviche was outstanding and quite the prettiest dish I have had in a while. Mexican fare can often be overpoweringly seasoned but everything here was in... More 

1 Thank 932Charles
Batavia, Illinois
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 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
Reviewed 26 December 2016

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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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 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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123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 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
Reviewed 18 November 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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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
USD 21 - USD 30
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?