Adobo Grill - Downtown Indianapolis

Adobo Grill - Downtown Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.adobogrill.com/
  • Phone: 317-822-9990
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Othon Angel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From 8-90 people, we have beautiful spaces to suit your needs. Vibrant, authentic Mexican flavor provides a feast for all the senses — that’s FiestAdobo!

    Call us today to arrange your party!
  • Private Party Contact: George Munoz 3178229990

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington and Pennsylvania
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Adobo Grill - Downtown Indianapolis
Adobo Grill brings contemporary fine Mexican cuisine to downtown Indianapolis. By using traditional cooking methods and ingredients such as jicama and cactus, Adobo Grill showcases the regional cuisine of Mexico. The chef’s unique approach uses the cooking styles of several regions in Mexico and the freshest ingredients to create flavorful dishes with flair.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Adobo Grill - Downtown Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (22)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (19)great for lunch (18)romantic (12)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • One of my favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant. I love the room itself, the two story bar wall makes for a grand entrance. The food is fantastic and upper scale. Try the guacamole is it made to order and awesome!! I dine here EVERY time I blow thru Indy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late night reservation
    sushiloverVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We came in very near closing for a reservation. We were treated wonderfully no one rushed us and the food was, as usual, excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic Mexican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was a great place for dinner for a group. One person's spouse was from Mexico and said the food was fantastic and authentic-not Tex Mex. prices are not too bad, and service was very fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Adobo Grill
    amyroetVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I just wish it wasn't downtown. The food and service are consistently good. The fish tacos are my favorite!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guacamole Gem
    Corona
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Tries the taco sampler platter, what a great deal! We all enjoyed the variety and of course the table side made Guacamole!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Twinpointe
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Always order the made at table guacamole. Main courses are expected Mexican meals but prepared so much better and with lots more eye appeal. Also have some non-expected offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • A Wonderful Treat
    go2eat
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We held an "informal" firm meeting during lunch at Adobo. They afforded us a "private" dining room for four which was absolutely perfect. Also, the service was helpful and attentive. The signature guacamole that is prepared at the table was exceptional. Possibly the best guac I've had in either the U.S. or Mexico. Each of the four of us in attendance savored every gram of it. The entres were very good, and to a person we thought it was a great location and exceptional venue for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • good food average service
    nomnom
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went there for lunch with a group from work. Food was good service was average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night out
    IndyOutaTowner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Table side guacamole is a must but you usually want more if sharing with a table of four. Fish tacos are amazing as are most of the appetizers. Decent Mexican beer selection and too many tequilas to chose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    AWest44
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Healthy food choices, great service and neat atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best guac in town!
    TamTam84VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    While I always find the food at Adobo to be fantastic, their guac and margarita's are my favorite part of the dining experience. Made by hand at your table, the guacamole is full of flavor and an unbeatable freshness. Highly recommend for anyone looking for more authentic Mexican food with an upscale swing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good mexican
    mllcpaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    the food was very good. It took forever to receive our dinner (over an hour). The server was not interested in anything but arguing. Fortunately the manager stepped in and rescued the situation. He more than made up for the server.
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  • Not Up To Par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was not up to par and was a bit disappointing. The portion sizes were rather small for the price. The restaurant was very loud and the service was incredibly slow. This is not a place that I could suggest and I will be in no hurry to return.
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  • slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went to this place to celebrate an early labor day with the family. It started out fine, but later we found that we were constantly waiting for service. We waited a good 15 minutes before we were served with chips and salsa. My Mother-in-laws water was gone and we couldn't find our waiter. She ended up drinking my sister-in-laws water. After waiting for another 15 minutes, the waiter finally took our order. Our food took a very long time to get to our table. We had to ask a bus boy to get our waiter so we could order dessert. When we were done with our meal, we had to flagged down our waiter for our check. Overall, I would not recommend this place to anyone. The food was okay but the service was horrible!!
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  • Tableside Guacamole
    GreatStaff
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Is to die for! I have never had a bad meal there wether it was lunch or dinner. This is one of my new favorite places. The staff at Adobos is amazing, always attentaive and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BburgDiners
    BburgDiners
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second time at Adobo. Both times the service and food have been excellent. It is noisy but that seems to be most restaurants any more. We will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, but service was poor
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Four of us dined on Saturday night. I made a reservation for 7:30pm, but had to wait 15min due to the large volume of people that ate early before the Colts game. We sat down at our table, but didn't see our waiter for 15min after we sat down. He took our order for drinks and guacamole tableside. The lady came right away and made the guacamole (excellent, good presentation and very fresh ingredients), but no drinks for another 10 min!! Finally our drinks came and we ordered our entrees. The entrees came in a reasonable amount of time. The food was good, not great. If they are trying to impress during the Devour Indy promotion, they definitely need to improve on their service. The food could be fresher.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • William Luken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our reservations were at 7:00pm which they did seat us promptly, but from there it went downhill. It was 10 minutes before we saw our waitress, when we finally got to order our appetizer and drinks she was in an extreme hurry and did not explain anything about the drinks, i ordered a sangria which i received but 2 of the other guests ordered mango margaritas which we still did not receive at the end of the meal at that time we had to find our waitress and tell her not to bother with the drinks. During the course of the night we never did see our waitress until the end of the evening when we were ready for our bill. She never apologized for the drinks or her lack of appearances. We had to ask for our dishes to be cleared.
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  • Fast and Great Service!
    NatG
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went with friends and the attention was very fast, exquisite food and a nice atmosphere. The Margaritas and micheladas everyone should try! Excellent restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great experience!
    laves0826
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We make it downtown for dinner several times a year and ADOBO is a MUST stop! Great food--chips/salsa are excellent---and their regular menu is really good! Margarita's from scratch and served at the table is a nice feature! Try the chocolate tamal for dessert! WOW--it is YUMMY!
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  • Awesome guacamole!
    PhoodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The table side guacamole is incredible! We are hooked and keep going back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waste of Money
    FoodLovers14
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Not thrilled with the $95.00 bill for what we got. Food was expensive, not a very large selection on the menu, waiter told us they can not do any substitutions. Just not a place we will return to.
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  • Esperanza
    YumYumyummers
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I have been to your restaurant twice and had the same lovely waitress. I believe the receipt said Esperanza. I would go back for that service alone; however, I really like your margaritas with Silver Tequila as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Drinks
    gstr0h
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    After waiting nearly 20 minutes for someone to take our drink/app order, we received excellent drinks. I had the coconut mojito and my friend had the Adobo margarita. Both were delicious, as was the table-side-made guacamole. As for the entrees, they left much to be desired. The carne asada, and the tacos de carne asada were both over-cooked and very dry. Both dishes lacked much flavor, which was surprising after tasting the drinks and guac. In conclusion, this place would be great for happy-hour cocktails and appetizers, but I would skip the dinner part.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to love this place!
    msvalerie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We used to love this place. We had dinner here Saturday night for the first time in 3 years (we had moved out of town and back). I was underwhelmed. Where was the fantastic menu? Why, at 6 p.m. when there was virtually no one in the restaurant, were we seated at a terrible table on the second floor? This with reservations. The bar menu was still extensive and attractive, but I thought the servings were overpriced. The service was great, but nothing else stood out about this meal. Not in love with Adobo Grill anymore, and so sad about that.
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  • The guacamole!
    JennfromCincinnati
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The gaucamole alone is a reason to eat here. They make it right at your table fresh. They give you an option of mild, medium or hot. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. We will be back.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dani
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place was fabulous! Great food...especially the tableside guacamole. The food was excellant and the staff was very friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Birthday Celebration
    TM0607
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a reservation at the Adobe Grill at 2:30 PM on a Friday. There were only a couple of tables filled with customers at the time. Our service was average. I was somewhat disappointed because I had informed the restaurant that we were celebrating two birthdays, however; the server failed to acknowledge them:(
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 787 reviews are from the Adobo Grill - Downtown Indianapolis reviews archive.
  • Nice Find
    Diner123
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant was a nice find with a great location in downtown Indianapolis. Our group was seated quickly and well serviced. Having guacamole made at you dinner table was a fun touch as well. I did dine here twice while in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Shirt Date
    indysunshyne
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    For our most recent nice shirt date we wanted something that was downtown, nice but not too pricey. Abuelo met all the criteria. We had the Tableside Guacamole which was deliciously amazing! (we ordered it spicy). The Vegetales Tacos which were also delicious - the combination of the vegetables and the goat cheese worked well together. If I were creating this dish at home, I would have added mushrooms. The side order of black beans was bland but edible. For dessert, we ordered the Chocolate Tamal. The presentation of the cake in the corn husk was well executed. The ice cream and cherries served with it were great but they did not offset the bitterness of the cake. It could have used a milk chocolate center or some type of fruit filling.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not at all what expected...
    HexManVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Highly dissatisfied. Food was nothing special. Salsa night lacked salsa music. Waiters were rude. Ambiance and crowd sketchy.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Girls' Night!
    rudy53
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a fun girls' night out here for our party of eight. Very accommodating when we were running a bit late for our reservations. Wonderful food & service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    errycast
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had a great time. The tableside guacamole was very good. Had the best Chicken Enchiladas... ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    Tanya
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Ive been here several times and this was the least impressive. Margarita came with salt even though i ordered NO salt. The guacamole was excellent. The Meat dishes were a bit tough and the fish was a really small portion for the price. Id go back for a drink and apps but that's it.
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    great for lunch
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  • Unimpressed
    ctgoldenbearVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I were extremely disappointed with our experience at the Adobo Grill. To start with, our waiter appeared bored and presented an air of allofness. It took forever for him to just take our drink order. The margerita was extremely weak and rather expensive. However, the sangria was excellent; one of the best I ever tasted. With respect tot he food, it was nothing special and extremely overpriced for what you get. One of our meals (pork pibil) was very good, but the tacos and everything else was only average at best. It seems that the Adobo Grill put most of the money, time and effort in the appearance of the restaurant, with little attention to the quality of the food and service.
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  • Great Guac. & Chile Relleno
    Mike
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The guacamole made at your table was wonderful, and available spicy (you can choose-we like it hot and other restaurants don't have it). Also, the best chile relleno in the city since Cafe Sante Fe closed (sob).
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  • Great get away!
    teechr
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I really enjoyed my dining experience here. My son and i enjoyed a delicious meal in a an excellent environment.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal once again...
    Gary
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Ate here after a concert--excellent margaritas, guacamole, and food...will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish not the Freshest
    Jconnor
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I usually order seafood at restaurants. In the past Adobo's was fresh enough, but last Sunday the trout was borderline in the Trucha al Vapor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very mediocre
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    guacamole good but other food mediocre. margarita's were good but very little alcohol. service was a bit slow
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