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Adobo Grill - Old Town
Adobo Grill - Old Town

Adobo Grill - Old Town Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.adobogrill.com/oldtown/index.aspx
  • Email: info@adobogrill.com
  • Phone: (312) 266-7999
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Paul Loduca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Adobo Grill can accommodate 8 to 150 people.
  • Private Party Contact: George Ortiz (312) 266-7999

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Avenue and Wells St
  • Public Transit: Brown Line - Sedgewick El stop
    North Ave bus
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $11.00 for dinner
A word from Adobo Grill - Old Town
Adobo serves the finest authentic rustic Mexican cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We often take out-of-town guest to 2nd City as a Chicago experience and my wife and I took a colleague who was in from London to Adobo and 2nd City on a Sunday night. The valet parking is very convenient and cost's less than the garage attached to the building, although there was only one valet working. With a 7 PM show, we had a 5:30 PM reservation and were promptly seated. We all enjoyed our food 9quacamole, streak, salmon, and enchiladas) was very good, and as noted by other reviewers, the service was good but a bit rushed. Since we were going to the show, we didn't mind the quick service."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Very hectic dining experience. While enjoying our margarita and guacamole and chips (maybe 10 minutes) the bus boy came over to remove our plates and food. We explained that we were still eating and he said our food was coming so he removed the plates anyway. We insisted he leave the chips and guacamole. The food did not arrive for at least another 10 or 15 minutes. We felt very rushed from the moment we arrived until we left. The busboy was always checking our table to see if he could remove our plates while we were still eating. We are not slow eaters!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was well-prepared and the server was helpful. Overall, the experience was very good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were seated immediately, the food came at just the right time and was delicious, and our service was impeccable. We took our 5 year old and 10 year old and they had a great time, too."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I'll be back to Adobo, if only for the guac. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I'm not appear vegetarian, but I'm trying to listen. I'm dobros vegetarian enchiladas were absolutely fantastic. The maid at your table guacamole was also outstanding."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Adobo Grill never disappoints! We came in on a Thursday evening and although the restaurant was relatively full, we were still able to be seated 15 minutes early. Our server was intuitive and knowledgable and every dish we ordered was made to perfection."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Love the food, perfect sizes. Service is always spot on and attentive. Appreciated since many people come here prior to shows."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Quac made at your table! Very good. A group of girls went here before going to Second City. We had prompt seating, and good service."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We loved the food. I especially liked the "tacos de pescado." The fish was nicely cooked in the batter and the batter was crispy, they way it should be. We went there with our niece from out of town and she was very excited to see the guacamole made at the table, but the person making it was far away, so my niece didn't get to experience that. The service was excellent, however. I only give it 4 stars because the noise level was pretty bad. The music was loud, so everybody was kind of yelling. It was hard to hear each other."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Front the moment we stepped in the service was great! Staff are nice friendly and very know legible. Guacamole station right to the table was a nice treat. After dinner we sat at the bar for more Margaritas and a tequila flight."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is a place where each time I have gone the food and the service has always been great! The carna asada is always cooked to perfection and that table side guacamole is the best! Mmmmm Good!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have been to Adobo Grill often over the years but had not been for awhile. I really unjoyed the upbeat, energetic atmosphere and service. Also, it is not often I have 'Mexican'. I like that Adobo has an interesting, healthy twist to thier offerings. As always, we had the delicious, fresh guacamole. I had a crispy enchilda 'pizza'. My friend had the Skirt steak and Sangria. Everything was really good except maybe my enchilda could have had more flavor and more avocados. It could have been that I had the chorizo substituted with crimini mushrooms since I do not eat meat...I had the other half last night and added avocodos and fresh, chopped salsa."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food is really good and the tableside making of guacamole is made to your liking. It's fabulous! The fish tacos are very good and the margaritas are outstanding too. What can I say......I like this place and it's a great location for going to The Second City."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "All the food was so good! The Ambiance was great and the service was spectacular! Would go back again for sure!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food, but felt rushed to order. When we did, order, food came out too fast . Had no time eat/finish the appetizer."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were heading to Second City. Looked up this which was in the same building. The good was great, we never had to go outside for parking or the show and the atmosphere was excellent! Great evening!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been here multiple times and always had a great experience, but this last time the service was I attentive or overbearing and not knowledgable at all about the food, which matters because I have allergies. Instead of telling me I couldn't eat what I ordered, even after I asked, he just changed the dish in the kitchen to not be really what I ordered, which was frustrating. If I couldn't eat it as is, he should have told me so I could order something else, not pay full price to only get half the food. I'll be back, but I hope I have a better waiter next time."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our cocktails were shaken at the table and served ice cold- the classic margarita is fabulous. Our guacamole was made table-side (they are known for this) it was perfectly fresh. My entree (shrimp tacos) were so tasty with a fresh cilantro mayo. I would order them again. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Have eaten at Adobo three times now and always please. Their margaritas, made-at-your-tableside guac, and Tlayuda are my favorite things to enjoy with my boyfriend. Never been disappointed by an experience here!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was excellent when it made it top the table, otherwise no complaints and I anticipate returning next month for the tequila dinner again."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Good food, overall, good experience. The guac prepared at the table was OK, could've been a little more flavorful. Not too expensive. Cool atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went to Adobo Grill before seeing a show at Second City-so convenient its hard to pass up. Its a little pricier than other Mexican places but with more innovative dishes and the fun tableside guacamole its worth the experience!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My husband and I were in town for a weekend get away and decided to try Adobe Grill for dinner. We both absolutely loved it! We made reservations through the internet and were seated promptly. The service was AMAZING, you are never waiting for a refill on anything from water to chips. Food was excellent as well. We loved the guacamole, and my entree of Vegetarian Enchiladas was so good. We would definitely come back when in Chicago again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had been recommended by several friends to try eating here. Start with their house margarita, delicious. Try an order of the guacamole. They bring a cart by your table and make it fresh in front of you!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good selection of unique Mexican entrees for those looking for something outside the norm."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went and they still had their restaurant week menu, and the food was delicious and served in very generous portions. My whole party left stuffed to the gills and pleased as punch about it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Adobo grill is a favorir for good mexican food and good drinks. We have visited Adobo several times. This time we visited for restaurant week. Every course was great, starting with the chicken tamales, which were tasty with just the right amount of spice. For my entree I had the carne asada. It was delicious and filling, served with a cheese enchilada, with mole sauce, black beans, and guacamole. For desert we had tres leche. HEAVEN. And the house margarita was the icing on the cake. We love Adobo, and make it a point to get back often."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "A great midday lunch with great service and the best Guac in town."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Very nice place.... The Bartenders, Wait Staff & etc., were all very attentive! And the food was excellente!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Food was fine and priced well. Not sure it's kid friendly as I come in with 2 kids and we always get seated in the corner by the bathroom. Looks more to be a college or young professional's place to eat. Good thing is my daughter loves the food so we go there when we can."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I was dissapointed by my experience at Adobo. My friend and I didn't order drinks or an appetizer, in result we were ignored the entire meal. My plate was taken away from me while I was eating and they seemed rushed to get us out of there. The food was just okay and the portion was small."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Haven't been there in a while and glad we made it back to Adobo on Sunday evening after show at UP. Will go again."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I had fish tacos, which were delectable. The real treat was the table-side, fresh-made, customized guac. The house margarita was pretty decent, though I came in with high expectations so it wasn't quite on par with what I was hoping for based on what I heard from others who had dined at Adobo previously and recommended the margaritas."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Is nice place , very good mexican food & the best margaritas"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Arrived late brunch looking for dinner menu on Sunday. Was accommodated. A beautifully decorated place and the food was good. Flavors a lil under pronounced and char on carne asada flavored more than steak. Would return. Overall a good choice in my book."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Great place to try different tequila and awesome Guacamole."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Perfect venue before attending Second City. The food was above average--very good. Empanadas, especially fresh and everything seemed homemade."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We loved going to Adobo Grill before Second City-it was the perfect dinner before the show. We had the guacamole for the table-and I would recommend sharing a tortilla soup-we had the mole chicken which was sooo fresh tasting and tender. Our waitstaff was so attentive and friendly-I would highly recommend coming here for a great Mexican meal! You will love it!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I love Adobo Grill! Their food is delicious, and being Mexican myself I have high standards for this cuisine. Most of the dishes I've tried there have been very good, and it's a nicely decorated space with a lively atmosphere. Drinks are good too."
    Dined on 12/21/2013