Loved it -- we always do.
Loved it -- we always do. The only problem is parking! The best quacomole!!!!!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Legit Mexican Food
The Adobo Margarita is phenom. It's more of a martini-style (shaken) margarita. Very good! Tableside guac was great as well. We had little plates and they were great as well. Great atmosphere but not too loud.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service!
We were in Chicago for a weekend, and went to Adobo right before a show at Second City (it's next door). The service was phenomenal and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back next time were in town.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the table side guacamole. Dinner overall was excellent.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Guacamole Ever!
We ate here just before a show at Second City (which is literally right next door). Super busy place; be sure to make reservations. The guacamole was freshly made and you should put it on everything (don't eat it all with the chips)!!!
Food was excellent. Service was very attentive despite the crowd. No problems making the show time at all!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recommended by a Chicagoan...
... so we had high expectations but our experience far exceeded that! Delicious local ingredients, house-made dishes, pleasantly served. Their signature margarita was the made with the freshest ingredients I've ever had in that drink -- nothing fake or pre-prepared -- just amazing. Can't wait to go back!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, best guacamole and margaritas, by far anywhere!!! The waiter was very attentive and very helpful with selections.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Adobo Margarita and Guacamole
Always enjoy the Adobo margarita and guacamole made table side!! Food was tasty and the wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
33rd Anniversary Celebration!
Food was very good. Adobo Margarita was great! Our waiter was very helpful. My husband & I had eaten at the Lombard location during the short time that it was open and were disappointed when it closed so quickly. We don't usually venture into the city just for dinner as you never know what the traffic and parking will be like, but thought our 33rd wedding anniversary warranted an adventure and it was a beautiful summer evening. We strolled around the area for a bit before going into the restaurant. Our reservations weren't until 6:30pm, but they gladly took us a little earlier. At 5:30, the restaurant was already beginning to fill up and was very busy soon afterward. We would definitely consider dining here again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Above average restaurant
The Adobo Grill is right next to Second City and since we had tickets to the show that night we thought we'd give Adobo a try. The food was good but not great. The drink selection was great and the service was terrific. The restaurant is expensive but convenient if you're going to Second City.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Knowledgable, attentive server
Knowledgable, attentive server who made excellent recommendations. Food was extremely well prepared and authentic.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-Second City Dining
Located right next to the comedy club, this place has excellent margaritas and inventive and classic Mexican food w/ hand-made guacamole prepared table side. Beautiful bar and an upbeat vibe!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Preparing the guacamole at the table was a nice touch. A complete Gluten-Free menu. All of the food was delicious, and fresh! Great margaritas. Cool and quirky atmosphere!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Night Out
Adobo is consistently great as a prelude to Second City theatre next door. The food is great and somewhat inventive. Service is attentive and friendly. And the place has a nice fun, up-tempo vibe.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved loved everything about this place. Can't wait to go back again!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and a great
Excellent service and a great variety on the menu. Definitely a place to come back to.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Adobo Grill everu time we go to Second City, our first choice!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was terrific. Both my wife's and my dishes came to the table quickly and still hot! Beautiful plate presentation which matched the quality of the food. Since our first visit a few days ago I have recommend this restaunt to several of my friend.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had never been, and knew very little about Adobo, AND were beyond pleased with the entire experience. As soon as we arrived we were taken to our seats (we did have a reservation), service was perfectly timed, and the food was excellent! Definitely recommend.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting Chicago for the weekend. This is right next to Second City where we saw a show. Very good Mexican. Great service
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience, awesome margaritas!
I enjoyed this restaurant. The margaritas were great, I had a skinny one for my birthday! The service was also top notched! The waiters bought out a free corn masa chocolate birthday desert for me with ice cream! As someone e who is gluten free I would recommend this establishment!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Guac and Margarona = Can't Go Wrong
The guacamole is out of this world. I made reservations for my family and I for their visit to Chicago. We had wonderful seats on the outdoor patio, where we were able to take in the sounds and sights of Old Town. I also recommend trying the Margarona (Margarita/Corona) - which is delicious - but is not listed on the menu :). Delish!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time, great food
We had a great time. Food was good and service was excellent. Our server, Miguel, was a lot of fun!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing. Margaritas were super tasty but a little on the pricey side. They are made of fresh ingredients though so it is definitely worth the cost. I went there for a special occasion so we did not hold back but next time may only have one. Really cute place though. Servers were great and attentive. Outside area wad perfect for a beautiful Chicago night. Will be back there for sure!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
doesn't get better than this....the
doesn't get better than this....the guacamole alone is worth it....add the margaritas and all of a sudden the world is a beautiful place!
service is friendly and fast ....the vibe is very positive...
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better Than I Thoufght
Food was really good, it still does not have allot of the typical Mexican food, but enough of a selection to be good. I remember the prices being higher and they are in line with the experience.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican dishes done expertly
You can't go wrong here, and it's a great before-theater (Second City, Red Orchid Theatre) spot. The whole fish prepared Veracruz style and the guacamole prepared at the table are both especially delicious.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a pre-Second City show
Great food, great service. The guacamole and ceviche is the best around!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have NEVER had poor service at Adobo Grill. Kyle, our server was great, as was the food runners and bussers who actually said "hello" and talked to us. Kyle made great recommendations and really knew the menu.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food - Good Value
We had a light dinner on a Friday night, so a busy place under peak pressure. The reservation was prompt (we had theatre tix) and the food was really good. For starters we had the Tlayuda - not often seen in Chicago, but this one an authentic Oaxacan treat - and finished with the enchiladas in mole (also authentic and good) and a delightful slightly sweet ceviche with plantain chips. The wine list is adequate, but nothing special; however, on the whole Adobo is heads above most Mexican restaurants in Chicago and at a surprisingly affordable price considering its location. I have made it a favorite on OT and will definitely go again when in Old Town.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining by Piper's Alley
We have dined here before quite some time ago and remembered a great experience. We were not disappointed this time around as well. The food was excellent - from the guacamole prepared by the table, to the salmon ceviche, empanadas and chicken casserole dish. Also, the service was very friendly and prompt despite a busy Sat night. We'll definitely come back and hopefully with friends in tow.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This may be the best upscale Mexican restaurant in Chicago yet reasonably priced. Their guacamole made table side is the best. We shared a quesa fundido, cheese fondue, which rocked. Entrees included shrimp, pork and fish each prepared in unique fashion and all amazingly excellent. Wines are moderate and limited, but you come for the huge choice of tequilas. Great service, fun to dine, easy to return!
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great, quality Mexican cuisine
Adobo Grill is fantastic. Their food is delicious, filling, and of high quality, not to mention quality cocktails, as well. Great for a celebratory meal or catching up.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Mexican Cuisine
Thoroughly enjoyed margaritas and creative and tasy menu items.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first trip to Adobo. We did not know what t expect. We live and work in the area and was looking for a Mexican Restaurant. We found a gem. The food was great and the Guacamole was excellent. definitely a keeper.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and drink...
...but quite noisy. Probably not the best for a romantic dinner or one where serious matters are going to be discussed. Service was very good.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is fresh and the
The food is fresh and the flavors vivid. A good pick for vegetarians and anyone looking for excellent Mexican food--nothing gloppy here--the guacamole is prepared at the table, starting with the ripe avocado, and all that follows is subtly flavored and textured, even the side dishes of rice (with some raisins in it) and delicious black beans topped with a sprinkling of goat cheese.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Two nights in a row
Had dinner there one night - enjoyed it so much I went back the very next night. Really good food.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and Perfect!
We had Sam as our waiter and he was personable and fantastic! The table-side guacamole was outstanding and the margaritas were so good that I would go back just for that! Thanks for a great night!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to the restaurant because a friend had mentioned it. The food was good. They prepare the guacamole on the table to your specifications. The staff was great and the pirce even better!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vegetable Tamal Makes Shrimp Dish
My second visit to Adobo... The kitchen continues to impress with authentic dishes served with contemporary flair. The camarrones al mojo de ajo deserves a special shout out. It's a classic and basic dish, but what sets it apart at adobo is a tamal of spinach and roasted vegetables. They pop open the tamal and the result is a delicious salsa that you use to make tacos with your shrimp. Superb! I'll be back soon.
The only negative is that it is unbelievably crowded and noisy at peak times. The service is quick, however, so easy to eat and dash to the theatre or whatever.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Convenient and a pleasant surprise
We were going to Second City and wanted to dine somewhere in the vicinity where we would could park walk from where we ate to the comedy club. Adobo Grill was right next door to Second City. They honored our reservation, and seated us at a table for two. We felt the table next to us was "too close for comfort" and asked to be moved to another location. They were very agreeable and moved us to a more desirable table. The food and service was very good, but the noise level is a bit distracting. Even having moved our table, we were still close enough to overhear other conversations, as well as I'm sure they could hear ours. Overall, we would probably return to Adobo Grill if we were going to Second City because of the convenience.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here because it was right next to Second City. The drink in a coconut was a bit pricey, but yummy! The guacamole was some of the best I've ever had and they make it table side. The ceviche selection was large and delicious, as was the tostadas on the appetizer menu. Service was top notch...I would definitely recommend and will dine there again for sure!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get the Guac!
We went because it is close to the comedy club that we were going to, but they don't take that for granted. They make sure that everybody has a great dining experience. Everybody was pleased with the food, & the drinks. Excellent service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The waitstaff and support services were excellent, from entry into restaurant until departure. In particular, our waiter, Ruben, anticipated every need without being overbearing or intrusive. Ruben is a true professional; a pleasure to have him serve our table of 4.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Slightly higher end Mexican
Fabulous guacamole made table side. Excellent fish. Terrific authentic waiter probably started as busboy. Best margaritas. We sometimes go just for them and guacamole.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been going to Adobo for over
Been going to Adobo for over two years and havououe never ever had a bad experience. I love everything the Adobo Grill . For the money you can't best the Adobo Grill
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great all around
Went with two colleagues and thought it was great!
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat before
Great place to eat before seeing a show at Second City! I've been here multiple times with friends and family and always enjoy our meal.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
For several years, I've had a meeting in Chicago in December and over time, my friends and I have established several traditions. One of them is Brunch at Adobo Grill after Sunday services at Moody Church. We look forward to it every year! THE best margaritas and made-at-your-table guacamole !! Hope to return in 2014!
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM