Adobo Grill

4.6
447 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Adobo Grill Serving authentic Mexican cuisine in a festive and inviting atmosphere, that will give diners the chance to enjoy Adobo’s fresh guacamole, prepared tableside, diverse selection of 100% blue agave tequila.
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MrsD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Made a reservation, ended up waiting a few minutes longer but it was worth it! Service was great and they were VERY accommodating in trying to get us to our show at Second City. Get the Guacamole!

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vipDewey
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our first date at this address 42 years ago. Then it was the Azteca Grill. It was great going back to where it all began. The food and service could not have been better! Very high,y recommended!

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KatG
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been twice and just love Adobo. The food is excellent and plentiful. But the service is extraordinary. We took friends both times and were so pleased. We'll be back for sure.

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vipEllenS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Adobo Grill was very good! We loved the guacamole, drinks, short rib tacos, and carne asada. The service was a little slow but they were very busy, and they had additional wait staff coming by to refill chips and water in the meantime. Our order of Elote never came and our waiter gave us a free dessert to make up for it. The dessert was delicious and an unexpected surprise as we were more than full and didn't need the elote. Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and accomodating. I felt some of the prices were a little high but we will definitely be back because the food was fabulous!

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teta
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible. Our server was knowledgeable about food available. Great ambience and just a fun dinner,

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vipRandE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

It's very meh. The redeeming quality was the margaritas. Food was very meh.

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RyanM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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vipDaBo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The Server was excellent. The Kitchen was backed up and we had to rush to eat to make our theater tickets. We ordered in plenty of time and were in the restaurant for one hour and about 40 minutes. We had to take our desert to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Great happy hour deals too!

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Ginger
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margarita & guacamole -hands down best ever!! One of our must visit restaurants when visiting Chicago.

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SweetChicago1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect Margaritas. Fun, friendly, non-intrusive service and delicious food. Tight, noisy room but not so loud that conversation was difficult. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipJoeG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hard to beat Mexican cuisine in a super location with excellent service. I’m a 20 year customer and they never fail to impress.

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vipTheDeb
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and delicious Mexican food. Lively ambiance and friendly professional service. Thank you!

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, definitely authentic Mexican food.

KG
KatG
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and the service is impeccable.

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EileenA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious. Margaritas made with fresh limes instead of awful sour mix. Great attentive service

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vipBenji
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fresh guacamole was amazing.

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KyleH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Adobo for our New Years Eve dinner. They were able to get us seated even though we were about a half hour early for our reservation. The guacamole and cocktails were excellent. The enchiladas and steak tacos were also incredible! I was very happy with the overall service and experience! Adobo is located very near the Second City comedy club and makes for a great dinner before a show there!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service and location to Second City was great. The Carne Asada and beef tip tacos had zero flavor. The enchiladas were good and so were the fish tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Guacamole and margaritas are good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating to my gluten intolerance!

JM
JMFAB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is great. We each had a mezcalita, which was quite tasty. the front area was pretty packed so hard to hear each other.

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vipFoodie3450
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a fun Friday night spot

AJ
AJD1
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hostess was a bit nervous giving us a prime table that was open , we think k because we had a teenager and a 10yr old with us, asked us to wait on the side which was frustrating, but the owner/manager recognized us from our previous visits and said to seat us at the window table I had indicated was open and which we were often seated at.
After that, our service, food & value were excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing... especially the table side guacamole.
Margaritas are classic, over ice, salted rim.
Waiter was a little frustrated after we finished eating... we wanted to finish our drinks but he hovered making us feel like we should leave. There wasn’t a line waiting, in fact tables were open. Not sure why such a rush?!?
Other than that, I’d recommend it.

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vipluv2eat
Minneapolis
98 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Adobo Grill. We haven’t been there in a while since we are from out of town, but decided to try them again. Of course we loved the guacamole- who doesn’t? I had the pork in mole which was fabulous. All in all, very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants when we visit Chicago.

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vipGingerP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with authentic food. We love this place.

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JasonC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service 👍 with superb food!

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viptheatregal
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adobo never disappoints. First time in their new location and everything was great: food, service, ambiance. Shared pork and chicken tacos: very fresh, very tasty. And very reasonable priced.

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DougA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Convenient Oldtown alternative. The service and food was very good and atmosphere fun. I will be back.

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DeborahN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Mexican restaurant in Chicago -- especially the guacamole and Margaritas! And great vegetarian and gluten free options!

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BlakeG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

This was my first and last time time going here. Food was overpriced and not good. Drinks were weak. Best thing was the $10 guac appetizer but nothing else for this party of 3. Our bill was $150 for 5 drinks, 2 dinners and 3 apps that left us without a buzz and still hungry. Go to Carbon instead for authentic Mexican food in Bridgeport on 26th.

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vipHungryGirl
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at the new location. Food was delicious as always. It was a bit difficult to carry on a conversation.

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JamieS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and fast - the food was delicious.

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vipMARYT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I specifically asked if the entrée with chicken enchaladas could be served with extra dark mole sauce with chocolate. The waiter replied yes. When I got my order it was with a tomato sauce, no spice, pretty flavorless. I ate about half of it and then decided to complain about how tasteless it was. The waiter shrugged and said the darker sauce is better, I said that is what I had requested. He did nothing! I will not be back, nor will the 3 people who came with me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy was great!

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LindaO
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. I will definantly come again and highly recommend it.

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ChrisS
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Waitress was fantastic! Mezcal Margarita was off the hook and Carnitas was phenomenal!!!

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vipDrexelChic
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We went to Adobo Grill before catching a show at Second City this past weekend. Although we were up for a lively night we didn't expect the Adobo Grill to have the Michigan University game on television and people screaming. (If it were an international soccer game we would understand!) While the drinks were good and the guacamole made to order- the chips were stale, the tacos tasted like amonia and the floor was sticky. So sad to see one of our favorite restaurants go downhill.

FAQs

Adobo Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 266-7999.

Adobo Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.