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ReginaM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our servers were very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Best of all we had a good time because we were celebrating 2 birthdays.

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AmandaM
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food! I am gluten free and the waiter made sure not to serve me the margarita or sangria with the Grand Gala(sp) since it is not gluten free. He also made sure I had the gluten free chips. Very attentive and helpful! The food was amazing! We will be back. Thanks!

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vipBillyR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Staff were Amazing. Super Friendly and helpful. Food was Awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel was wonderful and so nice! Great place for a work dinner

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vipJoshG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took very good care of us- great service, food and margaritas

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Clwho65
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for dinner after Van Gogh. Sat outside on patio. Guacamole and fresh margaritas were dElicious. All the entrees had good flavor.

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LauraL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Little pricey, great margaritas

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Fantastic margaritas & guac. The chicken enchiladas cannot be missed. Carne Asada & filet also are stand-outs.

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RosemaryL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Not your typical Mexican food. Everything on your plate was colorful and tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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TomSchutt
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tableside Guac and Al pastor tacos. My partner got the scallop special and I wish I had too. Excellent food and kind, attentive service

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vipELHoopster
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of six people. The staff was excellent making sure that we were happy at all times, but not pushy. The food was delicious. We didn't have cocktails so I can't weigh in on that. People watching is also good here.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always gracious. Treat us very well!

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vipHeather1301
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good neighborhood place, menu is a bit limited but good quality ingredients and nice flavors.

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veryhappy
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

anniversary.

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viplovewine
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chilli Relleno ever.

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vippomko
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love your housemade guacamole, pescado tacos and carne asada! Thank you so much!

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MichaelS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good service,food and drinks. Simple menu with limited choices. A bit pricey but decent portions.

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vipNature
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great, however not too many options on the menu.
Our waitress was polite and professional.
The sitting area outside was comfortable but off a busy street, which was affecting the noise level.

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vipColoradoDon
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Since we moved to within a block of Adobo Grill's previous location in the 1600 block of N. Wells St. in 2004, we have eaten there a number of times. The food has always been well prepared in served in significant portions. We ate there early in 2020 after they had relocated to their present location on North Avenue. Again, really good food in generous portions. I ordered their carne asada on that visit and was particularly impressed with the dish.
We returned to Adobo Grill last evening for the first time since early 2020, expecting to see the same menu and enjoy the food as much as we did during our previous visits. Frankly, we came away disappointed. The carne asada that I ordered came in a smaller portion and was accompanied by a small serving of beans, some unidentifiable tomato-based sauce, and a small tortilla soaked in some other brown sauce. My wife's order of enchiladas came with only a thin sauce covering three enchiladas and without any further accompaniments. As I said above, we came away disappointed in comparison with our previous visits.

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vipGene
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Small, tables close to each other, too noisy to have a conversation. Food (tacos with beef rib) good but not sure why they ruined it by putting shoestring potatoes on it. Service good.

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vipPatT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, drinks, and food were great! A little pricy for tacos, but fun overall experience.

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WoodMan
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic quality food and drink offerings.
Attentive service.

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disappointedin17
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun , outstanding service and great vibe. Food was top notch and margs authentic!

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Junie40
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was hoping for the kind of tasty Mexican (street) food I was used to getting at most moderately-priced Mexican restaurants, but I was rather disappointed. The carne asada was not very good and definitely not worth the price. The meat was poor quality (on the tough side) and not cooked medium as requested (parts were rare), and the ancho adobo accompaniment on the plate was dry and tasteless. The refried beans were the tastiest thing on the plate, but no rice was served at all. Tortillas had to be requested as well. The guacamole was fresh and delicious, but overpriced for an appetizer. The empanada appetizer was decent, but not great. The tuna ceviche was very fresh and tasty. I was surprised that the menu was so limited. There wasn't even flan on the dessert menu. Service was spotty at best, although the wait staff was very cordial. They did serve me a complimentary tres leches cake (with a candle) for dessert because it was my birthday, and the waiters sang me happy birthday. It was not an unenjoyable experience, but for the food I would not go back again. I think it would be okay for drinks and appetizers, but not for a full meal.

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NancyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place ! the best margaritas & guacamole ever !!

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TylerL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing margaritas! The food was above your normal Mexican restaurant.

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DonaldF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Adobo. Best margaritas we’ve had in a long time. Great guacamole. Food excellent. Highly recommend.

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vipTheresaM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Ajobo was our go to for fast, quality Mexican food for years. Our recent visit, however, was disappointing. I'm going to chalk it up to covid and we'll return when things settle down but in the meantime the food was bland, uninteresting, super-processed looking and tasting. The restaurant was loud and the service just absent-minded. Our waiter made a good effort with an uninteresting product and chaotic environment. Adobo needs an overhaul.

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vipJJR1
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and good food and drinks!

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vipRichardP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy on an Art Fair day with rain. So a bit slow, but that's to be expected on the first fully-open weekend. Great margaritas and food as usual.

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ChelseaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! They were swamped and had been slammed all day when we got there. Service was a little slower but I did NOT hold it against them. Fantastic waitstaff, I hope that the owners and management acknowledge all they do. Our waiter was zipping all over the place that night! Food was delicious, drinks were great and the guac was also very good!

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vipshar
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy shrimp tacos and great margaritas—plenty of lime and not sweet. Yea🙃

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viploris
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great little outdoor patio! good food. good margaritas!

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vipAlyson
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and the food and drinks were amazing. Patio was beautiful. Highly recommend.

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vipEmbryo49
Chicago
513 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner! Tequila and a margarita to start, my wife and I had guacamole and salsa with chips as an app. She loved her broiled salmon entree with fresh green beans and roasted potatoes. I opted for two starters as my entree: elite, Mexican corn on the cob, and pulled two pork quesadillas. Both were excellent. Prices were very good and our server Alphonso was terrific. There were so many different items on the menu, we know we’re coming back!

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ScottG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Adobo. Carne Asada was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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vipTrocstar
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly and funny waiter. Food was overall good but a bit overpriced

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vipRocky
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Appetizers are amazing. Entrees are ok. Menu has some vegetarian options. Service was slow. Aside from the abnormal amount of ants in the covered outdoor area, it was a decent experience. I would go back, but only sit inside. 🙂

FAQs

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

Adobo Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 509 OpenTable diners.