Adobo Grill

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$30 and under
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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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EH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, definitely authentic Mexican food.

KG
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and the service is impeccable.

EA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fresh guacamole was amazing.

KH
San Francisco
4 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!

OT
1 review
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Guacamole and margaritas are good

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating to my gluten intolerance!

JM
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.

F
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a fun Friday night spot

AJ
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
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.

l
Minneapolis
88 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!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants when we visit Chicago.

GP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with authentic food. We love this place.

JC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service 👍 with superb food!

t
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.

DA
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.

DN
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!

BG
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.

HG
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.

JS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy was great!

LO
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CS
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DC
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.

KF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become a new favorite when I visit Chicago. Love the old town location and proximity to second City. Great margaritas and authentic Mexican. Service is excellent, just an overall great experience. Highly recommended

C
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance and location are perfect especially if you are headed to Second City.
The food is authentic not Tex Mex but it was hit or miss if they made anything at your table.
Service was a little slow but it was Friday night before a show.
Our dessert, bread pudding, was average if you removed the aluminum foil pieces.
To many great choices to go back.

A
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Margherita’s and the guacamole are freshly made at your table and are outstanding! I had a whole red snapper and my husband had the enchiladas. Great spot for a pre-theater meal!

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion with sangria, lights and guac

J
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a great dinner before heading over to Second city for a comedy show. The cheese & Chrizo dip was yummy. Enjoyed the beef tacos as well. Margarita were great!

CG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff was excellent and very accommodating . Food was great .

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service from all of the staff. We have been coming here for over 9 years!

VA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go whenever I can, to start the chips and salsa with gaucolmole are awesome. I've usually enjoy the carne asada or some chicken enchiladas. You shouldn't go there if your not gonna have a Margarita. The atmosphere and people are awesome. My only little complaint is rice does not come with my meals. Enjoy

d
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a few days sightseeing in Chicago. Decided to check out old town, saw this cute little Mexican spot and decided to come back for dinner - so glad we did. The margueritas are shaken at your table - need I say more. Ok - the guacamole is made at your table too - both excellent. The chips are home made, served warm with a spicy salsa. We started with the pumpkin soup, followed by the tuna ceviche and chili rellenos - another marguerita, a few more chips ..... we could not have been happier with entire experience.

LR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I told the server about my shellfish allergy and to watch for cross contamination. I was reassured about this but the server never wrote down my order, so I was nervous he would forget. I had a reaction later that night and experienced swelling of my throat!

RM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before show

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so amazing and accommodating! We really enjoyed our experience and will definitely be coming back.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish tacos and guacamole!