Adobo Grill

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394 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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HM
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always get great service in Adobo. Food is great especially the guacamole, cochinita pibil and the special they offer, this time we had chiles en nogada and stuffed pumpkin flowers which were great. We will be back, many times.

LL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service grand. They were out of several chicken dishes but the sever made us aware and offered suggestions.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so good last night- I’m seriously going again tonight!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Delicious and fun.

AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our dinner there. Love the new restaurant and will be back soon!

MM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Adobo Grill is a fun spot with great service and food. I've dined in both the outdoor and indoor spaces, and had great experiences at both. The menu is big, providing many appetizer and dinner options. We opted for the Tuna Ceviche and Pastor & Pollo tacos, which were both delicious. Will definitely be back!

C
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We spent a lovely evening, old fiends on the patio, eating guacamole, perfectly prepared guacamole and chips, and delicious salmon, sipping margaritas and sangria, catching up and discussing a paper. A perfect way to spend one of the last evening of summer.

TJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time had brunch @ Adobo - great food! Will return again.

RB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was superb as was the service. The decibel level inside was deafening. Less so outside.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Average mediocre place ,nothing special ,wasn’t blown away ,400$ check for 4 people could be way better ,don’t recommend

c
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Came before a show at Second City. Food was good - nothing special. Service was excellent.

e
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wow. Nice place. Great food. Great service. Great selection. My wife had the lobster and I had some pasta. Artfully done. Will definitely be back

VM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place was amazing. The manager or whoever was in charge was such a great hostess. Had lunch for my parents 40th anniversary and my parents couldn't stop talking about how good the food was and service.

LW
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious and fun...right across the street from Second City. Great guacamole prepared tableside. The Elote corn on the cob appetizer was exceptional! Just go!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent!

m
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Adobo Grill! We are always welcomed warmly and our server, Alex, knows our favorites. The food is delicious and there are indoor and outdoor dining areas. My husband tells me the margaritas are delicious and don't miss the guacamole, made fresh table-side. Great neighborhood favorite!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great guacamole made table side.

JN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Uniquely located next to Second City.
Great food, outstanding friendly service!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Table side made guacamole was great, unfortunately, tacos were not. Food was kind of cold.

RE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Always a fun experience. Thank you, George Ortiz!

MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reserved a table because it was across the street from Second City. Would go back any time because the food, drinks and ambiance were great!

M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The guac was great. All four of use were disappointed with the rest of the food. It lacked flavor and wasn't that good. It was also way overpriced. We went before a second city show because it's close. I wish we went to a different mexican restaurant in our own neighborhood beforehand. :(

S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was stellar - I had the camarones with rice which was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend

DR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service which makes all things better. Food was good, not great but good. Great patio

CG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

First, the positives. Adobo Grill has a pleasant ambiance, the guacamole was decent, and it's walking distance from Second City and therefore convenient. But the food was lacking in flavor, surprising as it's a Mexican restaurant where you'd expect some spices and other flavorings. I had chicken tacos which were completely flavorless. I do not recommend this place and would not go back.

VT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service. The rellenos were particularly good.

WS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lit (つ≧▽≦)つ Very yummy, our server was incredibly nice and gave good recommendations.

HA
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We brought friends for dinner here on a Wednesday. Most people ate outside, but we ate inside. My partner loves their margaritas - I would really recommend them. Their guac is out of this world - SO good. My ceviche for dinner was fine, nothing special, but the other mains around the table were distinctively good. Worth making the trip to Old Town for!

v
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service, food and ambiance was spectacular! We love their margaritas and food. We look forward to going back.

ND
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Good place before Second city. Loved the guacamole, enchiladas, corn a nd tres leches cake .

M
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time and it is definitely a new favorite! Every single person was friendly, service was well paced, and the food and drinks were delicious! I highly recommend!

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Went here before 2nd City. Guacamole chips and margaritas fantastic did not really care for any of the tacos and we tried 4 kinds

BW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wait staff was so attentive, polite, and showed great initiative to meet our needs. The managerial staff was friendly and came by also to check on our food. The food was amazing. Everything was perfect and so fresh.

KC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great guacamole, entrees not as good as usual. Kitchen slow, server comped drinks and guacamole. Much appreciated!

RK
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very attentive service, food was good, and a nice patio area outside made for a nice experience.

KE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, especially the made-at-your-table guacamole, which everyone tore into like it was their last meal.

K
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding Mexican food! Table side guacamole so you can customize the ingredients and spice level. Guacamole is usually a challenge for us as we don’t eat corn chips, but here we were able to get jicama and plantain chips. Best margarita I’ve had in a long time, they have an extensive tequila collection. Food was delicious. Service was outstanding, from the host to the server to the manager who stopped by twice to make sure we were happy. Can’t wait to return and try some other items from the menu, and another margarita.

CP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I thought the dood was meh and they charged me twice and still not credited back

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and servers

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding! The skirt steak is a must try!

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