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Frontera Grill

#72 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Near North Side
As featured in My Chicago Faves
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445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683 (Illinois)
+1 312-661-1434
Tue 11:45 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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North Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been coming here for years, but it's been awhile, food and service we're great! Sat at the bar to save time on the wait and our bartender was very helpful. Ordered guacamole, taquitos, tortilla soup, queso dip and I had the special that night of suckling pig, unbelievably good! A must stop if you're a local or tourist!

Thank grimesmag
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Mexican food ever! Definitely recommended. We ordered lots of small plates to share, and got to enjoy lot more dishes than we would have otherwise. Liked the Mexican beer as well.

Thank jhuang15
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went their for lunch. Warm atmosphere surrounds you from the very first step in. The food is very authentical and if you ask , waiters 'd explain its contents in details. We loved the desert "Dos tres quatro"

Thank Wanda W. W
Chesterton, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there and was truly disappointed in the food ( Taco Bell is Better ). Heard the staff whispering in some foreign language sounded like they were talking abot yhe customer. Never going there again.

Thank Joseph H
Belleville, Michigan
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had the pleasure of dining at Frontera Grill (after many years of hoping to have the opportunity). The restaurant lives up to the hype. The incredibly professional and enthusiastic service was amazing and the flavorful food was an absolute treat. We were seated promptly at our reservation time and enjoyed the chef's guacamole and shrimp/scallop ceviche.... More 

Thank Tempesttost
Aurora, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, superb food and great selection. Had a lovely meal with my sister in-law and was looked after well by all. The drinks were great and the choice of wine superb.A great location. Easy to find if you don't know the area.

Thank Edward M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always totally enjoy my meal here. Guacamole was excellent, Margarita was great. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert. Staff was friendly and attentive. We did go early so we would not have to wait. Got there at 5:30 on a Friday night and we were able to be seated right away.

Thank Debbie A
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In town for work, I had heard great things about this restaurant so I dropped in for a solo dinner at 8:00 pm on a Friday night. I was promptly seated at one of the five counter seats near the service area. Wasn't quite 'bar' seating (the bar proper was in the other room), however it was fun to watch... More 

Thank Moops
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant if you feel like eating. We put our name in at 8 PM, and we were still not seated by 930. At that point, we got a table in the bar, and proceeded to order drinks and appetizers. The drinks were spilled all over our table as they were delivered to us. Our server must... More 

Thank SusieKay4
Cleveland, Ohio
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176 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, both of my drinks were excellent. I got two variations on a margarita (which I do not usually do) and I enjoyed them both, they have a great cocktail menu. All of the starters we tried - sopecitas, fundido, ceviche were excellent. I had the steak tacos which were really good, but they were $20 for three tacos.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Grand Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-661-1434
Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?