Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of their cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine at Adobo Grill.
The downtown eatery boasts a fresh menu of upscale Mexican fare for weekday lunch and all-days dinner. Start with an order of guacamole ($7.50), prepared fresh tableside, or opt for any one of seven succulent selections from the ceviche bar, such as the scallop ceviche ($10.50), marinated in prickly pear juice with jicama slaw. Entrees include traditional Mexican fare injected with contemporary flair, such as adobo-marinated pork tacos ($11.99), with ancho salsa and a sweet pineapple pico de gallo sauce, or the bacon-wrapped scallops ($19.99), pan seared and served over poblano-infused mashed potatoes. Herbivores will enjoy the butternut-squash and mushroom enchiladas ($13.99), and the gluten-intolerant can peruse Adobo's extensive gluten-free menu for an entree that agrees to travel delicately through their digestive system.
The expansive eatery boasts an uber stylish atmosphere, splashed with boldly colored walls and arresting art hanging throughout the venue. The sexy atmosphere makes it an ideal place to linger over a snifter of one of the 90+ varieties of tequila or to flirtatiously debate the pros and cons of owning a wardrobe made exclusively of used soda cans over a freshly muddled fruit margarita.
Adobo Grill is nominated for Nuvo's Best of Indy Best Local Mexican or Spanish Restaurant and has received reviews from Gayot, FLO Eats Indy, and Indianapolis Business Journal. Yelpers give it four stars:
- Stiff margaritas and guacamole prepared tableside set a festive tone from the get-go. – Gayot
- All I care about is going back soon for more. – Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal
- Ozzy chose the cheese quesadillas and refused to allow any sampling. From the looks of things, they were the same wonderful corn tortillas, this time stuffed with queso blanco. Definitely a hit. – FLO Eats Indy
At the upscale-yet-casual Adobo Grill, chefs mix up fresh guacamole tableside as diners sip more than 80 quality 100% blue-agave tequilas and margaritas. Acidic citrus juices cook fish in multiple types of ceviche that whet appetites for tacos, adobo pork tenderloin, and tilapia dishes that reflect the flavors of several Mexican regions, including Baja California and Oaxaca.
Behind an expansive mahogany bar, bartenders muddle fruit in margaritas and mix pineapple-infused tequila with rum. On Thursday nights, a live mariachi band serenades diners, and on Saturday nights, DJs spin bachata beats, salsa music, and bird songs while guests shake it on the dance floor.