History of the Adobe


Our Story

The Adobe has been serving up delicious Mexican food to the wonderful people of Grand Rapids for nearly 50 years. From its start as one of the first Mexican restaurants in the area to its expanded service at three locations, the Adobe takes pride in its longevity and commitment to feeding West Michigan.

In 1969, the Adobe opened its doors as the first Mexican restaurant in Grand Rapids. On the corner of West Fulton Street and Seward Avenue, the restaurant offered a taste of Mexico to the West side of Grand Rapids. In conjunction with the main restaurant, the In & Out was built across the street as a drive through for fast Mexican food on the go. Serving as an early foundation to the business sector and landscape of the West Fulton area, the pair of buildings remained at the forefront of the growth and development of the city.

Making room and allowing for further expansion and growth in the city, the Adobe and its drive-thru location the In & Out joined under one roof in 2002. While the building of the new Adobe In & Out may look quite different from the old to many longtime customers, the delicious food served inside maintains the integrity of the original recipes while still improving to fit the tastes of the people being served.

Keeping up with the blooming city of Grand Rapids, the Adobe expanded in 2004 to add two locations to serve greater Grand Rapids. On Chicago Drive in Jenison, the Adobe In & Out offers drive-thru and walk-up window service while on Leonard Street just off Fuller, the Adobe In & Out offers drive-thru and dine-in service.

Although the Adobe has grown and changed over the years, the same dedication to customer service and offering always tasty meals has remained. Recognizing the beauty of simplicity and appreciating the comfort of familiarity, the Adobe In & Out has remained a family run business from the start, committed to consistent service of delicious Mexican food using fresh wholesome ingredients.

Whether you are visiting Grand Rapids, just passing through or have been eating here since childhood, we hope you come see us at the Adobe In & Out and let us cook you something great!