I make chicken adobo all the time, with vinegar and soy etc....and I have had other dishes that used the term Adobo, all typicaly some kind of sauce. But the other weekend I was at a cookout with some Puerto Rican friends, and the ribs and pork chops were amazing. I asked what they had done, and they said they were rubbed with Adobo. I have since bought Goya's Adobo seasoning and it is great. I just never thought of Adobo as a seasoning or rub. Do any of you have in your mind what you think Adobo is? I am so glad they showed me their version of Adobo!
On a side note, this is one of those questions I wish Sam were still around for. I am sure he would have known all the different versions of "Adobo"