Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in South Loop & Near South Side

Mercat a la Planxa

This Barcelona-style tapas and seafood restaurant buzzes in an enormous, convivial room where light streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. It cooks all the specialties of Catalonia and stokes a festive atm…
Spanish in Lake View & Wrigleyville

mfk

In mfk's teeny space it feels like you're having a romantic meal in Spain, with the sea lapping just outside the door. Dig into crunchy prawn heads, garlicky octopus and veal meatballs amid the whitewashed walls and…
Spanish in Near North & Navy Pier

Cafe Iberico

Iberico’s creative tapas burst with flavor. Among the standouts: salpicon de marisco (seafood salad with shrimp, octopus and squid), croquetas de pollo (chicken and ham puffs with garlic sauce) and vieiras a la plan…
Spanish in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

At this long-standing, delightfully ersatz tapas joint, the garlic-laced menu changes often but always includes some spicy meats, marinated fish and heaps of hot or cold small plates. For a main event, order one of …