Best Spanish food in Chicago
1. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
2024 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
Sotelino felt that the city of Chicago needed a taste of Spain in the restaurant scene, and he took great pride in representing the culture and gastronomy of his home to the people of Chicago. He went to great lengths to achieve authenticity, even arranging for a wood-burning oven to be flown in from Madrid. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! has made tapas, the hot and cold appetizers of Spain, an integral element of Chicago’s dining scene.
2. Mercat a la Planxa
638 S Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
Mercat’s ambitious menu captivates diners with its masterful remix of authentic Spanish cuisine with an emphasis in the Catalonian region. From street food-styled starters to meal-sized classics, rice and grilled specialties from our planxa grill, each dish leads diners to another stage along Mercat’s culinary adventure. Complementing the rich cultural experience is an extensive, yet finely curated selection of cava, sangria, wine and cocktail creations.
3. Tapas Valencia
1530 S State St. Chicago, IL 60605
Whether you’re dining with friends and family, exploring on a first date, or planning your next big event, Tapas Valencia is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. We carry on the tradition of great food and service that was started at our original location, Mesón Sabika in Naperville.