Café Iberico

Restaurants, Spanish River North
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
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Photograph: Max HermanCafe Iberico
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It’s kind of like riding the El: The wait at this always-packed tapas joint can be long and annoying, but once you get inside, things go pretty quickly. Cheap plates of patatas bravas (soft, habit-forming cubes of potatoes immersed in a spicy tomato sauce) and croquetas de pollo (creamy chicken and ham fritters) arrive at the table almost immediately. A plate of Manchego and a pitcher of sangria to tide you over, and you won’t even notice the wait.


Venue name: Café Iberico
Address: 737 N LaSalle St
Cross street: between Superior St and Chicago Ave
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: el stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago; Red to Chicago. Bus: 11, 22, 33, 36, 66, 125, 156.
Price: Average tapa: $6
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5 / 5

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Cafe Iberico is kind of a hidden gem - from the outside, it doesn't look that impressive. But the restaurant gets packed and the food is delicious (Spanish tapas). I've been twice and was impressed each time! I'd recommend trying atleast 3 or 4 dishes to split, and the white sangria. They don't take reservations for 2 so arrive early if you don't want to wait!

This is a fun restaurant to go to with friends and family. The tapas are great and have great flavor. They will also put soccer on the tv. Some of my favorites dishes are Patatas Bravas, Pulpo a la Gallega, and the Pechuga de Pollo a la Planca. Highly recommended!