Fodor's Expert Review Café Iberico
A Spanish expat from Galicia runs this tapas restaurant hailed by visiting Spaniards and local families, dating couples, and cheap chowhounds. It's easy to build a meal from the selection of small plates, which range from baked goat cheese to Spanish ham, grilled squid, skewered beef, and the classic pulpo a la plancha (grilled octopus with potatoes and olive oil)—most for under $10. This is a loud and boisterous spot, so be prepared for conviviality—but on weekends waits can stretch to hours.
737 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60654, USA