Best Spanish Restaurant 2012: Barcelona Tapas
Published Jul 23, 2012 -
Ideal for sharing as a couple or with friends, appetizer-sized servings of Spanish flavors are prepared with the highest quality local ingredients and a brid´s-eye view of the town and bay. Se breezes refresh the charmingly casual terrace. Owner, European-trained chef Bill Carballo from Emilio´s Tapas and Café ibérico restaurants in Chicago makes sure every gust leaves this homey spot happy by delivering good-sized portions of topnotch food at reasonable prices. Trying two or three tapas per person is a delicious adventure - grilled vegetables with caramelized red onions, raspberry vinaigrette and balsamic reduction, grilled garlic mushrooms and sizzling shrimp in olive oil with spicy pepper posibilities. Keeping things current are daily specials like Paella Valenciana or Three-Cheese Eggplant. Every tapa here is out of this world as are the salads and succulent desserts like the chololate-covered profiteroles and the homemade ice cream.