Fusion cuisine combines the best of both worlds, much like when Jupiter crashes into Mars next year. Let flavors collide with this Groupon.
- $15 for $30 worth of Puerto Rican and Caribbean cuisine
- See the menu.
Co-owner Luis Saldana thinks of Tumbao as a cultural experience as well as a restaurant. The food clings to its Caribbean roots, but chefs also repurpose familiar ingredients, using them to create innovative new dishes or a new line of edible jewelry. Alongside flaky chicken and bean empanadas made in-house, cooks create distinctive jibaritos by sandwiching patties of grilled steak or chicken in between fried plantains.
Even the drink selection includes specialty cocktails that depart from the norm, including passion fruit-, raspberry-, and mango-flavored margaritas and mojitos. Drink-toting diners can remain on the club's dance floor until 3 a.m., when the restaurant closes its doors and turns into a nuclear laboratory. Patrons can belt out tunes every Wednesday during karaoke sessions and live salsa bands or DJs entertain guests on select nights, supplying bachata and merengue rhythms to get toes tapping and hips swaying.
A rich wood mantle [<i>sic</i>] towers over an immeasurable bar stocked with South American wines and one of the city's finest rum selectionsDavid-Anthony Gonzalez, Centerstage
Amazing, tasty and cheap food! Great fun too!Andrew T., Yelp, 8/12/11
3213 W Armitage Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647