- $30 for $50 worth of brunch, valid Saturday and Sunday
Barbakoa Tacos & Tequila
The latest press-lauded spot from the Buonavolanto family and restaurateur Jerry Kleiner—known to Chicagoans as the man behind the colorful Carnivale—Barbakoa complements gourmet Latin fare with an imaginatively upscale atmosphere. Patrons savor their ceviche, paella, and wood-grilled short ribs amidst whimsical décor accented with vibrant hues of orange, green, and hot pink.
Just as the dining room's visuals make some unexpected pairings, so do items on the menu. Traditional recipes underpin the work of chef Dudley Nieto featuring inventive twists. This sense of adventure results in dishes like tamarind glazed short ribs, guajillo marinated chicken with pickled vegetables, homemade doughnuts, and churros.