Tapas and sangria have gone hand in hand ever since an enraged courtier dumped a small plate of fruit into Ferdinand II’s wineglass. Celebrate fortuitous combinations with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of tapas and drinks at Macarena Tapas in Naperville.
Chef John Borras's constantly evolving menu of more than 40 decadent tapas mixes tried-and-true Spanish standbys with innovative seasonal small plates inspired by new-age cuisine. Diners can put out stomach fires with sprinklings of cold tapas such as classic garlic potato salad ($5.95) or ensalada caprese, a tasteful trinity of mozzarella, basil, and tomato dressed in honey-lime dressing and a balsamic reduction ($7.25).
Hot tapas compensate for falling temperatures with selections such as chistorras, spicy Spanish-style pork sausages ($8.95), and bacon-wrapped scallops topped with toasted coconut and teetering atop a roiling seascape of chunky avocado sauce ($12.95). A pitcher of fruity sangria enhances the mood of any romantic date, celebratory evening among friends, or reunion of the 1992 Dream Team.
Owner and executive chef John Borras stokes his love affair with New Age Spanish cuisine by crafting a constantly evolving, seasonal menu of more than 40 classic tapas and fresh, unique dishes. Sweet sangria and wine flow as freely as newly paroled poetry while gustatory gurus sling such favorites as goat-cheese croquettes, mussels in spicy marinara, and beef tenderloin with manchego cheese and toast points. On the first Monday of each month, Macarena Tapas celebrates Lab Day, an event in which the flavors of nascent prospective menu items are paraded before discriminating guests, who nibble and offer advice on the ingredients' love lives.
Fox River Commons
618 S Rte. 59
Naperville, Illinois 60540