- $12 for $25 worth of tapas
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Whether sharing grilled mussels from a sizzling iron skillet or perusing a long list of Spanish wines in a cozy booth, it's no wonder couples love retreating to the warm ambience of Tapas Barcelona. The restaurant is so known for its romantic vibe that it was even featured as one of the city's Best Date Night Spots on WGN's Chicago's Best.
In the episode, guests raved about the bacon-wrapped dates, just one of the favorites on the impressively large menu of small plates. The extensive selection is hardly surprising considering Tapas Barcelona has been open for nearly 20 years, plenty of time to perfect dishes like Catalan-style patatas bravas or chorizo-filled paella valenciana. The sauces, too, are carefully crafted by chefs, from the roasted-pepper marmalade that sweetens the chicken-liver mousse, to the saffron sauce that colors the grilled sea scallops and aspiring artists' napkin paintings.