Paladar Restaurant and Rum Bar, Chicago IL | Merchant Profile

Jose Gonzalez has been in the restaurant business for over twenty years. Jose owns the Mexican restaurant El Cid, but for years, everyone he knew told him to open a Cuban restaurant. As Cuba became more of a hot topic in the news, Jose decided it was finally time. Paladar Cuban Restaurant and Rum Bar was born. Paladar means palate, and also has another definition in Cuba. Jose explained that many people in Cuba are basically taking their living rooms and dining rooms and converting them into restaurants. The whole concept of Paladar Cuban Restaurant is to give you the perception of family – the feeling that you are dining right in Joseís dining room eating the best comfort food. Joseís mother is a phenomenal cook. All the recipes they use in Paladar Cuban Restaurant are her personal recipes, ones she has been perfecting since she was ten years old. She now cooks in the kitchen at Paladar Cuban Restaurant. She brings amazing authentic Cuban cuisine to the restaurant, serving great dishes Jose grew up eating. Paladar Cuban Restaurant is famous for their ëOxtailí entree. Simmered for over five hours, the tender meat falls right off the bone. The ëRopa Viejaí is another popular dish – shredded beef sauteed and simmered with red peppers, tomatoes and green onions. Pair your meal with a delicious mojito. Paladar Cuban Restaurant offers about ten different flavors of mojitos that highlight a few of their sixty different types of rums. Each Tuesday, head to Paladar Cuban Restaurant to enjoy their Rum Bar and live music. Paladar Cuban Restaurant also offers on and off site catering. Check out their website for more details!

2252 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647