Bringing the Spanish feel right into the heart of Chicago, The Spanish Square provides an ambiance that could once only be experienced in Spain, but is now accessible to the Chicagoland area. The owners, Mara Baer and Manuel Moreno, have sought to recreate the life they used to live before coming to the states, and have done so successfully. In doing so, they have brought family recipes and a laid back atmosphere that is a fresh change of pace in the hustle and bustle of Chicago. A must visit while in the city, The Spanish Square provides a nice vacation with their live music, marketplace, Spanish wines and authentic cuisine.Paired with a market, the restaurant has replicated a plaza you would normally find in Spain, allowing customers to buy the food that they have experienced during their meal, taste imported wines, and enjoy fantastic music to bring it all together. With the gourmet fresh foods also being imported from Spain, this restaurant is a rare gem being brought into the city. A very popular item on the menu are their Tostadas which are great for sharing with friends and family. The Tostada Seta is made with sauteed mushrooms and sliced ham on top of a creamy goat cheese, and the Anchoa is made with piquillo peppers, Manchego cheese, and brown anchovy drizzled in Spanish olive oil. A fan favorite, the Tortilla EspaÒola, is made with a traditional Spanish egg and potato omelet with onion and a choice of their various sauces. What makes the restaurant so unique is that Manuelís mother has provided a lot of her recipes and has given her stamp of approval, making them as authentic as they come. Spain is well known for their fish preserves and this establishment has made it a point to use them to their fullest capability. This includes the Ensaladilla, a delicious Spanish potato salad made with peas, carrots, a hard boiled egg and Spanish tuna.Complete with their own wine cellar, customers can taste wines as well as beers all coming from Spain. The location is able to host smaller events, and the live music is sure to entertain while you enjoy your experience.
1358 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657