Cuban, Moroccan, Spanish
We are going to be staying near Marina City, does anyone have a suggestion for Cuban, Moroccan or Spanish restaurants that wouldn't be to much of a cab ride?
There is a really nice Moroccan restaurant nearby named Tizi Melloul. It is located at 531 N. Wells St., and their telephone number is 312-670-4338. If the weather cooperated it is within an easy walking distance otherwise a very short cab ride. They also take reservations. Don
Emilio's Tapas / downtown
215 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611
El Prado (a 20 minute cabride to Maywood via the 290 West during non-rush hour times) is an old school Cuban restaurant on Lake Street 1/2 block west of 1st Avenue in Maywood. It has a prohibition era speakeasy feel to it. You would never know that there's a dining room as you walk into the bare bones storefront as it's through the rear side door. The owner is quite passionate about his Cuban food and it shows!!! It's the best Cuban food outside of Havana or Little Havana/Miami, Fl....really amazing stuff!!! The Ropa Vieja, bistec palomillo, arroz con pollo, croquetas de jamon, plantonos maduros, frijoles negros, etc, are all outstanding!
When will you be staying? In a few weeks the Blackstone hotel will be reopening and will feature a new restaurant Mercat a la Planxa which is considered by Food and Wine mag to be one of the best new restauants to try in 2008. Jose Garces owns two popular restaurants in Philly and Cuban/Spanish is his speciality.