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Azucar

2647 N. Kedzie Ave. (Wrightwood Ave.) Send to Phone
773-486-6464 | Menu
Punched up tapas that manage to woo despite a sea of competitors.
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Azucar Restaurant Review

: Despite the small-plates invasion that makes communal dining --- yawn --- an often-predictable experience, we have a soft spot for this little gem, even if it’s not crazy-authentic. The orange-toned tapas bar is small --- really, really small --- but it packs a punch. Red or white sangría starts things off right, but it’s nothing compared to garlicky, butter-bathed, paprika-spiked grilled shrimp, the empanadas with fiery sauce, and the herbed potatoes with Spanish chorizo. Oh, and the almond-stuffed dates with mint pesto and honey-mascarpone, too. Slices of plantain with savory, garlic-infused beef are memorable, and it’s hard to go wrong with the prototypical (but well-executed and super-crisp) patatas bravas, although we find the accompanying paprika sauce needs oomph. For dessert, snag the donuts with warm chocolate for dipping. On Wednesdays, bottles of wine are half-price.

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