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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED del Toro

1520 N. Damen Ave. (North Ave.) Send to Phone
773-252-1500
Small Spanish plates are presented with flourish at this swank late-night lounge.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Open late
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED del Toro Restaurant Review

: There are so many tapas and small plates spots that it can be hard to decipher one from the next---but not here. Located in the former MOD space, this pad comes from partner Terry Alexander (Tizi Melloul, Mia Francesca), who closed the previous restaurant to pair with Elm Street Liquors owner Chris Dexter. Let's start with the Antonio Gaudi-inspired space, which is moody, cavernous and super-dark. The menu, from chef Andrew Zimmerman, is a good one too. We love the cold cured pork finished with chopped pistachios and apples and sprinkle of paper-thin chili slices. Another winner: The crispy fried chickpeas, which benefit from an interesting pairing of chilies and lemon peel. The Spanish-heavy wine list is not bad either with a few especially affordable cavas.
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