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812 W. Randolph St., #816 (Halsted St.) Send to Phone
This would be a better bet if it toned down its menu (and prices) and went for the everyday customer instead of the elite-to-eat set.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Marysol Restaurant Review

: A Market District newcomer that delves into Cuban and Spanish fare (a range of tapas) is brought to you by Barbara Gonzales, the owner of Café Bolero on North Western Avenue. The restaurant is in two parts: a very upscale bar-lounge is on the right as you enter; the dining room and exhibition kitchen are on the left. There’s comfortable seating and spacing of tables. Try the tapa of jamon Serrano (cured Spanish ham) with manchego cheese and grilled bread or the grilled calamari to start. The menu features trendy entrées like gambas lanzadas, guava-glazed grilled shrimp impaled on sugarcane skewers. Desserts are worth the calories---both to look at and to eat. It appears the push here is to attract a late-night crowd. So keep this place in mind if you are looking for some place to go after you have already been someplace. The wine list is peppered with choices from Chile, Argentina and Portugal and there is also sangría and exotic drinks (guavatini, caipirinhas and mojitos).
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