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Ronero

738 W. Randolph St. (Halsted St.) Send to Phone
312-600-6105
There’s no mistaking the tropical Latin vibe in this Restaurant Row hot-spot.

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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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Ronero, Chicago, IL

Ronero Restaurant Review

: With palm-covered walls and banquettes, the design of this West Loop restaurant is a love letter to Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Peru. Chef Corey Morris finds inspiration in subtle, savory and sweet tastes. On the lunch menu, the ensalada palmito is a specialty, with hearts of palm, Belgium endive, radicchio, pear and hazelnuts touched with a delicate coconut crema. For dinner, meat reigns; a juicy tocino, or pork belly, gets a Chancanca glaze, while arrachera is dressed with chimichurri rojo. Order from “El Gran Show” when dining with groups; the Puerco En Pachamana is a photo-worthy 32-ounce pork shoulder in banana leaf, aji pancha and gallo pinto. Rum is a house signature. The Juan Quinquin gets its flavor from Don Pancho eight-year rum, Glenmorangie 10-year Scotch, Cascara (coffee cherry tea), Carpano Antica vermouth and 18.21 Havana & Hide bitters. Favor the sweeter side? The Mama Pacha is addictive and almost too pretty to drink; it enjoys its plum color from chicha morada, a purple corn punch. Finish with arroz con leche, a light dessert layered with vanilla rice pudding, roasted pineapple and toasted almonds.
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