La Taberna tapas

La Taberna tapas brings spanish-inspired tapas to chicago’s university village neighborhood.

Named after the casual corner eateries in Spain, La Taberna features the flavors of Spain’s Basque region, Latin America, Mexico and the Mediterranean. The menu is executed by the culinary team of Enrique Cortez and Gustavo Castaneda.

La Taberna offers such signature dishes as Croquettas de Pollo (chicken croquettes with chipotle aioli), Empanadas de Picadillo (four ground beef turnovers with raisins, queso fresco and chile ancho sauce garnished with avocado mousse and radish), Vieras Salteadas (sauteed bay scallops, chistorra and Arbequina olives served with a creamy saffron sauce), Zarzuela (seafood stew with shrimp, squid, mussels and tomato-seafood broth) and Salmon (marinated cedar plank with seasonal vegetables and chile ancho sauce).

Many of the libations include infused tequilas, such as pineapple in the Margarita de Dona Inez, lavender in the Sangria Catalana and jalapeno in the Sangria Brava. Beers range from Mexican imports to American crafts and worldly wines are offered from various regions in France, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Sicily and California.

La Taberna is open for dinner nightly and lunch is served Monday-Friday.


Summer Hours

Sunday 11am-11pm
Monday & Tuesday 4pm – 11pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 11pm
Friday 11am – 2am
Saturday 11pm – 12pm