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Mercat a la Planxa

638 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60605, United States
TEL: (312) 765-0524

Just off Michigan Avenue, Mercat a la Planxa offers diners a taste of Barcelona with its authentic Catalan cuisine. The mod-Mediterranean eatery boasts bright orange and yellow curved booths, exposed light bulbs, and a colorful hexagon pattern at the entranceway. Winner of a James Beard award, chef Jose Garces’s has created a menu of dishes that are designed to share. Guests can select meats like yellow fin tuna, wagyu flat iron steak, and chorizo, or opt for the tapas, which include bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds. A list of Catalan-inspired cocktails is available as well.

Insider Tip:

If you check in on Foursquare, you can earn yourself a two-dollar glass of sangria. Just let your server know.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Room Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Spanish/Tapas


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