151 W Erie St (at N. LaSalle St.), Chicago, IL 60654
Open until 1:00am (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Tavernita's modern menu, designed to share, offers a diverse mix of American dishes using influences from France, Italy and Spain.


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  • "Get the booty collins on the kegged cocktail list. Best cocktail..." (9 tips)
  • "Call the dishes (pork belly bocadillos, octopus salad) whatever you want: The food..." (4 tips)
  • "The food is great, pork belly sliders are amazing!" (2 tips)
  • Time Out Chicago

    New York's Tippling Bros. make a smash with cocktails on tap at Ryan Poli's Spanish spot. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · January 25, 2012
  • AskMen

    After the successful Mercadito concept spawned locations in New York and Miami, its owners decided to roll the dice on a Spanish-tinged lounge and upscale eatery. Read more

    AskMen · January 20, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    Call the dishes (pork belly bocadillos, octopus salad) whatever you want: The food remains Spanish, sharable and prepared by ex-Perennial chef Ryan Poli. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 14, 2012
  • Red Bull

    In the heart of River North, enjoy delicious Spanish tapas with a great bar scene in Barcito.

    Red Bull · November 15, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    Oh-so trendy grilled octopus terrific with the oh-so trendy fennel, says Penny Pollack.

    Chicago magazine · March 5, 2012
  • Drew T.

    Check out what Tavernita is all about at Tavernita.com

    Drew T. · October 11, 2011
  • Chicago magazine

    Chef Ryan Poli's captivating small plates ooze with unmistakeable allegiance to Espana: Pork belly bocadillos, housemade pappardelle, and the lamb sausage are all inspired bursts of flavor.

    Chicago magazine · April 9, 2012
  • TORI

    Love the back bar/seating area!

    TORI · January 11, 2012
  • Apryl

    The Booty Collins is a must drink! And order the Artichoke salad. Amazeballs!

    Apryl · February 12, 2012
  • kate F.

    Get the booty collins on the kegged cocktail list. Best cocktail on the menu.

    kate F. · January 14, 2012
  • Sharif N.

    "Halibut sandwich or entree, and either the white/red sangria." Power-lunch, power-brunch. You can't go wrong. (And I drop the mic)...

    Sharif N. · July 4, 2013
  • Crain's Chicago Business

    The bocadillos (all $8 for two mini sandwiches) are a Spanish street food with artisanal cheeses and house-made condiments. Try the giardiniera on lamb sausage with pungent Dijon mustard. Read more

    Crain's Chicago Business · June 20, 2012
  • Daniel D.

    Pork belly sliders are amazing. Don't ask, just do it

    Daniel D. · April 20, 2012
  • Ross G.

    The "Big Nose" has such a complex flavor.

    Ross G. · April 23, 2013
  • Sunny V.

    The Jameson infused brownie is incredible.

    Sunny V. · March 31, 2013
  • Nation's Restaurant News

    Smoky flavors, tea and beer all are trendy components of cocktails these days. The Cookie Cutter drink, created by beverage consulting team The Tippling Bros., combines all three. Read more

    Nation's Restaurant News · March 4, 2013
  • Erni V.

    Pork belly sliders! Corn and shrimp "pudding" and pollo asado all so freakin amazing!

    Erni V. · October 11, 2012
  • Amanda A.

    Big nose cocktail. Pork belly sliders. Barrata/ tomato jam crostini. Bam. Boom. Pow.

    Amanda A. · July 16, 2012
  • Justine G.

    Make sure you order the Booty Collins! It is amazing!

    Justine G. · May 6, 2012
  • mercedes a.

    Get the booty collins! Delish

    mercedes a. · April 13, 2012
  • Gregg F.

    The booty collins is grat

    Gregg F. · January 29, 2012
  • John P.

    So excited for this place to open up! I work in the building and I can not wait to try the food!

    John P. · January 8, 2012
  • James S.

    The grilled corn side dish with lime, aioli, incredibly delicious!

    James S. · March 12
  • Leslie d.

    Love everything on the raw menu and the pork belly sliders are a must.

    Leslie d. · February 7
  • Mia N.

    Sangria is a must

    Mia N. · January 16
  • Erika L.

    Had the best bartender! You tell him what you like to drunk and he will make a cocktail from scratch! All three that we had were awesome! Thank you!

    Erika L. · November 17, 2013
  • Margie M.

    Here for Christopher's birthday. Do far so good.

    Margie M. · September 12, 2013
  • Abby M.

    Get the cidra and watch them pour it Just as they do in Austurias, Spain. Share snacks at the bar, artichoke salad was especially tasty!

    Abby M. · July 20, 2013
  • Anna J.

    Cool concept, really poor execution. Service was complete crap.

    Anna J. · May 14, 2013
  • Scott Kleinberg

    Try the Little Twins. Lets you sample 2 drinks for the price of one.

    Scott Kleinberg · April 7, 2013
  • El S.

    The food is great, pork belly sliders are amazing!

    El S. · March 31, 2013
  • Jaime S.

    Great date spot especially when the weather gets nice and they put tables out on the sidewalk!

    Jaime S. · March 3, 2013
  • Raj T.

    tacos are the best here ...

    Raj T. · February 26, 2013
  • Gloria C.

    Chilled Corn Soup with Shrimp

    Gloria C. · January 16, 2013
  • Rachel R.

    I'm typically not a huge fan of speciality drinks, but the booty collins is sinful. Oysters, ceviche, and meatballs were amazing. Dangerous this place is so close to home!

    Rachel R. · October 1, 2012
  • Jeremy G.

    Took over ten minutes just to get a drink at an empty bar.

    Jeremy G. · September 15, 2012
  • Ashish K.

    Can't go wrong with booty Collins drink, pork belly bocadillo. Period.

    Ashish K. · August 12, 2012
  • JenGa

    100 Beers on Tap!! It’s worth a trip to try the new brunch menu, which features classic dishes such as Baileys-stuffed French toast. Wash it down with a Bloody Mary served in a 20-oz. goblet

    JenGa · July 18, 2012
  • Akhil C.

    Make sure to try a "Booty Collins" cocktail, good stuff!!!

    Akhil C. · July 18, 2012
  • Renaissance Hotels

    Stop in here for sublime tapas served in an absolutely stunning setting. Best seen at midnight, with a Pisco Double Punch. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out www.renhotels.com.

    Renaissance Hotels · May 22, 2012
  • Pęąçhęş S.

    Great place!

    Pęąçhęş S. · April 30, 2012
  • jon a.

    Great place to take large parties or groups. Lots of room.

    jon a. · April 25, 2012
  • Laurie

    the big-nosed commandante was terrible, stick with the sangria. For food, potatas were not spicy enough but the grilled octopus and croquetas were tasty.

    Laurie · April 14, 2012
  • M B.

    Tavernita has delicious drinks especially Booty Collins (made w/ passion fruit Yum!) they have really delicious food, after all this is the sister restaurant to Mercadito so you can't go wrong.

    M B. · March 23, 2012
  • Carissa S.

    Storm in the Cellar is awesome!!!!

    Carissa S. · March 4, 2012
  • Rachael G.

    Chicken is delicious!!!

    Rachael G. · February 29, 2012
  • Rogsi

    This place is beautiful. Simply put...nice atmosphere, good food, but don't pack an appetite, the portions are rather small. Recommend the scallops, escalivada, and the turista.

    Rogsi · January 27, 2012
  • Al V.

    Not impress....

    Al V. · January 24, 2012
  • Jeremy C.

    Try the Pork belly bocadillos! Delicious

    Jeremy C. · January 24, 2012
  • Robin R.

    No guava juice at the bar.....this apparently a problem for people in River North

    Robin R. · January 14, 2012

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