Mercat a la Planxa
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (7)
- Mercat a la PlanxaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 04, 2013
Exceptional tapas with good atmosphere. The service can be a bit hit or miss but with a few glasses of sangria, you'll forget.
- Mercat a la PlanxaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10First to ReviewJun 19, 2013
Iron Chef Jose Garces takes diners on a food tour of Barcelona right off Michigan Avenue. Located inside the Blackstone Hotel, this is NOT your average hotel restaurant and they want you to remember that. Try Sunday Brunch or the ever-changing menu featuring tapas, grilled steaks, market-fresh seafood, artisanal cheeses and cured meats.
- Mercat a la PlanxaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Jan 28, 2013
Mercat a la Planxa does Catalonian food (as you'd find in Barcelona, for instances). I was there for Sunday brunch, which has a buffet, tasting menu, and a build your own Bloody Mary bar.
- Mercat a la PlanxaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 23, 2013
Tapas here have a more modern presentation, but the flavors evoke memories of dining in Spain more than any other tapas restaurant in Chicago. Hence, it is my family's go-to for Spanish food. When I am not dining here on the parents' dime, it's mostly to take advantage of their awesome brunch. It is a feast! The only setback is their brunch paella (it was more paprika than saffron), but you can forgive them when you can walk up to the carving station for some suckling pig. No matter what time of day you go, though, try their sangrias. They make some amazing seasonal varieties!