Barcocina to Open Second Location in Chicago

Barcocina, the popular modern Mexican concept from River Partners Hospitality, announced their expansion into a second location in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Opening in October, the new location at 1814 W. Chicago Ave. echoes the beloved Lakeview restaurant’s energetic environment and playful approach to hospitality while offering a variety of exciting new menu items tailored to the surrounding community.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Barcocina to the West Town neighborhood,” says Adam Webb, General Manager & Managing Partner. “At its core, Barcocina is all about providing an exciting and welcoming place for everyone to gather around the table. Whether looking for a place to celebrate with friends or catching up as a family over a great meal, Barcocina is sure to impress.”

Executive Chef Ramiro Piza is at the kitchen’s helm, curating a menu that encapsulates the restaurant’s signature fusion of traditional Mexican fare and multicultural flavors. The West Town location’s menu features both current classics and exciting new plates for diners to indulge in. Barcocina favorites such as the signature Balsamic Guacamole or Elotes Corn Salsa, and creative tacos like Pineapple Pork and Bang Bang Shrimp, line the menu along with new additions such as Scallop Ceviche Bites with Jalapeno, Strawberry, and Hibiscus Caviar.

The beverage menu also reflects the lively spirit of Barcocina. Signature cocktails such as Summer Sangria, House Party, and Skinny Punch are served on draft, in addition to a carefully curated cocktail menu featuring sweet, smoky, and spicy flavor profiles that show off the bar’s extensive list of tequila and mezcal. Monday through Friday, guests are invited to enjoy festive offerings for happy hour.

The West Town location mirrors the Lakeview location’s contemporary, yet rustic environment. The bright and modern bar and dining room area leads out onto an expansive patio through a series of garage doors, creating an inviting space to be enjoyed year-round. One of the largest in the area at 4,000 square feet, the patio features Barcocina’s signature ivy and summertime cabanas. Barcocina will also offer heated igloos during the wintertime, providing unique space to gather as a group during Chicago’s cooler months. Inspired by the local community, Barcocina has partnered with the West Town Chamber of Commerce to invite a local Mexican artist to create a mural inspired by the neighborhood to accent the patio’s walls.

Barcocina West Town also provides the perfect backdrop for events, whether gathering as a small group or planning a large celebration. The dynamic space and flexible offerings allow for a customized approach to event planning.

Barcocina West Town will open for dinner service with plans to launch its beloved bottomless weekend brunch in the following weeks. 

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