What To Eat

What To Eat at Barcito, Open Now

Pintxos, el perro de Barcito.
Pintxos, el perro de Barcito.

Barcito, the bar and bar-snacks side of Tavernita, opened last night. Like the pintxos bars in San Sebastian, Spain that it’s modeled after, it’s mainly a stand-and-drink spot with a separate menu and beverage program (by the Tippling Bros.) from its much larger sibling. Drinks focus on beer, wine, cider and sherry, as well as draft sangria and a short list of cocktails with distinctly Spanish flavors (bet you’ve never had paprika-infused whiskey before). The menu is divided into Pintxos (“bar snacks from Northern Spain,”) Pica Pica (“bites to pick at”) and Tablas ("served on board”) and covers the ground from charcuterie to mussels and croquetas, all drink-friendly items. Barcito has its own website as well, standandeat.com, and its Twitter account is run by a dog named Pintxo with a rather outspoken tongue. (Maybe “pintxo” is Spanish for “Triumph.”)


Iberico Lardo/rosemary crusted iberico fat 3
Spanish Sobrassada/cured sausage, quail egg 3
Escalivada/almond romesco, goat cheese 2
Artichoke/chickpea, mahon cheese 2
Shrimp Brochette/hazelnut picada, aioli 3
Serrano Ham Bocadillo/manchego cheese, pan con tomate 4
Tortilla Española Bocadillo/potato omelette, aioli 3

Pica Pica

Marinated olives 3
Spiced almonds 3
Mussels conserva 5
Spanish white anchovies 5
Croquetas (order of 3) 5
Frites Bravas 3
Crudo Del Dia M/P
Oyster Del Dia M/P


Quesos/daily selection of cheese 9
Charcuterie/fuet, chorizo, serrano ham, cured lomo 15
Jamon Iberico/acorn fed fermin iberico ham 22

Barcito, corner of Lasalle & Erie, 312.274.1111

What To Eat at Barcito, Open Now