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  • Spanish, Small Plates/Tapas
  • 638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL60605 41.873929 -87.624252
  • (Btwn E Balbo Dr & E Harrison St)
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  • (312) 765-0524
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La Barceloneta Express $14

Seasonal Fruit Salad    
Oatmeal Or House Made Granola    
Coffee And Juice    

A La Planxa

Buttermilk Pancakes traditional pancakes with butter and maple syrup   9.00
Brioche French Toast smoked honey butter, orange marmalade   12.00
Steak & Eggs black angus hanger steak, manchego-bacon biscuits, sausage cream gravy and two eggs, any style   18.00


Seasonal Fruit Salad honeydew, cantaloupe & pineapple with lemon & mint   6.00
Fruit Parfait house made granola, yogurt, mixed berries   8.00
Scottish Smoked Salmon toasted bagel, lettuce, tomato, capers, red onion & whipped cream cheese   12.00


Eggs Any Style two eggs, breakfast potato, toast and choice of: rosemary-apple sausage, bacon or pork shoulder steak   8.00
Blackstone Benedict toasted brioche and chorizo, truffled hollandaise, breakfast potato   12.00
Eggs Benedict toasted english muffin and canadian bacon, traditional hollandaise, breakfast potato   9.00
Shrimp & Grits rock shrimp, braised short ribs and poached egg   12.00
Dyo Omelette choose 3 - cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, ham, tomato, red pepper, or mushrooms   16.00


Breakfast Sausage Pattie    4.00
Ham Steak    4.00
Bacon    4.00
Breakfast Potato    5.00
Toast    4.00
Bagel    4.00
Two Eggs any style   4.00
Cold Cereal    5.00
Steel Cut Oatmeal dried fruit, candied walnuts & brown sugar   7.00



Tapas De Siempre

Traditional Tapas

Pimientos De Padron fried peppers, salbitxada & sea salt   5.00
Mixto Croquetas serrano ham & chorizo croquettes, romesco   8.00
Truita De Patata Con Espinacas spanish omelette with spinach, potatoes & saffron aioli   9.00
Gambas Al Ajillo garlic shrimp   10.00
Queso Mixto chef’s selection of 2 cured meats   10.00
Charcuteria Mixto chef’s selection of 2 cured meats   10.00
Datiles Con Almendras bacon-wraped dates stuffed with marcona almonds   9.00

A La Planxa - Carnes

Meats. Grilled Meats And Fish

Black Angus Ribeye natural angus beef, usa  (12oz) 42.00
Cordero rack of lamb, colorado  24.00 48.00
Chorizo smoked paprika & garlic sausage, spain   9.00
Pollo 8oz. airline amish chicken breast   12.00

A La Planxa - Pescados

Fish And Shellfish. Grilled Meats And Fish.

Calamari point judith squid   12.00
Gambas jumbo prawns  12.00 24.00
Veneras diver scallops   12.00

La Mesa De Jose $40 Per Person

Allow The Chef To Select A Four Course Tapas Menu


Patatas Fritas house-cut fries with spicy paprika aioli   6.00
Espinacas A La Catalana catalan spinach, raisins, pine nuts & apples   7.00
Setas Al Horno wild mushrooms, confit potato, shallot & parsley   12.00
Colcots grilledgreen onions with salbixada and sea salt   12.00
Fesols Blancs truffled white beans with bacons   6.00

Los Postres

Pastissos D’Avellana hazelnut-mascarpone gateaux, apricot, dulche de leche, salted hazelnuts   12.00
Croquetas De Xocolata milk chocolate croquettes, banana marshmallow, rosemary caramel, arbequina olive oil   10.00


Lunch - The Catalan Express

Choose One Item From The First And Second Course. Includes Fountain Drink Or Iced Tea. All Items Are Available A La Carte $18 Per Person

First Course

Choose 1

Arroz A La Cazuela saffron scented broth with shrimp, chicken, chorizo, artichoke confit & piquillo aioli   8.00
Sopa De Bolets wild mushroom soup, brioche and truffle   10.00
Serrano Ham & Fig Salad la peral, baby spinach & sherry vinaigrette   8.00
Ensalada Verde mixed greens with asparagus, avocado, green beans & shaved mahon cheese   7.00

Second Course

Choose 1

The Mercat Burger 8oz black angus burger with la peral, padrón peppers & red wine onion jam   13.00
Las Ramblas Grilled Chicken Sandwich bacon, romesco, tomato & parmesan   9.00
Barri Gotic hanger steak sandwich, la peral, caramelized onions & tomato   12.00
Gamba Y Chorizo Coca shrimp and chorizo flatbread with garbonzo bean puree, tomato   12.00
Cepes Y Buttifarra Coca wild mushroom flatbread, catalan sausage, roasted garlic & manchego   14.00
Costillas De Ternera Coca beef short rib flatbread, horseradish, parmesan & bacon marmalade   13.00




Paella Negra black rice paella with lobster, scallops, calamari, clams, prawns & mussels served with artichoke, tomato salad & saffron aioli   75.00
Paella Valenciana chicken & chorizo paella, artichoke & tomato salad with saffron aioli   42.00
Fedeua De Camaron jumbo prawns, squid, saffron infused seafood broth and angel hair pasta   55.00

A La Planxa - Mariscos Y Pescados

Shellfish & Fish

Langosta maine lobster  18.00 36.00
Gambas jumbo prawns  12.00 24.00
Baix striped bass   12.00
Veneras diver scallops   12.00
Salmon skuna bay salmon   12.00
Calamari point judith squid   9.00
Pulpito grilled baby octopus   12.00

A La Planxa - Carnes


Wagyu "Zabuton" strube ranch, texas  (8oz) 42.00
Iberico Secreto iberico pork feather loin, spain  (8oz) 40.00
Black Angus Rib Eye natural angus beef, usa  (12oz) 42.00
Cordero rack of colorado lamb  24.00 48.00
Chorizo smoked paprika & garlic sausage   9.00
Morcilla traditional catalán blood sausage, spain   10.00

Tasting Menus

La Mesa De Jose chef’s tasting menu  (pp for the table) 65.00
with wine pairing   85.00
Degustación De Lujo chef’s luxury tasting menu  (pp for the table) 85.00
with wine pairing   125.00

Cochinillo Asado

Must Order 72 Hours In Advance

Whole Roasted Suckling Pig grilled green onions, herb-roasted fingerlings, espinacas a la catalana and rosemary white beans half 220.00whole 440.00



Espinacas A La Catalana catalan spinach, currants, pine nuts & apples   10.00
Setas Al Horno wild mushrooms, confit potato, shallot & parsley   14.00
Patatas Bravas spicy potatoes with spicy paprika aioli   5.00
Farro Y Calabaza warm farro salad, pea tendrils, squash, hazelnut, whipped marscapone and harissa vinaigrette   10.00
Escalivada D’Alberginia eggplant fritters with roasted red peppers, tomatoes and cipollinis, goat cheese and lavender honey   14.00
Calcots grilled green onions with salbitxada and sea salt   10.00
Empanada De Verde plantain empanada with spinach, manchego and piquillo artichoke escabeche   10.00

Mariscos Y Pescados

Shellfish And Fish

Baix Amb Pesol Y Escabeche striped bass with red quinoa, spring pea and kumquat chorizo escabeche   16.00
Branzino Con Alcachofas ranzino cooked a la planxa with a fennel and artichoke barigoul   19.00
Roca Arroz Gambeta calasparra rice, saffron corn cream, rock shrimp, mote and spiced popcorn   12.00
Langosta maine lobster  18.00 36.00
Gambas jumbo prawns  12.00 24.00
Baix striped bass   16.00
Veneras diver scallops   12.00
Calamari point judith squid   12.00
Pulpito baby octopus   12.00

Carnes Y Aves

Meat & Poultry

Pollastre Amb Ensalada Rusa hickory smoked poussin with russian potato salad and mustard greens   18.00
Mar I Muntanya braised short ribs, diver scallops with parsnip puree, citrus corriander bloom and beluga lentils   18.00
Conill Amb Castanyes braised rabbit agnolotti, truffle chestnut puree, brandied cherries and rosemarry brown butter   14.00
Pelotas De Calabaza Y Cordero butternut squash dumplings, lamb ragout, beech mushrooms escabeche and lamb bacon   11.00
Pintxos Muranos colorado lamb loin wrapped bacon, sweet onion puree and lamb jus   14.00
Ropa De Cabra kilgus farms goat ropa vieja with goat cheese and grilled baguette   14.00


"A La Planxa" On The Grill

Black Angus Ribeye natural angus beef, usa  (12oz) 42.00
Prime New York Strip natural angus beef, usa  (14oz) 50.00
Cordero rack of lamb, colorado  24.00 48.00
Iberico Secreto iberico pork, spain  (8oz) 40.00
Chorizo smoked paprika & garlic sausage, spain   9.00
Morcilla traditional blood sausage, spain   10.00



Gambas Y Chorizo marinated shrimp, chorizo cantimpalo, garbanzo bean puree, tomato escabeche and manchego   14.00
Cepes Y Butifarra wild mushrooms, catalan sausage, roasted garlic and manchego   14.00
Costillas De Ternera beef shortribs, horseradish, parmesan & bacon marmalade   13.00
Atun tuna belly, manchego, roasted cherry tomatoes and capers   13.00

Arroz Y Fideos

Rice And Pasta

Pelotas De Calabaza Y Cordero butternut squash dumplings, lamb ragout, beech mushroom escabeche, black truffle   11.00
Conill Amb Castanyes braised rabbit agnolotti, roasted chestnut purée, brandied cherries and rosemary brown butter   14.00
Arroz De Coliflor calaspara rice, truffle cauliflower cream, pan-roasted cauliflower and shaved manchego   10.00

Tapas De Siempre

Traditional Tapas

Olives arbequina, verdial , cuquillo & gordal   6.00
Boquerones white anchovies with pine nuts, olive & anaheim peppers   10.00
Truita De Patata spanish omelette with spinach, potatoes & saffron aioli   10.00
Pimientos Se Padron flash fried padron peppers, salbitxada and sea salt   7.00
Pulpo Con Patatas spanish octopus, confit potato, smoked paprika   12.00
Gambas Al Ajillo garlic shrimp   19.00
Salpicon De Conservas warm razor clam conserva, piquillo pepper sofrito and grilled focaccia   9.00
Mixto Croquetas serrano ham & chorizo croqeuttes, romesco   8.00
Dátiles Con Almendras bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds   9.00
Albondigas De Cordero lamb meatballs, sherry foie cream, peas   12.00

Sopas Y Ensaladas

Soups & Salads

Arroz A La Cazuela saffron scented broth with maine lobster, chicken, chorizo, rabbit, shaved artichoke salad & piquillo aioli   14.00
Sopa De Bolets wild mushroom, brioche, truffle and caviar   14.00
Verdosa mixed baby greens with green asparagus, avocado, confit cherry tomatoes & shaved mahon cheese   12.00
Serrano Ham & Fig Salad la peral, baby spinach, spiced almonds & sherry vinaigrette   14.00



La Peral - Cow’s Milk apricot-cider mustard   9.00
Cadi Urgelia - Raw Cow’s Milk sherry-bacon caramel   8.00
Garrotxa - Goat’s Milk roasted garlic dulce de leche   8.00
Monte Crudo - Raw Sheep’s Milk truffle lavender quince compote   9.00
Monte Enebro - Goat’s Milk pear & saffron compote   9.00
Ombra - Sheep’s Milk orange-guindilla marmalade   10.00
El Bufalet - Buffalo Milk Cheese with orange blossom honey   9.00
Mixto chef’s selection of 3 cheeses   16.00


Cured Meats

Fermin Jamón Ibérico De Bellota    25.00
Fermin Jamón Serrano    9.00
Fermin Lomo Embuchado    9.00
Jamón De Pato    8.00
Butifarra Catalana    7.00
Salchichón De Vic    18.00
Chorizo Cantimpalo    9.00
Foie Amb Conill rabbit and foie gras rillette, truffle lavender quince   12.00
Mixto chef’s selection of 3 meats   16.00


Brunch At Mercat $25 Per Guest

Our Menu Changes Every Sunday To Offer Three Unique Courses Each Time, And It Regularly Features: Charcuterie, Cheese & Desserts Per Table Along With A Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar.



Croquetes De Xocolata milk chocolate croquettes, banana marshmallow, rosemary infused caramel, arbequina olive oil   10.00
Xocolate Y Avellana chocolate, creameaux, hazelnut nougatine, espresso granita and caramelized white chocolate ice cream   12.00
Pastissos D’nabius cheesecake with lemon curd, yellow cake, blueberry creme fraiche ice cream and marinated blueberries   12.00
Pastis D’avellana hazelnut-marscapone gateaux, apricot, dulce de leche, salted hazelnuts, apricot sorbet   12.00
Pastis De Camote sweet potato cake, cardamon cream cheese espuma, candied pecans and crispy sweet potato   10.00
Horchata Bon Bon horchata ice cream, dark chocolate, cinnamon, puffed rice, coconut crema and marcona brittle  ea 3.50

Helados $7

Ice Cream. Choice Of Three

White Chocolate    
Pine Nut Toffee    
Vanilla Peach    
Blueberry Creme Fraiche    

Sorbetes $7

Sorbet. Choice Of Three

Pink Peppercorn Strawberry    


Chartreuse "Vep" Yellow    22.00
Hum Botanical Spirit    11.00
Sambuca    9.00
Torres Orange Liquor    9.00

Specialty Drinks $13

All Specialty Cocktails

Bell Savi casa noble anejo, sage-honey syrup, lime, sage   
La Mora bulleit bourbon, agave nectar, blackberries, mint, black pepper   
El Bolero avion silver, grand marnier, lime, avacado   
Matador hendrick’s gin, averna, beets, lime, thyme, gingerale   
Kiwi kiwi infused rum, fresh kiwi, lime, simple syrup   
Tres Ruibarbo rhubarb infused vodka, rhubarb compote, rhubarb bitters, soda   
Menta Trozo grey goose citron, st. germain, mint, fresh citrus, soda   
Mezcal De Miel mezcal, honey, fresh citrus   
Hibiscus Sazerac templeton rye, hibiscus syrup, hibiscus bitters, fernet   
Manzanilla Rye chamomile infused rye, fino sherry, yellow chartruese   
Durazno peach infused vodka, peach bitters, sugar cube, cava   

Draft Beer

Estrella Damm    8.00
Angry Orchid Cider    10.00
Tyranena bitter woman ipa   8.00
Black Butte Porter    9.00

Bottled Beer

Metropolitan krank shaft   8.00
Tyranena rockies revenge   8.00
Estrella Inedit   (750ml) 25.00
Amstel Light    7.00
Fat Tire    8.00
Blue Moon    8.00
Sam Adam’s Seasonal    8.00
Miller Lite    7.00
Heineken    7.00
Corona Extra    7.00
St. Pauli Girl Non-Alcoholic    5.00


Gl $9 / Pitcher $36

Seasonal Sangría cranberry, orange and cinnamon   
White Sangría apple, pear and clove   
Red Sangría cassis, sage and allspice   
Sangria Flight half portion of each housemade sangria   13.00
Mercat a la Planxa
638 S Michigan Ave
Btwn E Balbo Dr & E Harrison St
(312) 765-0524
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