I went to Tavernita over on Erie and LaSalle with a couple girlfriends last week. I have to say I was the least bit impressed with the drink menu and extremely annoyed with the ambiance they have instilled thus far. It was about as loud as Sunda and slightly noisier than Mercadito to give one the exact level. Although I was unexcited by the first impressions of Tavernita, the food was definitely worth having-yet not worth the whole experience.
The menu is set up to share somewhat like tapas. We had the following:
Oyster cocktail:samish bay pickled oyster, mango, papaya, poached shrimp, jalapeño relish
Pan con burrata: tomato marmalade, burrata cheese
Coca de setas:flatbread, mushrooms, caramelized onions, fresh chèvre, herb salad
Brussels sprouts: chestnuts, val d’aosta fontina cheese
Crispy atlantic cod:mushrooms, spinach, cipollini onions, habanero chimichurri
House-made lamb sausage:chickpeas, spicy giardiniera