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This cozy Boystown tapas spot takes a cue from its sister spot in suburban Northfield, bringing authentic Spanish-style dining to Boystown. Chef Andrew Novak is known for Spanish classics such as grilled pork medallions atop caramelized red onions and gambas a la plancha, grilled tiger shrimp with lemon butter. There are also more divergent creations such as grilled slices of chorizo with cumin mayonnaise and Atlantic salmon served with leeks and lemon. Come with a group, order up a round of small plates and sip sangrias (available by the pitcher, half-pitcher and glass) on the backyard patio--or just try to score a seat near the front of the dining room, as the glass facade opens to Halsted Street during warmer months.