Bar Takito Will Take on the West Loop in August

The new restaurant’s menu will add seviche and arepas to the Wicker Park location’s upscale tacos.

Suzuki bass seviche at Bar Takito   Photo: Allison Greene

The thing about a taquito is you can’t have just one. Building on the success of Takito Kitchen in Wicker Park, an ownership group including chef David Dworshak plans a mid-August opening for Bar Takito (201 N. Morgan St., 773-531-2120), in the West Loop space that held Kabocha.

About twice as big, seatwise, as the fancy-taco-focused Takito Kitchen, Bar Takito will offer a broader menu, adding other Latin American specialties such as Peruvian-inspired seviche and Colombian arepas. Dworshak teases a few other items, like fish prepared simply on the plancha and desserts such as a popcorn-butterscotch mousse and mocha tres leches. Elements from the beverage program will inform the food. “We want it to feel like a beer dinner or wine dinner, but one that’s going on all the time,” Dworshak says. We once attended a beer dinner that was going on all the time, but then we graduated.

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