Little Madrid Has Filed For Another Location in the Edgewater Area

Little Madrid currently resides at 5661 North Clark Street.
Little Madrid Has Filed For Another Location in the Edgewater Area
Photo: @little_madridtapascafe on Instagram

According to a recent permit filing, Little Madrid will expand to 5663-5665 North Clark Street in the Edgewater area.

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A representative of Little Madrid was not immediately available for commentary upon What Now Chicago’s request.

While an official opening date and what the permit filing entails for Little Madrid, according to the company website, “In January 2020, Little Madrid Tapas Café opened in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, a small, cozy, and colorful space.”

“The restaurant transported guests back to Old Madrid with its warm atmosphere, delicious flavors, and enticing aromas that emanated from the kitchen. With a global pandemic raging around the world, Little Madrid Tapas Café remained a steady presence in the neighborhood and soon emerged as one of the best Spanish restaurants in Chicago.”

“Named after his beloved hometown, the restaurant serves the classic, authentic Spanish recipes taught to Bolaños by his grandmother, all while showcasing the traditional and warm Spanish hospitality you would receive back in Spain.”

The chef and owner of Little Madrid, according to the website, is Francisco Bolaños. “Francisco Bolaños fell in love with traditional Spanish cuisine at a young age.”

“While growing up in Madrid, Bolaños would spend countless hours by his grandmother’s side, learning her recipes, cooking, and absorbing her passion for Spanish food. This love of cooking and bringing people together through food, nurtured by his grandmother, stayed with Bolaños during his law studies and early professional career.”

“Working as a Human Rights Lawyer in Europe and New York, Bolaños job took him around the world, living in fifteen different countries and experiencing other cultures. And while the work was fulfilling, opening a small restaurant in tribute to his grandmother remained his dream.”

“A business trip to Chicago changed everything for Bolaños. He immediately fell in love with the city and knew it would be the perfect location for a small restaurant. Bolaños decided to make the leap and he moved from New York to Chicago.”

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger is a writer, editor, and marketing collaborator with experience ranging from grant writing, screenwriting, SEO, content writing, and more. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, with multiple honors accreditations as a first-generation college student. You can find her in a local thrift shop or plant store, creating music, or going to one of her favorite band’s concerts when she is not behind the keyboard furiously typing away.
Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger is a writer, editor, and marketing collaborator with experience ranging from grant writing, screenwriting, SEO, content writing, and more. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, with multiple honors accreditations as a first-generation college student. You can find her in a local thrift shop or plant store, creating music, or going to one of her favorite band’s concerts when she is not behind the keyboard furiously typing away.

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