Barbakoa is a modern Latin bistro that brings casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The result of a partnership between Jerry Kleiner and the Buonavolanto family, the restaurant is a lively and upbeat, featuring modern interpretations of Latin cuisine with roots in Central and South America, the Spanish Caribbean, and enriched by European influences. The venue’s popular lounge serves as the epicenter of several distinctive and colorful dining spaces.
About Executive Chef Dudley Nieto: Chef Dudley Nieto elevates classic Latin cuisine by bringing techniques from French haute cuisine to classic regional dishes. Dudley graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, and has opened countless restaurants, from Adobo Grill and Chapuline.
About Executive Beverage Director Adam Seger: Chicagoan Adam Seger, founder of hum Spirits Company, brings his internationally acclaimed mixology genius to the Barbakoa bar, embodying the vividness and flair of Latin culture in every drop of the hand-crafted cocktails he creates.