By Minna An

Biding the daylight hours as the long-standing neighborhood institution Café Con Leche, this Logan Square spot switches gears as the sun sets, transforming itself into D’Noche. With dark wood, exposed brick, and a fireplace to set the mood, you’ll find a menu full of Cuban, Mexican, and South American specialties. Settle in and start off with one of the craft cocktails—the fresh flavor of concoctions like the agua fresca de tequila, with it’s sage, cucumber, ginger ale, and tequila, promises to balance a hearty meal of plantains and perfectly cooked meats. Standouts include the not-to-be-missed calamari frito, accompanied here by a unique house-made chile de arbol sauce, and the irresistible Jibarito. D’Noche’s take on this modern classic—a sandwich that substitutes hot-pressed plantains for the bread—stands apart from the crowd, it’s stack of charred meat, lettuce, and tomato joined by an ample heap of garlic butter to melt between the hot plantains.

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at your service
Drawing from a wide selection of tequilas and rums—and offering a list of signature margaritas, mojitos, and more—the talented bartenders here can whip up a mean cocktail.

on the stereo
Salsa and other upbeat Latin music adds to the ambience and keeps the energy simmering.

Low to medium


Sun–Thu 4:30 PM–10:30 PM; Fri–Sat 4:30 PM–1 AM

price range

$11 to $20