Located in the charming Ravenswood neighborhood, Bayan Ko is a Filipino-Cuban mash up founded by Chef Lawrence Letrero and his partner Raquel Quadreny.
Bayan Ko means “My Country”, or “My home” in Tagalog.
The name to the couple signifies staying true to their roots and representing the melting pot that America is and always will be.
Bayan Ko’s menu features elevated Filipino and Cuban cuisine. Their culinary mantra is to respect the classic dishes their Lola’s and Abuela’s made for them growing up. Their vision is to keep their family recipe’s alive, while also incorporating their own interpretations of both their culture’s food. Bayan Ko’s menu is best enjoyed family style. Their dishes are meant to compliment and accompany each other, with a sense that you are sitting down to a family meal in someone’s home.