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151 W. Erie, Chicago, IL 60654
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Ranked #828 of 8,344 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: LaSalle St
Transit: 156 Bus CTA Train: Chicago-Brown Line Grand-Red Line
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English first
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is my second time visiting this restaurant, and I have to say that I was way more impressed with it than my first visit. I wrote a review awhile back, and I didn't give Tavernita that great of a rating so I feel I need to change that. I thought the food was excellent! My friends and I had... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've been here four or so times. Always good. On the expensive side, given the portion sizes. it's kind of a cross between tapas and upscale BBQ. I recommend anything with corn in it! It's not crowded if you go early and sometimes you can get 1000 pts on Open Table. It's in a kind of touristy part of River... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What can I say about this place. I thought it was great however I wished there were more men in the house. Lol but overall it was good and the food was delicious. My friend had the Pan Seared Scallops with butternut squash puree Brussels sprout leaves bacon hazelnut brown butter. Omg it was awesome. I had the Wood grilled... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The service at Tavernita was prompt and efficient. Food was delivered quickly. The beer was very good. But I was a little disappointed in the food. Perhaps it was what I ordered or perhaps my expectations were too high. I had the roasted eggplant & pepper crostini and the artichoke & beet salad. While both were OK, neither was anything... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Either there were too many reservations accepted for the evening, or not enough staff (or a combination of both) because we were totally ignored by our server. Any the bodies were crammed in there like a sardine can. We had the table next to the corner, so that when the poor souls in the corner needed to get out to... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Really impressive tapas-style menu and ability to cope with a large party. Great tasting food throughout the menu. Interesting menu order where the earlier dishes had an element of spice to the taste but finishing with the fantastic scallop dish could have created more of a "wow" factor earlier on.

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Naperville, IL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went here for dinner and drinks with a friend after work. The place is pretty big with a dining area and a bar area, which is separated. The bar did get loud but the dining area was never busy and we were there for a few hours. The staff was welcoming and friendly. We were not starving so we decided... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We reserved for an 8pm reservation. We got right in and did not have to wait. Variety of food was very nice. We even got seconds of the musscles as it was so good. Drinks were good and quick.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We chose Tavernita on the recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed. With four in our party, we chose about six diverse "small plates" of food, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went her with a friend for my birthday. Great food for sharing and nice, vibrant energy. Cocktails were wonderful, too.

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Additional Information about Tavernita

Address: 151 W. Erie, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone Number: 312-274-1111
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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