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Cafe Iberico

#510 of 8,473 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
Spanish, Tapas, Portuguese
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739 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 573-1510
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small plates for everyone

Our party of 5 went here for dinner on a Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed sharing 6-8 small tapas from their extensive menu list. Service was friendly and attentive. We ordered sangria by the pitcher but they also have a pretty good wine selection - you have to see how they decorated the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Mike41157
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Gambrills, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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475 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Deer Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My Dad is from Madrid and I have been to Spain many times, so trust me when I tell you the food is the same as if you were there. The dishes are great, and there are a wide variety of hot or cold tapas (small plates) to choose from. When you go to a tapas restaurant, part of the... More 

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Gambrills, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our party of 5 went here for dinner on a Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed sharing 6-8 small tapas from their extensive menu list. Service was friendly and attentive. We ordered sangria by the pitcher but they also have a pretty good wine selection - you have to see how they decorated the ceiling spaces with empty wine bottles. The... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The best place for authentic Spanish food. The tapas are amazing and the sangria is delicious. Cafe Iberico is one of the best in the city of Chicago. The place is huge with bars in two levels. The service is quick and friendly. The place attracts all kinds of people. Defiantly a place to go on a date, business, or... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My friends from Chicago were raving about this place but, as it's usually the case with Spanish restaurants outside of Spain, it was just okay. Some dishes were quite good, some were not so good, most were average, but as a Spaniard I didn't find the authenticity I was looking for. It's also not particularly cheap, so I don't think... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I went with a group to Cafe Iberico for Sunday brunch. Everyone ordered the dish that appealed to them and then we shared everything. Every bite was delicious. We ate so much we shared a single dessert.

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Mokena, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As we were wrapping up our stay we decided to stop for lunch. Service was attentive and fast. We ordered from the hot tapas selections and found everything we sampled to be delicious. Will be going back for more!

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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had a wonderful Birthday/Valentines Day dinner at Cafe Iberico. The food was excellent. Went with a group of friends and we ordered several different tapas and shared them. The red sangria is delicious and does its job quickly! Always love visiting this place when I'm in town.

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went with my niece and her husband on a Saturday night. Tapas plates were good and size was good for sharing without being meal. I like paella but niece's husband thought it should be more crusty on bottom. Never having it before, I enjoyed it for what it was. Good food for me!

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Destin, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Second time visiting, great food and good service. Always packed so def would recommend that you make a reservation to ensure a seat.

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Homer Glen
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I'm told this restaurant has been in existence for years. We were immediately greeted and shown to our table. Although the table was cramped, we managed to gather around. Sangria was outstanding and not over-powering. Some dined exclusively on tapas, but I ordered paella (the order takes 20 minutes to prepare). EVERYONE agreed that the tapas were outstanding. I found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 739 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: (312) 573-1510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?