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Cafe Iberico

739 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 573-1510
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Ranked #304 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Kissimmee, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Taking a suggestion from someone at our hotel, we decided to try Cafe Iberico for tapas and sangria, as it was within walking distance. We went early, as was suggested, and were one of the first tables seated for the evening. Our server was prompt, friendly and made good suggestions. We went with the cold seafood salad and the warm... More

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been to Cafe Iberico a few times, and it's a pretty good tapas restaurant. There's a lot of seating, but it fills up fast so be prepared to wait on the weekends or come earlier. It is kind of loud, but it's a fun atmosphere.

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Nashville, TN
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went here twice during our stay. First for a late lunch and the second time for dinner. Whoa, was there a difference in the crowd?? You bet. Lunch consisted of an older, more laid back and international crowd. Dinner diners made up two groups: folks with kids and twenty and thirty something's. Dinner was fairly noisy. We had grilled... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is so noisy you have to yell to your dinner partner(s) to carry on a conversation and ask the waiter to repeat what they said. The tapas were tasty, the service was pretty good and the prices were terrific, but this is not the place to go for a special weekend. Lunch is probably better, if you don't... More

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Hobart, Indiana
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a nice Tapas place, but not the best. They boast (on their TV screens that they are THE largest Spanish restaurant in the WORLD. IT is a big place w/several floors. On a Sat. night at 6 PM no wait in Chicago, is amazing. The wait staff was proficient but not over the top. Thought it would be... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you enjoy shouting to be heard to your dining companions. I have honestly got to say I have never been a louder restaurant in my life and I've been to a lot of restaurants. So, on the positive side, our server was very professional; offered extensive explanations of wines, dishes and even assisted me with my Spanish pronunciation. We... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited Cafe Iberico with our teenage daughter and had an excellent meal in a very nice atmosphere with great service. The sangria was superb and so was the selection of Spanish wines by the glass. We ordered a variety of tapas which were all very good. For the main course, we had tenderloin, scallops and leg of lamb and... More

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Madrid, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is clear that this is a Spanish restaurant that someone recently arrived to Chicago from Spain will not Enjoy, I will never say to a local that this is a tipical restaurant like in Spain. First of all the atmosphere is not a real Spanish one, not even the national colors (flag) or Spanish Music or Spanish Television in... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been here twice when traveling though Chicago, and had great meals both times! The paella is delicious and big enough to share with another person. Both sangria and coffee are also very good. Save room for dessert and try the ice cream filled crepe! These too are big enough to share, and a great way to end your... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went for dinner at 7:30 pm on a Sunday night and had a short wait for a table. The food was excellent - we ordered paella, garlic prawns (shrimp), scallops and beef skewer to have with a bottle of Rioja which was also very good. There were three of us and the bill came to $60 (excluding tax and... More

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