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Cafe Iberico

#509 of 8,462 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

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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 169
    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
Most recent review
It's okay

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Tenshi28
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 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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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'm not a tapas fan but this place changed my mind, Tampa dishes are fantastic, the paella is just right and the Sangria is to die for.....

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We went here for my friends birthday with a party of 10. The wait was a little long for a party that size, because we couldn't make reservations after 5pm on a Saturday. The place was busy but not overly crowded. We had no problem finding room in the bar area, which offers tapas and drinks. The food was delicious... More 

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Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Good food - nice variety, some thing for every taste and no one left hungry. Great atmosphere - casual, music, felt warm & welcoming. Amazing service - attentive, great recommendations, food was served as it was ready and glasses were full. Look forward to another meal here!

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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

Questions & Answers

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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?