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Cafe Iberico

739 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 573-1510
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Ranked #346 of 8,290 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have been here a ton of times over the years, and it is always good, everyone is helpful and friendly, and everything is super reasonably priced, especially for the amount of food you get. As a bonus, they have both red and white sangria (both very tasty) and available by the glass, half pitcher, and whole pitcher (and yes,... More

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Alameda, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our friend wanted us to check out her favorite tapas place for dinner. Café Iberico is a large restaurant that had a fun atmosphere with diners ranging from two to a party of 16. Several birthday celebrations this evening. Our waiter answered some of our questions before we decided to just go for some cold, red sangria. So refreshing. We... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been here few times. This place is great if you like small plates and sangria. I wouldn't recommend it for date nights thought. It is pretty loud in here and if you seek romantic atmosphere you should go some else. But this place is perfect for friends outings and girls nights out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My cousins and I loved this place and had a great girls' night here the other night. Cafe Iberico was the perfect respite from the cold wind and rain with its bright interior, Spanish tiled floors, Spanish soundtrack, and of course, pitchers of sangria. Speaking of sangria, it's delicious here! I we split a pitcher between the three of us... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We recently went there with another couple who share our interests in small plates menus. This place was great. We started with a pitcher of sangria and started in. Before it was over we had 6 or 7 tapas and all were good. Three of which stood out. The mussels were among the best I've had. Very fresh, tender and... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
151 reviews 151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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