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Emilio's Sol y Nieve

#491 of 7,789 Restaurants in Chicago
#536 of 8,551 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Streeterville
Spanish, Tapas
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215 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3259 (Colombus Drive)
CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
312-467-7177
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good paella and tapas

Perfect spot for a late afternoon meal. We had several tapas and ordered the paella for one, which two of us shared. We had great food and excellent service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Janice V
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Perfect spot for a late afternoon meal. We had several tapas and ordered the paella for one, which two of us shared. We had great food and excellent service.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nothing like this where we live so when the wife and I made a Chicago trip I surprised her with dinner here. She loved everything about the experience and I did also. The service ((Norma), the food and the sangria were all fantastic.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Unlike most restaurants in this country that bill themselves as serving Spanish tapas, this is the real deal. Good Spanish wines and sherry. Excellent cold and hot tapas. The cold potato salad was outstanding, but don't order it unless you love garlic! Excellent solomillo. Very good cheese plate with caramelized olives and marmalade. The only non-Spanish part of the meal... More 

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Stlouis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

As in they cooked my paella well done. What a waste of good seafood. All of it ruined -- both paellas ordered. Wife's shrimp was nicely done, and excellent black bean soup.

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Let's put it this way: the gazpacho is so good that King Felipe would be impressed. The place is charming, the location is great, and the food is delectable. Also, the service is attentive, and there are plenty of offerings to satisfy most diners, including ample vegetarian fare. I'd take a $15 cab ride (one-way) to get to Emilio's.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Shared several dishes as we enjoyed a pitcher of excellent sangria. We liked them all but agreed the paella was only average. Patatas Con Alioli (garlic potato salad) was delicious!

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Curitiba, PR
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is a great place, but better go in groups (3 and more), there are so many good stuff in the menu to share, that a lone dinner become a crime, of course you can and must do it if by yourself, then return another day to try something else. The service could be a little bit better in the... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What a great way to try different dishes- tapas style! Emilio's does a nice job! Our server was from Poland, which was fun for my son in law, as he is Polish. Friendly service, and delicious tapas!

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Chicago
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209 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We picked Emilio's based on its close proximity to the AMC theaters on Illinois St. We had a nice early dinner with a handful of tapas. The lamb meatballs (sort of spicy) and the grilled shrimp were both great, as was the skirt steak done medium. The place has a wonderful atmosphere and very attentive staff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have eaten here several times with friends and always enjoyed the experience. The outside tables are nice in the summer and it is pleasant and not crazy noisy inside in the winter. The service has consistently been attentive but not intrusive. For four we usually order 2 or 3 of the main hot dishes and a couple of smaller... More 

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Additional Information about Emilio's Sol y Nieve

Address: 215 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3259
Phone Number: 312-467-7177
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3259
    (Colombus Drive)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-467-7177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.