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Emilio's Sol y Nieve

215 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3259 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #421 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Colombus Drive
Transit: CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The food at Emilio's is great! The server was very knowledgeable. Not only did she recommend some of the most popular dishes but she also told us about some of her personal favorites so that we could try a variety of things. The flank steak was amazing and we also really enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates. I will definitely go... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited Emilio's with our two kids ( 9 & 11) Disclaimer: They are adventurous eaters. We tried the patatas bravas, tortilla española, gambas al ajillo, albondigas, bacon-wrapped dates among others. Our waiter was great. Very attentive service and a nice vibe inside. Aside from a foul-mouthed (in Spanish & English! Really?!) man sitting beside us, it was a great experience... More

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cleveland, oh
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

order lots, order hot and cold as it will be good and always drink Tempranillo from Duero valley. If you can sit outside and just take time!!!

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Tampa, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We wandered by Emilio's on our way back from a successful business meeting. It was a perfect summer afternoon in Chicago and the outside seating appealed to us as did the thought of tapas instead of a big meal. We ordered 1 glass of wine and 1 glass of the red sangria. Both wonderful. 2 tapas plates each was plenty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great food, great wine selection and excellent service. In a city full of $35 entrees, a great alternative to not bust your wallet or your budget.

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Chicago, IL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Having enjoyed Emilio's as a stand-byin the past, we were happy to see it still open after our 5 year absence. The tapas are typical, bacon wrapped dates, sausages, cheeses, crouquettes, etc. Several have been stamped by the chef with a unique flair, those are typically the best. The sangria is so-so - not excellent but does the job. The... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We've frequented two other Emilio's locations that have since closed. The kitchen doesn't seem the same. The dishes are mostly traditional tapas but the seasoning is understated and the flavors somewhat bland. They have a very nice location, a safe and enjoyable area to walk with parking nearby. We wouldn't go back for the food, however, It wasn't bad, but... More

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Perth, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I love Spanish food and this meal did not disappoint. The beloved and I are not big eaters hence we love the tapas type of menu. We had octopus, Jamon and a beautiful bean dish. All served with breads and all beautifully fresh. We finished with the banana and ice cream dish with pestachios and it was delicious. A lovely... More

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Saguatuck, MI
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Food here is good and usually, so is service. We drop in a half a dozen times each summer. We enjoy their sangria was well as their tapas. Yesterday, Father's Day, we came by about 1pm. Outside, on the east side, had one multi-table large party near the center aisle and maybe three other tables were taken. In other words,... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Group of 8 attended. We tried numerous dishes and not one of them disappointed. Each were tasty enough I would eat again. Bill was about fifty per couple with dessert (no drinks).

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