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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 #492 of 8,382 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
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
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Emilio's Sol y Nieve at 215 E Ohio Street in the Streeterville area of Chicago is a good choice for Spanish food. The tapas I had there were as good as those I had in Barcelona. The menu has hot and cold tapas as well as several paellas. The last time we were there we had black bean soup with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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>  > Near North Side
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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