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Tapas Barcelona

1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-866-9900
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Ranked #9 of 228 restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Evanston, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good authentic food, great wine, good service and nice atmosphere. Everyone from out-of-town who I have taken there has loved it. All of the small plates are very good, and everyone loves the pizza. My favorite wine there is a red: Crianza, Hacienda Lopez de Haro, Rioja, Spain. The waiter let us taste the wine before we ordered a whole... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Dinner was very good as was the sangria. The wait for a table was a bit long and the place is very crowded, as you might expect for good food. The service was attentive, I will visit again when time permits.

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

very good Spanish style tapas. an excellent selection with plenty of options. the sangria is very good. service is good, but hostess stand can be annoying. if it's a beautiful night out, the outdoor seating is excellent.

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Nyborg, Denmark
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I was genuinely disappointed in every facet of my meal. Service was slow, food was confused at best. This was the worst tapas I've ever had.

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Evanston, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We brought some out-of-state friends here on Memorial Day. We had a nice variety of tapas and all were quite tasty. Our drinks were good also. Very nice selections of small and medium size dishes. We also had the Paella. Although it was a stormy, rainy night we have a delicious meal.

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Evanston, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Lovely restaurant and bar in the heart of downtown Evanston flanked by many other good restaurant choices. Tapas Barcelona draws a mixed crowd of locals and college students to drink sangria and enjoy delightful tapas. Portions are fairly priced and enough to share. We love the goat cheese/tomato melty tapas as well as the salmon. Meat options and seafood abound!

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been here many times and always have a good experience. The food is very tasty and the wait staff attentive. It is nice in the warmer weather to be able to enjoy your meal on the outside patio.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I loved the garlic octopus and the household wine. This is a nice option in Evanston for an informal breakfast/dinner

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Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I always enjoy eating at Tapas Barcelona. The service is good, the food is tasty, and the wine's fine. Make sure to order the bacon wrapped dates, but skip most desserts (except the bananas in caramel).

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North Shore Chicago, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Never fails to delight. We always try to order new things each time, but keep coming back to old favorites. Favorites include mussels, Dali pizza, beef tenderloin, flan. The decor is warm and edgy at the same time. Service is always great.

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