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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-866-9900
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Ranked #19 of 235 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
chicago
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a go to place for me when I have friends visiting, especially in the warm weather when we can sit on the patio and share a variety of unique and delicious dishes. The service is always pleasant and competent.

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Tapas here are unremarkable and expensive. My husband had a margarita and said it was perhaps the worst one he's ever had.

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The outside patio is marvelous on a summer evening. The black bean soup with sour cream -- yum! The bacon-wrapped dates drew me out of my vegetarianism for an evening. They were great. Then I tasted a companion's mushroom dish with a hearty gravy and wow! But for some reason my husband is always disappointed in this place. Really depends... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I went here on a Wednesday at 1130 (right when they opened) with a coworker. We ordered 4 tapas dishes: bacon wrapped dates, scallops, squid, and some sort of wrapped goat cheese, food was brought out as each dish was prepared. The sauces were excellent and the food was all very warm. The service was also excellent. As soon as... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is my second visit; the first was a few summers ago where we were seated at the outdoor terrace. The small plates of tapas can be easily shared; the favorite being the dates wrapped in bacon. They go well with a glass of cool red sangria. The service was quick and the wait staff was friendly. We enjoyed our... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I like this place!! The tapas selection is awesome and the food tastes remarkable! We sampled quite a few items and all were worthy of ordering again. The ceviche was really tasty as was the patatas bravas. But the true winners to me were the Datiles Con Tocino (dates wrapped with bacon and a great bell pepper sauce), the avocado... More 

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Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

While the food is very good at this Spanish tapas restaurant the service is horrible. My daughter loves coming here (bacon wrapped dates her favorite) but I have little tolerance for the horrible service. This was my third visit and still they failed to impress me. The first visit items that we ordered were never delivered. The second visit one... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice decor, attentive service, good value. Four of shared a variety of tapas,and a Valenciega paella. All were tasty and we'll prepared. An enjoyable evening out, but I still prefer Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba in Chicago for it's breadth of offerings.

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ROCKFORD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with a great friend. We thoroughly enjoyed this eatery. I especially enjoyed the decor that was very engaging. I'm a big fan of interior design that is appropriate for the senses and this place satisfied. Service with efficient. We order Paella Catalana. A seafood dish. My mother makes the best paella and i have tried many... More 

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Tapas Barcelona is one of my favorite places in Evanston. They have great tapas and good prices. You can't beat a $4 glass of sangria. They have other good drinks, too. The outdoor patio is also nice in the summer.

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Additional Information about Tapas Barcelona

Address: 1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
Phone Number: 847-866-9900
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 0 - 20
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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