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Tapas Barcelona

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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-866-9900
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 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, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable

Normally we are not fans of 'small plate' or sharing restaurants, but this place has me reevaluating. Small orders of so many different very, very tasty dishes made for a great evening. I had the absolute best baby calamari ever... better than anything I've had in Mexico, Aruba, California... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Jimmy_Benson
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Cedar Rapids, IA
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Chicago
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Always delicious and authentic food. We have been going with my family for years and have never been let down. A must go!

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Normally we are not fans of 'small plate' or sharing restaurants, but this place has me reevaluating. Small orders of so many different very, very tasty dishes made for a great evening. I had the absolute best baby calamari ever... better than anything I've had in Mexico, Aruba, California, Texas, or Florida. The restaurant was packed and I was not... More 

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Glenview
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Once you've been there, you will fall in love. The dishes are tasty, the size of portions medium. You can have delicious lunch there with a glass of Sangria under $20 and leave full! Ask waiters for their recommendations if you are not familiar with Spanish food. You can't help loving their Datiles a la Sevillana or Gambas al Ajillo,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant with good food at a reasonable price and exceptionally pleasant staff. In one week we ate there 3 times.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Evanston has lots of good restaurants and Tapas Barcelona is one that deserves to be considered when looking for a date night meal, or dinner with a couple friends. It's small, with maybe 20 tables and a half dozen seats at the bar, but the food is great and the service is wonderful. Three plates served the two of us... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

we have been coming to tapas barcelona once or twice a year for about 15 years. it has never disappointed. i don't think the menu changes very often, but then it doesn't need to for us. they hold a unique entry in north shore dining options and have remained consistently good over the years. never once have we left the... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love this place. It is nice to have a leisurely place to share food and try different flavors. We shared 5 small plates . We loved all the food except the croquettes. My husband did finish with the flan! I loved the lamb chops. The staff was very nice and efficient! Would return again!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We arrived late on a wet and windy Saturday night and enjoyed the most delicious tapas including rib eye steak, patata bravas , calamari and shrimp - all great value - well worth a visit if you are in Evanston

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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Stopped in for a mid-afternoon bite to eat. The staff was friendly and helpful. They took the time to answer questions and explain their offerings. Everything we ordered was tasty. Items arrived as fast as they were prepared. One of our choices included octopus and it was perfectly cooked. The menu has enough variety to satisfy most tastes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My third time here. Great service, great atmosphere, and great tapas. What's not to like? Five of us got a pitcher of sangria, five tapas, plus a small pizza. The bill, with 20% tip was under $75. The bacon-wrapped dates are my favorite. Can't wait to go back.

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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 20
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-866-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?