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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 44
    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
Most recent review
Tapas in Evanston

Great seating outside when the weather permits. Tapas are just okay and the menu needs revamping. Good service and good value.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Farenzy
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Evanston, IL
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Evanston, IL
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great seating outside when the weather permits. Tapas are just okay and the menu needs revamping. Good service and good value.

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chicago
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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239 reviews 239 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?