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Tapas Barcelona

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Spanish, Tapas
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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-866-9900
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11:30 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 17
    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
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I know my last review was hard on the food here. Actually, I now love the food and come about 1 or 2 times a month. We went Saturday (8/8/15) around 5 PM. Although the food was great as I now expect, and our server Daniela was great when she was at our table, I cannot appreciate how the young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Bruce P
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Wilmette, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

So good and very responsible. The squid and octopus plates were fabulous. Four of us eat for under $100. A must stop

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Wilmette, Illinois
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I know my last review was hard on the food here. Actually, I now love the food and come about 1 or 2 times a month. We went Saturday (8/8/15) around 5 PM. Although the food was great as I now expect, and our server Daniela was great when she was at our table, I cannot appreciate how the young... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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165 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good lunch at this Spanish restaurant in Evanston. We shared baked goat cheese in tomato sauce, gambas, chicken and beef skewers, grilled baby octopus in olive oil, grilled rib eye with red wine sauce, grilled vegetables with balsamic, and escargot with tomato aioli. For dessert, it was crema catalana and bizcocho (similar to tiramisu)!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Tapas was a restaurant that we visited a night that we stayed in Evanston. The restaurant is near a new construction site but don't let that deter you from trying this excellent restaurant. The restaurant has a beautiful Decour and the staff is extremely friendly and attentive. We ordered sangria and a specialty cocktail. The waiter suggested also that we... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I would say Tapas Barcelona is more deserving of 3.5 stars, however it has the best Spanish tapas I've had on the North Shore. That being said, the restaurant leaves something to be desired. The dining area is crowded and on the louder side. It's hard for the waiters to service the tables, since it's so tight, and it's hard... More 

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Milan, Italy
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The location is nice but nothing especial, while the food is really bringing you into Barceloneta, fresh fish well cooked and good cocktails. I suggest to take the Fritura del mar together with grilled fish.

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Three years ago we went to Tapas Barcelona and was excellent. The first thing we did when we arrive to Chicago was going there again. However, the quality and taste was not the same, what a disappointed. Now is not excellent was an average. It is a pity that they changed. Also, the quality of service was not good as... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It has only taken us 3 years to discover this fantastic tapas restaurant, but we are so glad we have finally been and it is great Lovely food, fresh, tasty and exciting, menu extensive and full of wonderful dishes, good portion sizes Service was good, and it was busy, ambience is great Perfect place for friends and family, lots of... More 

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New Hampshire
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food is ok, not great, and the service is really eccentric. We sat for more than 20 minutes without anyone taking our order, even for drinks. The black bean soup is good, as were the croquettes, but most of the food was pretty bland/ordinary. They were also out of several items.

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Chicago, Illinois
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167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Its my fav spot in Evanston don't remember how many times I was love to sit outside I like the warm tapas. Its a must go if u in downtown Evanston.

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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?