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Tapas Barcelona

1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-866-9900
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Ranked #6 of 230 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
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
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English first
Ohio
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Grayslake
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We try to go here at least once every summer to sit out on the patio and enjoy some fantastic tapas and sangria. This visit was no different and did not disappoint! Everything was delicious! We had the grilled calamari, a crab in pastry which was one if the specials, scallops with spinach, ceviche and the escargot. It is so... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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142 reviews 142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Celebrated a great friend's move & new job here recently & we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Been here many many times & it's always been great.......... Authentic decor, very reminiscent of tapas bars in Spain as in Seville where tapas originated! Good Sangria, I prefer the Red. Friendly service :) We had a lot of Food & they were mostly great:... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food is consistently very good, the menu is varied and the prices are low. It fills up so I would recommend reservations but it also has a nice bar area with high tops where food is served.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were very excited to see a tapas place close to our hotel. The reviews were mixed, but we decided to try it. Looking back on it, i have to assume that the rave reviews wewre written by people who are not familiar with good tapas. The layout is nice, kind of rustic with wooden tables and very large patio... More

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Lake Forest IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Once again, a perfectly delightful setting and meal were less than enjoyable because of erratic food preparation and delivery. Delicious grilled baby octopus (too large to be called squid as the menu advertised) arrived twenty minutes before my friend's Caprese salad -- nice if you're sharing maybe, but very uncomfortable if you're not. On a previous visit, our aperitif was... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped here on a whim and it was a good choice. Great service and good food made for a great lunch with the family. Grill squid in olive oil and lemon...excellent.

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