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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Tapas in Evanston

Nice place to go with friends. Very nice and cozy. Highly recommended. Good service, always pleasent and competent, good value too. Probably there are so many people, is better if you make a reservation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Costi2607
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Madrid, Spain
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Lake Forest, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Close your eyes and pick. Everything on the menu is great. Fast service too! Save room for dessert and again pick whatever

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent food! Best tapas I have had in a while and I lived in Madrid, Spain so I am picky! Good service and the food was well priced with a decent wine list with reasonable options. They could spruce up the interior a bit. However we were not looking at the decor after the first few dishes were served. Can... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice place to go with friends. Very nice and cozy. Highly recommended. Good service, always pleasent and competent, good value too. Probably there are so many people, is better if you make a reservation.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great place to get tapas in Evanston. The peons are pretty big, good flavor decent selection. The staff is great and they make sure that you are happy. In general, great place to go.

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Evanston, IL
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 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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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?