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Emilio's Tapas

) #112 of 7,908 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Spanish, , Gluten Free Options
215 E Ohio St, Zip Code 60611, Chicago, IL 60611-3259
+1 312-467-7177
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
215 E Ohio St, Zip Code 60611, Chicago, IL 60611-3259
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy tapas so wanted to try it here during my visit. Overall, I liked the place, especially the absolutely fantastic and friendly service provided by Claudia, who was my server. The food was a somewhat mixed bag; I found the lamb meatballs to be...More

Thank Tyche75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a craving for tapas while in Chicago and since they took OpenTable reservations and it was a weekend, we thought we'd give this place a try. The food was a hit with the teenage kids. They have a good selection of both hot...More

Thank wontontx
TapaLover, Manager at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gracias! I really appreciate your feed back too. Nice to know the teen group also enjoyed our tapas....thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Chicago for the day and we walked past this restaurant during the day. When it came time to pick a restaurant we remembered Emilio's and since Tapas and Sangria both sounded really good we decided to try it. Their...More

Thank Claudia M
TapaLover, General Manager at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Gracias! Thank you so much for your great review and rating.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Emilio's Tapas on previous visits to Chicago and have never been disappointed by the food or the sangria. My favorites are the potato salad and the bacon wrapped dates. I also love the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank HappyTexans76
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Gracias! Those two mentioned items are definitely our guests favorites too. Thanks for returning, we appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Emilio's Tapas for dinner - was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food. Portions were just right - we tried the hot Tapas - salmon and lamb chops - were delicious and flavorful. Had the Spanish style pecan pie with home made cream and...More

Thank Maria P
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Gracias for your review and rating, please come back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Emilio's Tapas Sol Y Nieve for dinner on the weekend. We've been there before and always enjoyed the food. The food is tasty with a good selection of Tapas Frías, Tapas Calientes, and larger plates. My wife had a very pleasant red...More

Thank Terence F
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I apologize for our service issues we are experiencing. We have been understaffed all summer and are trying hard to bring up the new employees to be on the floor. I'll look into this and work with the busser and...More

Reviewed July 17, 2017

I'm probably biased because this is my favorite way to eat -- lots of little bites of all kinds of things, what could be better! While visiting friends in Chicago, they took us to Emilio's and they seem to do it all very well. Favorites...More

Thank Jean B
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gracias! Thank you for your review, I really appreciate your feed back. The grilled beef brochette comes with caramelized (red)onions (the bomb) and horseradish sauce.....a favorite!

Reviewed July 17, 2017

We had a family dinner last night and everyone had great comments about the quality of food and great service. You get a warm and friendly atmosphere specially from our host Claudia. She was very customer service oriented and made as feel at home. I...More

Thank islang55
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gracias from all of us! We appreciate your feed back on your evening.

Reviewed July 10, 2017

My husband and I were in Chicago for a conference. A thunderstorm arrived and almost spoiled our last night in the city but I insisted we go. After visiting the Chicago observatory, we went to Emilio's Tapas for dinner. We had some absolutely delicious, caliente...More

Thank Elena C
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gracias, we really appreciate your review. Please stop back and try out our patio. We also have Flamenco guitar every Thursday and Flamenco Show last Sunday if the month.

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Seldom does a return visit to a restaurant live up to one's expectations as those expectations tend to become exaggerated with time. That was not the case with Emilio's, however. It was every bit a good on our return visit as it had been with...More

Thank Bill S
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow and thank you!

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June 19, 2017|
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Response from dojay111 | Reviewed this property |
I remember a full bar.
April 26, 2017|
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Response from TapaLover | Property representative |
$7.50 Estella Damm Reserva 1925 Mahou Estrella De Galacia Ambar 1900 Ambar Tres Maltas Ambar Gluten Free (8.25)
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April 6, 2017|
Response from TapaLover | Property representative |
Yes, we love reservations! Gracias, we will see you then.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E Ohio St, Zip Code 60611, Chicago, IL 60611-3259
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: +1 312-467-7177
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Locals and tourists have enjoyed small plate and freshly-made tapas at Emilio's Sol y Nieve since 1999. With regular Spanish inspired entertainment including Flamenco Shows and Wine Dinners, the lively, upscale vibe of Emilio's Sol y Nieve make it a grate dining institution to get together. And while you'll see small plates everywhere now, this tapas experience is an authentic one that focuses on helping people interact with one another.
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