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Cafe Iberico

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739 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654-5023
+1 312-573-1510
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“iberico” (50 reviews)
“paella” (66 reviews)
“tapas” (169 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
739 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654-5023
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time we visit Chicago we eat here. What was once one of our favorite Spanish restaurants has in our opinions been steadily declining in terms of the food. The classic Spanish potato salad (ensaladilla rusa) no longer has a bright vinegary tang and now,...More

Thank Ch0ucr0ute
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Cafe Iberico this evening with family and friends. Having lived in Spain, I always look forward to trying Spanish restaurants. Unfortunately, often times the food is not very authentic. This was not the case here. We tried 7 or so different tapas...More

Thank pkashinsky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Iberico is a staple in Chicago. It has been open at least 20 years. On my recent visit it looked like the place has gotten a complete makeover. Looks wonderful. The thing I love above Cafe Iberico is that you can try so many...More

Thank wordforeword
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We love tapas and have been coming here for years. Friendly staff and great food. Very authentic also (we have visited Spain and enjoyed tapas there and this very favorably compares).

Thank marinacityfamily
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This place always fun for a group. Service is has been good and attentive although they always are busy. The menu offers tons of choices, both hot and cold. Food is very tasty. The spicy red potatoes, garlic shrimp, chix croquettes and steak with onions...More

Thank jwoge
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Went to dinner before a concert at Joe's and this place was awesome. There were 4 of us and we decided to sit in the bar area because we where to hungry to wait the 20min for a table. The bar area was crowded but...More

Thank Lzmarz
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the white sangria and so many tapas dishes. The bacon wrapped dates, octopus, paella and so many others were amazing! I've been twice now and I'll definitely go back!

Thank jaime w
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Good Paella; would have preferred a bit more socarrat. Tapas delightful; only downside is the place has the acoustics of a boiler factory.

Thank buddybo
Reviewed May 10, 2017

After an afternoon of visiting the One of a Kind art festival at the Merchandise Mart, we had a relaxing dinner of tapas and sangria. They have a gluten free menu which was an added plus. Wonderful service.

Thank palajawa
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Met some other people at Cafe Iberico on a Friday night. I have not been there for at least 15 years. Not sure why it took so long to go back but it did. When we arrived at about 7:30 the place was packed. Fortunately...More

Thank GKBrash
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Miriam A
April 1, 2016|
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Response from ChicagoWG1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I don't think that Cafe Iberico sells cheeses not made in Spain. But they do carry a decent selection of Spanish cheeses. From what I understand is gallo azul is not Spanish cheese. The selection of cheeses they do... More
February 18, 2016|
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Response from Bill T | Reviewed this property |
Pay the meter on the same block if available, it is totally worth it & is cheaper than valet. Do be sure to read the no parking signs, they are not always easy to spot unless you check the entire block.
February 18, 2016|
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Response from ChicagoWG1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say they are very reasonable. I can go with about 7 or 8 people and not go past $200 depending upon what is ordered, including drinks. Tapa servings are meant to be shared so order several.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 739 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654-5023
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-573-1510
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