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Tapas Barcelona

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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
+1 847-866-9900
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Evanston, Illinois
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited several times for lunch with enjoyment. Varied menu of authentic Spanish tapas such as albondigas, calamares, patatas bravas and tortilla espanola. Portions are sufficient for 2 - 3 people so we order at least two apiece and share. Prompt and well-paced service and reasonable prices including for wine or sangria by the glass. Conversation friendly at lunch although we've... More 

Thank Alvin B
Evanston, Illinois
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here last during the construction next door (which took away their side patio). They had seating in the front over the summer. The food is consistently good, a nice variety of tapas.

Thank Karen M
Albany NY
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited with my college student daughter, and we had great food, and an overall great time. The restaurant is very casual, but the food and service were excellent. Highly recommend the poached pear dessert - outstanding!

Thank Trudy B
Boston, MA
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is decent - great place to sample dishes and share tapas. It is a particularly fun place for Large groups and reasonably priced.

Thank Opinioned_traveler
Lake Forest, Illinois
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We happened across this place while in the area for a concert. Having been all over Spain last Summer we had a fairly good idea of what tapas and paella should taste like. No comparison! The restauranteurs in Spain need to go here and see what quality food taste like. Their paella is second to none and the tapas are... More 

Thank Dennis M
Edison, New Jersey
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243 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a good restaurant with a cool vibe. Given the reviews, I was expecting great food; in actuality, the food is good but not great. The service was ok but again nothing out of the ordinary.

Thank Blaw10
Chicago, Il
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Don't go for things you can eat at home or many other places like pizza! Share with friends. Here are 3 good new ones Cabrillas Barcelona $5.95 Baked snails on crusty bread with tomato alioli. Berenjenas Rellenas con Queso $6.25 Baked stuffed eggplant with goat cheese, hazelnuts roasted pepper sauce. Pulpito a la Plancha $7.95 Grilled baby octopus on bed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

On a quiet Wednesday night, there was not a lot happening here, so we got seated right away. Our server, Miguel, was thankfully honest when we asked about the mussels - so we opted for the Grilled Squid with garlic, lemon and olive oil, which was very tasty, but with no garnish or color on the squid from cooking, quite... More 

Thank smdds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Arrived for early dinner, service was initially a little slow but the authentic Spanish food was worth a little wait. Ordered 3 Tapas and enjoyed them all. Enjoy!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Lovely food. Many small choices, very flavorful, colorful, delicious. A good place to go with family or friend.

Thank Hannah M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 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: 1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-866-9900

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?