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Tapas Barcelona

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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Hannah M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taking my daughter back to college and stayed at a hotel in this neighborhood. It got late and we were in search for food. We love tapas so decided to try this place. We sat outside on the lovely patio. Food was excellent. For tapas the servings were quite generous. We would go back for the chicken with... More 

Thank Cara D
San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selections of tapas, and the restaurant was quite busy. We had the chicken/chorizo/seafood paellas that was kind of plain. Other than that dish, everything else was good.

Thank CW_from_CA
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We have been visiting Tapas Barcelona for over 5 years! We love it!! The tapas are delicious!! We always love the bacon-wrapped dates, and the stuffed eggplant was divine. Check out the lamb empanadilla too!!

Thank Sheila B
Evanston, Illinois
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Good tapas but it was not my favorite. Concerning the limited choice in Evanston, this place is another good choice to try.

Thank Kittipong P
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The wine selection here isn't huge, but what they do have is pretty good and decently priced at 40 or so. Tapas are small bites so each plate is plenty for 2. You can order hot or cold tapas. I liked the dates, bacon, and goat cheese. Anything shrimp. Beef brochettes. Had the paella for the first time. You must... More 

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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I've never had a bad meal here. It's a safe bet for decent tapas. Location is close to Northwestern University.

Thank jeannem80
Evanston, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If your idea of tapas is salty food on small plates with affordable wine and a cacophony of Northwestern students around you the you've struck gold.

Thank Cynthia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
European, Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
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: 847-866-9900

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