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Tapas Barcelona

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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
+1 847-866-9900
11:30 am - 10:00 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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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to Barcelona Tapas for about ten years. But, found it better than we remembered. We also liked the value...good food at reasonable prices. You just have to plan a bit if this is important to you. We'll be returning, since we live in the neighborhood and eat out fairly frequently.

Thank JWer2014
Evanston, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, good variety of small-plate foods to choose from. Maybe not as good as a restaurant in Madrid, but 6000 miles closer! Possible to have a conversation there with another couple, i.e. it's not overwhelmingly loud.

Thank Bill H
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Few disappointments and have eaten most of the large menu. Best VALUE in town......any town! Quality is not sacrificed even with such fair prices. Drinks, too. Friendly staff......all seem to be having fun. They recognize their regulars.

Thank gordysinc2
Salem, IL
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at Stone Porch by the Lake, it was just a short walk to Tapas. Fun, interesting and delicious, with an outstanding waiter. Do make it part of your holiday plans.

Thank MLloydSalem,IL
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here looking for good Spanish tapas and food, surprise it is not good. I guess probably Whole Foods across the street will have much better seafood and Spanish flavours. Service was good and timely, but that unfortunately did not cover for the "rubber" octopus, how the squid had a bit too extra vinegar and the Spanish tortilla not... More 

Thank Rodrigo F
Antioch, Illinois
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143 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way to see a show at SPACE in Evanston and I jotted down a list of restaurants in the area. We called this place on our drive down when we were a half hour away on a Friday evening and were able to secure a high table by the bar. Good sign. This place is not... More 

Thank Mark S
Evanston, Illinois
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think of this restaurant as if we live in Barcelona and this is our neighborhood tapas place. Good selection, consistently tasty, and always great service. Is it the most amazing, most creative tapas I've ever had? No, but it's always a good experience when we go.

Thank sydneyinevanston
Evanston, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This restaurant let me introduce tapas to my teenage sons, and they love it. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is lovely and the service is great. We've been a couple fo times - For us, the price makes it a special treat, and it's worth it.

Thank SKnauth
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Very delicate, unique and beautiful dishes. We went for lunch, each dish cost around $7-$8, you need at least two. I have covered many regular restaurants in Evanston (two or three lunches per week for the last year), this is the best I have tasted so far, I have the urge to go back again even it's a little pricey,... More 

Thank rubytracker
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Tapas Barcelona has great sangria (I tried the red and white and prefer the red) and tasty tapas. The goat cheese and marinara, bacon wrapped dates, tortilla, and mussels were wonderful. We had the flourless chocolate cake with raspberry purée and it was amazing. Im sure uou will find something you like!

Thank Adie 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Bar scene, 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: +1 847-866-9900

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