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Tapas Barcelona

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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
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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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 1 week ago 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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240 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank EsmeBennion
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281 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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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
European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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: 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?