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Tapas Barcelona

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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-866-9900
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At some point I was really into Spanish cuisine. I tried every Spanish place north west from Chicago. Loved most of them. I heard so much about Tapas Barcelona. Always wanted to try. Finally I got there bc my friend lives in Evanston. I was dissatisfied. Food was very average. May be even less than that. I have been there... More 

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Thank Catherine P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a surprise, this place I mean. Better than expected. The food is really good. The staff friendly and courteous, knows the menu which helps a lot. Recommend.

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Thank neixannd
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been in Evanston with some friends in July 2016 for three weeks. Our favourite place for lunch and dinner was absolutely Tapas! We apreciated the variety of the menù and the possibility to order something of different every time. The service was very good and also the quality of food. Miss you Tapas!

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Thank Giselle93
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for lunch as a family of four with teenagers. The food was very good and service was trying hard. This was not the best tapas we have ever had but they were very tasty. It is conveniently located in downtown Evanston with a nice atmosphere.

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Thank danielstravelof4
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is good for groups, and the drinks are good. I have been here several times and find that many of the dishes lack freshness and flavor. A lot of things taste the same.

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Thank nobo
Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is still one of the best Tapas places in the area. The food is still pretty good, but this place doesn't have an outdoor space anymore... There are few very good tapas, but the rest are pretty average....

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Thank VladimirK20162016
Chicago
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tapas place. Lots of selection of small plates. Service is good and quick. Miss the outdoor garden. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank besttate
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around awhile and it's still really good. Lots of small plate options and a nice ambiance.

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Thank Sara M
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tapas Barcelona is a gourmet experience. The paella is amazing. The evening was a celebration and this restaurant made our evening memorable

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Thank ColinandDiane
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We went to the #1 rated restaurant in Evanston according to Tripadvisor – Tapas Barcelona. We were not disappointed. We ate at the bar and had a great gimlet followed by an excellent bottle of Spanish red recommended by the bartender. We had olives and a bruschetta with Spanish ham and manchego followed by a salad, grilled squid and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
European, Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?