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Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

) #1 of 28 Restaurants in Hillside $$ - $$$ Spanish, Mediterranean,
4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
+1 708-547-7177
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday at Emilio's (after returning from a trip to Spain) and can't thank them enough for a perfect experience! The service was outstanding, the atmosphere was light and festive, and the food delicious. Emilio himself stopped by our table to...More

1  Thank Jaaldi
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Very flavorful tapas; my husband, who is never easily impressed, proclaimed it extraordinary. Highly recommend.

Thank Shirley D
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We used to frequent Emilio's prior to moving out of state. Our recent return for a meal did not disappoint. The food is as we remembered - fresh, nicely prepared and flavorful. The atmosphere is colorful and warm. The staff are very helpful if you...More

Thank Carcarroll
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

I was a little hesitant to try this place. But my girlfriend convinced me to try this awesome place. We had chicken wings and some puff pastry with some filling. Will come back here sometime to try some paella. The staff were just outstanding.

Thank DrEvilDude
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Gracias! Thank you for trying us out, we appreciate your comments.

Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Great Tapas. Food was good and came out in a timely manner. My waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful in describing the dishes. I would recommend this place to try at least once.

Thank TravelMonster84
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Gracias for your review and comments, we really appreciate your feed back. please join us again!

Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We went here based on reviews and the tapas selections were excellent. Highlights included chorizo, mushrooms, dates wrapped with bacon and amazing desserts.

Thank Queentooty
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Gracias for your visit and please join us again soon .

Reviewed April 12, 2017

A group of seven friends met up at Emilio's for dinner. The flights of sangria or sherry were popular choices for several members of the group. Some of us ordered our own plates while four members of the group shared plates. Everyone enjoyed what they...More

Thank Karen S
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Hola, we really appreciate your feed back. happy to hear you and your friends had a great time! sorry about the bread pudding....its usually a big seller, but be sure to taste it the next time chef makes it. gracias.

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

While the atmosphere is blah, the food isn't. Holy Moses... everything we tried was delicious! I've gone back over and over - can't stop!!

Thank Wurdchick
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Gracias! I appreciate your feedback back.

Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar. Received great service. The food was wonderful. The only downside was that the happy hour tapas menu was limited; and you MUST order 5 at one time to get the special. But I enjoyed the experience and will go again.More

Thank Olemuel3
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Gracias for your review....I appreciate it. I must clarify our Happy Hour....it's from 4:30-6:3- Monday-Friday at the bar. There are 15 different tapeo items on the menu. they are $1.95 ea or 5 for $8.95, its your choice. if you know in advance you will...More

Reviewed March 29, 2017

we were at a track meet at Proviso West and between events were lucky enough to find Emilio's. It was a Fri night and live music greeted our arrival. We had no reservation but were seated right in front so we enjoyed the tunes. We...More

Thank meldeucef
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

Gracias! You made my day! Thankfully our passion shows through with kindness, good food and flamenco music! Gracias from my whole staff....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
    (Mannheim Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Hillside
  • Phone Number: +1 708-547-7177
  • E-mail
Thank you for your interest in Emilio’s Tapas. Emilio’s Tapas is an authentic Spanish Tapas Bar Restaurant conveniently located in West Suburban Hillside. Spanish cuisine can best be described as a mix of French and Italian influences; tapas are small dishes ideal for appetizers or when ordered in rounds build a complete meal. Our menu consists of regional Spanish specialties, original dishes created by Emilio offered in both the dining room and bar for dinner daily. The restaurant is casual with spacious dining rooms and an energetic atmosphere accentuated by colorful Spanish murals, music and tiles.
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