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“Tasty tapas in fun atmosphere...crabby service...”
Review of Tapas Barcelona

Tapas Barcelona
Ranked #1 of 290 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a fun, overall tasty and well-priced tapas place. Not the best tapas ever, but not bad. Went there with a large group from work and the host and wait staff were incredibly crabby, would consider not going back simply due to the unpleasant service.

Thank margozinha1
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We wanted a small lunch, so tapas were the perfect answer. The food was excellent and served quickly enough.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great place for a hot summer afternoon, with their outdoor seating cooled by frequent breeze. We come back there every few months for many years, and food never disappoints. Scallops with saffron rice are poetic, lamb chops, and beef tenderloin on a skewer are also high on our long list of favorites.
A blessing for people who are mortified by huge portions served in typical restaurants. Or, order a long list and share. Sangria is good too - but be careful with your driving if you order a pitcher, it is treacherously boozy.
Leave some room for pitisu con helado, a desert of two very sexy shaped profiteroles in hot chocolate sauce, with vanilla ice cream inside.
There is a cheap parking garage one block north if no parking is available in front of the restaurant.
Service may be chaotic, and they do not take reservations for the outside - but these are our only (mild) complaints.

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Thank wind_n_water_01
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were visiting our daughter at Northwestern and went to Tapas Barcelona with her (on her recommendation) along with our 13 year old son. From start to finish, we had a great time. Very friendly service and a fantastic menu with a lot of variety. We ordered about 8 small dishes to share among us and each one was top notch. From figs wrapped in bacon to eggplant rollups to skewered beef with horseradish sauce to snails - all were excellent. Prices were very reasonable, too, ranging from about $5.50 to $8.00 per dish. I had an after dinner drink of baileys and coffee for $3.95. The restaurant has an energy and buzz to it, but not so loud that you couldn't easily talk. I would highly recommend this place and we will definitely be back.

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Thank jwclevelander
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great restaurant. They actually honor reservations! You must try the "figs with bacon", it is fantastic. They have an outdoor are that is nice. Many different dishes and make sure to try some of the specials.

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Thank stever9240
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