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Bulerias Tapas Bar

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3656 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3618
+1 773-404-2855
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We love tapas and were surprised by this place. The grilled octopus was cooked to perfection, and the albondigas and empanadas were also very good. We ended up having several Sangria pitches to accompany it all. We missed the Flamenco dancers as they only go on Thursdays but will come back for it!

Thank Brazatraveler
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went there on a Thursday night and only the very small upper level was open. It was really noisy...music loud and no acoustics, but the food was very good. Everything we ordered was well prepared and flavorful. We particularly like the carne casera which was like a party in our mouths! Wish the tables were bigger to hold all... More 

Thank simonfinds
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Chicago definitely has a shortage of Tapas restaurants compared to other cities & Bulerias is our favorite. They have a large menu, great daily specials, and Flamenco shows. I think their Bravas are some of the best I've had- order them in the spicy sauce (assuming you even like spice). The restaurant also has a great authentic feel to it... More 

Thank Lindsay E
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The Portuguese Mussel Stew is incredible! Our new #1 tapas. The chicken with potatoes and peppers excellent as well. The Sangria is outstanding, and the service is always friendly. One of our favorite Lakeview restaurants.

Thank SamAdamsGhost
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant layout is quirky with different levels and an additional dining room and bar in the basement. Large selection of tapas. Especially liked the bacon wrapped dates, the gambas al ajio, and the sautéed artichokes. Large but pricey wine list.

Thank Andrew C
Libertyville, Illinois
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

My wife and I have been visiting Bulerias for years with family and friends, beginning when they were in their original location on Southport Ave. We keep going back whenever we're in the Lakeview or Wrigleyville neighborhoods. The servers and bar tenders are very friendly and attentive, and the food is outstanding. There is seating upstairs at high tops around... More 

Thank RKM036
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

It is a good option for Spanish food in Chicago, it has a good atmosphere and the service is excellent. Although, I found the patatas alioli salty and grease.

Thank Valeria B
Chicago, Illinois
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332 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Fantastic first experience! The olives were incredible. Favorite tapas was the grilled calamari. My fiancé really liked the chicken skewers with saffron rice. The bananas with ice cream and caramel sauce was outstanding! Excellent sangria and service. As good or better than the big tapas names downtown.

Thank SamAdamsGhost
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Superb atmosphere and spectacular tapas. The sangria a are to die for. Definitely a place to stop in with family or friends. Would be a great date spot.

Thank Jonathan S
Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

Good foodie place. A blast sharing with frinds and a comfortable cost. If not for a referral we may have passed right past this place. It's a definite return when in town from St Louis again.

Thank Mwex1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3656 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3618
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-404-2855

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