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Tapas Barcelona

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1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
+1 847-866-9900
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Evanston, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant let me introduce tapas to my teenage sons, and they love it. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is lovely and the service is great. We've been a couple fo times - For us, the price makes it a special treat, and it's worth it.

Thank SKnauth
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very delicate, unique and beautiful dishes. We went for lunch, each dish cost around $7-$8, you need at least two. I have covered many regular restaurants in Evanston (two or three lunches per week for the last year), this is the best I have tasted so far, I have the urge to go back again even it's a little pricey,... More 

Thank rubytracker
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tapas Barcelona has great sangria (I tried the red and white and prefer the red) and tasty tapas. The goat cheese and marinara, bacon wrapped dates, tortilla, and mussels were wonderful. We had the flourless chocolate cake with raspberry purée and it was amazing. Im sure uou will find something you like!

Thank Adie M
Wilmette, Illinois
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately it's not the other way around: great food, good room. Okay, you don't go to a Tapas restaurant for pizza. But, four different kinds were on the menu. So, I ordered the Pizza Barcelona. A mistake.The crust on the edges was crisp and delicious. However, the rest of the pizza was a soggy mess of way too much spinach.... More 

Thank Svensota
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We came to Evanston to see an opera performance on a snowy Sunday afternoon. Needing something delicious to eat, we looked at Trip Advisor reviews - of course! Ranked #1, with great pictures of several dishes, how could we resist Tapas Barcelona? We loved the food and our server Miguel was very charming and engaging. We enjoyed the stuffed eggplant... More 

1 Thank Jennifer R
Evanston, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visited several times for lunch with enjoyment. Varied menu of authentic Spanish tapas such as albondigas, calamares, patatas bravas and tortilla espanola. Portions are sufficient for 2 - 3 people so we order at least two apiece and share. Prompt and well-paced service and reasonable prices including for wine or sangria by the glass. Conversation friendly at lunch although we've... More 

1 Thank Alvin B
Evanston, Illinois
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was here last during the construction next door (which took away their side patio). They had seating in the front over the summer. The food is consistently good, a nice variety of tapas.

Thank Karen M
Albany NY
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Recently visited with my college student daughter, and we had great food, and an overall great time. The restaurant is very casual, but the food and service were excellent. Highly recommend the poached pear dessert - outstanding!

Thank Trudy B
Boston, MA
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Food is decent - great place to sample dishes and share tapas. It is a particularly fun place for Large groups and reasonably priced.

Thank Opinioned_traveler
Lake Forest, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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

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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
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-866-9900

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