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Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
+1 708-547-7177
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (55 reviews)
“paella” (15 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday night at 8 - seated at bar right away otherwise 25 minute wait. $10 mojito - in a small glass mainly filled with ice and watered down. Maybe it was sitting around. Ordered garlic shrimp - overcooked. Paella- rice over cooked- kinda mushy No...More

Thank RooftopQT
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hola, Yes, making a reservation would have been appropriate on weekends. Our drinks are served in 14oz glasses ( typical in the industry) and NEVER watered down and always made to order. Did you say something to your server about your shrimp and seafood paella?...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Very interesting cuisine, great service. I eat here frequently. Specials offered all the time so it never gets boring. True Spanish tapas.

Thank richardfreund
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Gracias! We appreciate your comments. Patio is open!

Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is where Emilio landed after leaving Cafe Ba ba reeba in Chicago. Over the years it has maintained its excellence, not an easy task. You can hardly go wrong here as everything is delicious - we love the squid and the very very garlicky...More

Thank jfadds
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Gracias! we appreciate your comments...we are celebrating 30 years in July.

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Words are mere shadows of the experience at this treasure in the windy city. I've been to Spain and had tapas and sangria during my travels. Emilio ' s hits a bullseye on every dish I tasted. I burned through eight different tapas -- each...More

Thank Robert L
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow, thank you for this glowing review!

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Dined here with a party of nine. The service was excellent - attentive, knowledgeable, fast, and very friendly. The food was very good to excellent depending on the dish, and portions were generally large enough that even with a large group everyone was able to...More

Thank mjhall59
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Gracias for your review and rating, I appreciate it.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Mountain climbing or fine dining in Hillside, Illinois are not easily found activities. The only mountain to climb is the quarry turned into a trash pile, but Emilio's Tapas Bar has been near the corner of Roosevelt and Mannheim for nearly 25 years. Much smaller...More

Thank Richard W
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Wow, love your review.....gracias. This July we will be celebrating our 30th year!

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Just a perfect and healthy place with really good options for lunch... we all loved it and want to return

Thank Pedro P
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Gracias, we appreciate your comments. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Just a wonderful spot. Nice atmosphere and more similar to a true Andalusian Tapas experience than most other Chcago tapas restaurants/

Thank Thomas K
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Gracias for your review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Most of menu is GF, wonderful little dishes. They get packed on weekends, make reservations. We had several plates to share, and prices are reasonable.

Thank kglahamilton
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Gracias for your review, we really appreciate it. And thanks for highlighting that we have an extensive gluten free menu....

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We don't get here but once or twice a year at the most. Usually traveling through and need to stay for the night. Only 5 minutes from a Hampton Inn is this great place with friendly service, authentic tapas and paella. Service is swift too...More

Thank kawidd
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Gracias for your review.....we appreciate the feed back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
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Description
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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