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Tapas Barcelona

1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
+1 847-866-9900
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (116 reviews)
“paella” (27 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been about five years since my last visit. It still serves delicious food at a moderate price. Went to lunch with several relatives. We all ordered different plates. Most were delicious. Our favorites were: grilled mussels, marinated artichokes, pecan encrusted goat cheese, fried calamari...More

Thank LenEvanston
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent every summer in Spain as a child, so I'm definitely very familiar with Spanish cuisine. The food at Tapas Barcelona is quit traditional, with a creative spin here and there, and delicious. My husband and I had 4 tapas and 4 drinks and...More

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here before, and this restaurant continues its good track record. A sangria and rioja to drink this time, both lovely. 4 tapas dishes: de remolachas, patatas aioli, pulpito plancha, and mijillones plancha. All were good; the last two spectacular. We succumbed to a...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for small dinner with my son. The food was tasty, fresh and good looking. The service was attentive and friendly. The restaurant was crowded. We had to find parking around the corner.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tapas Barcelona is a good choice to share small delicacies with friend. We ate Datiles a la Sevillana, Fritura del mar and Pulpito a la Plancha. All dishes were delicious, especially the Fritura with tasty tomato sauce made me happy. The service was a little...More

Thank TournedosRossini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a long timer, which says a lot about its appeal, given the ever changing Evanston restaurant choices. The tapas choices are large, and are in the $6.00 to $8.00 range. I was not a fan of the paella, but everything else was...More

Thank Ronald T
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Husband and I checked it out on a friend's recommendation. Very casual and friendly. Enjoyed the Spanish decor. Server was very nice and helped to make suggestions. Paella was clearly the favorite at restaurant however my husband isn't a fan so we avoided. I had...More

Thank AFM33
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were headed to Chicago after 2 nights in Evanston and wanted an early casual dinner. This place was perfect. The food was so good - loved the grilled mussels and the bacon wrapped dates. We also had the salmon, a chicken special and a...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Noisy atmosphere, crowded and lively. Good value for the money. My sisters favorite restaurant when she comes to visit.

Thank Josie T
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Oh Wow! I love going here overtime we come to Evanston. The food is always sooo good and just enough. Mainly an adult atmosphere with great beverage choices.Very relaxing and easy to chat with folks without yelling or other crazy music and noise. Must stop...More

Thank justusone
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30 October 2017|
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Response from TournedosRossini | Reviewed this property |
I did not see that dish on list.
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15 May 2016|
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Response from James Anthony S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. My son is guten free and it was fine for him.
28 February 2016|
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Response from Travelmess | Reviewed this property |
No. But what age child? Have you gone to their website? They have a full menu on it. Except when our children were infants, we never had a problem finding something on an 'adult' menu that they could eat. So I suggest you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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