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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
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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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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A delightful dinner last night, lots of excellent dishes with very fine service. We were all impressed and pleased at how reasonably priced it was. Will return for sure.

Thank Donald Z
Evanston, Illinois
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so fortunate to have really good tapas right in Evanston. The small plates are good, and the wines and sangrias are also nice.

Thank dddeane
Highland Park, Illinois
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158 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We typically come here for special occasions, when there are at least two couples. The sampling of small servings of food are enhanced by sharing with a small group of friends, and tonight was another example. Everybody ordered at least two items, plus a pitcher of white sangria for the table. The server was prompt and courteous, the food was... More 

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed tapas on Sunday night with family. Though the kitchen is done at 9 pm, so plan accordingly. We were there around 8:15 pm and we're able to order few rounds of tapas. Food was good but not exceptional. Service was excellent and food was served quickly. They do have decent wine selection from Spain and not too expensive either.... More 

Thank sugarspice5
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was fantastic - fast, attentive, and efficient. Food overall was pretty good but not the best tapas / paella out there. We did particular enjoy the Hojaldre Catalan and Queso De Cabra Con Tomate plates while there was some more desired from the other dishes we ordered. Prices were about right for the portions though this place falls into... More 

Thank tigrr49
Evanston, Illinois
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We hadn't been to Barcelona Tapas for about ten years. But, found it better than we remembered. We also liked the value...good food at reasonable prices. You just have to plan a bit if this is important to you. We'll be returning, since we live in the neighborhood and eat out fairly frequently.

Thank JWer2014
Evanston, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great service, good variety of small-plate foods to choose from. Maybe not as good as a restaurant in Madrid, but 6000 miles closer! Possible to have a conversation there with another couple, i.e. it's not overwhelmingly loud.

Thank Bill H
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Few disappointments and have eaten most of the large menu. Best VALUE in town......any town! Quality is not sacrificed even with such fair prices. Drinks, too. Friendly staff......all seem to be having fun. They recognize their regulars.

Thank gordysinc2
Salem, IL
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Staying at Stone Porch by the Lake, it was just a short walk to Tapas. Fun, interesting and delicious, with an outstanding waiter. Do make it part of your holiday plans.

Thank MLloydSalem,IL
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We came here looking for good Spanish tapas and food, surprise it is not good. I guess probably Whole Foods across the street will have much better seafood and Spanish flavours. Service was good and timely, but that unfortunately did not cover for the "rubber" octopus, how the squid had a bit too extra vinegar and the Spanish tortilla not... More 

Thank Rodrigo F

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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?