Good place!The food was great, but was a little variable. We liked the calamari so much that our group ordered it again in the same night, but the second order lacked flavor. Service was slow, but we didn't mind much since we were just hanging out.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI say "Tapas", you hear "Topless"This was my third time to Tapas Valencia and I have yet to be dissapointed. I went with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday - we had both been there and enjoyed our prior visits.
The variety of the dishes allows for the restaurant to appeal to the full spectrum of pallets, from complex to simple. Three words: bacon-wrapped dates. Also - best sangria in Chicago.
The service is what really makes this place an experience. They're friendly and extremely informed. The attentiveness of everyone from the busboys to the servers to the hostess is exceptional. Servers reccommend pairings for food and drinks, and seem to know the menues - even the specials - forward and backwards. That makes this place great for first-time Tapas folks.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & ServiceGreat menu, impressive wine list and spot-on service. Small plates were wonderfully prepared and plenty for 4 to share. We live in the neighborhood and were delighted to have a local spot with such great food at a reasonable price. 4 of us shared 2 bottles of wine, 7 tapas -- including one desert --and the bill with tip came to just over $60 each. That's pretty hard to do in Chicago these days -- especially given the quality of the food and service at Tapas Valencia.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFine food, good timeThe service here is fantastic. The food is also dependably good. So glad to have Tapas Valencia here in the South Loop.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty healthy mealWe enjoyed our get together. We had very different diners and we found something for each of them. We were really impressed with the fish the server recommended as it was very fresh and light. We also loved the goat cheese and especially the desserts! The almond cake with the caramel was divine. Our server was very accommodating and helpful, I would definitely recommend this place, it reminded me of my study abroad days in Spain! (Excellent wine list as well, although we didn't try any this time.)5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great timeFrom the service to the food, everything was excellent! I had sunday dinner with my mom and aunt, both of which have never eaten here (i have plenty of times). We ordered 5 tapas and a seafood paella, and like i said before.. EVERYTHING was excellent. I also had the spice and ice martini which was also fantastic. Jose and his staff always make me feel like family... highly recommend tapas valencia for everyone!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeThe food is always amazing at this restaurant. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Jose, the manager is the best!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTapasThe tapas are great, and the sangria is great to match. Very friendly, easy to get a table, and great food.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choices, service & sangriaThis was my second time at Tapas Valencia, and I will happily go back again. All the service was friendly and prompt and the food, of course, was delicious (as was the sangria). I like that there is a large variety of cold and hot tapas to choose from. Some restaurants only specialize in a few, but Tapas Valencia has a lot of choices and made each dish we ordered delicious. This is a great place to go with a small group of people or on a date, and I'm looking forward to my next visit!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this placeevery single time, great food and smiles everywhere!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch!We went for Mother's day brunch. The buffet was excellent, it was great to be able to try so many things from their menu at once. All the things I tried were delicious. The service was excellent, very nice staff, waiters, managers, everyone was very nice and attentive. I would love to go back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Mother's DayWe've been to Tapas Valencia three times for Mother's Day and loved it every time. If you like trying a variety of Spanish food buffet/brunch style then this is the place. They also have food for kids (burgers, fries, french toast)who don't have exotic tastebuds.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatWe always come here for a great meal. We went for Mother's Day this time and, wow, what a spread. Custom made omelets, desserts, and a buffet of wonderful food. Dried fruits (so good!!), fruit, vegetables, and a lot of the famous tapas including mushrooms and pasta. So great.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!I went to Tapas to celebrate my birthday. Service is amazing, they're so attentive making sure they refill your glass of water and what not. The food was delicious! I would definitely come her again & recommend it to my family & friends as well.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is very good. Staff areFood is very good. Staff are very friendly and helpful.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicioso!We had a very nice dinner at Tapas Valencia. Every dish we ordered was delicious. The service was friendly and the restaurant is bright and cheerful with great mosaics on the walls. We will definitely go back..5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMhidden gemI am surprised that this place wasn't jam packed with people. The food is excellent and the prices are too. True Spanish tapas tucked away just south of the loop and within walking distance from the red line.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Pass This One Up....I decided to try this restaurant on a whim, because I love Tapas, but very few restaurants seem to get it right. Tapas Valencia definitely knows how to deliver scrumptious, delectable plates of heaven! Myself and three other friends opted for the prix fix menu, which was a phenomenal assortment of everything, not to mention affordable for the quantity of food that you're receiveing. I would highly recommend this; especially the bacon wrapped dates which seem to melt in your mouth. It doesn't get much better than that.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVieras con couscous and corderoVieras con couscous and cordero al pastor were amazing. Clemencia was great. The manager and all the staff made us feel like vip.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything that we had wasEverything that we had was very tasty. Lives up to being the baby sister of Meson Sabika which we also enjoyed quite a bit.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place is really nice,The place is really nice, but the service is terrible. The server forgot our paella and one of the shrimp dishes. The paella was good but some of seafood was overcooked. The desserts were excellent. Would go back just for that.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome tapas. Well worthAwesome tapas. Well worth the somewhat higher qualityprice.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place for anytimeThe food here is always good. This is a wonderful place for a late night meal before partying or for a small group dinner. Went with my parents to celebrate my birthday and we ordered enough to be able to share and everyone was able to eat their fill. The drinks are really good. One of my favorite places to go. Unfortunately, we ordered some bread and butter but it was accidently taken to the wrong table. When we asked our waitress how long it would be for the bread, she informed us of the accident and immediately we were given some bread. Other than that very minor situation, everything there is always perfect.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe grilled shrimp is amazingThe grilled shrimp is amazing as is the stuffed peppers. I suggest ordering as you. They recommend ordering three plates per person, but tapas can be heavy. Drinks are fun, but a bit expensive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMKeith SVPi'm not from Chicago so I took a shot at Tapas Valencia. I had a party of 9 and it worked out better than I could have expected. The server was friendly, helpful and fun. The food was new to many of my guests but they absolutely loved it.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI think Tapas Valencia restaurantI think Tapas Valencia restaurant needs just to add a little more warm to the ambience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost Outstanding, But Fell ShortThe food was excellent. The serrano ham and manchego cheese app was very good. I also enjoyed my salmon and the patas bravas. The Tudela salad was very good. I especially enjoyed the dressing. The one issue was service. The waiter was not very attentive and really messed up the timing of our food. I was with a friend to celebrate her birthday and she ordered a paella, which is supposed to take 30 minutes to prepare. We ordered some appetizers and a salad to nosh on until her paella came. The problem is the paella came before the apps and the salad. So my friend had to let her paella get cold while she ate her salad. She did not enjoy the apps because of the mixup.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways have more than oneAlways have more than one item that I want to try on a menu. Love tapas as it allows you to have exactly that experience. Dates wrapped with bacon, grilled tilapia and olives were great. Good experience. Many restaurant venues have come and gone in this same location. Think it is a testament to this establishment that it has persevered. My third time here - never to dissapoint.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Tapas ValenciaI've been to Tapas Valencia many times. I've always enjoyed their delicious food. The service this time was excellent.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful - Tapas ValenciaTapas Valencian is a fabulous! The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The selections are many and will appeal to everyone's taste.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb service and excellent menu!After a few comments, we gave opentable a shot and made our reservation. Being new to the place and having some questions, Our waiter, Ozzie, was extremely helpful and gave us some excellent recommendations (both food and drinks, and paired them perfectly throughout!)The manager, Jose, took the time to come and check up on us a couple of times and was extremely courteous and gave us some good laughs. Overall, the experience was a breath of fresh air, which was desperately needed, as we have only been in Chicago for a few months and have had some. . .not-so-pleasant experiences at other locales. Tapas Valencia is definitely on our top 3 and we will definitely be coming back soon.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a first time visitThis was a first time visit to Tapas Valencia, the service and staff were excellent.Our party of three tried the tapas 4 course special.This gave us a sample of quite a few of the menu offerings. Everything was delicious!! I especially enjoyed the scallops and couscous. FYI try the Fire and Ice martini!!! Its made with cucumber vodka with a hint of jalapeno. Wow!!!!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place!!!Great food, music & super friendly service. I love this place..3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, outstanding cocktails,Great food, outstanding cocktails, I had the cucumber martini and the kickass margarita. Made whit red bell pepper, fresh lime juice & cilantro. Very refreshing. Can't wait to caming back to this wonderful tapas join. Best tapas in Chicago!!!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had such an amazing experienceWe had such an amazing experience at Tapas Valencia. The staff was very friendly from the wonderful hostess to the bussers. Food was so tasty we had to ask for multiples of dishes. Our server was very informative about questions we had about the food and was timely. I highly recommend this place for any occassion.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas Valencia has by farTapas Valencia has by far the best tapas in the Chicago area. I would highly recommend the Talapia, Queso de Cabra, marinated olives, and the stuffed mushrooms. The location is perhaps the only downside and puts it a little out of the way and more of a destination in itself...which is perhaps why its never too busy. This might be a good thing if you don't want to deal with the crowds at some other tapas places. I really enjoy both the food and service every time.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of Tapas andGreat selection of Tapas and friendly staff - my favorite tapas in the city!1/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas Valencia is a very goodTapas Valencia is a very good restaurant. The tapas and drinks are outstanding and reasonably prices. Try this place out.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time diningThis was our second time dining here, and it was just as good as the first. My family has a lot of different diet restrictions (low-carb, pescatarian, no pork, no apples, only fat free dairy). There were dishes for each of us, and some that we could all enjoy. The service was perfectly attentive.12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM