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Tapas Valencia
Tapas Valencia

Tapas Valencia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tapasvalencia.com
  • Phone: (312) 842-4444
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday:4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday:4:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday:5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:30AM-3:00pm; 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Filemon Ochoa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact the event department at 630.983.3563

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State and Roosevelt
  • Public Transit: CTA bus: King Drive-3, State-29, Archer-62; Red/Orange/Green Line "L" stop: Roosevelt
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and Street Parking Available
A word from Tapas Valencia
Sibling to the popular Meson Sabika in suburban Naperville, Tapas Valencia has moved to Chicago’s South Loop Area. It has brought along its #1 Spanish Restaurant ranking in the 2008/2009 Zagat survey. Guests are greeted by a high energy atmosphere with walls adorned in multi-colored mosaic artwork reminiscent of the art of the great Spanish artists Joan Miro and Antoni Gaudí. While dining, guests will find that each item on the menu offers a taste of Spain. Whether it is enjoying hot or cold tapas, an entrée or vintage wine- there is always a pleasant combination of exceptional food, friendly service and unique atmosphere where family and friendship can live life in celebration.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our dinner was amazing. we started with the dates wrapped in bacon, potato salad. and cold cucumber soup. We then had octopus and the seafood skewers, which were a special. Finally, we has an amazing dessert - chocolate base with cream topping. Every dish was delicious and accompanied by excellent wine. The service is excellent. Everyone from the manager to the car valet greets you like family. One of the best restaurants in Chicago."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We booked this location from a recommendation from a local. We had a party of 10 here for a bachelorette party, and the service and food were amazing! I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone visiting or living in the Chicago area. Crystal was our server, and she was spectacular!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to TV many times and have alternatively enjoyed and been frustrated by the experience. There always seems to be one dish that disappoints while others are great."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Get the bacon wrapped dates! So good, we ordered it twice. Also the olives that come before food were to die for, and the sauces on every dish were licked clean. Like most good tapas places, can get a but pricey. Also-- the dessert with berries and white chocolate mouse..wow."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My husband and I stopped at Tapas Valencia after seeing the Last Ship in the Loop. We had delicious pomegranite Martinis, a selection of tapas and dessert. We enjoyed it! ,"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had a birthday gathering here and I was delighted with our server. She was kind and thoughtful, taking pictures of our group and even bringing a little bday treat at the end. My only complaint was that I had one guest that stayed for just a little while and only ordered about $13 worth of items, and somehow her card was charged the full amount of our bill-about $232. When I spoke to the manager about it, he seemed like he was not at all concerned. He said, "oh, it'll clear in a couple days, we'll look into it". I found his tone to be both rude and inconsiderate regarding the situation. He eventually got it together and was later apologetic, but only after my tone became clearly more agitated. Overall, good experience. I'd go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We came to dine from out of town for my bachlorette party. The service was outstanding, Francisco and the rest of the staff treated us like VIP's. Every plate we shared was incredible and we happened to be there on a Thursday when they had $5 drink specials, the mojitos and margaritas we had were top notch. We had such a fabulous dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Tapas Valencia is the best tapas restaurant in Chicago. There are other nice small plate restaurants in the neighborhood, but this is the best. The food is outstanding. We shared dates wrapped in bacon, the seafood medley, pot medallions, and the trout special. All we we beautifully prepared and generous portions. From the moment you are greeted by Jose you are treated in a warm and welcoming manner. A wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food, service, and atmosphere. The music and flamenco dancer were wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was my 2nd time there and won't be my last. The food and service was great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first time doing tapas. The small plate servings and sharing make for great mingling and conversation. The food was great as was the entertainment. This is a great hang-out spot."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Tapas Valencia. I have dietary restrictions and even though the menu was well-labeled for gluten free and vegetarian items, the waitress made an extra effort to verify with the chef that the items we selected were indeed suitable for me. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Tapas Valencia was unique compared to other Restaurants I really enjoyed myself and i felt welcomed once i walked in ,is the best place to go for pretty much every occasion In my opinion the food is AMAZING has great flavor it looks really delicious and it stands out the food that they serve, is something that people dont eat everyday. They also have an abundant of choices to choose from to cold food to hot food.The service is really wonderful they have great attitudes they are really welcoming to the customers they are also very helpful , I recommend Tapas Valencia to everyone this place is amazing and really layed back i enjoyed myself had a very unique happy experience there. I guarantee that people will NOT regret going there."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "A group of us visiting Chicago found this great Tapas venue. Great service and wonderful food and added ambiance by live music. Had a wonderful evening"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant had great service, friendly waiters and food quality was excellent. Their alcohol menu had a wide variety of options."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Made a reservation, still had to wait to be seated. Very loud and busy. Waitress was MIA. Under staffed. Paella was only ok. About half the tapas were good, the others unremarkable. Would try it again doing tapas at the bar and drinks. Not a sit down dinner type experience."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The manager of the restaurant is the best thing about this place. It was beautifully decorated by him and he oversees operations quite well for a busy place like this. That said, we ordered five dishes (1 cold, 4 hot) and two desserts. Of these plates, only one hot plate was good at all, the cold plate was just cheese and ham so it was fine, the desserts were good, but the remaining three hot plates were garbage. There were not many good options to choose from in my opinion and our server caused us to narrow our order even more when she made remarks like, "Well that one is not horrible." Yea I think I will refrain from ordering something that is "not horrible." I would not recommend this place for any occasion. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "There are plenty of very good tapas restaurants in the north side of the city, this one just deosn't cut it. I ordered the gambas al ajo (garlic shrimp) and I could not taste the garlic, plus, it seemed they just add some kind of garlic cream sauce. The batatas bravas (hot potatoes) were all clumped together with dried up tomato sauce, though this was probably the tastiest plate I had. We had a blue cheese skirt steak which tasted like it had been reheated. The bacon-wraped dates were good, and the sangrias were very good. I guess just go there for the drinks; not the food. The waitress told us that she'd been apologizing all day, don't know if that's a good sign."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food and service were good but nothing in the menu that surprised us. I would come back for tapas. Pricing is good, they had specials for drinks."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food is amazing and the atmosphere is perfect for a date or a group outing "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I came here with about 11 people for my birthday around 6PM. Everyone, from the moment we walked in to the moment we left, was absolutely amazing. Everyone has a smile on their face. We ordered many different tapas and I was not disappointed in any of them. The paella mariscos was impeccable. My dinner was definitely special. To top it off there was live music! I would definitely return here!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was delisious 2 new items were excellent. Manager came to our table asked for our opinion. Service was efficient, the whole atmosphere very friendly. We love that place."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was my 2nd time here. And we enjoyed it as much as we did on our first visit. I love the decor and the always great service. The food was great too."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I was searching for a place to go to after graduation! I found this place on yelp and I am very happy I gave it a try. We had live entertainment plus wonderful food! I would definitely go back again! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Lively excellent decor! Staff was excellent. Manager even came out and helped us get a taxi. Food and wine selection was excellent . Great balance of attention and letting us enjoy our meal by our waitress"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Walking into Tapas Valencia, I was greeted by the Manager, Jose, and his energy is contagious. It was a great experience for my entire group, and Clemencia, our waitress took great care of us. The food was outstanding, the sangria hit the spot, and overall, a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Took there my wife.on Mothers day and we didnt realize that the only thing they offered was a bufet type of brumch. we reserved for 1:45 and when we asked for the.regular menu we were told by the server that we should then wait until five for regular menu features. Of course we had to refuse because we were with a.child and.we.were not going to wait 3hours. $36 per person for a bufet type of spanish food. Ok. But we would.have.look for a.real bufet. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our Mother's Day Brunch with the pre-fix menu and pricing was just great. The food was good and plenty."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went on a Thursday night, service was okay (complaints on Yelp about service are believable). $5 margarita special on Thursday night was great. Food was slightly above average, I would consider going back if I was in the neighborhood. But it wasn't good enough to seek out, Cafe Iberico was more flavorful (haven't been to Cafe BaBaReeba, can't compare)."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Just found this on Open Table and decided to give it a whirl. So glad we did."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Tapas is an all around fabulous place. Near downtown, valet, and the food well my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend Tapas Valencia."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Sergio is always great when we get him for our table and Jose makes it a point to stop by at people's tables, including ours. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a great dinner for four at Tapas Valencia. Although many of the tapas were familiar, there were many unusual and innovative ones, and even the familiar ones weren't just clones of the standard tapas menu. Everything was well prepared and nicely presented. The wine list was limited, but had some outstanding Spanish wines by the glass and by the bottle. Service was outstanding - prompt, attentive and friendly. The decor was simple but comfortable."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "From the moment I walked in the door, I felt at home. The staff is well-trained and they all seemed to enjoy what they do. The food was fabulous and our server was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience and would recommend Tapas Valencia for a casual dinner with friends, date night, or special event!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The ambiance was fitting for Easter. You can easily see that all guests were having a good time. Good variety was great. The manager changed the channel of one of the TVs so that my son can watch a Spanish League soccer game. We might come for Mothers' Day. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A group of us went to Valencia for my wife's birthday. The staff were attentive and efficient, and the food was very good. While they do not have some of the more uncommon dishes of Emilio's or Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, their selection is still excellent. It is more of a family place than either of the former or Mercat a la Planxa - well spaced tables, bright colors, and more noise (there was a nice flamenco band playing). Parking was not a problem - even though it was Saturday night, there was plenty of parking around there (there is also valet parking). The prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this place, especially if you are a family group, or a group a friends, looking for a comfortable place in which to enjoy good Spanish food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "what a GREAT combination. This was our second dinner in a month seeing Vanessa and her troupe perform some killer flamenco over a bottle of the Granacha and the always sumptious and appetizing Valencia tapas. One major suggestion would be (we have been coming here regualry since the past 5 years) is that the servers need to play closer attention once the meals/drinkr are initally served....had to wait 20 mins for the (extra) marinara once the pasta arrived! And another 15 for the bread.....But the food and friendly staff make up for it :)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our group of 5 had a very nice dinner. One member of our group had a dietary restriction and our waitress went out of her way to try and accommodate her. We ordered about 9 different dishes and shared, they were all very good. We also had both the white and red sangria and we liked both."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went to Tapas Valencia on a Wednesday for dinner. If we had ordered another Tapa for each of us (table of five) we would not have had time to make it to the show downtown. Had 1 bottle of wine and two wonderful Tapas for each if us. No time for desert, though. All of us really enjoyed a light meal. I can tell you honestly I would have enjoyed one more Tapa, but did not have time. We allowed two hours for dinner and the drive to theater downtown and because of traffic barely made the start of the show. Love the cool vibe and delicious food!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We've been to Valencia many times for brunch and dinner and we've never been disappointed. Excellent food with many authentic tapas dishes."
    Dined on 3/30/2014