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Tapas Valencia
Tapas Valencia

Tapas Valencia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tapasvalencia.com
  • Email: valenciareservations@mesonsabika.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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "In Spain, when we order a "Jamón Serrano tapa" we expect a dish full of jamón serrano, not few slices of it with tomatoes, cheese and bread in the same dish. A part of this, everything was delicious. The ambience was ok but, a bit noisy to talk with friends because of the flamenco performance. I enjoyed it but I wasn´t expecting a flamenco performance since the place is called "Valencia Tapas" and flamenco culture is from the South of Spain not the East coast. There´s more in Spain a part of flamenco dances and bullfights. The service was excellent. The walls and decoration were very nice."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a rare night away from the kids this past Wednesday, and visited Tapas Valencia for the first time. We loved all the plates we ordered, so I give the food an unqualified "thumbs up." On Wednesday nights they offer half-price bottles of wine (for bottles up to $60 normal price), so we decided to take advantage of that offer. We were in the mood for Sangria, though, so we paid $10 for them to make Sangria from the wine we had chosen (Borsao Garnacha). That didn't turn out so fantastic; I think they might have done a better job of guiding us towards a wine that would have been better-suited to Sangria. So if you go the table-prepared Sangria route, be sure to ask for recommended wines if you're unsure what to select."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Highly recommend. Great atmosphere, food & service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everyone at the restaurant did everything they could to make it an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Delicious food. Been coming for years and does not disappoint. Love this place."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I loved it! I started off with a reservation of 8 & then had to add 4 more chairs. Our waitress was extremely helpful & sweet! As a matter a fact everyone there was! Mu guests enjoyed their food & fell in love with the sangria! It was everyone's first time there & they were already talking about going back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have frequented other tapas restaurant regularly, but Valencia tops them all with food and service. Already making plans to return!!! They also support Chicago Public Schools by giving 30% off to cps employees! New favorite tapas!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Everything was great, the manager Jose is always helpful friendly and all the above"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Tilapia Marinada....EXCELLENT!!! The manager, he is so very energetic and nice!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have had tapas at other resturants but I have't had the real tapas experience until I went to Tapas Valencia...variety, excellent service and delicious food... a must."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Tapas Valencia! Once again the food was excellent!! My group had the taste of Spain, which offered a great variety of small plates.The $5 mojitos were pretty good as well"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Te food was amazing and the entertainment was lively. I had never had tapas before, but everything we chose was better than the previous. I was extremely pleased with Valencia. There was a live band with a dancer for somebody's anniversary which I would suggest be made a permanent fixture on the weekends. I was so entertained by the entire evening, and the price point was very reasonable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had a amazing experience as always!! I took my Girlfriend to try something new and we had a great experience she loved the experience. We had a waitress her name was Clemencia i believe and she gave us a background on the food served and what to expect offered the right drinks and what to start with she went above and beyond the call of duty!!!!! I would definitely reccomend to anybody lookig for a new spanish restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I picked this place on a whim for date night. The Tapas was really good, and Flamenco Music. I hope the Flamenco Music s a standard thing here, because it was great and added a lot to the experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I left a comment at the table but I would like to say this was my first time at a tapas restaurant. It was awesome! Our server was very knowledgeable and assisted us through the ordering process. The food was fresh and hot. I'm a vegetarian and they had wonderful flavorful selections for me and the sangria was wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Found this place in the south loop and we love it. Great food. Nice place. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food is always good but this time the food was just okay.."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Had never been to a Spanish tapas before. Food was very good with a lot of contrasting flavors. Not as spicy as I thought Spanish would be. We had a really good experience!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything we've tried at Tapas Valencia is fantastic. A few recommendations: Tostadas de Centollo, Pincho de Pollo, and Patatas Bravas. The tequila in their margarita is poured with a heavy hand, and they are oh-so-good! One drink goes a long way, and for only $5 on Thursdays and Sundays, it's a great deal. Aside from great food and service, I was extremely happy to find out (via their website) that Tapas Valencia is a Socially Responsible Company. Any business that looks beyond its own financial success and uses a portion of its profit to support local, national, and global initiatives is a true winner in my eyes!!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I brought my friends here that are from a smaller town and had no previous tapas dining experience. They were delighted by each small plate that arrived at the table and filled up fast on a variety of dishes. They're excited to tell their friends about it and hoping to see a tapas joint open in their area soon so they can show off too! The $5 drink specials were yet another plus and eating in groups gives you a great bang for your buck!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food and service were both wonderful! We loved it!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We've been in Tapas Valencia several times: food is always awesome. Service is greate and very friendly and fast. The Managere Jose always comes to the table and asks if everything is fine. We been seated very quickly. At the bar the bartander Stephany is extremly friendly and professional. We always have a greate time at the bar. We been in Tapas for special occasions and just for dinner only and always been very satisfied with everything. It's remains our favorite spot."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was great, but service was very slow. It took 20 minutes for our server to come to our table and take our drink order after being seated."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "been eating over here sicne the last 4 years - our neighbourhood tapas gem :) Never fails in tersm of food,s ervice and ambience. Went there this Valentine too, as always its was crowded but the food and wine still made it quick....HOWEVER it was our slightly-forgetful waiter who told us 3 times "i'll be back with your olives/bread".....in a very sweet and applogetic fashion. Byt the time he got them we were doen with wine and the tapas. But given the madess of V-day; I will not hold it agsint him, and defi not Valencia - which continues to measure upto classy restaurnts in chi town."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Staff was friendly, but completely overwhelmed with a "full house". Food came out so late is was ridiculous. we told them to cancel one dish because it took too long and reminded them not to add to check, but of course they added it to the check. Server eventually told us the kitchen was backed up after telling us the dishes would be right out a number of times. Very frustrating and changed my mind about the restaurant in general. It was 2/15 so a lot of folks celebrating Valentine's Day, but wouldn't you staff appropriately or not accept all of the reservations if you know you can't keep up? Food was great, but not worth the aggravation with the service failure. Too bad."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was better the last time I was here. Once seated at our table, it took almost 25 minutes before we had a waiter assigned to our table to take our order. Also, our order was mixed up and had to remind the waiter what we ordered."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had fun here. The decor is minimalistic, but stylish. Great looking interior, with plenty of room, so you don't feel "packed in". The front desk people were bright and made you feel welcome right away. It was kind of busy, so the waitstaff was kind of rushed, but polite. Took our time and tried many VERY tasty dishes. A little pricy, but it's to be expected.. The drinks were refreshing and very good. All in all worth it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The meat was very tender and juicy. Cooked to perfection. I tried duck for the first time there and it too was deliciously tender, the meat just slid off the bones. Service was also great, we received our drinks quickly. I liked that they brought out the food in the order in which it was ready instead if waiting for every plate to get delivered at once. Beautiful restaurant! Definitely have to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at this restaurant at tihs restaurant. We've been in the South Loop for 4 years now and wish we would have discovered the restaurants sooner. Everything we ordered was absolutely amazing. We had the bacon wrapped dates, empanada, paella, grilled squid, and chorizo. My favorite for sure was the grilled squid. The pitcher of red sangria was delightful. This place is great for kids too. We brought my 2 year old baby and they had a kids menu for him and gave him some crayons to keep him occupied Our waiter was extremely nice as well as all of the other individuals that works there. What a great place!! We definitely will be back soon!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I really enjoy the bar scene at this place as it is energetic and refreshing, yet mellow and comfortable at the same time. The bartenders are always very genuine and make great recommendations for food and drinks. The wine regions are varied on the by-the-glass menu which allows you to really experience Spanish dining like you're actually there. Again I would like to thank the bartenders for helping me out with this. Bacon wrapped dates are always a must and their food specials change with frequency, so it's always easy to find something new for each visit. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Jose the manager at Tapas Valencia was great! We had a small 12 person baby shower brunch for my friend and he helped personalize the menus and put us in a private area. The baby shower was great thanks to his help. And our waitress was very attentive!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Price fixe menu during restaurant week was good. Food delivery was a bit slow, but the manager and waitstaff were attentive."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Fun tasty tapas. One member of our table was a vegetarian, and they had a separate vegetarian menu available. My cilantro mojito was delicious. Good combo, salty saffron scallop/shrimp and sweet duck confit, yum."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great service, good food and it's a nice place to have dinner w/ the family. There is something on the menu for everyone."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I love hot and child tapas, they make it well here. It's also dope how they have a kids menu that is priced inexpensive and the food us exactly what kids like to eat. Great all around and I'll always be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014