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About Bulerias


Welcome to Bulerías Tapas Bar. Authentic cuisine from Spain Europe. The word 'Bulerías' is rooted in the country of Spain and is most commonly used to reference a fast rhythmic form of the Art of Flamenco Dancing. The Bulerías is tradtionally the finale to a flamenco performance. As a flamenco performer, performing the Bulerías, AND as a spectator, watching the Bulerías being performed - whether performing or watching - The Bulerías, will demand of you a fun, energetic, passionate, happy experience. It is this experience that we at Bulerías Tapas are committed to deliver to every person that walks into our doors. We want you to feel our fun ambiance, absorb the energy of our staff, taste the passion in our food, and when you have concluded your experience with us for the evening, most of all, we are crazy about wanting to make you happy. Bulerías Happy!!!:)™©®

3656 N Ashland
Chicago, IL 60613
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:


KITCHEN HOURS
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 11:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am – 1:30am


OPEN LUNCH EVERY DAY @ 11AM.
OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR INCLUDING ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS.
All OPEN TABLE reservations cannot be combined with other coupons, daily specials, flamenco shows, discounts, or any other reservation services.

Cross Street:
Waveland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 404-2855

Website:
http://www.buleriastapas.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Bulerias Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (3)
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Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Dinner was great. Wonderful portions

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I enjoyed Bulerias. But living on the south side, I have options closer to home that are just as good. But If you're in the area, give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Back for the 3rd time and again - awesome.

Highly recommend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always a good dinner spot! Food is great and wine is reasonable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Service was exceptional. The dishes are SO good! We went for a late lunch, ordered a few plates and wanted to keep ordering! Will definitely be returning!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Always an amazing experience! Great food, drinks and environment. Love sitting on the patio!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was great, like e different sangria options.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I decided to take my family of 4 there for Mother's Day Lunch. I made a reservation in advance and when we got there we sat in a high top next to the Bar. Now, I'm not one to complain but when I asked if there was another table available downstairs and the host said no. However, as we started to order drinks I saw other parties of 2 and 4 coming in and I heard her ask the other customers if they had reservations and they said NO. After about 5 mins she took them downstairs and sat them. I immediately went to the bathroom which btw is downstairs and saw two more empty 4 top tables available and the rest of the tables were taken with big parties. At this point I was furious, I kindly asked the host if we could possibly move downstairs as I noticed two tables that were available and she said they are reserved and both parties should be there in an hour. I said I also had a reservation and was sat at the bar tables and never had a choice. She said sorry and turned away as she had nothing else to say. Overall, the service experience definitely needs some attention but the food was good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service here leaves quite a bit to be desired. Our waiter made fun of someone at my table to start, which ruined her experience for the rest of the dinner. I don't think we ever saw him again until we had to ask for the check. The other staff were attentive and very nice.

The chairs in the bar are SO UNCOMFORTABLE! They are stiff and hard as rocks. I would NOT recommend sitting in the bar.

And to top it all off, the prices are expensive. I would say more than Iberico and Baba Reeba. And certainly not as good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Very disappointed by service and over-priced menu. I had to get the waiter's attention several times even though the place was pretty empty. Also, the food was average, but the prices were high compared to quality of food. The cost for a wine by the glass was incredibly high, and the bartender's pour was ridiculous. We will not be returning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 8, 2017

We went for my daughters 25th birthday. We were greeted warmly upon entering and the good vibes kept coming. Our waiter spoke just enough to make it authentic without loosing us.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Service was excellent, food was delicious. I would go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food was excellent I will definitely come back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2017

My husband and I frequent Bulerias year round. They do have an excellent patio in the summer. We like to go here for a weeknight or weekend date night. The tapas never disappoints! We try something new almost every time and each time we gain a new fav. Our latest visit was for a date night after a long week. We wanted to relax. Unfortunately, there was a loud crowd that was disruptive. We were going to stay and drink for a while longer, but chose to head to another bar. The downstairs seating is a little too loud if there is a large group. Previous dinners way sat downstairs and it is fine. Upstairs can be ok if you are not seated by the windows. The big sign outside can reflect it's bright lights and be disruptive. I prefer the patio in summer! Looking forward to nice weather so we can enjoy it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tapas, Live Music, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great food and service made a multiple birthday celebration enjoyable and memorable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Small tapas spot, with very good food. We were able to find tasty options for vegetarian and vegan diners. Tight quarters, restaurant layout, and reflective surfaces make for very loud environment. Easy walking distance to Music Box and Mercury theaters.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great food & great service! Love this place. I heard the Flamenco Nights are great as well

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Disabled Access
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Always great food and loads of fun! Sangria is a mist-habe?

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We were looking for good tapas, and this spot mostly fits the bill. (The only dish I regret is the grilled octopus - I'm a huge fan of octopus, but this one suffered for the preparation, as all I could taste was the char.) Friendly staff, a bartender working double duty waiting on our table (and cheerful about it), and proximity to our neighborhood all big pluses. Worth a shot. Be ready to spend about ~$40 per person.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Food delicious, especially the bacon wrapped dates! Wonderful service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Amazing food and great drinks! Glad we tried this place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Probably would have been a good place, but the company Christmas party was downstairs and the staff didn't pay attention to us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Good place for Thanksgiving with friends.

The food was great, wonderful service and good value. The place was very quiet for Thanksgiving so maybe would go some place with more people on a holiday. Otherwise highly recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

The food is great, I'll even commend the olive oil on the table. The service was a bit haphazard but not bad. We've gone again for lunch as the food is really good.

Good wine list too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The seafood soup was great, as was the Salmon crisps but the overall bar vibe left us feeling less than confident that we would return... the front is confusing as you essentially walk right into a wall, and for us- we had our stroller which we had to carry up stairs to eat so I don't know how they can accommodate strollers and or wheelchairs? It's an odd setup.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Little pricey. But food was fantastic, service was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2016

La paella estuvo muy rica, la atención fue muy buena,los tragos muy ricos y en mi idioma,español 😀😀😀😀

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2016

North side gem. Small plates with big flavor. Everyone enjoyed themselves and left satisfied.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Great food! They were unexpectedly busy and a little light on servers, but managed very good service despite unintended short staffing. Sit on the patio while the weather is nice.

And, order the dates. Best method here! Bacon is crispy, but dates are soft and not overcooked/dry.

Overall, well worth it as a tapas experience. It is my new "go to"...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The food was great. When the sun went down, the lights outside were swarming with gnats and flies. It wasn't for or five gnats, but rather thousands of gnats. I tried to ignore them and enjoy the company of my fellow entendees, but I couldn't take the gnats crawling on my body. Pro-tip to Bulerias: Buy some bug repellent.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2016

We found the food authentic (particularly the Flan) and tasty. Our server Manuel was attentive and knowledgable. It was a rainy night weekend night and the downstairs was closed so we cannot comment on the entertainment which we were told was on Thursday. Close to our neighborhood, so we will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The waiter Manuel was very friendly and took his time with recommendations, which were excellent. The Sangria was delicious and the tapas very good

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 11, 2016

We have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time, being fans of Spanish cuisine. The food did not disappoint. We opted to sit downstairs to enjoy the flamenco show. It was a bit noisy but the dancing and music added a festive element. Our only issue really was trying to get the server to understand the drink order. It took three attempts to get a simple tonic order.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2016

ABSOLUTELY ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO GO!!! The food is amazing, the sangria is also amazing, and the staff is extremely friendly! We have our go to favorites and try something new each time. There hasn't been one thing that we thought was mediocre. I went there for my bachelorette party dinner and then for an anniversary with my husband. Now it has become our regular date night spot. It is definitely a hidden gem on Ashland!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2016

My friend and I came here the other night and thought it was just okay. The décor is cute and the service was good, but the food was nothing spectacular. Stuffed dates were definitely the highlight, and I also thought the toasts with pulled pork with pretty good. Artichoke dish wasn't great; we didn't finish it. Pan con tomate and serrano ham was totally unremarkable. Sangria was fine. I think you can definitely do better with tapas.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2016

This place was amazing. Awesome service and food. I would recommend this for the experienced tapas eater or the beginner. As close to authentic Spanish tapas as you can get in Chicago!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2016

We frequent this resturant for get togetherness with friends because the food is fantastic and we enjoy trying many foods while catching up instead of just having one big meal. The food is amazing and the service is top of the line

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2016

Good time with my wiffe

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2016

This is becoming a recurring birthday dinner destination for celebrations with friends. Thank you for another great experience!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Found this place through an online search, and it was highly recommended. We made a reservation to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We didn't realize that the restaurant had two levels and I think she would have enjoyed being on the lower level, where the scene was more vibrant. Overall, a good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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