El Tapeo is located on the 9th floor of Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center.
One of my favorite places EVER. Service is exceptional. Food is always GREAT .Tonite the drunkin cheese selection before our Valencia paella .... Scrumptious!
Delicious food. Very nice sangria.
We received top notch service. Our server somehow managed to be friendly, without being intrusive. We chose several tapas items, and all were good. The little pork shanks (?) were outstanding. The custard dessert was unexpectedly delicious. (It was a compromise between what my brother liked, and what I liked, and we both enjoyed it immensely.) Prices were reasonable. For the quality and amount of food we ordered, the check was less than I expected.
The only thing I wasn't thrilled about was that we didn't see any signs making it clear that the restaurant was on the 9th floor. We did a fair amount of wandering around looking confused before someone asked us if we were looking for El Tapeo, and told us where it actually is.
Good food and nice ambiance. My only complaint was that the nice large windows overlooked a mediocre "concrete jungle" view.
One of my favorite restaurants!!!! Outstanding food! Outstanding wine! Outstanding service!!!!
Everyone was very friendly and the food was outstanding!!
Amazing expirience tonight at El Tapeo. We were celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary and this was just what we needed! Very professional and knowledgeable staff. Our server Krystle was attentive to all of our needs and questions. Jay was very knowledgeable of all of the wines and spirits. The menu seemed to be driven by an amazing Chef with a very detailed culinary background. The dessert was a hit with my wife as well. Kudos to your team both front of house and back! I am giving this restaurant only 5 stars because well frankly that's as high as open table let's me go! I will be dining again soon and recommending to anyone looking for authentic tapas without the downtown traffic.
I was in Oak Brook, IL for a meeting and we had a business dinner at El Tapeo. We ordered tapas to share around the table and everyone really enjoyed the food. The service was outstanding with courteous and attentive staff, and timely presentation of our plates. The 9th floor view was also nice. Deserts were also excellent. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant if you find yourself in Oak Brook, IL.
This is a wonderful spot to unwind with friends after the workday. Or to treat the family on a weekend
My only complaint is that when I called to ask questions, and to change my reservation, no one was ever around to answer the phone.
The price was too high for the portions. It seems that they specialize in small plates, so they should either give 2 selections or for special events more food.
Atmosphere was very nice. Love the windows all around the restaurant. Service was very good, food was very good. Had an awesome time. Will definitely go again. Thank you!
The paella was awful and the seafood was overcooked and was spoiled. Horrible. I would never go back.
Excellent tapas and wine, ambiance of a wall of windows and 9th floor view. Will definitely recommend and return!
The paella as well as the tapas were wonderful. Beautiful presentation and unique flavors. House made sangria also tasty; not too sweet.
Great food, great service. Atmosphere/ambience was just ok, not great.
Great view. Food was very good and service was great.
Food was not authentic cuisine and not the best flavor
great place to meet with friends/special occasions / date night - great view from the bar to the dinning tables
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home.
Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
food is very very good - a lot of variety for everyone
I definitely would return to try more dishes.
Girls outing. Nice food. Casual conversation. Worked out great
NICE PLACE..PLEASANT SURPRISE..FOOD WAS GREAT..WISHED WAITER WAS A BIT MORE INTERESTED..WAITRESSES AT OTHER TABLES SEEMED MORE ATTENTIVE WITH EXPLAINING ..WE WERE NOT ASKED IF IT WAS OUR FIRST VISIT..NICE BAR SETTING ALSO..WE WILL RETURN AND BE A LITTLE MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH ASKING ABOUT MENU...
Great staff , drinks and people
Began the evening with the Corpse Reviver martini, fun twist on the classic cocktail. Our shared plates were quite flavorful and filling. We enjoyed three desserts! Each one better than the next, my favorite were the cookies with rich, thick cocoa.
Delicious, fresh and good size (even the tapas) food. If you are on the adventurous side, try the Paella de Catalana. It's paella with generous amount of seafood and cooked with squid ink. Service was good and there's a view! It's the view of Oakbrook Mall, but hey, where else in Oakbrook you can eat, drink and be merry with a view.
A great experience; the food was great, not outrageously priced, great view from the high vantage point, servers were great. Especially recommend the Meat & Cheese tray and the lamb meatballs.
On Valentines Day, after Mamma Mia, at Drury Lane, we had a wonderful dinner! Joe, our Server, is always friendly and easy-going, and he made sure we were relaxed and ready to enjoy the scrumptious cuisine.
My wife & I celebrated our 49th anniversary with a stay at Le Meridian and dinner at El Tapeo. We shared 3 tapas plates and a desert and loved it all. Nice atmosphere, easy to talk and friendly attentive service. We will definitely go back and introduce friends to El Tapeo.
Tapas was good but the paella was poor. A lot of salty rice but only a few overcooked shrimp and burnt chicken. The sausage was cut up smaller than the rice so you couldn't taste it. If you can't make paella your not a Spanish restaurant.
This was our first time to this restaurant. It's on the 9th floor providing elevated views of the area. We had the corner table for two overlooking two sides of the area. We focused on the tapas and charcuterie board portions of the menu. Our server, Joe, provided great pairing recommendations; both food and wine. Although, I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu.
We will definitely back!
Great Ambience and views. Food and drink were wonderful and good variety.
Went for a birthday dinner. Ambiance was very nice with lots of windows and low noise level. Food was disappointing. I had heard good things about it but nothing we had was memorable or impressive. Bacon wrapped dates were very good but no different than other places I’ve had them- that was the best item we ordered along with the beets which were served warm with goat cheese. The braised short rib- meat was good but the cheese and jam were nearly non existent which made the toast very plain and dry. We also orders the octopus- cooked well which gave a good texture and enjoyed the sauce. Just an ok experience.
Actually a family get-together. We decided to try a place we hadn’t tried before. The waiter was wonderful, food very good (especially the Brussels sprouts, mini pork shanks and carne Asada), nice selection of wine. We thought it was somewhat pricey at more than $60 per person (not counting the child who ordered off the kids’ menu.) Highly recommend if you can afford it!
I was looking for a breakfast spot where my friend and I would not be rushed- the restaurant delivered. Service was impeccable - they let us chat, enjoy our breakfast/brunch, and finish with a gift exchange. I think this is a great hidden gem in Oak Brook. I almost didn’t review for fear of others finding, but the chefs and servers deserve recognition!
The food is trendy tapas and less traditional, my date referred to it as hipster tapas. We started with an excellent cheese plate. Tried the octopus which was in a delicious pepper sauce, but a little over cooked. The Brussels sprouts were great but a little overpowering in mustard taste. The sangria was not very good. The ambiance is amazing, on the ninth floor overlooking the mall during Christmas and was worth the price of the meal:
We were pleased with the delicious food & excellent service!
The dates stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon that we got as an appetizer was five-star level. Unfortunately, the two different paellas we got for main courses were both very disappointing and no where near what we had in Spain during the five years that we lived there. We have already told friends that they should go for the dates and the soups, but never for the paellas.
Our waitress (the only female working that night) was excellent.
We’ve been here many times so obviously we enjoy it. Interior decor might benefit from a little oomph but all in all, wonderful tapas and paella
Worse restaurant ever. Food was not tasty, portions were too small, inaccurate description of items in the menu. Service was poor. Very expensive and low value. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant, at all.
Food was good, not great. Glad we tried it.
I had a great time food was excellent. Drinks great.