El Tapeo is located on the 9th floor of Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center.
We had a great date night dinner. It was our first visit and the food was amazing. I thought portions were good for the price. Flavors were very nice. Service was great, the ambiance / decor is different for the suburbs. It has a cool vibe. It did get noisy when a larger table started filling next to us, but wasn't horrible. I definitely would recommend to friends. We did a small paella and 3 tapas plates plus 1 dessert between 2 people. A couple drinks and it was perfect!
Nice quiet place for a date night
Wonderful and attentive service, great drink selections, and Joe was an amazing server...
Delicious food and atmosphere
The food was great. Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. We will be back..
Valet parking is never available. Have been there three times and there is no one there to park the car.
This restaurant is a gem in Oakbrook. The food is some of the best Tapas I've had in the country bar none. The service was great. The plates are really the right size, sometimes Tapas tends to be served as large portions, but really, in order to preserve the best preparation I've found that smaller plates taste better. The small servings of Paella are not to be missed.
Pretty view, great service and fantastic food. We’ll be back
The food and cocktails were outstanding. Our server, Crystal, was top notch.
Love this restaurant! Love the food! Service is outstanding!!!!
Great food and drinks options. Hopping area and surrounded by hotels and restaurants, so there is a lot to do here. I also liked Le Meridian. Note that the restaurant is on the top floor of Le Meridian.
I like this place a lot. Not big portion and a big variety
Wonderful location, great and interesting food, recommended
Unique, delicious food served by an amazingly friendly and knowledgeable staff.
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.