El Tapeo is located on the 9th floor of Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center.
Good to very good Spanish tapas and very good paella. We stuck with classics like croquettas (mushroom), datiles (bacon wrapped dates), colliflor (cauliflower dressed with raisins and sherry vinegar) and a seafood paella. Staff helpful, but the order was a little off (we received a tapa we didn't order adn didn't get a tapa we did order). Wine list inexplicably light on Spanish selections, but has fair representatives for tempranillo and granacha. Prices a little high compared to other Spanish restaurants but this is in a hotel.
The tapas were fantastic. The ambiance very quaint. The tables no too close together so you dont feel on top of the next table. The service very good. The Sangria was awesome!
Went for a birthday celebration & can't wait to go back
Fantastic view and food combined with great wine and service. Fun place for a group
Loved the food and the service was over the top. Great place to meet friends and enjoy the fine dining that does not break the bank!
One of our very favorite restaurants the service there is always outstanding love Krystal!!!!! Nice that there are new items on the menu but REALLY miss the carne asada!!! Our favorite! Please bring it back!!!
We really enjoyed the tapas. Can’t wait to come back for more.
Love bringing my bride there
Joe was a excellent server and the food was very good, it was a great experience for me and my wife on Valentines day, would highly recommend.
The decor and setup reminds me of a holiday inn express lobby. Food is decent and server was excellent. There are about 20 major mistakes with decorations, materials, blocking view with a bar, 6 bright exit signs within 25 feet of each other out in the open..... bathrooms were great and 5 star. The possibility of a great location and spot there was wrecked by whomever designed the place.
Have been planning to try this for awhile. Went on a Sat night. Very good cocktail list and delicious tapas style food. I think we kept putting off going here since it was inside a hotel. That as a mistake on our part. Food & drinks were delicious and good view too as almost all tables are right next or very near the windows. Will definitely be back to El Tapeo.
Great place - fabulous food - Joe our waiter is fabulous- friendly- great service - warm atmosphere in Oakbrook
Great servers, personable and helpful. They know the menu very well. My partner and I shared the crab salad (real lump crab meat), beet salad and lamb meatballs. We very much enjoyed both of the salads but found the meatballs to be very dry. The restaurant sits atop the Meridean hotel and is nicely appointed although somewhat stark.
I loved it all !!! Drinks, tapas, paella and desserts and our sweet helpful server!!! Perfect !! I recommend this place!! A hidden gem !!
Disaster for lunch. Do not go.
Food and service didn’t meet our expectations. It feels overpriced for what they offered and the staff were inattentive. Two of the tapas dishes were served with soggy bread. Seafood paella was supposed to be spicy but it came out tangy and sweet. We won’t be going back.
Octopus has changed an much smaller portion from past. Also no Wagu Beef!!
Experience and food was just so so. Food was ok but nothing to rave over. I wouldn't go back.
Great selection of food, good service and ambiance.
We’re there 2 weeks ago ordered seafood paella was great got lobster clams etc. went back last week ordered the same got left over smelly lobster claws, told the server, he said he’ll mention to the chef ???? Probably not coming back
Outstanding, simply outstanding. Having experienced any number of excellent restaurants over the past 40 years of traveling the world for business, this is extremely memorable. Everything was excellent.
Beautiful location atop the Meridian Hotel with views of The surrounding area. Tapas is very delicious and most are gluten free. Meat and cheese boards are lovely to look at and savory as well.
Loved the food it was great. The waiter gave us his recommendations when we asked and I appreciated his answers along with picking some of what he suggested and it was delicious. I would return again.
Beautiful room, great service, delicious food, killer cocktail menu (the Sazerac was terrific).
You can order a half paella which is perfect for one -- never saw that before; wish other Spanish restaurants would do it too!
We had an early dinner here and were treated to very good service. The food was a modern twist on traditional tapas, Service was attentive and my husband was treated to a complimentary dessert for his birthday.
They consistently strive for innovative tapas. Innovative menu always. Delicious and fresh.
Our server, Crystal, is pleasant, attentive.
We always enjoy our experience.
First time trying this restaurant & truly disappointing.
Nicely designed inside, but that’s the only positive.
We ordered a few dishes and none of them were enjoyable.
The crab tasted like a packet of tuna & the goat cheese with tomato was just bland. Nothing tasted fresh, almost frozen or reheated. The shrimp was just ok, but nothing we ordered left you wanting to try more. The waiter seemed to be in a huge hurry to leave by forcing the check on us asking to close out so he could leave. Meanwhile, he remained for 30 minutes afterwards. Don’t see us ever returning to this restaurant.
It was a great experience. They food was awesome. Me and my wife had had a great time.
Been here several times and loved it. Drinks are great, food was average this time. Will try again before recommending to friends as we've loved the food in the past.
Great service and food
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!!!!
El Tapeo is rated 4.4 stars by 430 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.