Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Happy Hour Tapas & Drinks
Tapas from $1.95 & $1 off Wine & Beer!
In our bar area.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: November 13, 2018
Ends: November 14, 2117
Availability: Mon-Fri 4:30PM-6:30PM
Great food, service, & flamenco show!
Always the best! We visit Emilio's at least once a month, we just love the food, the service, the staff. Our favorite place in the Western suburbs!
Delicious authentic Spanish food at the highest quality. Don't forget to try their dessert and Sangria too! Their flan is outstanding!
Food was good. Grilled chicken was slightly dry, but otherwise no complaints. Fun place.
One of our favorites.
Always good, like to try the specials.
Great food great service! We came on Valentine’s Day and were seated after 10 minutes. The food was all great and so was our server
Excellent service. The waitress was extremely attentive and very pleasant. She offered great recommendations for drinks and was knowledgeable on the menu. The atmosphere is very nice and it’s a perfect date spot. The food was incredible, really tasty and plated were hot. Wait time was decent. Overall it was a great experience.
Food was great.
Was upset that the live music only played for 15 minutes of our dinner
Our service was horrendous. We were very rushed when we sat down, and then about half an hour in service became aggravatingly slow. We were there for over two hours. Also towards the end of our meal our waiter spilled the rest of our carafe and then proceeded to spill my water on me.
We painstakingly waited another half an hour for our check to come. Without any sort of discount
A great place to bring a date or friends, especially for a special occasion. Highly recommended!!
Valentines Day is not the perfect day for restaurants because of overcrowding. However, the service was good and food satisfactory, although not as good as other less busy evenings. Definitely a solid choice for good food and atmosphere. Guitar music in the bar area was lovely.
Lobster in our Paella was dry. Tapas were delicious.
Quick service.Good ambience and attentive waiter.Excellent food
Great food and good service; reasonable prices. the only negative (which wasn't all that bad) was somewhat tight space for our table, which was right next to the bathrooms.
Allows sampling of a wide variety of foods and flavors. The Spanish cheesecake was exceptionally fine.
This is the best Tapas place hands down. If you want to have a fantastic meal with great service, this is the place for you.
My husband and I have eaten at Emilio's twice in the last month, on our own and with friends (and several other times over the years). Every time we go, the service has been terrific, the food stellar. We particularly love the fruto del mar (sautéed shrimp, scallops, mussel, clams and fish with cilantro cava broth.) The cilantro cava broth is spectacular! (A few years ago, I gave my husband a surprise birthday party at home, catered by Emilio's. I'll definitely do that again -- everyone loved the meal and it was an easy, efficient way to entertain a large group at home.)
Food had Spanish names, but not the real Spanish flavors. The smoked mussels had a strange smoke taste...the bread offered at the start with butter was old and cold,...
This restaurant is a standard for sure. I do think a re decor or reboot would be great , but the people there seem to be long time customers who like it the way it is. Food wise, good quality and some things were great, white anchovies, smoked salmon plate , etc. some things that were standards were not to my taste. The croquetas had a very tomato-ey sauce. It was great to see the owner greeting everyone and it is definitely a fun atmosphere for a group dinner. Or for bar seating.
One of my faves! Having been dining here for more than 20 years - love this place!
There are few restaurants that can withstand the test of longevity like Emilio's has. We've been coming here for over 20 years. Every time we're guaranteed a consistent quality of cuisine and service. Having traveled to Spain in 2011, Emilio's nearly replicates that experience whenever we return. This time we brought our out of town friends and they were very impressed with the unique combination of flavors, style of dining (tapas) and, like most evenings, they were treated to a personal table-side conversation with Emilio himself! [We also head to Emilio's at least once every summer to enjoy the large and comfortable outside patio.]
Great Spanish food. The tapas options are excellent.
Love our waitress Martha!!! She is always so welcoming and attentive to our needs. Great food and great people!!!
Wonderful food and Sangria. The service was just right and we never wanted for anything nor had to go looking for our server. It was my wife's and she received a lovey signed card from Emilio.
It was very good. Our waiter was great considering it was packed. Food is always amazing.
Consistently delicious, great foodie experience
Everything was amazing. Roberto was excellent. Thank you for a fantastic experience
Love love love this place! The tapas were amazing! The flavors were delicious! This is my “go to” place to try anything and everything. Emilio is the best!
On very cold day we were warmed by the delicious food, friendly attentive service and beautiful surroundings.
Always a lovely meal. Superior service, excellent food and wine selection. Rustic atmosphere is comfortable, not chic or pretentious. I wish the bread was more like a baguette than a crostini, but probably better for the small plate concept so as to not fill up on bread.
Excellent food, great staff!!! Love this place. We have been going here for years. Good location and a great value considering all the different foods you get to try.
First, the food and I do mean everything we had was outstanding! Second, authentic Spanish style tapas restaurant. Since my wife was out of town went with my son & daughter both of whom studied abroad in Spain. About the closest thing they've had to Spain here in the U.S. It is very family friendly and maybe I'm being too picky but when I'm going out for a Saturday white table cloth night I don't want to hear young kids unhappy with mom & dad. That's the reason for the 4 instead of 5 stars overall. We have been here before and definitely will be back again
Normally not a big fan of tapas, but love Emilio's. Don't miss the garlic potato salad, stuffed mushrooms, beef with carmelized onions and horseradish, really everything. Friday night live music too!
The food was disappointing. Lacked flavor. Portions smaller than other tapas places and more expensive.
Another perfect night at Emilio’s . Fresh and delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere.
Our family really enjoys the ambiance of Emilio's and especially the quality of the food. Our server, Roberto, was outstanding. Everyone with whom we come into contact treats us so politely and with much friendliness.
My husband and I have been coming to Emilio's Tapas in Hillside since at least 1990, when we announced our engagement to our families. We just visited the other night to celebrate our son's 21st birthday. The food is consistently fantastic. We love the cold tuna cannelloni and pollo al curry, as well as the grilled shrimp and many other dishes. You can't go wrong with anything here. The flavors and quality are incredible. We had an excellent bottle of Tempranillo, and I have also enjoyed their sangria in the past. They have expanded their cocktail and sangria offerings. For dessert the caramel flan is my favorite. I have never had a more silky smooth, delicious flan. The service is excellent--friendly and attentive. I really can't think of many restaurants that have stood the test of time like Emilio's.
The potato salad (dreamy mayo, lots of garlic) is fantastic. The shrimp covered in butter and lemon was tasty. The beef with horseradish and grilled onion... fantastic. Profiterols are a must, too!
A little too loud and not enough vegetarian options on the menu.
I have been to other tapas restaurants but this one the food didn't had any flavor other than just fish with no salt.