Happy Mothers Day! Join us for a Special Mothers Day Menu along with our famous Tapas Menu. Please make your reservations early!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Easter Extravaganza Special cold tapas buffet and entree menu hot out of the kitchen. Children's menu available. Easter basket for children while they last!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Good Sangria. No trip is complete unless you have the garlic potato salad, bacon wrapped dates, and caramelized banana with pistachios and ice cream. Anything else you order will not disappoint! Been coming here for over 20 years and will continue as long as I can!
We went there for a birthday dinner. They were nice enough to put balloons on the table with a Happy Birthday sign. Also brought out a few dessert with a candle. Nice touch. The red sangria was very good, no added sugar, so the wine was the star. The menu was vast and the choices were excellent. We tried some cold dishes (goat cheese and egg/potato dish) both excellent. The hot plates were all good and decent sized, enough for everyone at our table of 4 to try. The paella was very good, make sure you order as soon as you sit down, take about 20 min to prepare. The portion was huge, recommend ordering for 2 people if you have a table of 4. Overall, it was a good experience and I would go back.
A little too loud. Great food.
The tapas were all wonderful, and the service was even better.
Our favorite local dining venue never disappoints. Emilio and Ann Marie are gracious hosts. The servers are highly skilled, know their menus, and always welcome us. We have been dining at Emiio's for over 25 years and the quality has been maintained - a rarity in the restaurant business. We nearly always select from the daily special menu although an occasional old favorite from the standard menu sneaks in.
The food and the sangria are always amazing!!
Very nice live Latin music on Friday night.
Emilio has perfected his cuisine. This is one of my top places to go for lunch or dinner - a regular day or a special one - a couple of friends or group.
Service is always tops.
They made our friend’s birthday very special. Balloons and a card signed by Emilio were at the table. Acomplimentary appetizer and dessert was so generous. And to top it off
Emilio came out of the kitchen to wish her a happy birthday.
One of my favorite restaurants. Great seafood...the garlic and Spanish potato salad are a must
Once I was working with them as part of a local fundraiser, it reminded me they should be on my short list!
Definitely took us right back to Spain. Delicious!
Awesome service and food as usual.
I have been to Emilio's numerous times. It is a fantastic restaurant. The food and tapas are delicious. I love the atmosphere, and the look of the place. In addition, there has been a few times were el Senor Emilio has come out to greet his customers, which gives it a more personalized and classy touch to the restaurant. I just celebrated my boyfriend's 50th birthday there. We were surprised to find balloons on the table, and a card signed by Mr. Emilio. What an wonderful gesture. Thank you for the great food and service.
I have always wanted to try Tapas. Great first experience! Definitely going back!
Food is outstanding! Always very authentic Spanish cuisine. Tapas were brought to the table quickly. After several hot and cold tapas we ordered paella for 3 for 7 people and it was plenty. Very nice birthday touch-balloons at the table for our daughter's birthday and a profiterol dessert.
Going to Emilio's after 25 years is like a family reunion each time we dine there. We know some of the staff members for 20 years or more. Food is always excellent. Relaxing atmosphere. Daily specials offer variety from seafood to wild game to wonderful dishes from various regions of Spain.
Great food and service - as always! The food is always very tasty and fresh. Our server was awesome - very friendly, attentive and helpful!
Always a treat, never fails to satisfy!
Best service and best tapas! Love the live music and the ambiance !!
Great Spanish Tapas! Large variety of foods. Special menu always very good!
Everything was delicious just as it has been for the last 29 years. One of my favorite restaurants
Food was fabulous and service great! Seeing Emilio is always a treat! He treated us to the fabulous molten cake! To die for! Thanks Emilio! We’ve enjoyed eating at your restaurant since it opened in 1988!! It’s always wonderful :)!
Delicious as usual! Good music, great food, lovely atmosphere, and a lovely wife makes Emilio's a favorite destination.
Great food , sangria, & service. My favorite restaurant in the Chicago area!
I never write reviews but this place was just awful. It smelled of fish as soon as you walked in, the food was disgusting, and the location sucks. I don't know if the Chicago location serves better food but the Hillside location was just nasty. We ordered chorizo tostadas, they came out on hard pieces of bread with a cold slice of chorizo and nasty mustard. The empanadas were soggy and also disgusting and the patatas bravas were poorly cooked with a nasty flavor. Cafe ba ba reeba is 100% better. Such a waste of money and food.
Emilio's is the best Spanish restaurant in Chicagoland. The garlic potato salad is fantastic.
We always enjoy Emilio’s. Food is delicious and atmosphere is fun. Our server was very friendly and attentive.
Emilio's was, as always, a great dining experience! We tried something new and enjoyed our favorites! (hint - garlic potato salad!)
All around nice tapas place. Cannot go wrong as a food or wine choice for many tastes. All we ate and drank was top quality and enjoyed.
There have been many occasions when I have frequented Emilio's Tapas and I can always count on consistency in food quality and exceptional taste. The menu is varied, fun and delicious- there is something for everyone to enjoy. The food presentation is always stellar, but the taste surpasses the look. Sangrias are a delicious complement to any of the foods and the authentic Spanish room décor makes for a fun dining experience, like a mini-vacation to Seville, Spain!
Emilio's is always a wonderful meal. they have a huge offering of tapas plates - all of them a delightful taste of Spain.
Fantastic as always
Very sad the happy hour deal that has been in place for quite some time is no longer. The 8.95 for five plates of tapas was THEE best deal around. Sorry to say we won’t be frequenting Emilios as much. Nonetheless great staff, excellent food and delicious sangria.
Been here many, many times, first time for a birthday. Food is always excellent as well as the service. Nice wine list too. I specified a "birthday" on my reservation, and they had the table decked out with balloons and a card, plus a birthday dessert. Made the evening special. thank you!
I celebrated my birthday at Emilio's. The tapas selection was good and every dish we ordered taste good. We ate at Emilio's in the past and I think they have improved on their menu and taste. They send me balloons and birthday card right after we settle at our table. Birthday dessert at the end. Staff was very friendly, absolutely great value.
Emilio's never disappoints! Tasty food, interesting specials, great service.
Food is always good and the paella is the best although they have cut back on the size of the paella. We used to have enough leftover for addl meal but now just a snack size to take home.
amazing ambiance and service for a party of 9. great food too.
We just love this restaurant for any reason or occasion. Our grown children now consider Emilio's their favorite place to unwind and relax.