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Emilio's Tapas - Hillside

4.7
1024 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Thank you for your interest in Emilio’s Tapas. Emilio’s Tapas is an authentic Spanish Tapas Bar Restaurant conveniently located in West Suburban Hillside. Spanish cuisine can best be described as a mix of French and Italian influences; tapas are small dishes ideal for appetizers or when ordered in rounds build a complete meal. Our menu consists of regional Spanish specialties, original dishes created by Chef Emilio offered in both dining room, bar and patio (weather permitting) for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is casual with spacious dining rooms and an energetic atmosphere accentuated by colorful Spanish murals, music and tiles.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday:11:30-4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(708) 547-7177
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Emilio Gervilla
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Catering
Emilio's Tapas Caters! We can Deliver or Provide Full Restaurant Service! Please see our Menus on our Web-Site or email haley@emiliostapas.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mannheim Road
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Parking details
Free parking lot. Additional parking located on the north side of Wendy's Drive thru.
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Entertainment
Occasional Spanish Flamenco or Spanish Guitar
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Special events & promotions
For Private Parties, email haley@emiliostapas.com
Flamenco Shows, Solo Spanish Guitarist, Island Patio Live Music, Spanish Wine Tastings, Spanish Wine/Dinner Pairings, Emilio Cooks Classes and Demonstrations!
Also Serving Funeral Lunches - near Queen of Heaven, Mt. Carmel Cemeteries.
Private Dinners/Cocktail Parties/Tapas & Sangria Events, Patio Dinners.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Emilio's Tapas Hillside accommodates private and semi-private groups for all type of events.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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

What 1024 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I lovd this pla e

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went with friends, loved it, will go again. Food was great quality and lots of different choices and tastes.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great experience. Good good. Live music on Friday. Will for sure return again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was outstanding but the special touch of Emilio himself coming out a talking to each table made it special!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I mentioned in the reservation that it was my friend’s birthday. We were so impressed....there were balloons, a card, and a complimentary appetizer at the table and then a special dessert after the meal. Everything was delicious and our friend felt so special. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Had a great time. Thanks

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a large group. The staff were very gracious to help move tables so we could sit together. Service was exceptional and the tapas were delicious. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best place in town for authentic Spanish tapas, would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Never had a bad experience here. Favorite place to go with family or friends. Variety of tapas outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always delicious and well made. Emmillio still works the room greeting diners. In the great tradition of chef owned, family restaurants, this is a winner!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter dinner. Nice but pricy. My well done meat, was sent back and still not well done. Medium well at best second time. It took so long, I just ate around the red spots.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was my birthday and our friends and my husband and I had a great time. Food is ALWAYS delicious. This is one of our “go to “ places for a special dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

First time there, will be coming back! Loved the food (only had tapas, of course) and sangria! The scallop (special menu) was amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service was extremely average, some of the food was bland and honestly, overpriced. I wouldn't come again. Very disappointing and overpriced.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Decent ambiance with a wide selection of tapas items including some of the more traditional dishes. One disappointing part of our dinner was that while I had gone the extra length to make sure it was clearly stated that it was my wife's birthday the restaurant staff did not appear to read/ remember that little fact even though they appeared to remember that part of the reservation for two other parties...always important to keep on top of those details in the service industry. The owner did contact me afterwards to apologize that they dropped the ball but offer no other remedy to try to make it up to us in any way which seemed rather odd being in the hospitality industry and all.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always a great place to celebrate your bday!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 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!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Loved the food!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A little too loud. Great food.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The tapas were all wonderful, and the service was even better.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food and the sangria are always amazing!!
Very nice live Latin music on Friday night.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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.
Perfection!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Great seafood...the garlic and Spanish potato salad are a must

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Awesome service and food as usual.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

Janette Lopez

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I have always wanted to try Tapas. Great first experience! Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great food and service - as always! The food is always very tasty and fresh. Our server was awesome - very friendly, attentive and helpful!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always a treat, never fails to satisfy!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Best service and best tapas! Love the live music and the ambiance !!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding food

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Spanish Tapas! Large variety of foods. Special menu always very good!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was delicious just as it has been for the last 29 years. One of my favorite restaurants

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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 :)!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious as usual! Good music, great food, lovely atmosphere, and a lovely wife makes Emilio's a favorite destination.

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