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Emilio's Tapas - Hillside

4.7
992 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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What 992 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Always a treat, never fails to satisfy!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding food

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vipMariaR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipFrosty (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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ScottS (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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vipMarkS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food , sangria, & service. My favorite restaurant in the Chicago area!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Emilio's is the best Spanish restaurant in Chicagoland. The garlic potato salad is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy Emilio’s. Food is delicious and atmosphere is fun. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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ElaineT (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Emilio's was, as always, a great dining experience! We tried something new and enjoyed our favorites! (hint - garlic potato salad!)

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Naga (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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