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About Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve
You'll be tempted by the tapas at this Streeterville eatery, from the team behind Emilio's Tapas (other location is in Hillside). Our name means sun and snow, and we serve a wide range of hot and cold Spanish choices, including grilled shrimp with garlic lemon butter sauce, baked goat cheese in tomato sauce, paella, among other fabulous tapas. The wine list features more than 60 choices, many available by the glass. The restaurant features colorful murals, tile mosaics and iron light fixtures. During summer, the patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great tapas and sangria.
Chicago, IL 60611
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Between St. Clair & Columbus Dr.
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Occasional Spanish Flamenco Shows or Spanish Guitarist Music.
Sol y Nieve provides catering for all types of events. For more information please contact our event planner - email@example.com
Public Pay Lot next door! Street Meter Parking
CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
Emilio Gervilla and Crispin Plata
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Flamenco Shows, Wine Tastings, Wine/Dinner Pairings, Cooking Demo's, Sunday Suppers with Emilio.
Sol y Nieve offers private and semi-private rooms for all type of events from 20 people up to 200.
Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve Ratings and Reviews
Have been going to Emilio's for years. Service was horrible this last time. Waitress Maria completely dropped the ball. My wait was completely unacceptable before someone came to my table and took my order. I was made to feel like a real outcast.
The wait staff is so polite it makes you want to cry because it's so like Mexico, where people are treated with respect.
The food was excellent, and I enjoyed myself immensely. I came to Chicago for a pleasure trip and chose Emilio's because that is my grandson's name. Good choice!
My friend and I had such a nice time. We've been to other Emilio's locations over the years and it's always a great experience. The food was wonderful and everything flowed so well from drinks, to ordering, to food service. It's a great option if you're going to attend a show in the theater district. Our server Norma is such a nice woman. We were happy to give her a 25% tip. Professional all the way through! Thanks for a relaxing evening!
We went for tapas and came away very happy. Each dish was well and freshly prepared. Service was very pleasant. Value was excellent. Yes, we ate during this week's visit to Chicago in several "fancy" places charging more than twice as much, but we enjoyed Emilio's food as much as one such, more than most, and less only than one truly trendy place. In fact, Emilio's tapas were better than what we had last year in Madrid most of the time. I'd be a regular if I lived in Chicago.
A pleasant surprise! Needed a last minute reservation for 10 people and Emilio's could accommodate. It was fantastic. Everybody loved all of the meat dishes (except the tuna was a bit bland) - loved the beef and lamb tapas, sangria, and the tomato basil goat cheese - but really liked everything. Will be back.
Emilio's is our go to! We found it by accident one snowy saturday evening a few years ago and we've been in love ever since. The food never disappoints and the staff is always friendly. If you go on a thursday, you're in for a treat with the live guitar player. Just makes the ambience that much better.
This was our second visit which occurred after lunch rush hour. Although the rush was over, service was a little slow due to an enormous table of birthday party attendees. Nonetheless, the limited staff was very gracious and apologetic. The variety of the tapas made it hard to select just a few so we sipped a reasonably priced Cava while we perused the menu. Portions were generous. In particular, we really liked the black bean soup with chorizo. The baked goat cheese with a tomato sauce tasted more Italian than Spanish but was tasty, as well. Their anchovies on baked country bread with avocado puree was a nice find. Looking forward to returning for Flamenco dancing entertainment later in the month.
There's a welcoming vibe right from the start as you enter Emilio's. The hostess was genuinely pleased to see us and seating was immediate. Our server, Luis was knowledgeable and courteous to a tee. We ordered our standbys; Patatas con Aliol, a creamy-garlicky potato salad done in the Spanish-style, and Dátiles con Tocino, or dates wrapped in bacon. The latter featured their signature roasted red pepper butter sauce; a perfect accompaniment to the sweet/salty flavors. As I had never tried Paella (I'm not a fan of seafood), our server suggested a Campesina, or chicken offering paired with seasonal vegetables. Unlike many tapas-themed restaurants, Emilio's Paella's can be ordered as a single entree. It was delicious, filing, and HUGE! You could easily order one tapa and share a paella as a main dish. All in all, a relaxing and refreshing change from the usual suspects on the Mag Mile.
Our service was outstanding. The meat & cheese tray plus the calamari were exceptional. Unfortunately, despite the sauce being tasty, the prawns were overcooked and tasted freezer burnt. Dessert (the caramel banana) was to die for.
The ambiance would have been fine except the guy at an adjoining table was having a loud speakerphone conversation throughout our entire meal. It was remarkably inconsiderate. Mentioned it to an employee, they thought it was no big deal and didn't even speak to the other diner.
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