Macarena Tapas is a casual Spanish eatery that serves both traditional as well as innovative contemporary dishes. The restaurant has an intimate ambiance that makes it a great place for a romantic date or a relaxed dinner. Owner and Chef John Borras is particular about using high-quality ingredients to serve guests the best of Spanish flavors. Macarena Tapas also features a full-service bar.
The menu at Macarena Tapas features a wide range of both cold and hot tapas. Popular cold tapas dishes include garlic potato salad, classic Spanish marinated scallop and shrimp salad and a platter of cured Serrano ham, sausage, Manchengo cheese and olives. Some of the recommended hot tapas selections include classic Spanish-style meatballs with tomato sauce and artisan white cheese, mussels in a spicy tomato-based sauce and crab cakes topped with Asian coleslaw and paprika aioli sauce.
Lunch Hours: Restaurant available for Private Events
Contact Victor Borras at 630 420 8995
We had a very good meal. Haven't been there for several years. We love tapas and they do a really good job. Portions were larger than in a normal tapas restaurant. We overordered and couldn't finish it all. Service was outstanding. Loved the tenderloin skewers, garlic shrimp and garlic and butter mushrooms. Plus it was "Thirsty Thursday" so margarita's and sangria were half price. We'd go back.
Absolute hidden gem. Amazing food and superb service. Couldn’t recommend more.
Everything was delicious! Our favorite tapas restaurant!
Great food and ambiance. The service is wonderful and the place is small enough to feel home.
We love Macarena's! We are always so warmly welcomed, served delicious creative dishes in an intimate environment and provided awesome service. Can't wait to return!
My fiancé and I have been going here for years. We love the food, drinks, and atmosphere. Normally we get helped by Victor, who is awesome but all of the staff are great. We will continue to come here as long as we can! Don’t forget to get the croquetas de queso de cabra. Another one of our favorites is the salmon ahumado.
First time here. We like tapas but have mixed feelings about this restaurant. Small place, cramped at small two-top table. Hostess and server very friendly. Would have liked a few more options on the menu. Everything was tasty but pricey for tapas.
What can I say. Victor provided outstanding service and all the tapas were amazing. Once again, made new “friends “.
Great tapas restaurant. The service was excellent. Very comfortable although a small place. The Margarita was awesome. Will be back soon.
Our favorite place for tapas. Once again, we had out of this world plates at Macarena Tapas. I can’t say enough about the restaurant, the owners and the staff. Everyone is always so nice and attentive. The food is truly out of this world. I’m always excited to go back.
Top notch service and every dish was wonderful as usual. It's consistently a winner for me and any guests I bring with a fun dining experience too.
Great neighbourhood gem serving good, authentic Spanish food. Menu selection is just right so make choosing easy. The wine list covers Mediterranean and South America regions, although more Spanish wine would be nice. Overall we feel it is a better place than Meson Sabika.
As always the food is very good. The wine and drinks list is extensive but not overwhelming. About 6 months or so, we noticed the service slipping because they were very busy and maybe short staffed. It would take awhile for someone to take our order or bring the wine or food. The last couple of times, though, everything has been fine. Even when slow the staff has always been very friendly.
Food was delicious as always. Love those Bacon Wrapped Dates. We'll be back!
I always love this place. I love to try a new tapas and they never disappoint, Victor is amazing and makes me feel so welcome each time I visit.
First time here and we loved it!! Food was delicious! Service was great!! We will definitely come back!
This restaurant used to be one of my favorites. Unfortunately, this place has gone way downhill. Their menu has changed (not for the better), and their prices have gone up significantly. We had a reservation but still waited about 30 minutes for a table. I can't say we'll be returning anytime soon.
Great tapas in a cozy fun place.
We just love it best service and food it’s just perfect in every way 😃
We had theater tickets and informed the wait staff upon our arrival. The service was good, the food was great and we were able to leave for the theater at the time we needed to.
Food quality and presentation were excellent. Wait staff were slow and slightly abrasive and the restaurant had few guests at the time. Other patrons were verbally frustrated with the poor service by waitstaff also. Hostess was very friendly and appreciated we were returning patrons.
The service was outstanding, and the sangria was delicious--not too sweet.
Their food is amazing! Never disappointed, will recommend their garlic mushrooms and solomillo en tostada. Those are our favorites! 💜
Very good store front experience. Good to very good food, good wine list, attentive and helpful service. I will definitely be back.
John, Victor and team are fabulous! The tapas and drinks are the best! Great ambiance for a date night or to be with friends!
Some of the best food and sangria I’ve ever had in my life. I don’t normally write reviews but felt compelled to share - and since they were SO nice!
This place is an absolute gem. The food is creative and very good. The staff is attentive and friendly. The owner, his brother and his father make sure every customer is satisfied. I highly recommend the Garlic potato salad and the Goat Cheese. The Crab Cakes are excellent as are the Scallops wrapped in Bacon. We were so impressed on our first visit we want back the next night to celebrate a birthday. I recommend making reservations as it is small, about 16 tables. You can really tell that they care about the food and the customers. Top notch all around.
This is our 3rd time and it's always a fun place with good food. We loved our waiter (Victor) again and that he let me sample several wines before choosing. We also did not care for the Frites as they were soaked in Bleu cheese dressing and we thought they would just be sprinkled with cheese, no smothered. Enjoyable night all in all.
Service was great. The food was amazing as usual!! We had jamón serrano sampler and it was great!!
Great dinner, intimate, crowded setting. Food and margaritas well worth the trip. Chef said hello, extremely friendly.
Excellent food and service every time. Good sangria too.
This place was amazing. The beet salad was one of the best I ever had plus lots of vegetarian options
This place is great they have the best food, drinks and service.
Love the options, the wines selection and how fast the food comes out.
Absolutely wonderful! The food is amazing and the service friendly and fun. Looking forward to going back.
The owner is friendly. Ask him for a recommendation, he has never steered us wrong. Outstanding selections in food and beverage. Don't miss the goat cheese croquettes or the bacon wrapped dates.
A favorite place to eat. Great wine list and superb food. Great to talk to Chef tonight and hear is thoughts on new menu items. Highly recommended
Very enjoyable.food and service was great
A little noisy.will return
Great food and great service! Best tapas restaurant in Naperville!
Have seen the sign for years but never tried it. We loved it. The food was fresh, generous servings and very friendly, attentive staff. We actually ordered too much food, but the leftovers were great! Nice atmosphere....interesting decor. Will definitely be back.