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About Macarena Tapas

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.

618 S Route 59
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Naperville, 60540-0937
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lunch Hours: Restaurant available for Private Events
Contact Victor Borras at 630 420 8995

Cross Street:
Aurora Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:

Website:
http://www.macarenatapasnaperville.com/

Executive Chef:
John Borras

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Macarena Tapas Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fun (7)
Romantic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food and service. I'll be back and I've already recommended to friends. Victor was a gracious host.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

This is a hidden treasure. The food is incredible and reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

What a wonderful find! We usually shy away from suburban restaurants preferring downtown Chicago. However, Macarena breaks the bland suburban mold by delivering unique and creative selections in a warm inviting environment with great service. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and can hardly wait to return. Bravo!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The goat cheese croquettes were amazing! The service is exceptional! We felt like we were back in Spain. We will be back

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

This place is an absolute gem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Quality of food was just OK relative to prices charged. Tried 6 different dishes and only a few were in the very good category. Crab cakes were not very good. There were no dishes that met the quality of the high prices charged for very small servings which is essential to enjoying small bite food that should be very high quality. Taste did not equal the nice appearance of the food. Another tapas in the area serves better food, has larger portions for sharing and far superior atmosphere for similar pricing. Will go back there instead for tapas. Waitress was very nice. No problem with service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service, food, and sangria! Will definitely return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food and service were outstanding as usual. While we have our favorite dishes there are always new dishes to try.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We enjoy the flavors and the service every time we come

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Second time there and tapas are outstanding...will definitely go back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We've been there many times. We always enjoy the food and the friendliness of the staff. The owner is in the dining room and very attentive. On Fridays, at least, the place is always packed and has a buzz.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Macarenas never disappoints. We've been many times and the owner is a jewel. He's funny and adds the the experience.

Ask for his wine recommendations. They are always spot on.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always great! We have never been disappointed with any of the menu items. The pork is amazing. One of our favorite spots!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Tapas
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing service. The manager and our server were absolutely incredible. So accommodating and lovely from start to finish. And the food was perfect. I will absolutely be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a couple of new tapas that were excellent. Service by Victor was outstanding.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I’ve been to Macarena multiple times, but they’ve recently added bright led lights that are too bright and take away from the otherwise romantic mood lights. Otherwise everything is great!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Creative, fun and delicious best describe this little gem. Brothers John and Victor Borras have built a delightful paean to traditional Spanish tapas with a Latin American flair. Perfect for a dinner date or just a get together with friends or family, this place is small and comfortable as well as adventurous and entertaining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tapas, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Fairly good. Friendly service. Hit and misses on menu items, but overall worth trying!!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Authentic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Wonderful experience! Regular customer and always a good time!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We love this place! Best Tapas in the Naperville area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Mediocre food.....way to expensive compared to other tapas restaurants.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent!!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great place, great staff! Everything on the menu is fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great food,

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

First time went on a Wednesday and food was great, service was better, and ambiance was intimate. Second time went on a Friday and food was poorly cooked (either rushed or reheated), service was non-existent, and the ambiance shifted to obnoxious. They may not be able to do much about other people eating dinner but they can offer consistency. We will go back because the first experience left me wanting more. Hate to give a poor review, just consider the time and day to go.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Been there many times. Food always good and service too. Owners is very hands on with all the customers.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

In a city full of chain restaurants, this is refreshing. Independently owned. It's been our family favorite for years!
Great food, inviting, cozy and a friendly staff. Chef John is a rock star.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Love this place. They have great specials. The meatballs are amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Romantic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This Tapas restaurant is one of the best I have been to. The goat cheese fritters are a must have as well as the Patatas Bravas! Yum! I wanna go back already!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent as always - the tapas are tasty and the sangria is excellent !

Tags: Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This place is amazing! The food is delicious! Everything we tried was excellent! The service is outstanding. Five stars all the way! I would give more stars if I could! Will be back for thirsty Thursday!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Every time I have been to this restaurant I always leave feeling fully satisfied! I cannot say that about other Tapas restaurants in the area. The flavors are fantastic and so are the drinks!! I will come back to this Macarena Tapas much more often!!!

They have great weekday specials! Better than cooking at home!!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great drinks and food ... this place is for any occasion

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A good restaurant to try a little of everything. Food was prepared well and tasted great we'll go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The taco entrees were not good at all. The sangria was very expensive. If you go, I'd recommend the main tapas dishes only, definitely not the more "fusion" tacos.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Victor was outstanding, as usual. Had the relatively new seafood dish- calamari, shrimp, scallops, and langastinos. It was outstanding.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was awesome. Service was not as attentive as times past (it took like 15 minutes between the end of dessert and getting our bill). There was one particularly loud group that made our experience a little less enjoyable. We'll be back since this wasn't the norm. Hopefully my next review will be more stars.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent service. I love this place!! Wonderful atmosphere and friendly people.
Great sangria.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I have dined here several times and have enjoyed it each time. Sangria is fantastic, and the food is great. Service is friendly, food comes out quickly. And don't forget the dessert!

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Great tapas place with authentic and delicious cuisine from Spain/Catalonia. The albondigas (meatballs) are wonderful, as are the esparragos (asparagus), and the croquetas de queso de cabra (goat cheese croquets). Many more to try! The two brothers from Spain who own the place are very friendly. My husband and I will definitely come back for more when we are in this area again.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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