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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.
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
$30 and under
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Macarena Tapas Ratings and Reviews
Macarena Tapas is Naperville's best kept secret! Delicious tapas with lots of seafood options too! I especially love the scallops wrapped in bacon and the crab cakes! They also have some vegetarian options too, such as potato salad, hummus, plantains and mac and blue cheese. Also, they offer a 30% discount on food for teachers! Love love love this place!
This restaurant was absolutely spectacular! The service was excellent the food was exquisite, each plate we ordered had such flavor, and we continue to talk about it up to this day! We definitely are planning our next visit as soon as we possibly can. The owner, John, what is so accommodating, friendly and nice, and our server assisted one of the people in our party to all of the vegetarian options available without hesitation. Their sangria was amazing and they even had nonalcoholic sangria, which I thought had alcohol in it! How many places can you go and get and nonalcoholic great tasting drink? I highly recommend visiting there! Once you go there one time, I promise you will be a regular!! Go there and tell him Angie, The designer and Donna sent you! We had such a great, pleasurable, relaxing experience that was so needed, thank you John And your amazing team!
The food was terrific and the drinks were outstanding. The service was a little spotty. Our waiter was very friendly and we really liked him. His only shortcoming was he kept forgetting our water or our bread or little things like that. We really enjoyed our night and will definitely go back.
This is one of our favorite spots. Anytime we take friends there for the first time, they love it and say they will return. The food is great, and the chef/owner is always adding something new. The service is awesome too! If you frequent the restaurant, they treat you like family.
The food was fabulous, great wine selections and the atmosphere was so warm and welcoming. The owner even stopped by our table to say hello. Only weird thing is when we were sat at a table, we were given water and bread, then no one came past our table to take our order or even a drink order for almost 30 minutes. But once we got past that it was wonderful!
With the understanding that it is a small establishment, the decor and service is great. Drinks were terrific, but the food was awesome. However, we did not enjoy our outing mostly because they do not have an enclosed entryway into the restaurant so every time customers would walk in, everyone inside would be blasted with frigid air and we were not allowed to keep our coats with us which was odd. They said it was because it makes it too difficult for the servers which I totally understand but we were the only ones in there at the time and one of our friends, with significant health issues, was absolutely miserable. I might go back for drinks and appetizers but that's about it.
The garlic cauliflower is heavenly! Hope it's permanent! The beef skewers were extraordinarily tender & flavorful. Goat cheese fritters with balsamic glace: perfection. Our waiter was attentive without rushing us. This place never disappoints. The hardest part is trying new things when we have so many favorites. And there are always new surprises.
Our waitress wasn't attentive. We rarely saw her. She never refilled our drinks. The food was ok, and over-priced. The pork medallions were extremely over cooked and the seafood paella wasn't good. Parts of the rice were under cooked and crunchy. It's DEFINITELY not worth the 45 minute wait.
The food and service are always excellent. The menu choices are plentiful. I love the ambiance of a smaller restaurant with warm lighting. The only thing I would change are the LED bulbs over one part of the restaurant. They don’t match the overall eclectic, warm European feeling of the restaurant as a whole. That being said, it doesn’t deter us from returning!
We had an amazing experience at Macarena Tapas. It is a small quaint restaurant with a very friendly staff. John the owner has such a warm inviting manner, we felt welcome immediately. The food was fantastic! We tried all different varieties of tapas, from tenderloin, chicken, different types of cheeses to seafood. They were all delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
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!
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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