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Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve, Chicago, IL

Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve

4.3
4.3
875 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    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
  • Phone number
    (312) 467-7177
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Emilio Gervilla and Crispin Plata
  • Catering
    Sol y Nieve provides catering for all types of events. For more information please contact our event planner - haley@emiliostapas.com
  • Private party facilities
    Sol y Nieve offers private and semi-private rooms for all type of events from 20 people up to 200.
  • Private party contact
    Haley Scaman: (708) 704-8964
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cross street
    Between St. Clair & Columbus Dr.
  • Parking details
    Public Pay Lot next door! Street Meter Parking
  • Public transit
    CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
  • Entertainment
    Occasional Spanish Flamenco Shows or Spanish Guitarist Music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 875 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 1.4Value

NoiseModerate

875 Reviews
  1. Rwag

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and service. Too bad it is their last day in being open

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  2. Nnmathteach

    Baltimore

    78 reviews

    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, but the service was just ok. The way the plates are brought out is confusing, so some at the table did not get their food later than others.

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  3. ChristineD

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was simply amazing and the service was wonderful.

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  4. WVgal

    Orlando

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for the husband to experience tapas and what a huge success it was! Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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  5. kowneow

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed this place. We flew in from the East coast to meet some family and friends who flew in from Asia; so no-one was familiar with the local food scene -- lucky choice! First, our server, Angel was awesome, friendly, patient, helpful! The food was great, for the first time in my life, everything we ordered was perfect, so much so, we ordered another round of everything. For the cost, we would have liked to have seen a little more octopus on the plate, but it was prepared perfectly. Enjoyed the cava sangria, 4 orders of the chorizo! It ended up $400 for 4 people including tip, but again we over-ordered a lot! All-in-all, we will definitely return when back in Chicago. Thank you for a great time Emilio's!

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  6. PeggyR

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniela was excellent! Very pleasant, gave excellent recommendations and always checked to make sure we were happy with our choices. The food was fantastic! Each tapas was better than the previous one and all were delicious. Authentic flavors,the food tasted just like we were in Spain. Highly recommended!!

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  7. Mona

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We just picked this restaurant due to proximity to the movie theater, but we were very pleasantly surprised by the innovative tapas, their variety and exceptional taste. Loving tapas, we went to most tapas restaurants in Chicago and suburbs, and this became our number one favorite.

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  8. ScottD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very please at Emilio’s , that was our first time at a tapas restaurant. Food was great . Next time in Chicago we would denetely go again.

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  9. NickyF

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. House Sangria was very good. Food was excellent. We shared three tapas. The Brochette of Beef and the Bacon Wrapped Dates were outstanding.

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  10. ReviewerBB

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emilio's is an old standby that consistently delivers wonderful tapas in a great atmosphere. Forget the pretentious crusted and infused places that last a year at best. Go for lasting quality.

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  11. BDDinner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tapa selection was extensive. We ordered 9 different items and then dessert. Everything was amazing! Will definitely being going back, and happy they have a suburban location too.

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  12. DanM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large menu with many choices to please everyone. Always high quality with special care taken for every dish. We dine here frequently and they never disappoint!

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  13. NicoleC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a must try! Our server was very helpful and polite! The food was delicious!

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  14. MollyC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great weeknight visit to introduce the kids to tapas.

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  15. KathyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers, bartenders and management were all very kind and knowledgeable. The happy hour specials were AMAZING!!! The mushroom soup was the best I've had! I am one of those people that like to taste this or that during meals. This place is heaven for that!

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  16. LanaF

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here with my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. We had a great time. The tapas are excellent. If you have time, I strongly recommend ordering the Paella. On Sundays it comes with a bottle of wine which is nice touch. The restaurant has a cozy feel and it's never too noisy so it's easy to talk to your friends. I definitely would recommend this place for a fun night out.

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  17. RonniE

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a must try gem of a restaurant. It is good for dates, family or business. Excellent food and service.

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  18. Jeff

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to Emilos and we found it very good and reasonable. Service was very good and the waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu.

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  19. Anonymousfoodie211

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tomato basil tapa was amazing.

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  20. GregT

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    GREAT service. Fun place, terrific food. We would go again!

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  21. theatergoer

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I hope that our waitress was new. But she needs more training. She did not understand instructions nor get orders correct. And since her English was poor, communication was difficult. Someone tried to appease us with a free tapas and drink coupons, but we never heard directly from management. The service was fair but the food was good.

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  22. tjxflyer

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A little bit of Spain in Chicago. Tapas or small plates have been so misused and ruined by a generation of nuevo grub "chefs" who think all you need to do is combine fifteen ingredients, serve small portions and charge large prices. It's wonderful to see authentic places like Emilio respect the art of Spain and Tapas. With excellent, knowledgeable wait staff, wonderful wine list and not a bad plate on the menu, it's like a little bit of Costa Del Sol in Chicago. But don't tell anyone - I want to be able to get a table without waiting weeks.

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  23. KathleenW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious!!!!great small tastes of food...nice drink selection with great sangria!!!!!

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  24. PeteB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food! On par with Iberico or Cafe Ba Ba Reeba!

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  25. Larry

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tapas, great service! The tapas portions were larger than most places - two of us shared three tapas and that was plenty, and then we shared a dessert as well. Our waitress was really friendly and attentive. There was a large party of about 20 seated near us, but the noise level was not bad. The weakest component was the red sangria - it was fine, but nothing special.

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  26. JenniferL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully tasty and large portions for tapas. Sadly Menu slightly different from online menu.. Went specifically for octopus tapas but it was only offered as an entrée. Octopus tasted amazing but only wanted tapas portion- and price. Also wish happy hour was not just limited to bar only. great food and ambiance - and friendly fast service.

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  27. HOuH

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always very good and service was impeccable. The restaurant decor is getting a little dated but food makes up for it!

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  28. jessiefyc

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience our server Jose was very attentive to all our needs would definitely go back again food was amazing

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  29. Celebrating

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved Jose Great suggestions Leisurely yet very efficient Comfortable ambiance can bridge from casual to special occasion, family or business

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect for a reunion dinner for visiting my daughter at college. The tapas were flavorful. The service was attentive. The ambiance was authentics. Had a wonderful time.

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  31. SarahH

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tapas was great. The paella was just ok. The seafood was a tad overdone and I longed for more saffron

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for our 5-year anniversary. Excellent food, great red wine sangria, and kind/attentive waitstaff. I come here at least twice a year and am never disappointed.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening with my husband. Our food was fabulous and the service great. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Chicago.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Norma was amazing! Ask for her if you come.

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  35. TPY1

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and authentic. The grilled calamari was especially good. Will definitely return.

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  36. pcb1107

    Milwaukee

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Found this in the area we were staying. They took our party of eight easily. Tapas based - the food was exceptional. We tried a variety of plates and then each had a main course. For sure try the bacon wrapped dates. Some of the dishes are on the spicy side so if that is not your thing be sure to ask. There were a range of specials which several in our party ordered. They were all excellent. The service was friendly and attentive. The staff were very professional. This would be a great place for business events in addition to private events and ideas I lived in Chicago would frequent it on a regular basis. I will bring my family here some day.

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  37. JimG

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and service superb. Paella was superb as were the tapas we enjoyed. Every dish was excellent

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  38. Jolthammer

    Chicago

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great waiter, great evening.

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  39. LeftyLenya

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our anniversary and enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and food immensely!

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  40. KimberlyW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Luis was amazing! Very helpful in describing the dishes, super quick both the server and the actual cooking, and accommodating for our first tapas experience. Super quiet and friendly on a Friday night. Wish I had room to try more! Great specials daily.

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215 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between St. Clair & Columbus Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Pay Lot next door! Street Meter Parking
  • Public transit
    CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Emilio Gervilla and Crispin Plata
  • Entertainment
    Occasional Spanish Flamenco Shows or Spanish Guitarist Music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 467-7177
  • Catering
    Sol y Nieve provides catering for all types of events. For more information please contact our event planner - haley@emiliostapas.com
  • Private party facilities
    Sol y Nieve offers private and semi-private rooms for all type of events from 20 people up to 200.
  • Private party contact
    Haley Scaman: (708) 704-8964
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