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Tapas Barcelona, Evanston, IL

Tapas Barcelona

4.6
4.6
500 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Dine on traditional Spanish cuisine at Tapas Barcelona. Located 1615 Chicago Ave, north suburb of Evanston and just south of Northwestern University, this restaurant offers casual comfort and a friendly setting for dining out. Tapas Barcelona has various dishes on the menu, such as baked snails and pizza topped with spinach and goat cheese. It also serves seafood and vegetarian entrées. Tapas Barcelona has a full bar that offers guests various drinks, including Spanish selections of wine. Its atmosphere is ideal for meeting up with an old friend for lunch or having dinner with the family. This restaurant welcomes reservations and provides take-out services.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 866-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • North Suburbs

    Good for groups

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  1. RC

    RCM77

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was good but not stellar
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, great experience. We originally made the reservation for two but brought and extra person. They were able to accommodate us with no problem. Gesture greatly appreciated since it is a reservation based restaurant. Love Tapas Barcelona
  3. JC

    JimC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tapas the way you remember Good standbys and a few specials Recognized a birthday with a candle in the flan even
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Nice place, but the food was not very good.
  5. RL

    RuthL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    We found a hair in one of the plates,Disgusting!! The rest of the food was good but still high prices for small portions
  6. N

    Narial

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always, great conversation spot.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and won’t be the last. Zoe our server was excellent! Good great (and quick I might add). Squirt, octopus, tenderloin all wonderful. But those crazy bacon wrapped dates? YUM! I wanted a bottle of the rep pepper sauce to take home. Highly recommend
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! I highly recommend.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful relaxed pace. Terrific wait staff. Super friendly!
  10. JF

    JamesF

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice all around dining experience. Food was fresh, excellently prepared and service was good.
  11. L

    Lookingforexcellence

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun dining with the tapas experience of ordering multiple small shareable dishes. Nothing overpriced including the wine.
  12. RC

    RCM77

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal!
  13. MK

    MarkK

    Dallas

    179 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent dining experience. Seating is a bit tight, and not as comfortable as other places, but that's not why we went to a tapas restaurant. Some menu items are not what are typically found in Spanish restaurants, a very nice adventure. One item that I do not recommend is the snails, tiny portion on an unusual bread presentation, with a very piquant sauce underneath. It kind of overwhelms the snail. Highly recommended: the empanadilla. The patatas braves, a tapas staple, are prepared differently from other restaurants. Nice change. Service: super-knowledgeable and paced the dishes' delivery well, not an all-at-once affair like other places. Saturday night, parking is challenging, but the nearby (less than two blocks) Church Street garage had plenty of space available for less than $5.
  14. A

    Alan

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two words: Delicious Food
  15. SC

    StanC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A always, Tapas Barcelona was excellent. I went with two other couples as guests and everyone kept commenting that there wasn't a single bad selection from our mix of plates (beef, chicken, fish, vegetable, cheese....). I told them I didn't think I ever had a bad selection there. And we tried a bunch of desserts to compare them all (everything great, but our favorite was the creme brûlée, closely followed by the pear and ice cream). Other than the noise being a bit too loud to have a conversation at times, I have always had a grand time. And that sangria they make is just lovely!
  16. EB

    ElisBrasil

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Lots of different flavors. Everything cooked perfectly and good temperature when it got to the table.
  17. DD

    DeeDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific and ample tapas. Beautiful presentation. Professional and friendly service. Fun atmosphere, if a bit loud.
  18. AS

    AdamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service! Five stars. Everyone at the restaurant are nicely (not overwhelmingly) welcoming and make you feel good. Paellas!! Good times!
  19. C

    Chicgal

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bit pricey for the value. Most tapas portions at other restaurants give you more for the value.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service.
  21. SM

    SusanM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious. Fast delivery of good. Helpful staff.
  22. a

    arielle

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice meal.
  23. T

    Toujourslacuisine

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great lunch of mostly small plates outside. My friends were very pleased with the food, as was I. The jicama and mango salad was great as was the gazpacho. The outdoor tables are on the sidewalk, but it was still quite pleasant.
  24. e

    enso

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go when we visit Evanston. Love the Picasso drink too!
  25. WS

    WendyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Food and service were good but it was very loud and we were seated next to the bussing station which was unfortunate.
  26. AM

    AlexM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The service was kind and attentive. The ambiance was lively and fun. The tapas were varied and oh so flavorful! Overall, a great experience while reconnecting with a good friend. I highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! ❤️
  28. MS

    MadyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time here and everything was great. Waiter was very attentive and the food was excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Coming from NYC with older friends who recently moved to Evanston, glad we came. Service with personality, above average food. Thank you
  30. LV

    LoriV

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We really like Tapas Barcelona, come here often. The goat cheese appetizer was disappointing this time, the portion was really small and only gave us 4 pieces of small burnt bread pieces with it. When I asked I was brushed off by the server and he told me to use the plain bread on the table and explained how to dip a piece of bread into the sauce (whew..that concept was confusing, glad it was explained). The ceviche was good as well other fish dishes..I know this is tapas but seems the portions shrunk a bit this time. We will be back as we do enjoy, could’ve been an off night.
  31. s

    superchief1718

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lamb chops must be properly cooked to order; well done means well done
  32. S

    Sunny

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good experience, Bacon wrapped dates were good. Not impressed with Civeche. Need some flavor in the food overall.
  33. P

    Pati

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tapas are cold and hot and delicious! Pretty economical too.
  34. B

    Bobbob

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Too wet and cold to eat outside 😕
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic tapas. Reasonable prices. Good service and atmosphere.
  36. s

    superchief1718

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Need to double deck patio due to its popularity. So much for the bar in such great weather; but need a machine to destroy throng of flies outside. Food consistently prepared and good.
  37. r

    rw2538

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is good. Atmosphere is comfortable. Try the Spanish Margarita.
  38. s

    superchief1718

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waitress, Nina, very knowledgeable of the menu; dining al fresco a real treat; each menu item freshly prepared and served with pride.
  39. BM

    BerkshireMom

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good however, we made a reservation on OpenTable for 2 pm - fortunately we arrived at 1:30 and were informed the restaurant closes at 2:30 so it was good we were early! Also, I thought the vegetarian paella was good but for the price - over $20 - it should have been amazing or a much bigger portion.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best place in evanston!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tapas Barcelona using the Order Online button. Tapas Barcelona also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tapas Barcelona also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 866-9900.

Tapas Barcelona is rated 4.6 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Tapas Barcelona

1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Evanston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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