Tapas Valencia

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Located in Chicago’s South loop, we offer creative Spanish tapas, unique cocktails, and a lively atmosphere with walls adorned in multi-colored mosaic artwork reminiscent of the art of the great Spanish artists Joan Miro and Antoni Gaudí! Whether you’re dining with friends and family, exploring on a first date, or planning your next big event, Tapas Valencia is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. We carry on the tradition of great food and service that was started at our original location, Mesón Sabika in Naperville.

Specials

$3 to $5 Bar Bites

$3 to $5 tapitas available at the bar only

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 14, 2020

Ends: March 15, 2119

Availability: Sun-Thu 4:00PM-6:15PM
Fri-Sat 4:00PM-6:15PM 9:30PM-10:45PM

What 1803 People Are Saying
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H
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

C
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor is the BEST!

SW
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would highly recommend Tapas Valencia. My biggest "complaint" is with the "paella" because they make it with white rice (not paella rice) and they make it too thick. I understand they do this because we Americans don't like the socarrat! People would send the paella back claiming it was burned! Socarrat is the crusty crispy bottom of the paella that becomes caramelized and toasted on the bottom of the pan when it is cooking and is the mark of a well-made paella. Oh well. The food was otherwise amazing the the rice dish had a great flavor (but I can't call it Paella).

This is a new "must-go" Chicago eatery for me.

TD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here for dinner before a basketball game. Traffic made us later than expected but we told our waiter we only had 45 minutes and he was terrific. We had our first tapas meals within minutes of placing our order and even though we ordered multiple rounds we were still done in 45 minutes—without feeling rushed! How’d they do that?! And each of our 7 dishes was yummy. We chose their restaurant since our son is about to go to Spain and we thought getting a taste of what he’s in for would be good for all of us — and it was! The place has a fun, colorful yet artistic vibe and we all loved that the restrooms had mouthwash and tiny cups available. Why don’t all restaurants do that? Would definitely recommend.

KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very friendly staff throughout. All food choices were very good. Live music and dancer. Great ambiance. Nice mood lighting. Knowledgable wait staff. Exceeded my expectation.

JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place. Good food and ambiance. Service seems to push you quick

B
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thoroughly enjoye Tapas Valencia. They have a great assortment of tapas, both warm and cold, with vegetarian and vegan options. Our orders came out quickly, even the paella which is stated to take 45 minutes. All of the food we had was delicious. The plating is not astounding but it is not bad and the flavors are great. The sangria wasn't particular noteworthy but they do have 4 flavors besides the the white and red so that is fun. It was also great for my specific group as we were a group of 9 booking for a day of dinner reservation on Saturday. They were able to accommodate and it was a great birthday dinner. I am not a Chicago local, live in Boston, but Tapas Valencia was great for myself and my dining group.

r
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Tapas Valencia and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service friendly. There was a little confusion between the folks delivering the food and the servers, but overall it was not too bad. Also, the room was a little noisy for my liking, but everyone seemed to be having a good time. I would definitely go back, maybe earlier in the day or on a week night.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was thoughtfully plated and delicious. Drinks were delightful!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Great food, amazing service and lots of warm atmosphere.

KW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cucumber jalapeño martini was yummy! Expected tapas dishes with a few welcome upscale twists. Definitely is being added to my list to repeat dine.

3
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on a Sunday night, the restaurant was not full but a decent crowd. Our server was polite, professional and knowledgeable, all you could ask for. The sangrias are outstanding, especially the prickly pear, I could have drank them all night. We order a number of Tapas and all were fantastic! It was hard to pick just a few and I can’t wait to go back and try others.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! Loved everything we ordered. The lobster bisque is a must !

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was really good, they had live music playing not too loud . Love all the sangria flavors! Red, Mango and pomegranate sangria were my favorite. Service was great!

OT
London
74 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revisited and old favorite and we were glad we did. Outstanding tapas, wine, and service. They even sent a hand-written thank you not to our home, which is pretty amazing. Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a very outstanding experience. Alex was very attentive to our table and made sure to consistently check up on us as we progressed. The found was full of flavor and the portions were spot on. My only suggestion would be to include some more main courses just to cover a wider audience. Will come again!

TO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place didn’t understand it was a fixed menu when we went. Food was very good, and fixed menu gave us a tapas feel. Would like to go back for full menu

CS
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Valentines menu was a wonderful surprise. Everything was delicious! And the service was very attentive.

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A jewel in the South Loop with great food and wonderful ambiance.

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The staff was very knowledgeable. A great place to have a meal and a conversation.

GS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Tapas Valencia is my go to place. I have been there 5 times in the last 6 weeks and have enjoyed it very much. The only problem I had last Sunday was with the service, which has never happened before. I’m hoping it was just a fluke and they get this waitress trained better.

GV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expensive with water downed drinks. Ambiance was nice. Staff was attentive.

FV
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I sat at the bar - and had a wonderful experience! Victor was a great server and we enjoyed his suggestions on food. We ordered several “bar bites.” Our favorites were the crab avocado toast and the salmon angel hair pasta. The garlic potato salad is a must! Thanks for a great dinner!

MW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week great valve. My wife has food allergies and they went far out of their way to accommodate her!!

YH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and great food. definitely exceeded my expectation.

DA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Tapas Valencia. Hadn't been together in a while, but our time together here was WONDERFUL as always!!!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful place, delicious food, fun to share.

E
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

very good food, great taste, salad was fresh, price was right, easy to park on the street, planning to return soon

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time my date went there. He enjoyed all of the tacos. He does not eat paella which I was disappointed about so I did not try it. But everything else was such a treat and so much fun to eat! I enjoyed the flamingo dance with them. And Jose, he’s the bartender I guess but he was in charge of our section. He did an outstanding outstanding outstanding job of making sure everyone was happy and getting the food and drinks they need it. Wow he’s great for the business!

MQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome place for restaurant week!

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! The service was exceptional!

N
Dallas
135 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Curry Chicken salad is amazing. Loved all the dishes we tried. Pork tenderloin so good.

S
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, personalized service, excellent Spanish wine list, excellent food, interesting mosaics on walls. If you want tapas and are visiting Chicago downtown, short ride to this restaurant.

MJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food v

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch, food, service and atmosphere was superb as always!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing

LS
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas and paella were excellent as was the service. W will definitely return.

z
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant for special nights. I had a wonderful time

RA
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Been going to Tapas Valencia for years and this was best experience we've had. Music on Saturday night was great. Maybe just a little loud.

SP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music was great!!!Our server Jose was patient and informative!!! The food was delicious and fun.

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