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Tapas Valencia

4.7
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1864 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1864 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipALEXISG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner. We tried about 8 different tapas and the sangria flight. Every single dish was fantastic. Definitely will be back.

Felt very safe at their restaurant. Everyone wore masks, the tables were socially distant, and they take your temperature when you come in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful and delicious as always.

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Luis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food wasn't similar to Spanish food. I am from Spain and I went there thinking that it was going to be good but it was horrible. The clams were expired and the ham didn't even look like Spanish ham. The music was too loud and it wasn't cheap at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Staff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid. Food. Good service.

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Fernando
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made us feel really welcome. Food was amazing! Great social distancing rules in place. Will definitely return.

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chigirl34
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We ordered the grilled octopus, lamb, shrimp, mushroom caps, empanadas, and the banana with ice cream for dessert. Ate it all before we even thought of photos.

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SteveC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We are super picky about COVID precautions and felt that Valencia did a great job. I felt comfortable and would go back. Even though they enforced restrictions very well, we'd go early next time, as it got more crowded as the evening wore on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose the general manager and entire wait staff was amazing! Food was great, really enjoyed the experience and will be back!

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vipIvyS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were outstanding. They have many delicious tapas you won't see at other tapas restaurants.

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Windy
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and two of my sons friends walked by and engaged us in an extended conversation our server held back our plates. That way we got to eat hot and fresh food when they left. I appreciate their concern about our experience but it wouldn’t have mattered if the food wasn’t good. From the black bean soup to the flan every course was tasty and interesting. I recommend the goat cheese in pecans and the roasted dates, an explosion of flavor. Go and try a variety of small plates you will not regret your meal.

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NoraM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great atmosphere and the staff is super friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. And both managers there are very attentive. Love this place.

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RebeccaV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite go to Tapas, great patio!

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SalJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

In short this place has very friendly staff and good outdoor ambiance but food was lackluster. Not worth the price in my opinion

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious and it was truly the best service I’ve ever had!

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JordanP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome dining experience at Tapas Valencia! It was not hard to find parking thanks to their $6 valet service. Bryan, our waiter, was so kind and made sure we had everything we needed. He even made a few recommendations on what to order as it was our first time there. The food was even better than the service! We dined outside and it was very nice, not too crowded or loud. We will definitely be coming back to try more of the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite tapas restaurants. The aesthetic are beautiful, large mosaics. The walls are pieces of art. I had the patas aioli and the salmon. Both were delicious. I also love the pomegranate sangria. The food is flavorful and lightly seasoned. I would definitely recommend trying this hidden jewel.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious food and nice staff. Outdoor seating near the street was a bit loud but the amazing food made up for it

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ValdimarT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent foods and wonderful staff will make any occasion outstanding!

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Memo
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Very clean and well organized during this COVID situation. Food was delicious and service was excellent! We will definitely be going back!

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YashB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of the best places to have Tapas.Lot of vegetarian and vegan options.Food was absolutely delicious and dessert was awesome.

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Dontknowwhattoputhere
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service is amazing but food is mediocre at best.

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Sarbear
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am so excited Tapas Valencia came to South Loop and I can’t wait to eat here again! The service was phenomenal. And you must realize because of the restrictions, everywhere we’ve eaten has less servers and it takes long to order however this place mastered this by having someone bring water right away with a jug you can refill your own, multiple people walking around to clear plates when finished, and a manager walking around to ensure we’d been helped which we had been. Everyone was kind and welcoming, the food was incredible and the red sangria was some of the best!!!! Thanks for a wonderful experience!! Go check them out!

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KelleyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to have a nice drink with a friend during this Pandemic. Outdoor space very nice and Brian was the best server ever.

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CristinaD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved dining here PPre-COVID and felt super safe during our recent visit. The food is amazing, we really appreciate the safety measures and our server Bryan was the absolute best!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice place and food.

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Kimberly
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say! I love this place. The hubby and I have been coming here every year for my birthday and for our anniversary; every since they opened! And they have yet to disappoint. The service is always excellent, the food and presentation is also excellent! The menu has a wide variety of delicious foods. The drinks are a little pricey but well worth it! They are strong! The ambiance is also always nice. Trust me this place will not disappoint.

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SarahH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! Was in town to visit my son during this very weird COVID time. We don't have a lot of experience with tapas, but our server, Bryan, helped us to figure everything out. We ordered lots of delicious things--loved the octopus, to my great surprise! The paella is out of this world, can't recommend it highly enough. Would definitely return the next time that we're in town. I hope that everyone else visits this gem of a restaurant!

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Daniela
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, friendly and attentive service, amazing sangría for a really good price.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not have one bad dish! Absolutely loved this place

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EdwardH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, as usual, and the service was great.. We were unable to sit outside because of road construction, but they gave us a good table by the windows. Inside seating was well laid out for distancing. They are very conscientious about sanitizing, which is appreciated.

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vipGerri
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Such a pleasant place. The menu is creative and the Sangria is wonderful! My husband had a 1604 Spanish beer and he really enjoyed it. The service is outstanding. We did not get too creative with our ordering (my husband doing sliders and myself a crispy chicken salad) but all very good. We did start out with the dates and enjoyed them very much. Will definitely make this a regular on our south loop rotation. We ate outside, but the inside looked very cute with a large bar. I'd recommend this place completely.

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SheilaB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Enjoyed it

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ThaddeusB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Spanish mother-in-law to Tapas Valencia. She loved it! She said the paella was very good and tasted truly authentic!

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vipBarringtonBelle
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Ambience in patio area was affected by wind.
All was very good otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to celebrate a birthday.

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Shaywan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was good. Will definitely be back

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pvcary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot.

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TawaynaS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the lamb chops, tilapia, scallops and calamari. Everything was amazing. Can't wait to return and try the paella.

FAQs

Tapas Valencia does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Tapas Valencia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 842-4444.

Tapas Valencia is rated 4.7 stars by 1864 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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