Tapas Valencia

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$30 and under
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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.
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Bar Bites

$3 to $5 bar bites available @ the bar only
"No discounts or promotional offers can be applied"

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 1, 2020

Ends: February 2, 2119

Availability: Sun-Thu 4:00PM-6:30PM
Fri-Sat 4:00PM-6:30PM 9:30PM-11:00PM

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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
48 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
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
134 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
36 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.

GR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas Valencia never disappoints. If you enjoy a tapas meal and sharing small plates of fabulous food, this is the place.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food is high priced with very small portions even for tapas. Tapas are about small but perfect bites. The food here was lackluster. Specifically the shrimp were flavorless and the goat cheese tasted like red sauce from a can.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good dining experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the prefix dinner and everything was delectable including our sangria. Our waiter timed everything perfectly so that we ate our tapas and one the food settled our next tapa was available. Best service ever!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a south loop restaurant for dinner and choose Tapas Valencia. Our server Bryan was exceptional. There when we were ready to order our get the check and if we were eating, he didn't pester us. The flavors of the different dishes was excellent, with the rather simple patatas bravas being the hit of the night. The red sauce had great depth of flavor. And the best part was that dinner for 2, including drinks and a bottle of white wine was under $150.

ED
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (interesting and delicious flavor combinations), amazing service. Highly recommend!

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