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About Tapas Valencia

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.

1530 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: Lunch from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Dinner from 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: Brunch from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm; Dinner from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
State and Roosevelt

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 842-4444

Website:
http://www.tapasvalencia.com/

Catering:
Please contact the event department at 630.983.3563

Parking Details:
Valet and Street Parking Available

Public Transit:
CTA bus: King Drive-3, State-29, Archer-62; Red/Orange/Green Line "L" stop: Roosevelt

Executive Chef:
Filemon Ochoa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Easter Brunch from 10:30am-3:30pm. Adults are $38.95. Children 7-12 are $17.95. Children under 6 are complimentary.

Credit card is required for reservation

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate NYE with us! Enjoy Sunday Brunch until 4pm. Our regular tapas menu is available from 4-6pm. Our prix fixe menu, complete with hot and cold tapas, an entree, & dessert, starts at 6:30pm and is $54.95 per person.

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Tapas Valencia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Authentic (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Live Music (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my third time going to Tapas Valencia and I was very disappointed this time. It seemed like the portions have gotten smaller and yet the prices were very high. For a family of 4, we spent over $150 and one of my teenagers barely ate. We were still hungry when we got home. We had invited some friends and I was actually embarrassed when the bill came because it was so high.

At this point, I do not ever plan to go back and I was a huge fan of T. Valencia. We will return to our old standby's, Emilio's Sol y Nieve or Café Babareeba. I also like Café Iberico for a Friday lunch downtown. Last time we were in the south loop we went to Kurah's, an elegant middle eastern restaurant and spent less than $100 for the family and had food to take home. You all should consider making some changes, if you want to stay in business.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

We come for family birthdays because everyone is happy with the menu options and the kid friendliness.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good. Service could have been more attentive.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

I love this place! The food is great and the service is outstanding. Every single person you interact with is incredibly kind and courteous it's what brings me back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was amaizing and tasty !! I will be back soon

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Monday they have $7 specialty drinks, they are so good and always fun to try something different. We are meat eaters and the dates with bacon and the steak tapas are our favorites.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great tapas! The tortilla espanol is nearly as good as in Madrid!

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nearly all positive! Only criticism, Waiters didn't know who ordered what so when the food came, there was alot of passing around. Granted - we had a party of 14...

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a great time! The food and service was excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

great resturant with a good varied menu and reasonably priced food and drinks

Tags: Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

When we arrived, I mentioned that I had an Open Table reservation; however, since the restaurant was fairly empty, the host didn't check his reservation log and just walked us to an empty table. As a result, it appeared that I was a no show for my reservation. It was Marathon weekend, yet the restaurant was very empty for a Saturday night, which was surprising yet nice. It's a hidden gem, and I think the marathoners hadn't stumbled upon it. I've been several times and am always pleased with the small plate dining experience. I would highly recommend it! The hot tapas are my favorite, and the $6 valet parking option can not be beat! Check it out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was great, sangria couldn't have been better. I highly reccomend this establishment.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always excellent service! Great food! Always consistent.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great meal, very reasonable price for the amount of food you get. Good way to try a variety of foods with a group of people.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Thank you for another wonderful evening. This restaurant has the best Spanish food in the city! Thank you for taking such good care of us, Margarita!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our first time there-we loved it and we will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Intimate experience , sangria really got the job done!

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I visited here with some colleagues while we were in town for a conference, and we just so happened to be there for Wednesday 1/2 price bottles of wine night. The atmosphere, staff and food were all fantastic! Small sharing plates were reasonably priced and substantial. If I lived in Chicago I'm sure I'd be a frequent visitor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Birthday dinner. Food was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was great. We will be back. The tapas and desserts were so good. The wait staff was knowledgeable and courteous.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nothing exciting, not even average, for example: I ordered the Grilled Calamari, it had absolutely ZERO flavor and was as chewy as a rubber band.

Waiter had no idea what what the items on the menu were or what types of liquor the bar stocked.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and drinks. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Perfect portions!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

My 1st time, great food and very friendly staff. Get a window table nice view,

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This visit was special; my wife was released from U of C Hospital & the FIRST place she wanted to go was Tapas Valencia :-) Our standards are Patatas con Alioli; literally a robust garlic potato salad, Dátiles con Tocino or roasted dates wrapped in bacon, and Tilapia Marinada; grilled tilapia with spinach and artichokes. The ingredients are fresh, and the food is simply delicious. What sets Tapas Valencia apart from the myriad of copy-cats? Service. Never rushed, forced, or patronizing. Just old-world courteous, servers who truly want your experience to be unique.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Antonio and margarita at the bar are the best thank you for everything the manager Chris Was very helpful . Friendly stuff and amazing place I love coming to tapas it's always fenomenal ..

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love Tapas Valencia. Food is delicious. Ambiance is fun. Had a great waitress, she was friendly and fun and made our dining experience that much better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant's "sister" restaurant in Naperville, the Meson Sabika, and this is just as good. In fact, it has the identical menu. The dishes are very well prepared and delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Tapas, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The paella was not the best I've had. The appetizer seemed was fresh and tasty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We dine here at least once a month. The food has never failed. I just LOVE this Restaurant

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Everything was great! Food was awesome, and the service excellent.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our waitress, Destiny, was awesome. So accommodating especially with our two little ones. She made us feel very comfortable, had great food recommendations (esp. loved the Tostada con Centollo and Pincho de Solomillo.....although the Paella consisitency, flavor profile and size portion compared to price left much to be desired.) I would say stick to the tapas, and you can't go wrong. Also pleasent surprise since we are originally from Napervile and to find out that this establishment is a sister to Meson Sabika in Naperville, IL, as well. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Came before coldplay(easy walk to soldier field). For starters- jose the manager took care of us. We parked there for the show. Very reasonable cost. Than he checked on us regularly to ensure we were satisfied. Margarita our server went over the top to see that everything was to our liking. All dishes were great. Very interesting apanish beers. The only "gripe" and its minor is that the corkage is 25. I thought a little high. Otherwise service was terrific, food amazing and price was right. Go to this place before a show or a bears game

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Tapas Valencia never disappoints us. We had a wonderful time with a very efficient and kind waiter, Antonio. Thanks again.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love Meson Sabika and this sister restaurant did not disappoint! Stopped here for dinner before a show at Northerly Island. Great good. Good service and a wonderful location!!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Host and waiter was excellent. Having been back from Spain recently. The tapas selection we ordered were just not quite as tasteful (bland) as I was hoping for. We ordered 12 different kinds so we definitely had variety. Was hoping for more than one sangria variety rather than flavors. I dont think I'll be returning here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was very good and the inside of the restaurant was a surprise. The wait staff was good but a little pushy when it came to ordering and trying to remove our food before we were finished. Since the restaurant was not crowded we felt we were being rushed. Would go back again.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I love this place in theory--great location, attentive staff. But the food is not very good. We were disappointed in nearly every dish we ordered. The flavors and preparation were unremarkable. We spent a lot for one round of drinks and 12 dishes (the waitress recommended three dishes per person). Disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I absolutely love this place and the service is ALWAYS on point! The Dátiles con Tocino, Tostada con Pato, Gambas al Ajillo & Tostada con Centollo were OUTSTANDING!!! The Champiñones Rellenos were tasty too, but I'm not big on mushrooms. My Sista/Friend had wine and enjoyed it - I have to say as I'm a beer lover, my first visit I tried the Strawberry Sangria - I LOVED IT & HAVE IT EVERY TIME I'M THERE...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Taste of Spain with the wine pairing was amazing! Chef came out to meet us per our request to compliment him personally. Chocolate dream (martini) was also awesome!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Seated immediately, pleasant and knowledgeable waiter, good wine and food suggestions, tapas came to table with good pacing and we never felt rushed. Very tasty and satisfying. A little pricey (as is the case with tapas), but still a good value.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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