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Tapas Valencia

4.6
1446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Perfect For:
  • Tapas
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
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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
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Phone number
(312) 842-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Filemon Ochoa
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Catering
Please contact the event department at 630.983.3563
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State and Roosevelt
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Parking details
Valet and Street Parking Available
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Public transit
CTA bus: King Drive-3, State-29, Archer-62; Red/Orange/Green Line "L" stop: Roosevelt
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Adults: $38.95, Children: $17.95, children 6 and under complimentary. Our special brunch includes a variety of our most popular tapas, paella, a prime rib carving station, breakfast items, desserts, and a complimentary glass of Champagne or mimosa. Credit card required for reservation.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1446 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a wonderful experience and our server was amazing. Very friendly atmosphere and they have live music and dancer on Saturday evenings.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great meal and a couple of drinks...for very reasonable cost. The lamb on portobello mushrooms was the highlight but it was all good. Nice atmosphere and good service. Would definitely come again.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Was not happy with the service. Took way too long to both get our order, but even getting a check took forever.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

the food was very good. a very large selection of dishes. The service was particularly attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Brian, our waiter, was outstanding! Enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates, loved the pear tart. Did not care for the tenderloin or the goat cheese in tomato/basil sauce with pesto toast <-Café Baba Reeba does that MUCH better. Glasses of cava on special for $5 the Sunday we visited and it was quite good. Stuffed mushrooms were ok. Seared scallops were good as was the beet salad. Stay away from the garlic shrimp.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As always, the food was excellent. This time, our waiter was a bit lacking in attention. He didn't bring us our bread and olive oil to start with.
Left us for 10 minutes after first greeting us and finally came back to take our drink order. Other than that, everything was good as always.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fast service! Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Tapas Valencia is an excellent Spanish restaurant. It features an extensive selection of hot and cold tapas, as well as entree size dishes. We enjoy taking friends and family to dine at Tapas Valencia not only because the food is delicious, but also because the service is superior. We have never had a dish that was merely average and can enthusiastically recommend the entire menu, confident that you will like any dish you order. They have a very good wine list and offer all of our favorite Spanish wines.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is my second time at Tapas Valencia and it was just as great as the first time. The server was able to speak of the menu and recommend items which were in fact very delicious to try. The ambiance was quiet, but very much awake-the perfect way to spend my brother's birthday dinner. I would definitely recommend for the service and the delicious food.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Affordable, delicious, friendly staff....next time I am in town I will dinner here again!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great tapas, especially the octopus and the goat cheese. And the coconut flan.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent tapas. Delightful staff.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My first visit to Tapas Valencia. The food was very good. The sangria was average. The service was very good. I will definitely make a return visit when the weather warms. I would like to get a feel for the place on a warm weekend evening when the street side tables are available.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A return trip and did not disappoint. Group ordered about a dozen dishes and all were delicious! Service can be tricky, but our waitress was a pro. Highlights were a goat cheese-filled pastry, bacon-wrapped dates and dessert. Profiteroles and lava cake. Someone in the kitchen knows their chocolate! Peach sangria was a great twist. Can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I have been to this restaurant before and remembered it being much better. The sangria is quite good, but the food was average, nothing spectacular. There are many traditional Spanish tapas, but the flavors leave something to be desired.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This Tapas Place was wonderful. We wanted to try someplace new and South of the loop. Found it online. The decor was very engaging, the food suburb, the Service great. Our server had several recommendations that we followed and we loved. The sangria was very good and the manager come over to give us some additional information. We definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We love this place!!

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I thought the food was pretty great. There was a nice variety of cold and hot tapas and the preparation and craftsmanship of them really made every dish truly great. I wish I could provide further positive feedback but I can't. Although our server seemed nice, her service was pretty slow, distant, uninterested, and highly absent. It took forever for us to get our drinks and we had to wait over 30 minutes to get 2 desserts. There were various times I had to flag down other servers and even the hostess to get things I we needed and to settle my bill. Also, I found it very odd and inconvenient that customers can't settle a bill with multiple forms of payment or get separate checks. And, it's even more ridiculous to be told that "we can't do that because our system does not allow it". I worked in this industry for over 10 years and know that, to split a check the only thing that needs to be done is to void the existing check, re-ring it as 2 separate ones, and tell the kitchen to not make it.

Over the course of my career, I have found that what makes customers come back is not only the food but they way they are made feel during their dining experience. Unfortunately, for us this is not a place we will be back or recommend to friends. We traveled 48 miles to try this out and were deeply disappointed. Luckily, Chicago has many more wonderful options available.

Regards,
Pamela Pimentel

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Bryan was our server and did a fantastic job! Great menu recommendations for us and handled the situation well when 6 more people arrived at the restaurant wanting to join our party of 3! Thanks also to the hostess for finding a larger table to accommodate all of us (9 people total) on short notice, on a busy Saturday night. The live music was great and the flamenco dancer was a fun addition to the band. Menu variety was great - many options. Tapas was tasty and cocktails were great. Watch out for the cava sangria pitchers - strong! It didn't take much to feel the effects. Desserts were yummy too. We had a great time! Highly recommend! We will definitely be back the next time we are in town!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice little neighborhood location in South Loop. Good food, great service.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Our group tried Tapas Valencia last year while in Chicago attending a business conference. We were so impressed that we returned this year. We went around the table, each ordering a dish for a "round" of fine dining. Add a pitcher of sangria and it made for a fun experience.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

One of my favorite tapas places in the city, the service is beyond excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always have great seafood, drinks, and desserts!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always a good experience. I need to make a mental note to make my reservations a bit later on Saturday night so I can enjoy more of the live music.
Although out paellas always come out much faster than the time indicated, it's a good idea to place your order ahead of time if you wanted to order one.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our waitress was so awesome!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This used to be a favorite of ours, but we stopped going awhile ago when a change in chef made the dishes unreliable. What a wonderful surprise to return to an all-excellent meal. Each dish was one I'll order again--and the sooner, the better, though I also look forward to trying new ones. If I have to single out any, it would be the pulpo and solomillo. We won't go again without adding those to our meal. Mmmmmmm, good!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Made reservations for 7 for both my daughters birthday. The food came out at appropriate times, allowing us to pass, enjoy and converse. Our waitress was knowledgeable and fun! And at the end, she provided ice cream puffs for the birthday girls....which was certainly enough for all of us! The food still has me drooling!!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Always a great evening with excellent food and drink. Friends who had never been, were very impressed. You made new fans! We come often for the happy hour at the bar.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great staff and Chris the manager was attentive!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great Service and Terrific Tapas. We will definitely go back when we are in the South Loop. Already recommended this spot to friends and Family.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Our experience was outstanding from the food to the service. The menu was easy to navigate. The choices were plentiful. There were a variety of flavors and combinations. We tried 7 tapas and 3 desserts. We were extremely happy. Thank you for our visit.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I have been to Tapas Valencia many times. Never disappointed. This last visit, our server was Jose. He made the experience even more enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall great experience! Would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Thank you Margarita and Jose for another wonderful evening at your restaurant. We love coming to Tapas for the excellent food and especially for the wonderful people who treat us like family every time we come.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

I didn't really think about this too much because I was visiting with an old friend. However, we didn't' get water refills, only one time did they ask about drinks and it wasn't until the end of our dinner at that point water would have been nice but not another alchololic drink. Anyway, food was ok. Not specatcular. I probably wouldn't go hear again... maybe it's a nice place for a neighborhood restaurant but not for a night out. The waitress was really nice when she checked on us and it wasn't even crowded.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was excellent. We tried the Restaurant week menu. Great! Restaurant week is a great opportunity to try new places

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

A very vibrant menu
Plates were very well prepared
Unique spin to dishes that I like

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

First time at this restaurant. Food and service was great. Definitely a repeat.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great for sharing and trying new things. Excellent dessert. $6 valet parking!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great time. People were friendly from walking in the door to leaving. Definitely going back.

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