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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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat your special someone to a romantic evening with a special prix fixe dinner menu at $44.95 per person. Dinner includes four courses plus dessert. Our prix fixe menu is the only menu available. Credit card required for reservation.
*Prix fixe dietary restricted menu available upon request.

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Tapas Valencia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Authentic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Romantic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Live Music (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This restaurant is a real gem. The food is outstanding and the chef came out personally to deliver our meals. We arrived during lunch and had wanted brunch food . The owner cheerfully accommodated our request for Spanish omelettes (which were delicious). Because the restaurant is open for dinner, it has a terrific wine list. The ambience is very light and happy. I highly recommend this venue for food, ambience and environment.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always great service & delicious food. Best tapas in Chicago

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Lupe the waitress was great! He was friendly and attaentive

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great New Year’s Eve spot. Entertainment was fun. Sangria was great as usual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

3rd time there and again it turned out to be great! Good value for the $ you spend. Food is good and variety is perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Although I hadn't been to Tapas Valencia in a couple of years, it remains a good place to eat, to bring a date, and if you like live music, then you will enjoy it, as well.
Whether you like your tapas hot, or cold, you will definitely find flavorful options here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great dinner and very good service and food as usual

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

really enjoyed the selection options, atmosphere, etc

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went with a group of 7 and were able to have a conversation which is unusual these days. Food and service were great and wine delicious. Lovely decor and ambiance. Will go again soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As Always it was fantastic. Scallops and the steak entrees are my two personal favorites. We had churros for desert that was amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tapas Valencia was recommended by a friend. She always on point with restaurants. She did not fail again. Tapas Valencia was great, the food, drinks, and service. Chris was our server, he was Great. Everything he recommended was fabulous. We enjoyed the entire experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our waitress was ver sweet and friendly. The food is always mouth watering-ly delicious!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My wife and I had a business meeting at Tapas Valencia and the restaurant did a great job accommodating us. The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

Food was good. Service could have been more attentive.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love tapas (small plates) and the variety of choices. Very reasonably priced.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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