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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:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

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

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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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (20)
Casual (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Authentic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Romantic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Live Music (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Great staff and Chris the manager was attentive!

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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall great experience! Would recommend to others.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Scenic View, People Watching, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a go-to for special dining. Great service. Great ambience. Better food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

LOVED this place! The menu was extensive, the flavors amazing and staff so friendly. It was a happy, bright place. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service. Wonderful happy hour food specials.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Really enjoyed the food. My girlfriend is vegetarian and I noticed there were not a lot of options for her as there were for the rest of us. I will eat vegetarian with her most of the time but unable to do so here. We ended up ordering takeout when we got home. My family and I enjoyed everything else. Will likely come back as it is in close proximity to home. Lobster ravioli and lamb were very good. My mom took her leftover chicken home which means she really appreciated it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Romantic, Healthy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went there for my in-laws wedding anniversary. They loved the tapas, sangria and ambiance. We sat by the live Flamenco dancers which were terrific. The staff was very attentive and thanks to open table they knew it was their anniversary and brought my in-laws a delicious and very generous dessert.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Live Music, Fun
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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 3, 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 December 31, 2017

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 28, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great dinner and very good service and food as usual

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 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 20, 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 2, 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 November 30, 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 29, 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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 (Chicago)·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 17, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food was crazy salty

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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 4, 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 28, 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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