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Tapas Barcelona, Evanston, IL

Tapas Barcelona

4.6
4.6
486 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Dine on traditional Spanish cuisine at Tapas Barcelona. Located 1615 Chicago Ave, north suburb of Evanston and just south of Northwestern University, this restaurant offers casual comfort and a friendly setting for dining out. Tapas Barcelona has various dishes on the menu, such as baked snails and pizza topped with spinach and goat cheese. It also serves seafood and vegetarian entrées. Tapas Barcelona has a full bar that offers guests various drinks, including Spanish selections of wine. Its atmosphere is ideal for meeting up with an old friend for lunch or having dinner with the family. This restaurant welcomes reservations and provides take-out services.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 866-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 486 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. A

    Alan

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two words: Delicious Food
  2. SC

    StanC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A always, Tapas Barcelona was excellent. I went with two other couples as guests and everyone kept commenting that there wasn't a single bad selection from our mix of plates (beef, chicken, fish, vegetable, cheese....). I told them I didn't think I ever had a bad selection there. And we tried a bunch of desserts to compare them all (everything great, but our favorite was the creme brûlée, closely followed by the pear and ice cream). Other than the noise being a bit too loud to have a conversation at times, I have always had a grand time. And that sangria they make is just lovely!
  3. EB

    ElisBrasil

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Lots of different flavors. Everything cooked perfectly and good temperature when it got to the table.
  4. DD

    DeeDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific and ample tapas. Beautiful presentation. Professional and friendly service. Fun atmosphere, if a bit loud.
  5. AS

    AdamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service! Five stars. Everyone at the restaurant are nicely (not overwhelmingly) welcoming and make you feel good. Paellas!! Good times!
  6. C

    Chicgal

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bit pricey for the value. Most tapas portions at other restaurants give you more for the value.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service.
  8. SM

    SusanM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious. Fast delivery of good. Helpful staff.
  9. a

    arielle

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice meal.
  10. T

    Toujourslacuisine

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great lunch of mostly small plates outside. My friends were very pleased with the food, as was I. The jicama and mango salad was great as was the gazpacho. The outdoor tables are on the sidewalk, but it was still quite pleasant.
  11. e

    enso

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go when we visit Evanston. Love the Picasso drink too!
  12. WS

    WendyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Food and service were good but it was very loud and we were seated next to the bussing station which was unfortunate.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! ❤️
  14. MS

    MadyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time here and everything was great. Waiter was very attentive and the food was excellent!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Coming from NYC with older friends who recently moved to Evanston, glad we came. Service with personality, above average food. Thank you
  16. LV

    LoriV

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We really like Tapas Barcelona, come here often. The goat cheese appetizer was disappointing this time, the portion was really small and only gave us 4 pieces of small burnt bread pieces with it. When I asked I was brushed off by the server and he told me to use the plain bread on the table and explained how to dip a piece of bread into the sauce (whew..that concept was confusing, glad it was explained). The ceviche was good as well other fish dishes..I know this is tapas but seems the portions shrunk a bit this time. We will be back as we do enjoy, could’ve been an off night.
  17. s

    superchief1718

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lamb chops must be properly cooked to order; well done means well done
  18. S

    Sunny

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good experience, Bacon wrapped dates were good. Not impressed with Civeche. Need some flavor in the food overall.
  19. P

    Pati

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tapas are cold and hot and delicious! Pretty economical too.
  20. B

    Bobbob

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Too wet and cold to eat outside 😕
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic tapas. Reasonable prices. Good service and atmosphere.
  22. s

    superchief1718

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Need to double deck patio due to its popularity. So much for the bar in such great weather; but need a machine to destroy throng of flies outside. Food consistently prepared and good.
  23. r

    rw2538

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is good. Atmosphere is comfortable. Try the Spanish Margarita.
  24. s

    superchief1718

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waitress, Nina, very knowledgeable of the menu; dining al fresco a real treat; each menu item freshly prepared and served with pride.
  25. BM

    BerkshireMom

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good however, we made a reservation on OpenTable for 2 pm - fortunately we arrived at 1:30 and were informed the restaurant closes at 2:30 so it was good we were early! Also, I thought the vegetarian paella was good but for the price - over $20 - it should have been amazing or a much bigger portion.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best place in evanston!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience
  28. QT

    QTIPS

    Chicago

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We like small plates (tapas). Was busy. Delicious food & all at an affordable price. Indoor/outdoor dining. I had my Old Fashion & the other half had a Margarita. Took Mrs. Q’s sister out for a BD celebration dinner. We shared: Queso de Cabra Con Tomate – Goat Cheese in a tomato sauce with garlic bread. Q-tips had: Lomo de Cerdo al Pedro Ximenez – Grilled Pork Tenderloin with roasted potatoes and peppers dry sherry sauce. Gambas Al Ajillo – Sautéed shrimp with a garlic sauce. Chuletitas de Cordero – Baby lamb chops in a savory red wine sauce served with couscous. Sis had: A special of the day & Dali Pizza – Caramelized onions, crispy bacon, tomato, mozzarella. Also, a beer. Best part was: being together & enjoying the delicious food/drinks.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a perfect date night spot. Everything was outstanding- the food, the ambiance, the service, and the prices. Really some of the best food I've had in a long time. Must get the bacon wrapped dates! Already itching to go back!
  30. m

    marshab

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tapas Barcelona is our favorite restaurant in Evanston.
  31. a

    anonymous

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the wait staff were very kind.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was just terrible. Cold dishes in the menu served hot. Everything was just bland. No spices
  33. DF

    DebbyF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Migel was wonderful! Food was excellent! We will be going back soon!
  34. QT

    QTIPS

    Chicago

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We like small plates (tapas). Was busy. Delicious food & all at an affordable price. Indoor/outdoor dining. I had my Old Fashion & the other half had a Margarita & The Son also had a Margarita. Our Daughter in law had: Brut Rose & Marques de Caceres, Rioja, Spain. Q-tips had: Lomo de Cerdo al Pedro Ximenez – Grilled Pork Tenderloin with roasted potatoes and peppers dry sherry sauce. Gambas Al Ajillo – Sautéed shrimp with a garlic sauce. Queso de Cabra Con Tomate – Goat Cheese in a tomato sauce with garlic bread. Son & Daughter in law shared: Queso de Cabra Con Tomate – Goat Cheese in a tomato sauce with garlic bread. Stuffed Egg Plant. Croquettes de jour. Aguacate con CangrejoFresh – crab meat with avocado, cucumber and tomato. Best part was: being together & enjoying the delicious food/drinks
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Our server, Siad, was not very attentive to us. Didn't offer us bread but other tables he did. He was very cold with us and took forever to get us our check. We love Tapas Barcelona but if we decide to go back, we will not let him wait on us. Zero tip left.
  36. C

    Chicago123

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Wait staff was attentive. Food runner was abrupt when twice reminded that we were waiting (at least 20 minutes) for a particular tapa. This tapa came at the end of our meal because an error was made in the kitchen, according to a staff member. Tapas ranged from good to very good. Service is rated fair based on two errors made with orders and condescending attitude from food runner.
  37. JS

    JoanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The quality of the food ranged from excellent to good. It made everyone happy, from the 7 and 10 year olds and their parents to their grandmother. The server was delightful! It's casual, somewhat noisy but not so much as to interfere with our conversation. If your kids are adventurous in their eating, it's a great place to take them.
  38. w

    wendyk

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was gracious from the reservation experience very through the meal. We added an additional person to our party a day before and reservation couldn’t be adjusted online, so I called. Very helpful fellow called me back and said not to worry, we’ll work it out and they did! Food was good but not great. Some dishes were terrific and some okay. Paella and patates bravas okay; grilled vegetables, chicken and meat dishes delicious. Good place for a group.
  39. BS

    BettieS

    Tampa

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Three friends got together for dinner for the first time in years. We ordered six little plates sand a couple of desserts. Everything was delicious and nicely presented. The squid with bacon(?) and beef on a skewer with horseradish sauce and the desserts - Spanish profiteroles and tiramisu were highlights Staff was wonderful. Friendly and efficient!! The bad news was it was so noisy that we had difficulty hearing each other. So I suggest eating outside if weather permits
  40. CE

    CheryleE

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! Lovely, fun, great food and ambiance!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tapas Barcelona using the Order Online button. Tapas Barcelona also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tapas Barcelona also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 866-9900.

Tapas Barcelona is rated 4.6 stars by 486 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Tapas Barcelona

1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Evanston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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