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About Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve
Chicago, IL 60611
You'll be tempted by the tapas at this Streeterville eatery, from the team behind Emilio's Tapas (other location is in Hillside). Our name means sun and snow, and we serve a wide range of hot and cold Spanish choices, including grilled shrimp with garlic lemon butter sauce, baked goat cheese in tomato sauce, paella, among other fabulous tapas. The wine list features more than 60 choices, many available by the glass. The restaurant features colorful murals, tile mosaics and iron light fixtures. During summer, the patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great tapas and sangria.
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Between St. Clair & Columbus Dr.
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Occasional Spanish Flamenco Shows or Spanish Guitarist Music.
Sol y Nieve provides catering for all types of events. For more information please contact our event planner - email@example.com
Public Pay Lot next door! Street Meter Parking
CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
Emilio Gervilla and Crispin Plata
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Flamenco Shows, Wine Tastings, Wine/Dinner Pairings, Cooking Demo's, Sunday Suppers with Emilio.
Sol y Nieve offers private and semi-private rooms for all type of events from 20 people up to 200.
What Insiders Are Saying
Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve Ratings and Reviews
We just picked this restaurant due to proximity to the movie theater, but we were very pleasantly surprised by the innovative tapas, their variety and exceptional taste. Loving tapas, we went to most tapas restaurants in Chicago and suburbs, and this became our number one favorite.
The servers, bartenders and management were all very kind and knowledgeable. The happy hour specials were AMAZING!!! The mushroom soup was the best I've had! I am one of those people that like to taste this or that during meals. This place is heaven for that!
I went here with my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. We had a great time. The tapas are excellent. If you have time, I strongly recommend ordering the Paella. On Sundays it comes with a bottle of wine which is nice touch. The restaurant has a cozy feel and it's never too noisy so it's easy to talk to your friends. I definitely would recommend this place for a fun night out.
I hope that our waitress was new. But she needs more training. She did not understand instructions nor get orders correct. And since her English was poor, communication was difficult. Someone tried to appease us with a free tapas and drink coupons, but we never heard directly from management. The service was fair but the food was good.
A little bit of Spain in Chicago.
Tapas or small plates have been so misused and ruined by a generation of nuevo grub "chefs" who think all you need to do is combine fifteen ingredients, serve small portions and charge large prices.
It's wonderful to see authentic places like Emilio respect the art of Spain and Tapas.
With excellent, knowledgeable wait staff, wonderful wine list and not a bad plate on the menu, it's like a little bit of Costa Del Sol in Chicago.
But don't tell anyone - I want to be able to get a table without waiting weeks.
Great tapas, great service!
The tapas portions were larger than most places - two of us shared three tapas and that was plenty, and then we shared a dessert as well. Our waitress was really friendly and attentive.
There was a large party of about 20 seated near us, but the noise level was not bad.
The weakest component was the red sangria - it was fine, but nothing special.
Wonderfully tasty and large portions for tapas. Sadly Menu slightly different from online menu.. Went specifically for octopus tapas but it was only offered as an entrée. Octopus tasted amazing but only wanted tapas portion- and price. Also wish happy hour was not just limited to bar only. great food and ambiance - and friendly fast service.
Found this in the area we were staying. They took our party of eight easily. Tapas based - the food was exceptional. We tried a variety of plates and then each had a main course. For sure try the bacon wrapped dates. Some of the dishes are on the spicy side so if that is not your thing be sure to ask.
There were a range of specials which several in our party ordered. They were all excellent.
The service was friendly and attentive. The staff were very professional.
This would be a great place for business events in addition to private events and ideas I lived in Chicago would frequent it on a regular basis. I will bring my family here some day.
Our server Luis was amazing! Very helpful in describing the dishes, super quick both the server and the actual cooking, and accommodating for our first tapas experience. Super quiet and friendly on a Friday night. Wish I had room to try more! Great specials daily.
Generally good experience, but they need to let food rest before serving it. A couple dishes were WAY too hot. Bacon wrapped dates burned my date's mouth. Also got the order wrong, which is a bit frustrating. But it was resolved quickly. Food tastes great, though.
Very authentic Spanish food, delicious, fresh, beautifully prepared and presented. The calamari and shrimp were cooked just right and seasoned lightly, just to enhance their natural flavours. The potatoes dish, the chick pea dish (a delicious version of houmous) and the cured meat and cheese platter were all fabulous, but the baked goat cheese was the star. Would definitely recommend this place.
We went to Emilio's for our New Year Eve's dinner with friends and family. Our table was ready, service was outstanding (thanks!!), the food was really good and the waiter even helped us get some "custom" drinks made. We had a great time and for sure will go back there when visiting Chicago.
We always enjoy our visits to either the two restaurants, Hillside or Chicago. This time was Sol y Nieve in Chicago. The food is excellent, service and the ambiance are great. The only drawback are the prices, but its about the same everywhere else you go.
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