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Macarena Tapas

4.8
4.8
717 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Macarena Tapas is a casual Spanish eatery that serves both traditional as well as innovative contemporary dishes. The restaurant has an intimate ambiance that makes it a great place for a romantic date or a relaxed dinner. Owner and Chef John Borras is particular about using high-quality ingredients to serve guests the best of Spanish flavors. Macarena Tapas also features a full-service bar. The menu at Macarena Tapas features a wide range of both cold and hot tapas. Popular cold tapas dishes include garlic potato salad, classic Spanish marinated scallop and shrimp salad and a platter of cured Serrano ham, sausage, Manchengo cheese and olives. Some of the recommended hot tapas selections include classic Spanish-style meatballs with tomato sauce and artisan white cheese, mussels in a spicy tomato-based sauce and crab cakes topped with Asian coleslaw and paprika aioli sauce.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (630) 420-8995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Borras

What 717 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • West Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • West Suburbs

    Best Food

  • West Suburbs

    Innovative

  • West Suburbs

    Romantic

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  1. SR

    SteveR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Best tapas around.
  2. RK

    RemoK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love this place! Horacio (server) was polite, talkative, and helpful. Garlic dishes had a wee bit too much garlic for our liking. Mango and passion fruit sangria was flavorful. We’ve dined here for at least 8-10 years (soon after they opened) and often recommend it. Will definitely be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was superb, but the food was over priced. Not as flavorful as I had anticipated, which was a bit disappointing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place !! Food was good and staff was excellent!!! We will defiantly be returning!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food!!!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was excellent. The only disappointment was that it was noisy, but I think that was because it was a Saturday night during restaurant week. We would go back and highly recommend this restaurant!
  7. AB

    ABoada

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods was excelent, but the best was to get to know new friends, owner and all staff were awesome. Looking forward to go soon again!
  8. NJ

    NaperJen

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A small and often overlooked gem! Great food and amazing staff.
  9. CA

    CANathe

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place! The food was absolutely fresh and delicious! The chicken croquettes were creamy crunch deliciousness! A wonderful bottle of Spanish wine at the perfect price point -the perfect match for our tapas meal. The service was spot on-providing detailed explanation of preparations along with pleasant conversation. This place is a must visit!
  10. L

    chrisL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This is not our first, and we love showing this restaurant to friends who haven’t seen it. It was great, though the octopus could’ve been cooked longer. The server was helpful but the restaurant is crowded. I don’t mean with people — I mean too many tables show too close together.
  11. KC

    KellyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John, the owner, was our server. He’s the sweetest man and is passionate about kids. Every entree was excellent and the desserts were even better. I’m sad this was our first time here and didn’t know about it. We will be back often.
  12. g

    grtrx

    Las Vegas

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Year’s Eve celebration and once again Macarena delivers great food and great service. Highlights of the food were the chacopa- New York strip steak done Milanese style with jamon and rede pepper. Truly wonderful - crispy and tender and full of flavor. The bombas are also top notch. Service is always efficient and friendly. This remains my favorite restaurant in naperville for many reasons. Highly recommended.
  13. P

    Panda

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Spanish tapas. Neat market in back of restaurant that has some special ingredients like imported meats and squid ink.
  14. AS

    AngelS

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic environment, staff, & food! Had a wonderful time.
  15. f

    fox1979

    Chicago

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best. Our server, Victor, is very attentive and always entertaining. The tapas are all fantastic with great variety. I’d recommend trying something new you haven’t had before.
  16. JM

    JerseyMike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could easily make the argument that this is the best restaurant in Naperville/Aurora. Elvia is the greatest.
  17. MB

    MichaelB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great time and the food was amazing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, great service. It’s a “ go to” for a reason
  19. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is friendly and quick. Food was amazing and such a great variety for vegetarians.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Tapas! We will be back! Thank you!
  21. D

    Dubs

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love dining here! The staff are friendly and always take great care of us. The food is consistent and wonderful. The atmosphere is cozy. It is a great place to go, and we always look forward to our next visit.
  22. r

    rgak

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service!
  23. AG

    AnnG

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food was good. Seated by front windows which were cold. Disappointed no kids meals. Pasta w butter, grilled cheese etc would be enough. All the tapas restaurants in gothic district in Barcelona had cheese pizza surprisingly. Mason sabika has basic kids meals. Something to consider to increase your clientele
  24. JH

    JimH

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent . (as always)
  25. J

    John

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent! The food was amazing! I have already recommended this place to many friends!
  26. C

    Cherie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service here is so personal. The staff guides you through the amazing items on the menu so you get a wonderful variety. There was a brand new flank steak option that was absolutely delicious. Drinks were great. At the end of the meal, my nephew was presented with a delectable Basque cheesecake for his birthday. We will surely be back soon.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is consistently amazing! The drinks, the food, the dessert, and the service is literally on point every time we go in. We are huge fans of the goat cheese entrees, no one makes them better anywhere else!
  28. l

    lessfoodie

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food and service were great. Love the low light ambiance and how quiet it is.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as ever! It was the perfect pick me up for the middle of the week. The food was delicious as ever and the sangria was spot on. Making plans to come back at least once a month. These good vibes are carrying me to the weekend.
  30. JL

    JuanL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  31. g

    grtrx

    Las Vegas

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Macarena is far and away the best tapas restaurant in the western suburbs - food is fantastic, service is warm and friendly and helpful. Great little wine and cocktail menu.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loud, hard to hear conversation. Food is excellent!
  33. D

    Dubs

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and cozy atmosphere. John, Victor, and staff are the best! Can't wait to return.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL!!!
  35. CB

    ChrisB

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Great menu. We enjoyed our meal. Service was excellent.
  36. KH

    KawtarH

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I came back to this restaurant after several months. I did not have a good memory last but thought I would give it another chance. Food is ok but the margarita and mojito were very good. The prices are high for the quality.
  37. AL

    AmelinL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  38. HE

    HelenE

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our second time here and it didn’t disappoint. The Argentine Malbec wine is really good .
  39. EV

    EstebanV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That food was great as always, and the service is even better!! Always have a great time at Macarenas. One of my wife’s and I’s favorite restaurants.
  40. N

    Napergirl

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time here. I went with a friend who had been here many times. All of the staff were very friendly and took time to explain the different plates and just have friendly conversation with us. We tried 4 different tapas, two cold and two hot. Started with the beet salad. I generally don't eat beets but this salad made me a huge fan. Next was the riced cauliflower and garlic salad. It was delicious. For hot tapas we had the baked goat cheese drizzle with mango infused honey. This was almost a dessert. As were the fried plantains. We couldn't finish those but I unfortunately left the to go box on the table. And to top it off we chose to go on Thursday which meant we enjoyed 1/2 price sangria. We both had red which I highly recommend. Definitely going back.

FAQs

Macarena Tapas does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Macarena Tapas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 420-8995.

Macarena Tapas is rated 4.8 stars by 717 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Macarena Tapas

618 S Route 59, 0, Naperville, 60540-0937

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Aurora Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Naperville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Borras

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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