Tapas Gitana

4.3
229 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
At Tapas Gitana, waves of steam steeped in saffron, chorizo, and seafood stock rise from paella pans and dishes, featured on ABC's Hungry Hound, carry your palates away to Barcelona. Cold tapas twine ingredients such as avocado, Serrano ham, and Manchego cheese, and hot tapas exhibit tiger prawns that fuel the sharing and conversation of small-plate dining. You'll find the atmosphere invites you to relax, laugh and enjoy. Sit in a quiet corner and enjoy our live entertainment on Wednesday nights, or enjoy a pitcher of refreshing sangria and fresh air on our beautiful outdoor patio.

Last seating 15 minutes prior to closing. Reservations are not accepted for patio for less than 6 people. Seating on the patio is first come first served.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover with a minimum $20 purchase; max of two credit cards per party.
We can split checks evenly however, No separate checks.
Tapas Gitana - Eat, Explore, Live life to the fullest.
What 229 People Are Saying
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JO
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Friendly attentive staff.

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TG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice go-to place for a nice meal and relaxing time.

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IS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ,great atmosphere, friendly staff and choices are outstanding.

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BK
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the music on the patio! Wonderful.

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HV
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got to the restaurant and the hostess was great and sat us within minutes she even helped out the waiter when needed by bringing a drink or a plate of food whenever possible. She made the experience very pleasurable.

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L
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good, consistent Spanish tapas. Not the best, but good.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Our go to place for special occasions. Love it.

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OT
Chicago
265 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Pleasantly surprised they have a kids menu. Will return!

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s
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have been here many times. Always good and flavorful food. Only complaint which is consistent is the wait. Seems like they are never in a hurry here in terms of the wait staff. We are usually sitting at the table for 10-15 minutes before even being asked for drink orders. Then another 10-15 minutes for bread and/or order for food. Food usually takes another 20-30 minutes even for the cold appetizers and entree?

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VA
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, serving a little slow, probably not enough waters for Friday night

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RK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The outdoor patio is the reason to go. So are the olives.

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LF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is fantastic with great variety and it's always fun to share. Summer dining outside is fabulous. Love the desserts here too!

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JY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food here! It’s always consistent and delicious!

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R
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choices, many options including fish, meat vegetarian. Fun place!!

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were seated for our reservation about five minutes after arrival, but the entryway was an awkward navigation beverage the hostess wasn't moving people away from the door. The food was yummy, but they ran out of the tortilla by 7:30.... What? Our server want trained well and we had to ask for everything that a seasoned one would have seen is up with, but it's always a decent time

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b
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

I love the food, but the service can be terrible to OK.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Seems to be fairly run down. Service was very slow and the waiters all seemed stressed and overwhelmed. Food was fine I guess but I've had much better tapas for the price. Overall quite bland. Probably will not return.

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m
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Leo, was excellent, and helped guide us on ordering. The food tasted excellent, but some of the portions, even for tapas, were tiny. There were six of us and we barely got a taste once we split things up. Loved the white sangria. Not everyone serves that. Paella was also very good. Food came out inconsistently. Waited a long time at first, then a bunch of stuff, then another long wait period. Overall, though, good enough tapas place in the burbs.

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G
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always has good selection of hot and cold dishes.

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W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and all around terrific place!

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AG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service. A place I would Highly recommend

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FG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great local place for tapas. Service unusually slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Understaffed resulted in slow service.

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AR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

service was horrible and food was mediocre and it took forever to get our food. we will not come back again and certainly not recommend this restaurant

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Best Paella Ive ever had. Friendly staff. Good customer service.

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B
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We were quite surprised at being the only diners on this weekday evening. Some of the usual menu highlights were not available. The service was excellent but the food was not as good as i remember it.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is really good. Too bad the waiter was not that attentive.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food just wasn’t as good as it used to be.

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S
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a good meal there. We had tiger shrimp, goat cheese and marinara , lamb and steak dish. All were very good.

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W
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

The food was good but there is a strange smell in the restaurant which made the dinner unappealing.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Birthday dinner for my Daughter.

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OT
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The fried artichoke and the scallops are two of the best things on the menu. Everything was great.

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HV
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good service and a relaxing atmosphere. Great evening

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CK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, warm atmosphere and good service. What more could you ask for!

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H
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn't been to Tapas Gitana for several years. We were very pleasantly surprised by the tastiness and quality of the food, which seems to have significantly improved. The cost was very moderate - our party of 4 had about 7 dishes and 3 drinks for just over $25/person including 20% tip and tax. We dined on a weekday - the restaurant was half full at most; most of the noise came from a large table celebrating a birthday, but even so, conversation was easy. Service was attentive and friendly.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We've been coming to Tapas Gitana for somewhere around 20 years. Still love the food, like the quiet atmosphere, and the service is always good. Patio is pleasant in the warmer months.

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J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my most favorite places. Always great food...great service and fun!!!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a great waiter with a wonderful sense if humor. He made the food even more enjoyable.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. The most outstanding dish was the stuffed portobello mushrooms. Also, we always enjoy the olives. We shared four dishes for two people which was more than enough, but we managed to share the flan!

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