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Cafe Iberico

739 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654-5023
+1 312-573-1510
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“iberico” (52 reviews)
“paella” (67 reviews)
“tapas” (171 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
739 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654-5023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Ibérico is fantastic Spanish food. My grandparents were Spanish and I felt like I was at home. I had two orders of tortilla. My mother-in-law love the lamb. I had the drumsticks. The gambas al ajillo were fantastic. The red wine sangria was exceptional....More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointing! ! ! I've been coming here for over 10 years (after living in Spain). It was always one of my favorite sports. Their menu hasn't changed, but the food and portions sure have! ! Croquetas are my favorite, and the ones they serve...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spanish food is one of my favorites. On a recent visit there we tried the clams, octopus, seafood platter and the rabbit all were excellent. On previous visits we also had the olives (some of the best I have ever eaten). I usually do not...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We decided to go here because if all the good ratings. It did not disappoint. We got there just in time before 7 when the dinner rush starts. We ordered various dishes to share but my favorite was the mussels. It was not too expensive...More

Thank edithbunker1
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place used to be a go to for tapas in Chicago... but that was at least 10 years ago. I'm not sure how they've stayed in business because whenever I get talked into going back, it's still terrible. On my most recent visit, the...More

Thank nelswadycki
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We couldn't enjoy the dinner with friends because they gave us a tiny table in front of a huge open window from which cold air came in. I asked two times to the waiter to close the window but he told me that the "manager"...More

Thank intdes
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Before we left LA we read up on this restaurant. It was worth the trip. Best Spanish restaurant out side of Spain. Everything we ordered tasted like the Authentic Spanish food I grew to love.

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Cafe Iberico should be a "must stop" restaurant for visitors and chicagoans alike. I have been coming to cafe Ibérico since about 10-12 years ago. The food is very good. I visit Iberico once every 3-4 months to make sure I really enjoy it, I...More

Thank memochciago
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I remember Cafe Iberico being so good that I had it on my list of "must do's" while in Chicago. Unfortunately it did not deliver. Yes it was packed at 7:30pm on a Sunday evening. Both sides of the resultant bustling with lively customers, and...More

Thank Gabriela M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a tapas restaurant, found this one on Trip Advisor and also was recommended by a local bartender. Food was great, menu options were fantastic. Service, amazing. Only complaint is the lights were too bright on the upper floor. The atmosphere could've...More

Thank thrallt
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Miriam A
2 April 2016|
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Response from ChicagoWG1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I don't think that Cafe Iberico sells cheeses not made in Spain. But they do carry a decent selection of Spanish cheeses. From what I understand is gallo azul is not Spanish cheese. The selection of cheeses they do... More
19 February 2016|
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Response from Bill T | Reviewed this property |
Pay the meter on the same block if available, it is totally worth it & is cheaper than valet. Do be sure to read the no parking signs, they are not always easy to spot unless you check the entire block.
19 February 2016|
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Response from ChicagoWG1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say they are very reasonable. I can go with about 7 or 8 people and not go past $200 depending upon what is ordered, including drinks. Tapa servings are meant to be shared so order several.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 739 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654-5023
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-573-1510
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