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Emilio's Tapas Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824 (Mannheim Road)
+1 708-547-7177
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The good: I feel like at a Tapas restaurant is when reviews come most in handy since you're buying several items some of them are bound to be great and some not to your liking. My favorites were the warm tapas on the specials menu; Lamb Chops and Goat Cheese on Eggplant. The Lamb Chops had good fat marbelization that... More 

Thank Michal F
Atlanta, Georgia
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281 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a whim and the food was awesome. All 4 of us agreed that the food tasted fresh and fantastic. They have a broad menu of tapas dishes as well as single dish entrees. We had 4 tapas and each had an entree and we would all order the same again. Outstanding

Thank ANP123
Hillside, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I was there, but we had an amazing dinner (corporate dinner) prepared by Chef Emilio!

Thank JustAHint2013
Dauphin, mb
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We we're in town on vacation and wanted to try something different Well this was The Spot! We have no clue what the any this was as it's not in English But Roberto was so fantastic! The food was great service was great and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming

Thank manyberry
Makawao, Hawaii
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Never been to a Tapas place and thought it was Mexican. What a surprise to be Spanish. The food was great and the little place (tapas) were an interesting way to sample several dishes. We ordered the large seafood plate, which had enough to share with several of my friends. The staff was very helpful with the food price very... More 

Thank 726lymanm
Chiriqui Province, Panama
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170 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We love Emilios place. He has done such a great job with the menu and the constantly changing daily menus. You can tell he puts his heart into this place. The service is always as good as the food. We always visit here. Highly recommended.

Thank Carltico
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Reasonable prices, not filling portions, clean surroundings and very good service. What more can you ask for? If your looking for a restaurant to experience a tour for your taste buds, so to speak, this is a perfect place for dinner. The servings were not too small, nor were they large. That is why I enjoy the "tapas style" of... More 

Thank nikonos3
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Gracias for your review of Emilio's Tapas...I love the explanation of Tapas so others won't be expecting a mountain full of food ( that they might not care for) on their plate. I love our staff and they love their guests, teaching and answering questions about our little corner of Spain. Thank you. More 

Moorhead, Minnesota
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725 reviews
599 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We end up staying overnight in the area about once a year and have come to this restaurant several times. Really enjoy it. This may be one of the top Spanish restaurants of our experience. The staff is well trained. Service is good, attentive and not stretched out. It is good all the way through. The tapas are outstanding. I... More 

Thank kawidd
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Gracias! Hope to see you back soon. Friday nights we also have complimentary Spanish Guitar Duo. More 

Berkeley, Illinois
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We've eaten here a few times over the years. Always great. Exceptional service from Lucia. Each dish was amazing.

Thank Ellen H
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Gracias for your review and mentioning your exceptional service from Lucy! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

A group of eight of us came for a Friday night dinner and we were as pleased as could be!! Since 4 of us arrived a bit early, we waited at the bar. The server was friendly and efficient. She also brought us a complimentary tapas plate of Ensalada Russa with bread----a nice way to start the evening! We were... More 

Thank msmermade
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar, responded to this review

You made my day....what an amazing review. I will definately share with the staff.....gracias. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
    (Mannheim Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Hillside
  • Phone Number: +1 708-547-7177
Thank you for your interest in Emilio’s Tapas. Emilio’s Tapas is an authentic Spanish Tapas Bar Restaurant conveniently located in West Suburban Hillside. Spanish cuisine can best be described as a mix of French and Italian influences; tapas are small dishes ideal for appetizers or when ordered in rounds build a complete meal. Our menu consists of regional Spanish specialties, original dishes created by Emilio offered in both the dining room and bar for dinner daily. The restaurant is casual with spacious dining rooms and an energetic atmosphere accentuated by colorful Spanish murals, music and tiles.

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