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Macarena Tapas

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618 S Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540-0937 (Aurora Ave)
+1 630-420-8995
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fussy NY foodie found Macarena to be excellent on all levels. Despite some concerns about some non traditional "Tapas" the dinner I set up with the proprietor in advance to take care of us - 14 people - he hit it out of park with fantastic paella, mariscada for the table then everyone chose Tapas and he delivered in... More 

Thank Pm2pm
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time eating at Macarena Tapas. Three consistent themes: (1) tasty food, (2) very slow service, and (3) a pricey bill. The food is undoubtedly good. We love the Queso de Cabra. The service is horrendous...unless you're there to eat Tapas over an hour and a half. To each his/her own. Lastly...you are essentially paying for appetizers, and appetizer quality,... More 

Thank Patargo
Country Club Hills, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We went at lunchtime, which worked in our favor because Chef John personally tended to us. We loved everything we tried. Baked mozzarella, garlic mushrooms, chicken pinchos, steak tacos, fried goat cheese was so delicious! It was top quality. The food tasted fresh and like it was especially prepared for us in Chef John's kitchen! He was so hospitable and... More 

Thank mygirl31
Hudson, Illinois
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Very unassuming location near Route 59, you might pass this place by, but don't do it. We stop at a lot of Tapas places, this one was very, very good. We had 4 small plates Garlic Potato Salad - Good, I've had better, but a good palate cleanser Bacon Wrapped Dates - Very good Fried Goat Cheese Balls Drizzled with... More 

Thank jmsaathoff
Naperville, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I've become a great fan of the Spanish tapas style dining, and Macarena does a great job. A great variety of tapas dishes on the menu, and I'd suggest their sangria to accompany, will turn any dinner outing into a festival! And don't forget great service, bringing you your dishes and checking in, with a very courteous and friendly manner.... More 

Thank gpronger
Plainfield, Illinois
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The first time we visited this place I was not familiar with it's menu and was a bit let down. I wasn't looking for a "Pig Out" place but the items were very small. Our next two visits were more pleasing knowing what to expect and trying a variety of different items. It is a very pleasant dinning experience. I... More 

Thank Angel E
Aurora, Illinois
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have passed by this restaurant many times in the last 9 years, but I hadn't tried it until now. I feel really silly because it is truly a great Tappas restaurant. The exterior is an unassuming small strip mall location. The interior is a very cozy restaurant with about 10 tables and a small bar. It has a dark... More 

Thank Mark C
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Macarena's over and over. We like their atmosphere, they definitely know what they are doing. The menu is diverse and they always try to incorporate some new options. Good wines, sangrias... End of course, the owner Victor! He is s great host.

Thank calbrecht7
Aurora, Illinois
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Macarena has tapas as good (or better) than the well-known tapas place down the road, and their prices are more reasonable. There is a great variety of cold and hot tapas, and they have single-person entrees if that's more your thing. The service has always been good. The sangria is EXCELLENT! One of the reasons we love Macarena. They used... More 

Thank suzyq228
Chicago, United States
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny little place tucked away in a little strip mall at a busy corner surrounded by activity. It is unassuming, and looks from the outside like it would be a counter service spot, but do not assume. The place is small and warm. The tone is casual and upbeat. The lighting is dim and intimate, which is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 S Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540-0937
    (Aurora Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: +1 630-420-8995
Macarena Tapas was opened by Executive Chef John Borras in 2007. Whith an emphasis on traditional yet creative Spanish tapas cuisine, the menu incorporates both classic favorites and original new dishes. Macarena has a contemporary flare, but encompasses a welcoming, traditional Spanish tapas atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?