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Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
+1 708-547-7177
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (58 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
“potato salad” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the last 30 years I’ve been there at least 100 times.The paella the other day was excellent. I only wish it had the crusty rice on the bottom that comes from cooking over an outdoor fire . The caracolas (snails) were divine as always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Osborne J
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Emilio's has been my husband's favorite restaurant for 25 years for good reason. The food and service is simply fabulous. We moved to Michigan 18 years and still make a point of stopping at Emilio's every time we visit or drive through the Chicago area....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank amalcolm33
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Gracias for your rating and comments, we really appreciate your returning to revisit us.

Reviewed August 19, 2018

First timer at this place for tapas. Sat in the patio - a half covered, clean well lit pation. Our server Anna patiently explained the menu choices and was attentive throughout our time. My friend and I shared a pitcher of sangria (one of 6...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Deborah P
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Gracias for your review and mention of Anna!

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

If you’ve never had authentic tapas, this is the place to start. Paella, dates, beet gazpacho with goat cheese, several versions of sangria. Stopped on a whim on our way to O’Hare airport. Try it you will be very happy!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CynthiaF271
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Gracias for your rating and great review! We appreciate it....

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to this Spanish Tapas restaurant for years! Great selection of cold and hot tapas to enjoy! They offer a special menu and have really tasty ones that we always go back too! Sitting in the outdoor patio is always a treat!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KarstenR368
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Gracias for your rating and review! Hope you get another chance to spend some time on the patio before too long.....

Reviewed July 9, 2018

* Emilio has been sharing his culinary gifts with us for over 30 years. You will know that you are in the MOST AUTHENTIC eatery as you pull into the parking lot, open your car door and breathe in the aromas. When you get closer...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Peter J V
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Wow Peter! Love love love your review! Its truly a dream review....you absolutely made my day! Now, back to work to make sure we do get another review like yours.....gracias!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Every summer, we make plans to visit Emilio's with our good friends. We sit outside on the patio and drink sangria, share small plates and talk! The meal always starts with the dates wrapped in bacon and the garlic potato salad while we look at...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Becky H
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Gracias! We are truly ecstatic when we read reviews like yours......gracias.

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We dined at Emilio's after attending an outdoor summer fund raiser. We are not big fans of summer festival food options & knew we could enjoy small plates & wine after the event. We are never disapponted! Our server was delightful & the food delicious....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jennifere288
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Gracias, I appreciate the great review!

Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

It was a bit off the beaten path for us but well worth the trip. It was pretty nondescript from the outside but the inside was ablaze with color, murals and artifacts to catch one’s attention. There was a wide variety of hot and cold...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MMM_and_MPM
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Gracias for your review!

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

As you already know this place is highly rated and for good reasons. It’s a fun place to meet with friends and family to share lots of dishes. It has a nice outdoor patio on the east side so no afternoon sun blasting you in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jsachanda
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Gracias for your great review! You really touched all the bases for others reading the reviews. We currently have a buss shortage and I'm very frustrated with this. I've spent lots on advertising and also local high schools postings. Usually we get enough after school...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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