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Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
+1 708-547-7177
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (56 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Karsten R
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

Thank Peter J V
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

Thank Becky H
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

Thank Jennifer E
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

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

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

Reviewed May 12, 2018

Friday night at 8 - seated at bar right away otherwise 25 minute wait. $10 mojito - in a small glass mainly filled with ice and watered down. Maybe it was sitting around. Ordered garlic shrimp - overcooked. Paella- rice over cooked- kinda mushy No...More

Thank RooftopQT
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Hola, Yes, making a reservation would have been appropriate on weekends. Our drinks are served in 14oz glasses ( typical in the industry) and NEVER watered down and always made to order. Did you say something to your server about your shrimp and seafood paella?...More

Reviewed April 9, 2018

Very interesting cuisine, great service. I eat here frequently. Specials offered all the time so it never gets boring. True Spanish tapas.

Thank richardfreund
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Gracias! We appreciate your comments. Patio is open!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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