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Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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4100 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, IL 60162-1824 (Mannheim Road)
+1 708-547-7177
16:30 - 21:30
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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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Oak Park, Illinois
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

If you just want to enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends and share a bunch of wonderful plates, Emilio's is the place to go. There are many tapas dishes to choose from, both hot and cold, and they are all wonderfully prepared. There is something for everyone, from the meat lovers to vegetarians and gluten free options as... More 

Thank Katherine1228
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch and dinner option if you're west of Chicago, just inside I-294 in Hillside. The paella is a highlight but takes time to prepare, and the portion is generous so go with friends so you can share some tapas. Other highlights from past visits include the croquetas and tostadas de mariscos (bread, avocado, seafood) Lots of seating, parking lot,... More 

Thank J K
TapaLover, Owner at Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Gracias JK, I so appreciate your review! it was very detailed which in turn helps others to find us...Gracias. More 

West Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mediterranean style Tapas with fresh ingredients and delicious combinations that fits the budget, and warm ambience to enjoy the occasion. Indulgent and pleasing desserts to top! Definitely come often and for special occasions too.

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

Gracias for your great review, we really appreciate it. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

4 days in a row - After 4 dinners and 1 lunch and I still could not get enough of this beautiful restaurant where you only feel at home with smiling faces and great food. Absolute best food if you are into Tapas and the friendliness of the folks only adds to the taste and makes this place , something... More 

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

Gracias for your great review, but we will miss your presence each day! Come back soon.😊 More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

Thank you for your detailed review! Hope you'll be back soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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290 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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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34 reviews
11 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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172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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

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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
USD 15 - USD 30
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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 Road, 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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