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Emilio's Restaurante Espanol

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1847 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2109
+1 804-359-1224
17:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

No parking, website menu not functioning, old grey duct tape & no handle on door, & 3 smokers in front of only entrance door, but we took a chance. Waitress was nice, but dirty plastic menus with nothing appealing. Unfortunately, inside & out needs repair & update. We declined to eat there imaging the kitchen is the same. Walked to... More 

Thank Mandarinlady
Ashburn, Virginia
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

we were attending a performance at a nearby theatre, and went online to look at restaurants within walking distance. We found Emilio's and online, it looked great. Reality isn't a strong match, unfortunately We came on this past Saturday night, arriving at around 6. First, we called and made reservations based on what we saw online. When we arrived, I... More 

Thank the5allens
Virginia Beach
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place has a laid-back vibe. The staff is attentive but not annoying. The food is good and reasonably priced. It's tapas- eat a little, eat a lot! The live music is outstanding. (Enjoy the music by sitting closer to the kitchen end of the room as it can be loud. Not overbearing, but when the band is playing, it... More 

Thank LovedMaui
Ellington, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Visiting from out-of-town, we went to Emilio's to hear some great jazz, and the food & drink were a pleasant surprise. When we got there, an excellent group of mostly VCU students was absolutely killin' it. Then after a brief intermission to change equipment, Doc Branch and his group came on to lead a superb jazz jam session. Emilio's will... More 

Thank Joe K
Richmond, Virginia
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

A very casual and fun spot for live music and good food. Great paella and nice house red. Excellent service.

Thank Catiebeth
Richmond, Virginia
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We have have started going to Emilio's for live music on Saturday nights. The first time we dined there, we focused only on the tapas--calamari, shrimp, potatoes, cheese plate--all delicious. Last Saturday night, we went with a full dinner. My husband and I went with the two person paella, which was delicious. Chicken, seafood, and veggies. Very delicious. My son... More 

Thank Catiebeth
Richmond, Virginia
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176 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I hosted a Meetup event here for trivia night and it was so much fun. They have a jeopardy like board they display on the TV screen which is nice so you don't have to solely rely on hearing (at a loud bar!). Tapas were delicious, the bruschetta, empanada con chorizo, patatas braves, and Lagrimas de Pollo, which is chicken... More 

Thank TravelAgentDiary
Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

This place serves as a music venue by night, which is perhaps its best trait. On several occassions have sampled their tapas and been unimpressed. It's also lacking in ambiance. I'd really only recommend it if there is a band you want to see. There is also a lively salsa dancing scene.

Thank LizY121
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,455 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

We tried the chicken and sausage paella at Emilio's. We even got to watch it being made. It was good but not great. It had very, very good flavor. Unfortunately the rice in both portions was undercooked. Part of the problem I suspect is that they used regular long grain rice instead of the shorter arborio or other types normally... More 

Thank Chinapjs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

BEWARE!! I just got stuck with a strangers bar tab because the staff assumed I was with that person. Both bartenders were very unprofessional, cursed at me, and basically forced me to pay this person's tab- due to their neglect. Needless to say, I payed the stranger's tab but will never return to this establishment again. Be very careful about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1847 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-359-1224

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