Emilio's Tapas - Hillside

4.8
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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 Chef Emilio offered in both dining room, bar and patio (weather permitting) for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is casual with spacious dining rooms and an energetic atmosphere accentuated by colorful Spanish murals, music and tiles.

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Tapas from $1.95 & $1 off Wine & Beer!
In our bar area.

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JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a great variety on the menu. Service was excellent. I am looking forward to my next visit!!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 16 March 2020

Gracias Jennifer....we appreciate your wonderful comments. Hope to see you again after re-opening Tuesday, March 31.

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vipILSpanGirl
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming to Emilio’s for over 25 years. Always delicious.

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 16 March 2020

Gracias, thank you for being so supportive! Hope to see you again after Tuesday March 31st.

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GerardoM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have a sangria and small bites great I been going there for years great food and drinks good customer service my only little problem is they give you very small portions but still a great place love it my parents love it

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 16 March 2020

Gracias Gerardo, we appreciate your comments and are updating our Happy Hour menu and portions. hope to see you after Tuesday March 31st.

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Mags
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit - will be back! Three of us shared 7 plates, enjoyed their sangria, coffee and dessert - bill came to around $160 with top.

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 14 March 2020

Gracias Mags, we appreciate your rating and review. Hope to see you soon.

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vipMoM2
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Emillios. Great food. We have been going there for thirty years plus!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 19 March 2020

Gracias for your rating and feed back! We are launching pick up/ delivery FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY between 5-7pm....a trial run ...

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vipPeterGuillam
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent tapas!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 9 March 2020

Gracias Peter, we appreciate your review!

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StevenA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Celebrated my birthday with my wife. We had a wonderful night, thanks to the great services and food.

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 9 March 2020

Gracias Steven, we are so happy that you spent your special day with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food as always 👌🏻

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 3 March 2020

Gracias for your kind comments and great rating!

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vipMoM2
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to Emillios often. We love the food and the Sangria. We decided to try entrees we have not had before, a grilled artichoke dish that was great and a meatball special in a lovely sauce with forbidden rice. The portions were large enough that we didn’t need to eat any more, so we will be back soon ....

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 3 March 2020

Love this! Don't wait to come back too long! gracias for your rating....

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LynV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, great service, Emilio, Ann Marie, and staff always knock it out of the ball park!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 3 March 2020

Gracias, gracias and gracias! we so appreciate your kind words....

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vipcarlosT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 3 April 2020

Gracias for your rating and feed back! We so appreciate it.

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Steve
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time dining at the restaurant. Everything was outstanding. the was really good. I will return in the near future. !!!!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 1 March 2020

Gracias gracias and gracias! We are so happy you shared a Saturday night with us!

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JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food. The service as well was really great. Our waitress/server Martha was very nice and helpful. They have an extensive menu of cold and hot tapas as well as a wine and cocktails menu and of course paella’s! When we went around 8pm on a Friday they had live music and there were couples dancing. It was a great time. In the summer they also have outdoor seating. Their parking lot was a little small but not impossible to find a spot. For 2 of us we ordered 5 tapas and a lot of leftovers that we were happy to take home! I hope you love and enjoy Emilio’s as much as we do!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 2 March 2020

Gracias for your rating and feed back! We really appreciate your comments about Martha, our Friday night music and our menu, bar and cocktails. We hope you'll join us again soon. You can find more about Emilios Tapas on our website. Just a side note, we have another parking lot North of Wendy's drive thru......gracias!

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foodiestuckinnaperville
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great TAPAS! Everything we ordered was fantastic....grilled octopus, garlic potato salad, russian salad, pisto, shrimp in garlic, bacon wrapped dates, tortilla...

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 24 February 2020

Gracias gracias and gracias! Thanks for all the kudos....

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vipskidoc
Chicago
210 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Had all the paella dishes. All great. Tapas portions were just right.

Highly recommend

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 23 February 2020

Gracias for your rating and feed back! Love the paella....

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vipRogueF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best tapas in Chicagoland! Many vegetarian and gluten free options.

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 23 February 2020

Gracias gracias and gracias! Thank you for letting others know that we have many GF and vegetarian options!

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vipBwrobb
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always reliable, high quality food. Prices seem to have risen a bit, but not unreasonable.

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 17 February 2020

Gracias for your rating and feed back!

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Jerry
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A few sure hits... the garlic potatoes, the giant prawns with crab, the bacon wrapped dates....😉

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 19 February 2020

Gracias for your rating and feed back! My favs too!

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was good! But I saw an accident with a waiter than I hope 🤞🏼 he hasn’t had any consequence about that because many times they don’t have fault 🤭🤭🤭

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 19 February 2020

Humm....if your referring to the host assistant separating tables in the east room, no....its an accident. No one would break dishes and glasses on purpose. He is shy and felt badly but all is well. Thank you for your concern...how nice! Thanks for your 5* rating.

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Cathy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The seating was very close and at first I was uncomfortable but we started up a conversation with the couple next to us and compared food selections and if was nice. The food was good. The calamari was very chewy and was disappointing but everything else was tasty. Overall the experience was enjoyable.

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 18 February 2020

Hola Cathy.... I'm sorry your calamari was chewey....i hope you mentioned this to your server so they could replace the dish. Thank you for your review.

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RichL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I went with my sister and brother in law to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We all love the small plates to share and the sangrias, both white and red. Our server Anna was fantastic! Never rushed us, but was very accommodating and attentive. She has a great personality, we wound up being there for 3 wonderful hours. Will definitely be back!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 18 February 2020

Gracias for your rating and comments! I will show Anna your review...she will be thrilled!

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JesusA
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service but for me the 3 plates I shared with my wife were more like small appetizers instead of the main dishes. Although the food was good at the end I wasn’t full.

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JonR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was attentive & cheerful. Our meal selections were very good. Interesting & unusual in some ways. Very good experience overall. The noise level was higher than I'd prefer but was to be expected on a special occasion evening such as Valentine's Day. We will be back soon!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 17 February 2020

Gracias gracias and gracias! Thank you for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. The live singer which made for a fun atmosphere, but it was also a little loud and hard to have an engaging conversation. Otherwise, it was great!

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 17 February 2020

Gracias for your rating and feed back.....i appreciate it.

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JoseG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent, from the food, service, ambiance. My wife and I had a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration. Will definitely be back in the future as always. Great job Emilio.

Emilio's Tapas - Hillside
Responded on 17 February 2020

Gracias Jose! We really appreciate your comments.

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patrickd9
Chicago
7 reviews