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Diners' Choice: Tapas / Small Plates restaurants in Chicago / Illinois

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Tapas / Small Plates cuisine in Chicago / Illinois? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Lil' Ba-Ba-Reeba! restaurant
4.8
4.8 (230)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Welcome to Lil' Ba-Ba-Reeba! in River North. The little sister of Cafe-Ba-Ba-Reeba! in Lincoln Park, Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! stays true to its Spanish roots serving a wide variety of iconic small plates like Patatas Bravas, Bacon-Wrapped Dates, and our signature Beef Tenderloin Toro Skewer. Of course, no celebration would be complete without our classic Sangria. ¡Salud!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
we had the best dining experience, especially with leila as our server! she brought such a great vibe & energy!
A photo of Meson Sabika restaurant
4.8
4.8 (10587)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Naperville
About the restaurant
Located just west of downtown Naperville, Mesón Sabika has been serving the community since 1990. Built in 1847, the pristine four-acre estate and beautiful mansion welcome you before you reach the driveway. Whether you dine in one of the mansion’s eight dining rooms decorated in traditional Spanish décor, attend a wedding or corporate event in the pavilion, or sit out back on the patio, the cuisine of Spain and delicious drinks make for an unparalleled dining experience.

For a quiet, romantic dining experience we recommend a week night reservation. The small mansion rooms fill up on the weekends, making for a more lively dining experience.

Our dress code is "proper casual/casual dressy." Gentlemen, we respectfully ask that you cover up your arms (no tank tops). And ladies, we ask that the majority of your midriff is covered (no bandeaux’s). We ask that everyone remove their baseball hats when dining inside the mansion.


Thank you!

Top review
JackW
Dined 3 days ago
Food was unbelievably delicious. Service was great. It’s just a great restaurant! Can’t wait to go back.
A photo of Café Ba-Ba-Reeba restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8630)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Lincoln Park
About the restaurant
Cancellation policy:
For parties of 5+ you need to cancel by 9am on the day of your reservation, otherwise it is a $25 fee. For smaller parties, please give us one hour in advance, in the event of a last minute cancellation or no show it is a $25 fee.

Located in Lincoln Park, the All-Season Courtyard and Dining Rooms at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! are open with our new AIRPHX Air Filtration System. Your health is our top priority in all that we do. Steps we are taking: disposable and digital menus, continuous sanitation procedures & hand washing.

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Fallon
Dined 1 day ago
Very good service. Pretty noisy inside, but it was a busy Thursday night. Food was delicious - tried and would recommend: Cocktails: margarita, campo de cidra Food: goat cheese baked in tomato sauce, chicken paella (huge portions for 3 people), brussels sprout salad, patatas bravas, calamari, chocolate truffle cake, butterscotch custard, natilla flan, and the sorbet
A photo of Tapas Valencia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2327)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
South Loop
About the restaurant
Located in Chicago’s South loop, we offer creative Spanish tapas, unique cocktails, and a lively atmosphere with walls adorned in multi-colored mosaic artwork reminiscent of the art of the great Spanish artists Joan Miro and Antoni Gaudí! Whether you’re dining with friends and family, exploring on a first date, or planning your next big event, Tapas Valencia is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. We carry on the tradition of great food and service that was started at our original location, Mesón Sabika in Naperville.
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ChicagoBizTraveler
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, attentive service, lots of room and not noisy at all. Sensitive to dietary needs, in our case, making some items vegan. Overall a very good experience.
A photo of Tapas Barcelona restaurant
4.7
4.7 (599)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Evanston
About the restaurant
Dine on traditional Spanish cuisine at Tapas Barcelona. Located 1615 Chicago Ave, north suburb of Evanston and just south of Northwestern University, this restaurant offers casual comfort and a friendly setting for dining out. Tapas Barcelona has various dishes on the menu, such as baked snails and pizza topped with spinach and goat cheese. It also serves seafood and vegetarian entrées. Tapas Barcelona has a full bar that offers guests various drinks, including Spanish selections of wine. Its atmosphere is ideal for meeting up with an old friend for lunch or having dinner with the family. This restaurant welcomes reservations and provides take-out services.
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HowardG
Dined on 18 Feb 2024
Tapas is great but getting to be more expensive than it should be. I understand inflation but do not price your customers out of the door.
A photo of The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (123)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Rockford
About the restaurant
Experience panoramic views of historic downtown Rockford, Illinois, and the Rock River from 12 stories aloft. Featuring an inviting and modern atmosphere with an indoor lounge and seasonal two-tiered outdoor deck, The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the only one of its kind in Rockford. Serving hand-crafted signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, craft beers, and an expansive menu of shareable dishes inspired by cuisine around the world – The Top is the perfect spot for dinner or drinks.
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SherriV
Dined on 21 Feb 2024
Service by Tyler was top notch! Food was adequate. When I ordered risotto I expected risotto. It was more like rice a roni stuffed in a red pepper. The sauce under the pepper was very acidic and not very tasty. The crostini were amazing however. I did take the dessert sampler to go. It was absolutely delicious!
A photo of Boqueria - Chicago restaurant
4.6
4.6 (268)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
West Loop
About the restaurant
An energetic Barcelona-style tapas bar serving Spanish favorites, seasonal specials, and curated cocktails in a contemporary space with a lively patio in the heart of Chicago's Fulton Market.

Perfect for a shared meal of small plates, happy hour with the team, a memorable date night, or weekend brunch!

Let us know if you have any seating requirements when making your booking. Parties of 6 or more will enjoy our Chef's Tasting Menu ($52pp plus beverage, tax, and gratuity).

Please note that by making a reservation through OpenTable you are agreeing to receive marketing communications from Boqueria.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Decided to give it another try. The manager - Omar did a fantastic job of making sure we had the best experience possible. Our waiter gave us great service ! As usual, food is delicious!
A photo of Little Madrid Tapas Cafe restaurant
4.5
4.5 (148)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Andersonville
About the restaurant
In January 2020, Little Madrid Tapas Café opened in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, a small, cozy, and colorful space. The restaurant transported guests back to Old Madrid with its warm atmosphere, delicious flavors, and enticing aromas that emanated from the kitchen. With a global pandemic raging around the world, Little Madrid Tapas Café remained a steady presence in the neighborhood and soon emerged as one of the best Spanish restaurants in Chicago.
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Apearlvip
Dined 6 days ago
This is a great neighborhood restaurant. There were 4 in our party and each of us ordered 2 plates to share. The food was great and there was plenty to eat.
A photo of Mas Salud Evanston restaurant
4.3
4.3 (54)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Evanston
About the restaurant
From the same hospitality team that created Salud Kitchen comes Mas Salud. Already known for their tacos, Salud expands on the culinary journey set forth for each customer. A traditional tapas style dining experience that takes you through southern and central America all the way to spain. Starting with mayan hummus and mexican meatballs to Spanish style grilled octopus and chorizo. Pairing this mouth watering food with one of our homemade cocktails makes for one unforgettable night. Their extensive selection of wine by the glass and reserve list of exclusive blends will satisfy all palates. Mas Saluds modern artsy design elicits flash photography as well as numerous social media posts. From walking under umbrellas as if you were in the streets of Portugal or Columbia to lounge seating and hanging chairs, there's an atmosphere for everyone. An eclectic soundtrack of music provides the perfect backdrop to a night of tapas and margaritas.

Top review
JimO
Dined 6 days ago
Went to Mas Salud for the first time a few days ago. We were looking for a downtown Evanston restaurant that was not too expensive but still had an interesting menu and bar service. This restaurant on Clark st has a small, and fairly full, bar area and more tables down a short flight of stairs. Fortunately the noise from all the happy folks in the bar did not carry downstairs too much. They have a wide range of Mexican food that is very good and not what you will find at a typical Mex restaurant. The service was fine. I rated the food 4 stars as the one fried dish we had was not that great. Glad we made reservations for 6PM on Saturday. When we left there was a line for seating.
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