Emilio's Tapas in Lincoln Park: "Long-Time Tapas in Chicago" Top 5 Page for this destination Emilio's Tapas in Lincoln Park - Closed Tip by deecat

  Allan, Ben, and Sue at Emilio's Tapas
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  • Allan, Ben, and Sue at Emilio's Tapas - Chicago
      Allan, Ben, and Sue at Emilio's Tapas
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      A view of the other side of Emilio's Tapas
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  • Allan at the "open window" of Emilio's Tapas - Chicago
      Allan at the "open window" of Emilio's Tapas
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  • Ben enjoying the fresh air at Emilio's Tapas - Chicago
      Ben enjoying the fresh air at Emilio's Tapas
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  • Sue, as always, avoiding the camera - Chicago
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Ever since Allan and I visited Spain, we've been on the lookout for an excellent Tapas Restaurant here in Chicago. On Sunday, July 2, 2006, we found it!

We had four tickets to the Royal George Theatre to see A tribute to Frank, Sammie, Joey, and Dean: The Ratpack. We took our neighbors, Ben and Sue with us, and they took us to Emilio's Tapas Restaurant in Lincoln Park area of Chicago. Sue grew up in Argentina and was quite aware of good Taps restaurants.

It was another beautiful evening in the city, and Emilio's had their windows wide open overlooking the city. It's located on the second level so you do not have people staring at you from the sidewalk.

The restaurant is decorated in traditional Spanish style, and all the waiters/waitresses speak Spanish.

The menu is divided as: Cold Tapas; Especialidades-Hot Tapas; Paella (the famous Spanish Saffron Rice dishes); Soopas-Ensaladas (soups and salads); Entradas; and Postres (sweets or desserts).

Since Sue was the expert, we let her order, but, of course, I let her know what I really liked.


Favorite Dish: Sue did a fantastic job of ordering:

We had a Pitcher of Raspberry Sangria!

Our Cold Tapas consisted of: Berenjenas Braseadas (Grilled Eggplant stuffed with goat cheese, served with tomato basil vinaigrette and fresh arugula); Alcachofas A La Vasca(marinated artichokes served with Balsamic Vinaigrette); a dish of green and black Spanish olives; and a special tuna potato salad.

Our Entradas was: Solomillo Con Pimientos (Grilled Beef Tenderloin Rolled in Craked Pepper, with sauteed onions, peppers, and Amontillado sauce.)

Our Hot Tapas was: Champinones Rellenos (mushroom caps filled with spinach, onions, and fresh mozzarella, served with tomato sauce); Gambas A La Plancha (Grilled Shrimp served with Lemon Garlic Butter).

For our Postres we had: Flan Al Caramel (Spanish custard with caramel sauce) and Conchas Canarias (Chocolate seashell filled with white chocolate Mousse, served with fresh marinated berries).

The coffee that we had with our desserts was strong and wonderful.

Address: 444 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: (773)327-5100
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 5
Theme: Other
Website: http://www.emiliostapas.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 3, 2006
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