As featured in 10Best's "Spanish" list!

Emilio's Tapas Sol y Nieve Photo courtesy of Emilio's
  • 215 E Ohio St

    Chicago, IL 60611

  • Phone: 312-467-7177


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  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm

    Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm

  • Cuisines:
    European, Spanish
  • Pricing:
    Average Main Course Price is $23
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Like many city downtown areas, finding an indie restaurant that's good, relatively inexpensive and accessible isn't easy. Nestled on bustling Ohio Street, Emilio's (as everyone here calls it) has a colorful interior (murals line the walls) and plenty of tables large enough for families and groups or small enough for an intimate dinner date. An outdoor patio is especially attractive during warmer days and since the sidewalk is wide enough, you won't feel as if you might get run over by drivers. Enjoy traditional tapas including baked goat cheese served with crispy garlic bread, cannelloni stuffed with tuna, asparagus, and olives, and the tomato bread topped with Serrano ham and Manchego cheese.





Insider Tips

Megy Karydes

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"Order the bacon wrapped dates - the sauce is amazing."

Best for Spanish Because: Enjoy an array of hot and cold tapas first, then take a stroll down the Chicago River which is just a block away.