Café Iberico
Bustling tapas spot
Spanish · River North · $$
The Zagat Review
"Every day is a party" at this "bustling, boisterous" River North "tapas standard" , "a favorite for large groups" seeking a "wide selection" of "well-crafted" "authentic" Spanish plates bolstered by "amazing sangria" ; sure, the "huge" "community center" –like space "lacks decor" , service can be "slow" and a no-reservations policy (during weekend dinner) often results in "long waits" , but "affordable" tabs ensure it's a "must."
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
location 737 N LaSalle St, Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States phone +1 312-573-1510 website directions Get Directions
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Zagat Mentions of Café Iberico
Google Reviews
Six of us went on a Thursday night. There were a lot of people but wasn't too crowded. Several empty tables. Our server forgot to bring out half of our order and rather than apologize and make it right, he made an excuse and told us we ordered too much. I left hungry. The tapas he did bring left something to be desired. The shrimp was flavorful but overcooked and tough. The mushrooms looked unappetizing, but my friends said tasted good. They also enjoyed the sangria. Their version of pot roast was fatty and tough with an ok flavor. Most of the hot tapas are fried. The ambiance-that's too fancy of a word for this place. The chairs and tables are small and uncomfortable, the dining room is loud due to poor acoustics and is unattractive. I don't know what the attraction is to this place. I won't be going back.
Angie Funfar · January 30, 2018
I come here once a year. It is always delightful, consistently tasty and superior in service. Come on a date or with a large group you will not be disappointed in the food, atmosphere or service.
Jake Benke · February 28, 2018
Last time I ate here was in 2009 with my family and I haven’t been able to find this place since because I couldn’t remember the name! But the food is so delicious and the tapas are sized just right. In fact, the food is so delicious even the pickiest of eaters would love it! Iberian ham is a huge plus!
Marlyn Tszyrbe · January 23, 2018