1530 S. State St. · Chicago IL 60605 · 312.842.4444

Have Your Holiday Party at Tapas Valencia!

Since the kids will soon be back in school, that can only mean one thing. Like it or not, summer is coming to an end. This autumn, before winter sets in, why not consider planning your holiday party? Booking early has plenty of advantages, such as avoiding the last second rush and getting possible early price breaks. It’s also comforting to know when the holiday season arrives you will have everything under control.

In Chicago, a great choice to host a festive holiday party is at Tapas Valencia. The Spanish restaurant is located on 1530 S. State Street, in Chicago’s South Loop. This makes it a prime spot to throw a business gathering, or just a get together for family and friends. Tapas Valencia has private rooms available to accommodate groups of up to 200 people, with unique dining options to suit your needs. Semi-private space can also be reserved in the main dining room and bar area.

A Diverse Menu for Private Parties

Tapas Valencia has a very diverse menu for private parties and many other events. Some popular lunch choices are the Marinated Tilapia, Grilled Atlantic Salmon and Beef Medallions. Dinner selections include Chicken Breast, Stuffed Eggplant and Vegetable Pasta. Of course, both cold and hot tapas are options for guests to sample. Wonderfully sweet desserts like flans and cheesecake and unique cocktails are on the menu to complete the meal.

Diners have the choice of having their selections served family style or plated like most restaurant meals. Since there are several different party packages available, it is recommended you view their website to see all their complete list of options.

Tapas Valencia has been satisfying customers with its lively atmosphere and great food for many years. The Spanish artwork adorning their walls by masters like Miro and Gaudi just add to a one of a kind experience. Call their Events Department today at 630-983-3000 X1 to reserve a room for your holiday party. It will be one gathering you won’t soon forget!

What Our Guests Are Saying

Tapas Valencia is only a few minutes from the center of downtown and definitely worth visiting. The food choices are excellent and the portions are very generous. I love the bacon- wrapped dates, the tilapia, and the mahi-mahi. My husband loves the toast pints with Alaskan king crab and the skirt steak. Honestly, everything we’ve tried has been delicious and at a reasonable price. Those with a sweet tooth will love the desserts. The staff is so friendly that you feel like you are family.

Tapas Valencia is always a treat. Their Gambas al Ajillo are absolutely delicious along with Queso de cabra, pork loin topped with caramelized onion placed atop French bread. Of course, let’s not forgot the Sangria! All making it a great meal to share with friends.

Was looking for a Tapas place over Valentine’s Day. We found Tapas Valencia via an internet search. We were intrigued by the menu selection, along with the on line reviews. We liked the fact that we were able to make a reservation and when we arrived we were seated right away. Our server was very knowledgeable and gave us excellent suggestions on food, wine and beer. The added treat was the Flamenco guitar players and dancer. Truly added a lot to the experience. All the food was very delicious and a good size helping for 4 to try each Tapas.

This is the best tapas restaurant in town. The food selection is quite varied. You’ll find all the “usual” tapas you find at other restaurants in town, but also many that you don’t find elsewhere. The food is fresh, service impeccable, and it’s not too noisy to have a conversation. We were there on a Saturday night and there was even live music!

Having visited Valencia, Spain some years ago, I’d dreamt of returning to enjoy 3 things: the Valencia oranges right off the tree, the flan & especially the Paella Marisco. I always remembered how delicious these were there. Now I’ve found a place right here in Chicago with a wonderful ambiance & extraordinary food & service. Everything was superb. I’ll definitely be back.

Tapas Valencia is always a great restaurant with great food, great service and a manager that goes above and beyond.

Tapas Valencia is a great neighborhood delight in the South Loop. We have been there for gatherings of friends to share each other’s favorites. We have been there for family birthdays and found a great enough variety that even our picky grandchildren found food they really liked. We highly recommend it.

Everything about our dining experience was great: Authentic tapas in a wonderful, festive atmosphere. We will definitely return soon.

Tapas Valencia continues to be our favorite neighborhood spot!

Always a pleasure to dine at Tapas Valencia. Expect to be checked on frequently by the manager, your server, and bus help. This visit, we tried “Gambas al Ajillo”; a delicious grilled shrimp tapa with a light, creamy, lemon sauce that perfectly complimented the dish. In addition, a container of their signature marinated olives accompanied us home.

We really enjoyed dinner at Tapas Valencia. I was surprised by live music and flamenco dancing on Saturday night. Our service was prompt and attentive to my needs and food allergies. He made great recommendations, which we really enjoyed. Two out of the three in our party returned to enjoy this restaurant again two nights later on the same business trip.

We had a great experience. The restaurant is really nice looking, the food was great, the staff very nice. I highly recommend.

The half dozen times I have eaten at Valenica the service is excellent for their price point. They bring fresh plates, fill up bread & water as needed and keep the table free from water spills/drips. The food is interesting and tasty.

This is a great spot for brunch. Many delicious options and a great value.

We frequent Tapas Valencia; going out of our comfort zone to try different offerings, and have never been disappointed. The service is measured; never hurried or”hovering”. Our favorites include the virgin mojitos, anything seafood, Patatas con Alioli, Dátiles con Tocino, among others. One of the few eateries in the S. Loop that opens early (4:00 pm) and provides reasonable valet parking. A true gem in a sea of “ho-hum-millennial-neighborhood-bar-food-restaurants”.

It was a great experience. My reservation was at 6:30 pm, but my family and I got there 45 minutes before. We got a table right away and the service was great. Even though the restaurant seems to be for adults only, there was no problem in taking our 7 and 3 year old daughters. it really exceeded our expectations. (good price, service, and great food).

We went to Tapas Valencia last night and had a wonderful time. It was a goodbye party to a post doc in our department. The restaurant was a great venue, roomy, not too noisy, the food and drink were great, and the wait staff attentive. We’ll be going back!

This is my favorite restaurant. We go there as often as we can. Food is delicious, staff very professional and polite. Atmosphere is very pleasant and for casual and for special occasions.

We went to Barcelona in October of 2014 and Tapas Valencia has been a favorite since…vegetarian and gluten-free options…service is great friendly staff! This was a Birthday Celebration for me.

Amazing plates and exceptional service. Top notch ambiance. Perfect for a date night extravaganza!! So many small plate gems. Too many to list…oh and great drinks!

This is a South Loop must! The food, service and atmosphere are always tops!

Tapas Valencia is still our favorite restaurant for tapas outside of Spain. From the warm greeting to knowing Jose will always stop by and say hello, the service, cuisine, and atmosphere are incredible!!

Awesome as always!! This has become an annual visit when we come for our convention. Lots of time to relax and visit.

The food is always outstanding! The service from the moment you walk in is great. The live music was enjoyable and it’s done tasteful as to not interfere with dinner conversation. Love this place. I changed my reservation a few times and they accommodated me.

I love this place! The service was excellent and food delicious! The General Manger personally came over to our table to introduce himself, nice touch. The location in South Loop is great where street parking is free after 6pm. I’ll definitely be back!

I have been here a number of times and have NEVER been disappointed. The staff is so friendly (especially the manager and the server Francisco!) and accommodating, and the food is delicious! This is a perfect spot for a date, family dinner or gathering with friends.

Our experience was great, we definitely enjoyed the ambiance.  The staff was excellent as well, all of our needs were met.  Happy Holidays!


The event yesterday was excellent!  Everyone loved the food and the atmosphere.  Also, the staff were all great – friendly, attentive, and kind.  I would consider yesterday a great success.  THANK YOU!


Everything from our welcome to departure was fantastic. Brian, our server, was friendly and helpful with wine selection. Food was incredible. Live flamenco music added a lively touch. I will be back!


Tapas Valencia is an excellent choice! Friendly and efficient staff, excellent cocktails and sangrias, creative menu, wonderful ambiance and valet parking! Seriously, find this hidden gem and enjoy!


Amazing service! Watching a live flamenco performance while we ate dinner was very entertaining.

We ordered 6 different small plates to share and I was pleasantly surprised how good each one was. Prices were reasonable and service was excellent. Will definitely be back.


A return trip and did not disappoint. Group ordered about a dozen dishes and all were delicious! Service can be tricky, but our waitress was a pro. Highlights were a goat cheese-filled pastry, bacon-wrapped dates and dessert. Profiteroles and lava cake. Someone in the kitchen knows their chocolate! Peach sangria was a great twist. Can’t wait to go back.


Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We love this place!!


Our group tried Tapas Valencia last year while in Chicago attending a business conference. We were so impressed that we returned this year. We went around the table, each ordering a dish for a “round” of fine dining. Add a pitcher of sangria and it made for a fun experience.


Nice little neighborhood location in South Loop. Good food, great service.


One of my favorite tapas places in the city, the service is beyond excellent!


Made reservations for 7 for both my daughters birthday. The food came out at appropriate times, allowing us to pass, enjoy and converse. Our waitress was knowledgeable and fun! And at the end, she provided ice cream puffs for the birthday girls….which was certainly enough for all of us! The food still has me drooling!!


We just wanted to thank you and the staff at Tapas Valencia for doing such a great job on our event this past Saturday. Everything went very smoothly and both the food and service were great – please tell the staff that we really appreciate all the effort that went into it.



The food was amazing and the service was flawless. Your service was excellent and our server always knew what we needed before we even asked. He event got us a projector screen when we were playing around with our slides. Your staff was excellent. Thank you for a great event and we look forward to future ones.



Our event was wonderful! Your staff was very attentive and did not miss a beat. The food, as always, was tasty and the service was essentially flawless. We were very happy with everything and I can’t say enough about how good the team at the South Loop location always is. Thank you for making this run smoothly – my compliments to everyone!

“The entire evening was terrific and everyone was so welcoming! Nikole, our server, was particularly attentive; especially with the several guests who can’t eat dairy; she brought out a special paella and other dishes ensuring that they were lactose free which was greatly appreciated. I will be in touch if we have another event to schedule. We have our recruitment weekend in early 2020 and have spent the last two at your restaurant again with great success!
– Matthew, University of Chicago

I have only positive feedback to give Tapas Valencia! The food was very good, the atmosphere was welcoming, and the staff was terrific! Thanks for making it so easy for me to organize my event. Two thumbs up!
– Pauline

“Great place for tapas! Food is delicious. Service is outstanding. Saturday night live music is entertaining and adds a pleasant vibe to the dining experience. The volume is just right. Try it, you’ll love it!”

-rman 08/01/2019

“I lived in Spain for eight months, and this place is the closest I’ve come to since being back in the states. The tapas were amazing, and the staff were so friendly and patient I thought I was back in the land of relaxed smiles. Really good happy hour menu.”

-Brian O’connor  08/01/2019

“If you like Spanish Tapas you will love Tapas Valencia! Have eaten here 3 times on separate visits to Chicago and have never been disappointed. A great dining experience!”

-JE Greer 08-01-2019

What Our Guests Are Saying

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