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


What are Tapas?

Tapas Valencia is a Spanish tapas restaurant. Tapas are as a wide variety of small plates, finger foods, and appetizers. Tapas are not a particular type of food, but rather a style of dining. The entire meal consists of these smaller dishes that are shared around the table, encouraging guests to order many of the different dishes. Whether you’re looking for a snack at the bar; or a feast fit for a king, Tapas Valencia provides an exquisite experience for everyone.

What is Paella?

Paella is an internationally-known rice dish from Spain. Paella is made using a variety of ingredients. Saffron is an essential part of the dish; and gives a wonderful golden hue to the rice.

At Tapas Valencia, we offer three different types of paella: Vegetarian, Mariscos, and Valenciana. Our paella is freshly baked with saffron rice and your selection of filling. Add lobster tail to any paella for a delicious twist.

Our Signature Sangria

Our signature sangria is made of wine and liquors. Garnished with citrus and apple. Red and white sangria compliment a variety of tapas. For a unique twist, try our flavored sangria, in a strawberry, peach, prickly pear, or mango version.

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.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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