This is the original Emilio’s Tapas, opened in 1988 to instant acclaim as one of Chicago Magazine’s Top 10 New Restaurants that year. The restaurant has continued to win a multitude of awards, and is annually listed in the Top 25 Chicagoland Restaurants each year since opening.

Chef and Owner Emilio Gervilla offers up an extensive and delectable array of hot and cold Tapas (shared small plates) and superb Paellas all designed to be perfectly matched with an extensive Wine List, Specialty Drink Menu, and freshly made Sangria.

Upbeat, colorful, casual, friendly, sophisticated and professional, Emilio’s is a great place to entertain, dine, and enjoy friends and family.

Happy Hour Tapas on weekdays from 4:30-6:30pm is a wonderful way to end the work day with Tapas and Sangria or your favorite beverage.

Upcoming Events are always happening, and include Flamenco shows, Live Spanish Music, Specialty Dinners and Wine Tastings, in addition to Cooking Classes with Emilio himself.

Emilio’s passion for his homeland and Spanish cuisine shines through as he welcomes you to an authentic “Taste of Spain” in the warmest fashion, with a complete dining experience to stir all the senses.


Catering for special events, office, home, or other locations is available

Private and Semi-Private Parties

Rooms can be booked for private and semi-private parties, subject to minimums and availability

Private Parties
Outdoor Patio can accommodate up to 75 people for seated dinner and 100 people standing

Credit Cards
MC, Visa, Discover, Amex


Parking Lot on Premises

Handicap Accessible

Location & Hours

4100 Roosevelt Rd.
Hillside, IL. 60162
Phone: 708-547-7177



Sunday 4:30-9pm
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday & Thursday – 4:30-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday – 11:30am-10:00pm

(Lunch served on Friday & Saturday only)


Christmas Eve – 11:30am – 8pm
New Year’s Eve – 11:30am – 11pm (Music and Dancing until 1am)
New Year’s Day – CLOSED

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