El Tapeo is a Restaurant in Oak Brook, IL offering a menu selection of Spanish Tapas with a main course ideal for sharing as well as small plates. The restaurant is based at the Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Centre on the 9th floor (across from IC Systems). The restaurant features a lounge that has the same tapas-style menu with small plates ideal for sharing. The name El Tapeo is derived from local Southern Spanish slang Vamos de tapeo, meaning let’s go for tapas. At El Tapeo Restaurant in Oak Brook, IL, visitors can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, champagnes, fine wines, and signature Sangria. The lounge features live shows on select Saturday and Friday nights. El Tapeo Restaurant in Oak Brook, IL also has a semi-private dining area that can host events for up to eight people. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 11 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 11 am. Restaurant hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm, on Friday and Saturdays from 5 pm to 11 pm, and remainS closed on Sundays. The lounge hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to 12 am, Fridays and Saturdays from 4 pm to 1 am, and remains closed on Sundays.
The menu at El Tapeo Restaurant in Oak Brook, IL offers a delightful assortment of tapas, cheese dishes, small-plate dishes, as well as a variety of main courses. The kitchen is presided over by Chef Franco Diaz, whose culinary career spans through various luxury hotels such as Kauai, Aspen, St. Regis hotels in Bal Harbour, Peninsula Chicago, and the Drake. Given that El Tapeo Restaurant was initially established by Air France, the unusual suburban location serendipitously maintains a fly-away theme featuring a lofty glass perch on the 9th floor including beautiful glimpses of water and wood next to Oakbrook Center, and views of the Chicago Skyline. And while the relatively new El Tapeo Restaurant, features a tres chic aesthetic, it leaped French gastronomy and assimilated Spain’s tour de force tapas for a variety of small plate delights and entrees such as the classic seafood paella
There are various snacks available at El Tapeo Restaurant in Oak Brook, IL, if you are looking for a quick bite to delight your palate. One of the most exciting selections on the snacks menu is the Aceitunas. At only $6 this wonderful selection uniquely blends marinated olives, orange zest, olive oil, chili flakes, and picked thyme to create a truly enjoyable snack. Going for $5 the Pimientos is an equally exciting selection in the snacks menu featuring blistered shishito peppers, Fresno chili, sea salt, and lemon zest. The Gambas goes for $12 and features sauteed shrimp, smoked paprika, garlic, and fresh herbs. If you are thinking of a snack that has some bacon, you will be delighted to know that the snack menu has a couple of these. The Albondigas goes for $10 and features bacon and lamb meatballs, parsley, romesco, and toasted almonds. The Datiles goes for $8 and features Marcona almonds-stuffed fried Medjool dates wrapped in bacon. Another snack selection with a little touch of bacon is the Ensalada de Arbol which also goes for $10 and features bourbon-bacon-maple vinaigrette, pickled apples, arugula, cucumber, and goat cheese. Another wonderful snack is the Croquetas de Setas which goes for $7 and comprises cilantro yogurt and crimini mushroom fritters.