1025 Aurora Ave · Naperville, IL 60540 · 630.983.3000

“Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
Should one organ be troubled by pain,
Others would suffer severe strain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.”

Saadi Shirazi (Persian Scholar)

Mesón Sabika and Tapas Valencia are proud participants in local and global efforts to institute a positive change via various charitable organizations. Our participation is often sponsored by the active donations of our patrons in structured charitable events (i.e. Hurricane Katrina/American Red Cross). Without the support of our local community for these events, Mesón Sabika could not serve as a conduit for these donations.

In an effort to communicate gratitude to those participants in our community, we would like to document the donations given in recent years to these charities in this section. Without you, this would not be possible.

With Sincerest Thanks,

Hossein Jamali
Mesón Sabika and Tapas Valencia

Monetary Donations

In recent years our monetary donations have exceeded over $924,165.

Listed below are some of the Charitable and Humanitarian Organizations we have donated to:

In addition to our monetary contributions, we have donated in excess of $1,730,979 in product and services. Below are some examples:

Architecture for Humanity
Casa De Luz
Citizens Appreciate Public Safety
St. Patrick’s Residence
Ronald McDonald House
Upendo Village

  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need, serving close to 2,000 guests
  • Hosting a variety of events benefitting those affected by natural disasters
  • Hosting Community Career Center
  • Hosting Spring for Cure to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Various Events benefiting Loaves & Fishes Community Food Pantry
  • N.I.F.B. & Upendo Village
  • The J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation
  • Teacher Appreciation Program
  • Gift certificate donations for fundraisers
  • Dinner packages to be auctioned at fundraisers
What Our Guests Are Saying

Excellent as usual. Our usual Wednesday night group of 6 had a wonderful time. Everyone picked their preferences and I ordered for the group. The plates were flying around the table and we finally stopped after 4 rounds. The manager was extremely helpful in wine selections, which was important because the wine list is entirely Spanish wines with which most people are unfamiliar. Hard to pick a plate that isn’t very tasty. The best Tapas place around.

Hi Ladies!
Wanted to say Thank you for all your help! We were very happy with everything from planning to the night of the wedding. You were very accommodating and flexible. Arnold is already talking about having our 10 year anniversary there! Our photographer posted our wedding photos if any would help you guys promote the venue feel free to purchase some!

Thank you,
Irma & Arnold

Outstanding environment with truly first class food and service. Been coming here since the ’80’s and it’s only gotten better. Make plans to take someone special here like I did and she will surely know you love her.

Julie and Katie,
We can’t thank you guys enough for everything you did to make our day perfect. We felt confident from the very beginning of planning a year ago and right up to our wedding day.  Thanks for answering all of our emails and putting up with my millions of questions. We were so happy with how everything went. Thanks also for coming back to celebrate with us at the end of the night!  It was so fun to see you guys!!!

We celebrated my birthday on Jan 6. However, I don’t need a special occasion to go to Mesón Sabika. I just love it! My family loves it, and now, my extended family loves it! The food is diverse and delicious, meeting all types of people’s taste palettes. The setting is marvelous and statuesque, and right in our hometown of Naperville! Thank you!!

It is so gracious of you to offer teachers 40% off their dining experiences in Districts #203 and #204! This makes it possible to enjoy every minute of the visit! Thank you for valuing teachers, their passions, responsibilities and jobs!

We got married in the pavilion of Mesón Sabika one week ago today! I wanted a unique venue that wasn’t just a banquet room of a hotel. The pavilion at Mesón Sabika was the perfect location. The glass windows on three sides were perfect and because of the date (12-31) there were still white lights outside in the trees, making for the perfect ambiance. As soon as we got engaged, on 12-31-15, I started looking for unique venues that were available on 12-31-16 since I knew I wanted to get married on New Year’s Eve. When we went to visit the venue on 1-9-16, we booked on the spot. Not only is it more reasonably priced than anywhere else in the Chicagoland area, but we knew after meeting with Julie that day, that she was someone we could spend the next year planning with. Like all other reviews have said, Julie and Katie respond extremely promptly to every email sent. Sometimes within minutes and even on the weekends! I felt like I asked a million questions and every single time, they answered pleasantly and promptly. We met with Julie a few weeks before the wedding to talk through details and we felt that she was extremely thorough and on top of everything. We had hired a day of coordinator and the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly we never even had to worry about a thing. The head banquet person had met with Julie and was aware of all of the specific things about our day. We were able to change our head count even a few days before the wedding when an additional guest was added. The food was awesome and we had so many compliments since it was not your typical chicken or beef meal that you usually get at a wedding. We chose the tapas menu, but added and substituted a few things without a problem. The banquet staff was fabulous and kind to us and all of our guests. It was the perfect place to have a wedding and the perfect place to ring in the new year. We appreciate everything that every employee did to make our day perfect!

There is a reason why Mesón Sabika is one of the most popular venues in the area. We had our wedding reception in the Pavilion, and it was absolutely perfect! We worked with Katie and she was a constant help throughout the entire process. I don’t think I can say anything that hasn’t already been said by other reviewers. The food was delicious, the room was beautiful, the staff was professional and courteous, the vendors love working with Katie and Julie, etc., etc.

My family and I have dined at Mesón Sabika for over thirty years when it had a different owner. Still the quality of the dining is outstanding and you will never find more interesting sauces and menu items anywhere. The atmosphere is amazing and takes you back to an era gone by. In the summertime, dining outside under the stars transports you to another location- like you’re on vacation but you’re not. My favorite place to dine. Consistently wonderful!

I want to take a moment and thank you and the staff at Mesón Sabika for making our wedding day so special. As you know we had several guests from out of town, including our family and closest friends, and without exception, everyone raved about their experience! The quality of the hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, entrees, dessert and drinks, the decor, atmosphere, service, cleanliness, and location all contributed to a perfect evening. I was especially appreciative of the staff, for regardless of my requests, including some significant changes in the reception room layout and the “chapel”, the only response I ever received was a desire to accommodate my request and make me completely happy. I am not sure I have ever experienced such a considerate and professional staff. Thank you so much for your own personal helpfulness, flexibility, and attentiveness though out the process as well. You were sensational. We were told by others how great of a job your restaurant would do, and to our great joy we experienced it first-hand! Please pass along our appreciation to your staff, and know that Mesón Sabika will forever be part of our happiest memories.
Karen & Tim

Hello Julie,
We had a wonderful time.  Everything was perfect. The service was impeccable. We thank you and staff for making our ‘day’ a great experience.
We’ll be sure to stop in for dinner next time we are in town.
Warm regards,
Silvio and Raquel

I had been wanting to do brunch for quite sometime but never got the chance. We have been here numerous times for dinner but now that I have had the brunch I think that’s the way to go. Everything was AMAZING!

We cannot thank you enough for making our day so memorable!  Everything was perfect!  I will definitely be recommending Mesón Sabika to others to host events!  And a big thank you to you since you were the one coordinating our wedding!
Lisa and John

Mesón Sabika is one of our favorite places to dine in the Naperville area. Their ambiance and outdoor seating cant be beat. Service is always top notch and for vegetarian options, they top the list for new and innovative plates to try for lunch or dinner. Sangria is GREAT and wine selection is fantastic! If you are a meat or fish eater, you will also love this place! Great for date night or large groups.

This is my third time at Mesón. I’ve tried a variety of the tapas and they are excellent. Since I have celiac disease I’ve always ordered the gluten free tapas and they are delicious and I haven’t had any cross contamination issues.

Hey guys!! Just wanted to take a quick minute to say THANK YOU!!!! everyone had an amazing time, the food was perfect and delicious and Katie was an absolute help while I had some minor break downs lol…the entire staff went above and beyond..  We want to come back next year for our anniversary! Even though it monsooned it was perfect. Hope you guys have a great weekend!!!
Joy & Neil

Julie –
I can’t say enough how wonderful your staff was yesterday at our wedding. They accommodated our every request and went above and beyond making our day incredible. The owner even stopped by to wish us well!! The food was as delicious as always and everyone raved about the ambiance. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Lindsey & Brendan

Mesón Sabika was willing to accommodate my every request – from a sweetheart table, to an additional bar for my large wedding party, to providing milk shooters for my late-night snack – Oreos! Guests raved about the food as well as the ambiance of the venue. It is breathtaking and I wouldn’t have wanted my reception anywhere else!

Utterly fantastic every time I go there. I am moving away from Naperville next week and I think Mesón Sabika is the thing I will miss the most!

Definitely one of my all time favorite restaurants. Can’t beat their outdoor patio and their Tapas and red sangria are the best around!

Julie at Méson Sabika was an absolute joy to work with! The process was stress free and they accommodated every need that we had. I didn’t have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. People are still talking about how good the food was and how beautiful the venue is. The gardens in the summer and the mansion make for a beautiful photo backdrop. Highly recommend this venue!!

Great local spot in Naperville where we got married. Service was particularly good this time. We prefer the outdoor patio in the summer, rather than a table inside. Patatas Aioli, bacon wrapped dates, tuna cannolli are among our favs. Gluten free options and vegetarian available.

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