I've been lucky enough to have traveled to Spain multiple times in my life, and one of my favorite things about the country is the wonderful food. Cafe Iberico captures the flavors perfectly; you know you're in a great spot for Spanish food when nothing but Spaniards or other Europeans are there. Frankly, most Americans have a tough time aclimating to ""traditional"" flavors, and so other so-call tapas bars such as La Tasca in the 'burbs or 1492 will stoop to ""Americanizing"" the flavors so people feel more comfortable ordering. \r
Personally, the tapas are your best choice by far here, as they are decently priced, as is the sangria. Full plates can be a bit difficult to eat, especially during weekends when the place is always (ALWAYS) packed. The bar area is by far the best area to munch on tapas in since it does feel like a real meson.\r
Because of the crowd and noise, this is not the place for young children (especially rowdy kids who need room to move around) or the elderly. The noise will irritate them, and children probably won't be a fan of much other than the tortilla espanola or the croquetas de jamon y pollo. This is also not a place for people who are in a rush. This place is authentic Spanish, all the way down to the ""manana"" attitude and relaxed pace of life, and just like Spain, a meal is meant to be enjoyed over a few hours, not 45 minutes. \r
Overall, this is one of the best, most economic places you could go. If you really want tapas on a Saturday evening and don't want to sit in the crowd or deal with an extremely busy waitstaff, I would suggest stopping by the deli area where you can order all of your favorites to go, again at very reasonable prices. Remember, if you do decide to brave the crowd, patience is a virtue- take the time, enjoy catching up with your friends and soak in a few hours of an authentically Spanish way of life.
Pros: Great food, great prices, great ambience, all tapas.
Cons: Crowded, noisy, full plates sometimes not always up to par.