consistent!been going to cafe baba for many years and food quality and service spot on for a great experience.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMom's DayMom's Day was a hit when I took my family to Cafe Babareeba on Sunday. Both parents loved trying tapas and sangria. My mom couldnt' rave enough about the food and drinks. All the kids (in our 20s) loved the experience too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStill my favorite spotI love Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, and I come all the time. It never disappoints. This time I went with my boyfriend for his birthday, and we chose to sit in the bar. I prefer the bar, though I've dined in the restaurant on a couple of occasions. The bacon wrapped dates, spicy potatoes and goat cheese in marinara sauce are all musts. This time we tried the cheese plate and fried green peppers too. The happy hour/late night bar special should not be missed.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGive Tapas a TryMy mom and I went here before seeing a show at the Apollo Theatre. We were trying tapas for the first time and found it a perfect meal before a show. The service was quick and the food light. The waiter was very helpful explaining how to order tapas to create a nice little meal. We had the goat cheese croquettes - warm and creamy, with delicate breading. We also a spread for bread, a meat/poultry tapas apiece, and a spinach/manchego filled mushroom (my favorite). The only disappointment was garlic potato salad, which, although tasty, was ordinary and did not seem to fit in with the rest of the meal. Unaccountably, there was also a huge amount of it. There are red and white sangrias by the glass to choose from - sweet and sweeter.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWent to try it out because I heard such great things. Every small plate we ordered was delicious. The spicy potatoes were my favorite with a tomato aioli dipping sauce. We ordered a pitcher of the passionfruit sangria which was great as well!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing on previous visitsI booked a table for my wife's birthday. We have come here in the past with wonderful results. The food and atmosphere is always amazing, but when we reserved the table, and when we checked in, we were not told that there was renovation happening and they couldn't make paella. We always come for the paella, and were disappointed that we couldn't order it. The waitress was very friendly and helpful.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational service from ourSensational service from our waiter, but I don't even recall his name. He swung into high gear when he learned that my guest had gluten sensitivity and took great care of us. Thanks to management for having a plan-B ready for such a situation.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE this place!!!This is hands down my favorite restaurant in the city! Everything is great from drinks to food to service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest TapasBest tapas. Even better than what we had in Madrid and Barcelona. We eat here every time we come to Chicago. You won't be disappointed. Make sure to try spicy potatoes and dates wrapped in bacon. But in any case, you will be delighted by the quality of the food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAs Always, The food andAs Always,
The food and service were great!! I love coming here4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time dining at CafeFirst time dining at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba and everything was just as I read, delicious!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe of course just went sharedWe of course just went shared a bunch of things..the asparagus-great! goat cheese and tomato sauce-the best! gazpacho-great! grilled peppers-great! meatballs-just ok not my favorite. ham and chicken croquets-not good, you could skip those. The meatballs-you can skip those too. Not the best. Shrimp with garlic-awesome! Moorish chicken-excellent. For desert we got the churros-which were my favorite! The marcona almond butter-amazing! And the apple empanada-which was pretty good. We got the blood orange sangria. We left really happy!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is our favoriteCafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is our favorite Chicago restaurant!
The bacon wrapped dates and beef tenderloin are simply unbelievable.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is excellent. TheThis place is excellent. The food is spot on every time! We did not receive our appetizer timely, which was fine since the restaurant is so energetic and we were enjoying wine; however, the waitress gave us the appetizer and dessert complimentary to make up for the appetizer being late.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual the food was amazing!!As usual the food was amazing!! Great place for a group to have a night out!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only reason I did notThe only reason I did not provide this restaurant with 5 stars is because of the quantity of food for the price -- it can get a little pricey and for not that much food! But the rest of the experience was amazing.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall it was great. OurOverall it was great. Our last two items took too long to arrive so by that point we did not want to eat anymore. However, the service was great and we loved our experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food. My only complaintFantastic food. My only complaint is that the food comes too fast! It's a great place for a fun dinner. It is very loud and crowded, but that is part of the fun. The food is very reasonably priced.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, ambiance, and drinks!Since I've been introduced to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, I fell in love! The Tapas offered at this establishment are so tasty! My last visit there I had the short ribs and OH MY! Not to leave out the delicious Sangria! Definitely a favorite spot for good eating and I recommend this place to anyone and everyone!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date night!We really enjoyed our experience at Café Ba-Ba-Reeba. The service was great, and our server was informative and attentive. The food was outstanding and came out to the table hot. We had the Pinxtos Platter to start, then the stuffed mushrooms, rioja-braised short ribs, shrimp, and spicy potatoes. I loved trying all of the different dishes and everything was very flavorful. Even my boyfriend (who is a picky eater) enjoyed it. We also ordered a pitcher of sangria which was more than enough for the two of us. For dessert we had the caramelized banana and the chocolate truffle cake. Yum! The real treat was that the bill was very reasonable. We will most definitely be returning.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for drinks, stayed for food!We went to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba because I read they have Bloody Mary Bar. It was loaded with great stuff to put in your drink, 3 different mixes, and variety of top shelf vodkas. That's only the beginning of the yumminess. The food was amazing! We tried a smattering of different tapas and small bites and everything was wonderful. I highly recommend the Spicy Potatoes! Make a reservation and enjoy. After you eat, walk off your fullness by going to the Lincoln Park Zoo which was only a few blocks away. (Great date idea!)4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday Meal!I loved this experience. It was my birthday dinner and we came into Chicago from Michigan. Glad I reserved a table a couple of weeks before. Great to take a date here! Easy to get to from the 'L'.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food at Great PricesWe had 6:30 reservations and were 10 minutes late due to having trouble finding a taxi in Wrigleyville. The hostess was very nice and sat us at a table for 4 as soon as we arrived. Our waitress was an older lady who was sweet and had our order placed and brought to our table in a very timely manner. We ordered a variety of tapas and loved each one, we ordered a couple more and they were also brought to our table very quickly. Water was refilled without asking and we were asked if we wanted another pitcher of sangria when they saw ours was getting near the end. We had an 8 p.m.show to attend at the Royal George...had plenty of time to walk the few blocks to theater and be seated before the show began. Love CafeBaBaReeba...will be back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, great foodGreat experience, great food and the sangria is fantastic!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother awesome dining experienceAnother awesome dining experience at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and experienceI always have a great time here and enjoy the food a lot. The items on the menu are great for small and large groups to share. Good drinks like Sangria make it a perfect spot for a date or just a fun group experience.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNo matter what you get atNo matter what you get at BBR, you won't be disappointed! We tried a few of the specials, and was only a little sad that the portions are even smaller than their regular tapas, but more expensive! The blood orange sangria was killer! 2 stars only for ambiance: Though we sat at the front on the right side, and there was a garbage/sewage smell that would waft over every now again. Not sure what it was from, the street or the restaurant. Had mentioned it was for birthday dinner in the reservation and they brought me out a dessert! Terrific!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm happy to say that CafeI'm happy to say that Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba has been consistently good for the last 30 or so years I've been going there! Fun atmosphere, great staff & delicious tapas!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Tapas. Awful steel chairsExcellent taste of Spain. Lots of variety. Great fast service. Knowledgable staff about menu items.
Mgt needs to purchase more comfortable chairs. When you spend $90-130 dinner for two I would expect something better than cheap, uncushioned narrow steel chairs with poor back support.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFANTASTIC! Make sure to tryFANTASTIC! Make sure to try the salmon & the bacon-wrapped dates. So good!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place but hateI love this place but hate having to wait well past my reservation time to be seated!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant! BeenLove this restaurant! Been there many times and it doesn't disappoint!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty tapas, consistent quality,Tasty tapas, consistent quality, good service--a nice lunch option!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the ButterscotchWe had an amazing time at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. We asked our waiter for recommendations, and he delivered! He gave us great recommendations and we followed them blindly for an absolutely amazing meal! His best suggestion was the Butterscotch dessert. It sounds extremely simple and a little boring, but it was incredibly delicious!!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place and am a frequentLove this place and am a frequent diner. Occasionally the food is not as hot as I would like but they are quick to fix things like this.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time toThis was my first time to the hyped up "Ba-Ba-Reeba." They did not disappoint. We ordered a number of their tapas style plates and I continued to enjoy every dish, one after another. The bread had a great texture to soak up the remaining sauces after you were finished with your meals to savor the last drop. I would highly recommend this restaurant. If you have a big appetite it may not be the best fit for you, but it's tapas so you shouldn't go in expecting to be overly full.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThank you so much for an amazing dining experience. Service was great and the manager Jessica is beyond awesome. Totally made my night, very friendly and professional. Her hospitality has just made another regular customer.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFun restaurantSeated right away (reservation). Waiter knowledgable and helpful. Food good to fair. However, a fun time.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCafé Ba-Ba-Reeba is an amazingCafé Ba-Ba-Reeba is an amazing restaurant! Great place for a large or small group of people. The service is excellent and the food is fantastic.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great fist experience!Had a great fist experience! I look forward to going back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, ambiance, and serviceThe food, ambiance, and service was the best of the best.
Caution: the first time we tried this place was on a friday night without a reservation.. after taking a chance and waiting for awhile, we never got a seat. Don't make the same mistake. This place is just that popular and for good reason!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI continue to bring familyI continue to bring family and friends here. Good service everytime. Quickly seated as long as you have a reservation, and they do a good job of honoring requests to sit in a particular area of the restaurant. Best sangria I've had in the city!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and atmosphere wasThe food and atmosphere was excellent! Truly a place to go when in Chicago.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great dinner. LovedWe had a great dinner. Loved the Tapas. We always visit when we are in Chicago and we are always more than satisfied.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was delicious. We hadIt was delicious. We had excellent service! My girlfriends and I came and it was a perfect place to enjoy the tastes of food and sangria together! We will definitely be coming back soon.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant this trip!This is an amazing restaurant! Wow! Love the tapas and being able to sample so many different menu offerings! Every item we ordered was perfectly crafted. The waiter was very helpful with suggestions for choices. Loved the idea of the small servings for dessert. We were able to try four of the six offerings without feeling terribly guilty about ordering so many. When the serving sizes only include four bites of each it works great. All around a favorite we will return to each time we visit Chicago.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with a group of friendsWent with a group of friends and got a large table by the door. It was still winter and pretty chili in that spot, but every one of the staff who passed us by made a concerted effort to keep us comfortable - no complaints here on how accommodating they were. Love this place and will definitely return.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep coming back for more !We have been dining here since the last 4 years now and we keep coming back for more. The food never disappoints and the portions are great compared to other tapas restaurants. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've dined here several timesWe've dined here several times and the food has always been great and the wait staff are consistently pleasant and knowledgeable.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been here for brunchHave been here for brunch and dinner now. Brunch was nice- it wasn't crowded and wait staff was very attentive. Brunch selection was great with both full size breakfast options as well as some breakfast tapas. Waitress gave us a pitcher of mimosas for price of pitcher of sangria which was a pretty good deal, she was very accommodating.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM