Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
7211 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Located in Lincoln Park, the All-Season Courtyard and Dining Rooms at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! are open at reduced capacity with our new AIRPHX Air Filtration System. Join us, or get your meal to-go!

Your health is our top priority in all that we do. Steps we are taking: reduced capacity services, masks on all employees, disposable and digital menus, continuous sanitation procedures hand washing.

To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards:

-Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant and during interactions with staff, only to be removed while eating/drinking at your table.
- Please note reservations are limited to 1hr 30min.
To learn more about what we are doing to ensure the health and safety of our guests, visit leye.com/coronavirus.

Thank you for your patronage of Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! ~ A Lettuce Entertain You restaurant.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 7211 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Candyman
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jose, was FANTASTIC! He reccomended many Tapas that were his favorites and customer favorites. We enjoyed all of them! The flank steak, chicken piri piri, calamari, brussel sprouts, garlic shrimp,meatballs and oh my gosh the BEST surprise....the chirizo wrapped dates! You must try them they are so delicious! And finally, let's not forget the Sangria! This is our second time coming to Cafe BaBa Reeba and we WILL BE BACK! Thank you for making it such a wonderful, fun dining experience!

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vipBubblysunflowers
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We were placed in an area where we were completely alone and completely secluded from everyone else. It was bizarre. We go for the ambiance and won't be returning any time soon because of the strange experience we had. We saw open tables in the main dining area from when we were seated until we left. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mango sangria was really good and all the dishes came out quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! This was my second time at this restaurant and I sure will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was wonderful and our waiter was very attentive and helpful. My only complaint was that the music was so loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

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NataliaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great ! Service was really good! Very nice ambiance.

SK
SunjooK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place! White peach sangria is to die for!!

MB
MaryB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being here for our combo graduation and Father's Day family outing. Food always consistent and delicious. Service attentive and accommodating. Love it.

MA
MikeA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jose was excellent both in knowledge and friendliness. His recommendations and guidance about the quantity of food to order were spot on and he was most efficient about clearing the tapas plates when we finished but not before. All the plates we tried (8-9 for two) were delicious. We especially liked the sausages with mustard seeds. And the mango sangria was a big hit! Thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Such a good rendition on traditional Spanish cuisine. The pinxtos were good, but could be more styled like traditional pinxtos. The tapas overall were very yummy, but some were very heavy and didn’t quite have the taste of tapas (the peri peri chicken tasted more like Buffalo wings). Overall yummy!

RC
vipRichC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we were in Madrid having tapas. The food and service were excellent. Definitely going back

JK
JustK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every bite I had was amazing!
The staff was friendly and attentive.
The prices are beyond reasonable.
I’d return for the Warm potato and onion omelette alone!
OMG

KM
vipKellyM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We had peach sangria which was delicious and an assortment of the tapas. Beef empanadas and the ham croquettes were our favorite. Great service. Lively atmosphere.

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vipThomasP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome and delicious! It's time to bring back the Curry Chicken Salad!

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EdithG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good. Delicious tapas, the mango Sangria also really good.

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Nathalia
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Chicago!!!!!!!

CF
vipCodyF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

This was one of our favorite restaurants but very disappointed this time.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Cody, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to some of our signature dishes you received. We always try to exceed our guests' expectations but unfortunately, sometimes fall short. Would you be willing to provide your contact information so I can have one of our managers get in touch? We truly appreciate your feedback; thank you. -Teresa M.

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Kelsey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service, but we always have to wait for a table even with a reservation.

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AlmaN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to have a casual dinner. Service was amazing as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always wonderful at Cafe BaBa Reeba. The only thing that led to a lower rating was the noise level. We were getting together for the first time since Covid shut down everything, and it was hard to hear each other because of the noise. Not good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun treat! perfect for date night or girls night out. Sangria is a must!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons graduation

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent. Always our go-to place whenever we visit Chicago. Great tapas at a reasonable price.

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vipGiovanna
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. One of our favorites, love having our old favorites and trying new things as well

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Alyssa
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Never had a bad experience. Food came out in a timely manner and staggered. The waitstaff was attentive and very helpful.

We ordered the olives, Spanish omelette, patatas bravas, and the chicken thigh and market vegetable paella. All were crowd pleasers and it was more than enough food for three.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will always love this place. Perfect for a picky eater because we order a bunch for the table then if you don't like it, other people can eat it!

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vipBILL
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is exceedingly loud. The Tapas are at best mediocre and provide no sensory reason to return. There are simply not many actual tapas restaurants/bars worth the investment. We triied numerous offerings and only a couple were rated in the ok category. One and done!

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded on June 15, 2021

Dear Bill, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to some of our signature dishes you received as well as the atmosphere. We always try to exceed our guests' expectations but unfortunately, sometimes fall short. Would you be willing to provide your contact information so I can have one of our managers get in touch? We truly appreciate your feedback; thank you. -Teresa M.

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SAMM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Andres was great. We will be coming back soon!

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AlexA
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Best place in Chicago for tapas and sangria!

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vipPhebe
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun Lively spot for shareable brunch, lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Wonderful food, drinks and atmosphere per usual. My only complaint is the poor service. Having a time limit of 90 minutes at the table I would expect above par service. Server took our order and then we didn’t see him again until after we were fully finished eating. Didn’t ask to see how food was and we were sitting without drinks for 20 minutes. I had to ask about desert and I asked for a minute to talk it over and then we’d order. We had decided we wanted the chocolate and butterscotch deserts that he mentioned paired well together. However-he never came back until he brought the bill and said our time was up. Very disappointed.

ME
vipMindiE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great

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Abbey
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sangria pitcher was a great value and all the food was delicious! Waiter was very nice and attentive. I’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food is always great but the servers were crowding the service station which ends up hovering over tables. It felt invasive and uncomfortable.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded on June 15, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to the service you received. We always try to exceed our guests' expectations but unfortunately, sometimes fall short. Would you be willing to provide your contact information so I can have one of our managers get in touch? We truly appreciate your feedback; thank you. -Teresa M.

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vipHoward
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most of our old favorite tapas were on the menu--and they tasted as good as ever. Service was attentive, professional, and friendly. We were a disappointed with the dessert selection, however. Of the 3 choices, none appealed to our group of 5. Please bring back the delicious small bite desserts!

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AidanK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious: crispy croquetas, perfectly cooked seafood, and great sangria. Our server was friendly and attentive. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was great . The server was a little on the pushy side and didn’t offer dessert just put the check on the table.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded on June 15, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to the service you received. We always try to exceed our guests' expectations but unfortunately, sometimes fall short. Would you be willing to provide your contact information so I can have one of our managers get in touch? We truly appreciate your feedback; thank you. -Teresa M.

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MaryF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and servers were great. Masking and personal space excellent.

DD
DeeDeeT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If we lived in Chicago we would be here all the time. Loved it! Waiter was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place to hangout or date. Love the hanger steak and garlic shrimp

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You can order delivery directly from Café Ba-Ba-Reeba using the Order Online button. Café Ba-Ba-Reeba also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Café Ba-Ba-Reeba also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 935-5000.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba is rated 4.8 stars by 7211 OpenTable diners.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/?utm_source=opentable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=holiday%202020&utm_content=cbbr%20confirmation%20email.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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