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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
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6564 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! in Lincoln Park is now open for indoor and outdoor dining, with new responsible standards of service and distancing are in effect. Your health is our top priority in everything that we do. Steps we are taking include: dine-in services at reduced capacity, masks and gloves on all employees, disposable and digital menus, thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.

To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards:
- All guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, only to be removed while seated at your table.
- All guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with a temperature over 100.0°F will not be allowed to dine with us.
- All guests must confirm they have not traveled to any restricted state within the last 14 days.

Please note reservations are limited to 1 hour and 30 minutes as a further p
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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6564 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chi13
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This place is amazing! It's different than your typical Chicago restaurant which I really like! Everything is shareable and fun to choose a bunch of different items off the menu. We will definitely be back.

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vipMaryann
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fun presentation! The sangria is fabulous!

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vipJenS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

May try again. May not have been up to par on account of these COVID Times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere!

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vipGARYR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Tapas are just OK. Nice place and service, but really not worth the money with so many other places around. Would be good for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the brunch tapas In addition to traditional Spanish tapas. Taking good safety precautions with Covid - screening, taking temps, distancing and masking. We felt very safe.

KB
KimberlyB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Everything we had was outstanding.

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DerekA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place and great food! One of the best authentic tapas in Town

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SusanU
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour and ordered off the happy hour menu - plus got our favorite paella. Can't beat the happy hour prices. Everything was delicious as always.

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vipfoodie812
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best outdoor dining/COVID experiences

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GlendalisC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little spot, the pitchers of sangria are a good choice!

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Jill
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We had a 4-person reservation for lunch, and server returned every 5 minutes asking if we were ready to order. It was clear he was trying to get us our food and get another party seated at our table as soon as possible. When we asked for more time to look at the menu, he told us we only had an hour and a half at the table to finish our food/drinks. It was clear the restaurant is trying to churn customers to serve as many people as possible, even though we were paying their 4% COVID fee on top of the total bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food!

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Driko
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A sorely amazing! From food to service, to a great experience!

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ThomasE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sangria the Best , bacon wrapped dates

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ShajanJennifer
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the limited menu due to the pandemic, we enjoyed the food very much. Bear in mind there is a 4% surcharge that is added to your bill to help offset additional expenses due to the COVID. At the end of the day, we didn't mind because everything was great as always!

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soupoftheday
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lost track of Cafe BaBa Reeba and were please that our son and his girlfriend had "discovered" it. We were greeted promptly and shown to a nice, socially distant table. The place is so big that there is plenty of space to spread out. We started with a pitcher of white sangria and it was delicious! The food choices were varied and all wonderful. Service was top notch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!

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EmmaH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipJinnL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We liked it a lot especially the sangria and tomato bread.

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vipMichelleM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good brunch. Drinks and food are solid and we loved the patio.

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ZoeH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavor for a reasonable cost. The tapas are great to share with 3-5 people. We split one paella among 5 people and were content!

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JeseniaL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wish the menu had all the original items.

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CarmenR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. I felt safe, I saw management and staff enforcing COVID -19 protection guidelines. Yes, I’ll be happy to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Good food. Good company. Wife and I frequent here often. Has fun exposing this place to another couple.

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mattk
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have loved Cafe Ba Ba Reeba. The food is still delicious as ever!

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Ashtyn
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The back smelled really weird so we asked to move and they were really nice about it

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AnaM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We were able to try different tapas and it was delicious. The paella was great and fulfilling. Sangria was delicious !

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Tani
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food came out quick and hot. I really enjoyed the sangria flight. All the food was delicious except the meatballs were not that tasty. The peppers need a better description, just not what we thought.
Overall it was excellent though.

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vipErinZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was phenomenal! They even had several options that were gluten-free so it felt nice that half our party could partake in the tapas without feeling like they were missing out. Highly recommend the hangar steak, pork with red chimichurri, the garlic potato salad, and the stuffed mushrooms!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and on the patio! Our server Kylie was pleasant, kind and on top of it all. Everything was absolutely delicious as per usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening. Great job keeping everyone safe and spread out! Great food and drinks!

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vipEmilyR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My first time sitting in the back room - it wasn't my favorite. Food was delicious, especially the croquetas, pan de tomato, anchovy-stuffed olives, and butterscotch custard. Classic red sangria also good. The music selection was really strange and random. Next time I would like to hear music from Spain.

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vipMary
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic! I have been to Café Ba-Ba-Reeba a few times now and I have never left anything less than super happy and full! When you arrive they have hand sanitizer available and ask to check your temperature, loved that. They safely and comfortably bring to your table that is clearly sanitized and far away from other tables without feeling like you are alone on an island. The service was quick and friendly, the food was delicious and timely, and the drinks were amazing!

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RobinV
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience!! The food was delicious and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe!!!

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vipRCP90
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good food, nice handling of safety and spacing and good value. Our lead waiter was not great, but the experience was still really nice.

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vipHappy
London
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal in a relaxing environment with an attentive staff.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Cafe Ba-Ba-reeba. It was my friends 40th Birthday and it made the evening really special. They even comped us an amazing chocolate cake and brought it out with a candle.

Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with an above and beyond level of service from Kylie.

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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now, 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 6564 OpenTable diners.

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