Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is owned by Chef Gabino Sotelino and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
Tapas Brunch Menu and Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar are available on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am until 3:00pm.
Select $3 tapas, $1 pintxos and $16 pitchers of Red Sangria are offered in the bar area from 4:00pm-6:00pm everyday.
Please note: Our all-seasons patio is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to sit on our patio, please see the Host Staff when you arrive.
Halsted bus (route #8) - Armitage stop
Armitage bus (route #73) - Halsted stop
Menu features Spanish brunch favorites along with selections from our dinner menu. Sip on Cava cocktails or try our build-your-own Bloody Mary bar! Please note that seating on our all-season patio is first come first serve. For all special event reservations and private parties, please call (773) 935-5000.
At Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! we can accommodate groups of 10 to 300 in our private and semi-private rooms. We also offer carryout and off-premise catering including aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is a tapas restaurant that's been around for a long time. It's ideal for a lot of occasions.
Hervorragende Tapas, sehr aufmerksamer Service und nettes Ambiente. Wir fanden das Rind mit dem Blaukäse sensationell, war neu für uns und eine super Komposition. Insgesamt hatten wir 5 verschiedene Tapas und alle waren sehr lecker. War eine große Freude der Abend, gerne wieder.
Excellent Tapas, very good service and we loved the wine. We tried the beef with blue cheese and that it was an unusual but amazing taste. We had in total 5 tapas and they were all were yummy. If had to summarise I would say: An Awesome taste experience.
Loved everything about the restaurant will definitely go back when we revisit Chicago
I love this restaurant. Such consistent results! And the food is amazing
Service was spotty and our seating was terrible. Fantastic food though!
Our waitress was phenomenal and the food was so good! I took my husband for our wedding anniversary because he lived in Spain previously, and we were given free champagne and dessert! Classy, lovely establishment with excellent food and service! Will definitely be back with friends soon.
Small plate, wide variety. Knowledgable staff and hand-crafted cocktails, with many options
Great food! However, the noise level was so high that we had trouble hearing each other without yelling.
Service was really good, we went for a special occasion with the family; we asked for all tapas and I can tell these were really good, they were on good time, obviously it wasn't fast because we asked for all the recommendations. Is possible to say is a little bit overpriced, but we really enjoyed our meal; also the kids meals are not enough.
Fantastic food and reasonable prices. This is a great place for any appetite and occasion.
Took my Spanish husband here for his birthday. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
Great food especially the beef tendeloin and vegetable paella!! Perfection!!
Very accommodating to my brother-in-law's gluten allergy due to celiac disease. It's also a great spot my wife and I go to for special occasions.
Excellent as usual. Food allergies handled carefully and thoughtfully. Wait staff is always kind and conscientious.
Great food, great ambiance and great service!
Definitely recommend for weekend brunch.
Very casual hang out spot with great food and atmosphere.
Perfect spot on a summer night in Chicago with old friends
The food is VERY good but it comes in very small portions so the prices do add up after a while
Lively atmosphere, great food, they accommodated our requested table change without question as we were originally seated next to a large and loud table. Thanks for that!
What a fun place to go while in the City! We were recommended by a friend and enjoyed trying many different dishes. Our server was friendly and made good suggestions regarding favorite dishes. We'd go back!
We had a wonderful time at Cafe Ba-ba-reeba. Our waitress was incredible, and made great recommendations and was very attentive. The food was delicious and the drinks were great as well. We were already talking about coming back before we left!
Just eat here! Now!!
Fun atmosphere. Servers were very attentive. If you like the tapas approach to dining this place is for you. We tried a large variety of tapas, our favorites were the goat cheese in tomato sauce and the steak. The caramel brownie dessert they brought us for our anniversary was also really good.
Great food. We ordered 7 different dishes. My favourite was grilled octopus and stuffed mushrooms. My friend found Little hair in brussels sproud salad so we asked for New one. Manager come to our table and appologized for it which was nice. The salad was so so ... by the way. I like this restaurant and definately come again.
Ba Ba Reeba is our go-to spot. My girlfriends and I go here pretty regularly, and are never disappointed with the food, service, or drinks. The sangria is always so good, and the amount of food + drink you get for the price amazes me every time. This is a great dinner or brunch (surprisingly) spot, and it's great for large groups, get-togethers with girlfriends, or a date spot. Highly recommend!
This is one restaurant the whole family loves to go. Great food!
So so amazing. The potatoes are the best I have had in my life. Also hugely recommend the Spanish omelet, the meatballs and the baked goats cheese. HUGE fan this place is amazing
Brunch waffles with cream and berries are not to miss!
Had never been here before and was really thrilled with the overall dining experience. Great food, great service in a fun, vibrant setting. There's a reason that they've been around for over 30 years. I'll be back!
Fantastic food and environment! Always a pleasure to dine here.
The food was too salty and too expensive. The service was good.
Very accessible Tapas with many great options. Fun for groups!
Amazing food & sangria
Everything was good! Especially the small bites but was very disappointed with the grilled octopus especially since it was their special and was the most expensive tapas we order that night. Rather safe that 13$ or gotten two other dishes.
Perfect spot to take two clients to catch up over sangria and tapas. We had Karl as our server. He was fun and attentive while providing all the right suggestions. Definitely go for the spicy potatoes, hanger steak, and the octopus as staples - just be sure to leave room for the natilla flan and affogato for dessert!
Amazing dinner! The food was amazing and the sangria was perfect! We ended up ordering the green peppers and we weren’t super thrilled with them and the waiter took them off the bill which was so not necessary and so nice of him! A+ to Ba Ba Reeba!
Love Baba. One of my favorite restaurants. The tapas experience is so special and decadent— they just really get right.
We love Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. It's a lot of fun trying so many different dishes. And, we're always surprised by the amount of the bill when it comes after having so much to eat! The service is also excellent. It can definitely get a bit noisy - but that's part of the fun. It's a lively, festive place.
Waiter and food were excellent but it was a little loud
I have been a fan since they have opened. Food is always great along with the service.
Great experience for our two year anniversary
I adore this place. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago.