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.
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Christmas Eve Dinner is synonymous with sharing laughs, memories and plates – so why not do it with us! Lincoln Park’s premier dinner spot is open this Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24) from 3:00 to 9:00 PM. Choose from more than 35 shareable tapas to customize your own holiday dinner!
Monday, December 24, 2018
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
On December 31 from 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM, we’ll be hosting partygoers for their final meal of 2018! Choose from more than 35 shareable tapas to customize your own holiday dinner, but save some room for our signature paella served tableside. Our Happy Hour will be going strong from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM.
Monday, December 31, 2018
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.
The food was good, service could’ve been better. Also, some portions were just too small.
Kind of a last minute addition to our trip - it was a great stop. The cava sangria was probably the best sangria I've ever had. We shared 6 plates between the 3 of us for lunch, which was just enough. Server was on top of things and very upbeat. Food was excellent. Only bad thing was lighting - downward spotlight above our table was SO bright that we couldn't look up at waiter without shielding our eyes. Otherwise it was wonderful.
The octopus was to die for. I highly recommend this place great food, service and ambiance and some of the best tapas we’ve had. Will def be back soon!
Love their chicken paella. Great Tapas options for everyone
I always love this place...so much so, that I decided to celebrate my birthday here with my family this year (also a good place to bring people who are visiting from out-of-town). The cocktails and sangria are spot-on, the paella is always amazing, and I cannot get enough of the seafood tapas! Also, the Christmas decorations are so cute. We had such a good time :)
Currently Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is all dressed up for the holidays and it was a festive brunch we had. I can't get enough of the tortilla espanola and the waffle battered chicken!
This place was perfect for my boyfriend’s birthday. The food was phenomenal.
Great food and service but the temperature in the restaurant was so hot it was almost unbearable.
Our service and server were amazing. Food and Sangria were superb
Went here after seeing a show at Steppenwolf & had a lovely time. Had a hard time getting ahold of our waiter sometimes but the food was great & the atmosphere was nice.
Such a fun spot for a date or dinner with friends. The service was amazing and the food was even better!
Wonderful!! loved the paella, spicy potatoes, and manchego stuffed mushrooms. Sangria pitchers are a great deal.
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba has, over time , become a Lincoln Park institution; a fun, lively place for an evening of dining experimentation or just good food. Tapas, the Spanish style of sharing small plates of unique food, is the reason to come here. It's fun, tasty, and surprising. If you've never eaten here it's a must try.
Love it every time we visit. Great food, great service and you get a warm friendly cozy feeling whenever you dine there.
Tip: Make a reservation because it really really gets busy
Food was delicious, but I wish they brought all the tapas out at the same time.
Always a favorite of mine. I've been for birthdays, date-night, bachelorette party, and a group dinner and it's always been wonderful. Make sure you make your reservation in advance! (ask for Daniel - he's the best server they have)
I love this place and have been going there for about 15 years. The food is always delicious and the service is phenomenal.
Consistently one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Don't forget the bacon wrapped dates!
Jess our server was absolutely amazing. We can’t say enough good things about her. We were well taken care of and felt at home and as if we had known her for years. The food was of course amazing as usual but Jess made this night better than any other time we’ve been there.
Food ok but level of noise and no of people made the meal a bit problematic
Our son turn 18 wanted to have him experience different meals and ambiance. He was delighted with the options and enjoyed family time.
This was our first time visiting the restaurant. Everything we had was served promptly and was delicious. We definitely come back.
Disapointed with the food. Great service. Reasonable prices. Good sangria.
I have celiac disease and they have a ton of gluten free options that are very good.
Have come here with friends and on dates before, great spot for both.
Tapas so you can eat light and prices are pretty reasonable overall.
Food was great as usual and our server Maggie was outstanding. We got the table behind the host stand and it worked out perfectly because it’s tucked away and quieter than most all other tables in the restaurant.
The food was good. I especially like garlic prawns.
Great food and aws
We arrived and only waited 5 minutes to get our table. The staff are so friendly. The only reason I did not give 5 star rating because our server was a bit overwhelmed and we had to wait awhile for drink refills. But the food was timed well and was so very good. The temperature was perfect. We really enjoyed our evening
Great tapas & drinks!! We had an amazing time, and will definitely be back again.
Cool place to try new foods
We had a special occasion so decided to go to this restaurant. It was a great pick because you can try many foods since the tapas plates are a reasonable size and price, and it's a great new restaurant to show people in the Lincoln Park area! Also, fantastic sangria!
Delightful Tapas Choices, Delicious Sangria, & Staff Delivery of Excellent Suggestions & Service!
Always a great choice in Chicago. Nothing better
Spent an entire half of the year living and traveling through Spain, and these are best patatas bravas I’ve ever had! Loved everything we ordered. Came for my birthday, definitely coming back again. Better than café ibérico!
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is always my go to restaurant when I have guests in town and it never disappoints! The food is always amazing and the staff is excellent and always ready to help you navigate the menu. I could eat the spicy potatoes for every meal for the rest of my life and be okay with it.
A wonderful menu with friendly servers and delicious food. Try the bacon wrapped dates and stuffed mushrooms!
The atmosphere is dark and old
Food is mediocre at best
Better Tapas to be found
Food is always great here, have a good variety to try... Bread is excellent
All the food is amazing ! Our server Chris was so friendly and was super helpful.
Noise level very high. Having a conversation difficult. Service excellent.