Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
6831 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.
-Guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with 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 10 days.
- Please note reservations are limited to 1hr 30min.
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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
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
  • Diner temperature check required
What 6831 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The tapas were excellent, sangria was good and great service! Pallea was pretty average considering how much it costs.

MK
MalikaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Nice service and great recommendations by our server. Very clean and tables are socially distanced.

AK
AudraK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent assortment of Tapas. We were a part of 4 and had 9 plates shared. Excellent service and attention to detail. Social distancing between tables was in the norm. Very pleased with my brunch experience on January 24th!

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Ryanne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recommended from a friend, and did not disappoint! The potatoes with tomato aioli was sooo good

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were sat at a terrible table in a room full of great ones. Off kilter and shoved in a very cold and small corner. Service was OK and food was not as great as we remembered.

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GraceB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I've enjoyed dining at Cafe BabaReeba a number of times in the past, but this time I was disappointed with the table we were placed at, where the ambiance was not at all what I've experienced in my past times visiting. We were placed in a back/side room. Though the sangria was delicious as always, the atmosphere was severely lacking this time.

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ATK246
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Ba-Ba-Reeba. Everything is a hit - the service, food, sangria. Also have great happy hour specials from 4-6pm daily.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here more than 25 times. Its by far my favorite restaurant in Chicago. Everything is superb! I bring people here from out of town all the time.

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anonymous
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The best, as always. I tried the

SP
SusanP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CJ
CJMChicago
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "outdoor" dining was warm and cozy - didn't feel like the standard tent. The food, as always, was outstanding as was the service. Do yourself a favor and go!

DK
DKChicago
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great experience at Cafe Barbarreba. Good food good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food & ambiance. Got overcharged & didn’t realize until the next day...double check your bill!

BK
BaronK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chorizo wrapped dates were sex in my mouth. Amazing experience

EC
EmilyC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Great bites to share with a group. The service was fast and the staff was friendly. 10/10!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a lovely place with kind server and delicious tapas. We got a high table out on the patio and the heater was keeping us so warm in the cold evening at a January night in Chicago. Would definitely wanna try again the sangrias and sweet potato soup, and other tapa choices: D

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vipCaseyC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for the first time, and I already cannot wait to go back! The food was absolutely delicious, the sangrias were perfect, and the ambiance was cozy and comfortable. They did a good job of taking all COVID precautions. Would recommend!

JJ
JeenJ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent,but the drinks were not that good. My margarita was very bitter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved being here but a little too loud than what we preferred

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HollyM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Cafe Ba Ba Reba - have been going for years, 1st time since Covid. Everything was perfect - looking forward to returning.

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vipGeoffreyG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Ba-Ba Reba continues to serve great tapas dishes and is alwys worth a visit.

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RAFAELC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , service, outstanding food they really know how to treat the customer

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening celebrating my girlfriends Birthday.

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Kell
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great! Fast service, nice setting, and delicious food!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We were informed of the time limit when sitting down, but didn’t realize we would be rushed out of our table after spending $300 and would have bought more sangria if we had time. We couldn’t get more sangria but were offered coffee & desserts before getting the check which didn’t make a ton of sense.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! They’re doing such a good job with Covid restrictions. Dining area is not cold at all. Food is still amazing as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, my only complaint is that the servings all come in odds so we had to fight over the last piece! But the food was THAT good.

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vipILdiner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the night before last as a family of 5 with 3 grown children. Our table was ready as we arrived. The tapas were as great as ever, especially the tenderloin with blue cheese, the calamari (both fried and grilled), the goat cheese, and the bacon-wrapped dates. The seafood paella is terrific. Our waitress was prompt and attentive throughout. We washed down the whole feast with a pitcher of red sangria. We'll be back.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With COVID regulations, it felt very normal. I could still tell that they were still following everything yet we had a great time

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Anon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very warm, and ambient patio! Service was professional as always and food arrives quickly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipFunsands
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Weekend brunch at the patio. Dined on 3-5 occasions in 2020. Too many patrons for our liking this time, it was packed. Seemed like additional tables were set up. Out of abundance of precaution, we’ll avoid going back for a few months.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Will definitely come back and bring friends! Thank you!

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Sahtein
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the New Year’s Pajama brunch and for a friend and me, it is now a tradition. This year was different but no less enjoyable. The crowd was smaller, the tables well spaced, fewer patrons in pajamas but the food was wonderful and our server had time to take care of us. We enjoyed the dates wrapped in bacon, Brussels sprouts salad, filet with blue cheese, flan and received gift cards for the amount of our check.

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vipIuliaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of my and my friends’ favorite restaurants. I enjoy it every time! So, I didn’t get disappointed the last time I went either. The tapas are amazing, the sangria.. the patio was heated and the air flow was perfect... I’m so grateful to have had such a nice night out after not having been out in a long time and it was due to this restaurant! Thank you!

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Sasha
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding like always, ambience was warm and welcoming and the food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing ! Our server was also top notch! All the food and sangria filled us with joy and perfect way to start the new year !!!!

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Kristen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, clean and enjoyable experience! Cafe bababreeba never disappoints in atmosphere and new dishes to try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve!

FAQs

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 Caviar, 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 6831 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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