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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba, Chicago, IL

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
4.8
8975 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Cancellation policy:
For parties of 5+ you need to cancel by 9am on the day of your reservation, otherwise it is a $25 fee. For smaller parties, please give us one hour in advance, in the event of a last minute cancellation or no show it is a $25 fee.

Located in Lincoln Park, the All-Season Courtyard and Dining Rooms at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! are open with our new AIRPHX Air Filtration System. Your health is our top priority in all that we do. Steps we are taking: disposable and digital menus, continuous sanitation procedures & hand washing.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 78 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 935-5000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Eric Jorgensen
  • Catering
    At Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! we can accommodate groups of 10 to 50 in our private and semi-private rooms. Lettuce create something extraordinary with you using our variety of tapas, paella and sangria! Cater a private party at the restaurant, in the comfort of your home or office, or even aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. We are happy to help you create a menu for your guests. To view all of the different options available to you visit cafebabareeba.com or to book your party, call our Special Events Department at (773) 935-5000.
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us to learn about safe indoor private party dining options. We also offer carryout and off-premise catering including aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises during the summer months. Please visit cafebabareeba.com to fill out your inquiry form, or call our Special Events Team at (773) 935-5000.
  • Private party contact
    Private Parties Department: (773) 935-5000
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Cross street
    Armitage
  • Parking details
    Free and paid street parking is available on Halsted, and around the corner along Armitage. We also offer valet at $15, cash only.
  • Public transit
    Brown Line - Armitage Halsted bus (route #8) - Armitage stop Armitage bus (route #73) - Halsted stop
  • Entertainment
    Reservations for our Flamenco Dinner Shows, Paella Cooking Demos, Wine Tastings, and other special events can be made by contacting the restaurant directly at (773) 935-5000. For a full list of events, please visit cafebabareeba.com and click on "events."
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Flamenco Show

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 31, 2024 only
    On Friday, May 31st, mix your passion for paella, tapas, and sangria with a passionate performance of flamenco! From 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, experience hundreds of years of rich Spanish culture all in one sitting. Revel in the flamenco troupe’s contemporary take on the classic art of flamenco as you enjoy your favorite pintxos, tapas, and beverages from our full dinner menu. The event cover is $25 per person, plus the price of your meal (tax and gratuity not included). Click here to purchase your tickets to the Flamenco Show today.
    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Flamenco Show Photo

What 8,975 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

8,975 Reviews
  1. KimM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Max was so knowledgeable about how each tapas was prepared, that we were assured that our dinner was indeed gluten free. Quite an enjoyable experience!

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  2. Julz

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The patatas brava and the dates are a must! Some favorites are garlic shrimp and the seafood paella. The sangria was good, but the red wine in it might not been the best quality. I might try the white next time.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. Great sangria. Just a tad bit loud!

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  4. Manger

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my all time favorite places for great food. My first time was back in the mid to late 80’s, and I have never been disappointed with the quality of the food, and excellent staff. This recent visit is no exception. The waitperson was exceptional, knowledgeable and quite pleasant. She even made great suggestions to our 11 yo daughter to try, which she loved. All in all great food, awesome staff and convenient location.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was atrocious, but cool atmosphere and good drinks - still, won’t ever return.
    Café Ba-Ba-ReebaResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to some of signature dishes. 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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  6. MargieM

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience with service and incredible food and cocktails!

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  7. KatieE

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was so excited to try Cafe-Ba-Ba-Reeba. I thought it was the perfect place for my girlfriends and I to reunite for delicious drinks and eats... it could have been, but we felt rushed, were met with cold and unwelcoming service, and felt that our dietary questions were not important enough for our server's attention. It can be difficult to find matching foods with a friend who has gluten and dairy issues. So when a menu points out the gluten-free options its super helpful! However, when the food runner brings out a dish that we just want to double check the dish has the gluten-free option we ordered, but it is not the gluten-free item, we just want to make sure we're getting what we ordered. The server did not take kindly when I asked the food runner. She came over to rudely tell me the gluten free item is still coming. That's great! We didn't know it would have taken almost 10 minutes to get the gluten-free bread, but she made it feel like it was my fault when I asked the food runner. From that point on, she didn't want to give us any attention, until it was time to pay the check. It kills me to not give a bigger tip (since I was in the industry for over 15 years) but when our whole table felt disrespected we couldn't give the gratuity we normally do.
    Café Ba-Ba-ReebaResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Katie, 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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to eat in Chicago. Always tasty for a great price

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  9. Cocosmydog

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    JB our waiter was excellent, the best. Host who found us a table in area on patio we wanted was lovely. Food was superb. Loved it all will be back soon.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and very attentive staff, celebrated a birthday and staff made it very special

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Café Ba-Ba-Reeba using the Order Online button. 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 8975 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 78 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

2024 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Armitage
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free and paid street parking is available on Halsted, and around the corner along Armitage. We also offer valet at $15, cash only.
  • Public transit
    Brown Line - Armitage Halsted bus (route #8) - Armitage stop Armitage bus (route #73) - Halsted stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Eric Jorgensen
  • Entertainment
    Reservations for our Flamenco Dinner Shows, Paella Cooking Demos, Wine Tastings, and other special events can be made by contacting the restaurant directly at (773) 935-5000. For a full list of events, please visit cafebabareeba.com and click on "events."
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 935-5000
  • Catering
    At Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! we can accommodate groups of 10 to 50 in our private and semi-private rooms. Lettuce create something extraordinary with you using our variety of tapas, paella and sangria! Cater a private party at the restaurant, in the comfort of your home or office, or even aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. We are happy to help you create a menu for your guests. To view all of the different options available to you visit cafebabareeba.com or to book your party, call our Special Events Department at (773) 935-5000.
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us to learn about safe indoor private party dining options. We also offer carryout and off-premise catering including aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises during the summer months. Please visit cafebabareeba.com to fill out your inquiry form, or call our Special Events Team at (773) 935-5000.
  • Private party contact
    Private Parties Department: (773) 935-5000
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