Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.9
7049 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
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 7049 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, delicious and fun dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Place

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KaitlinC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday dinner with another couple. The food and sangria were delicious. I highly recommend the goat cheese marinara dip and the garlic shrimp.

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vipKeriJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food!! The bacon wrapped dates and red sangria pitchers are a must! It’s also great that they accommodate gluten free! I got gluten free bread with the goat cheese and red sauce dish and they have gf flourless chocolate cake which is the perfect size when you’re already full 😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Required a reservation several days in advance. Table was ready on time and the service/food was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but not the last. Amazing service. From the waiter to the busser, the staff was educated on the menu and appropriately attentive. Will definitely return. Excellence at its best.

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ShawnaS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sangria and tapas were all great. We were in the pretty side room that was open and almost like a garden. Great brunch experience

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Jasmine
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good options to choose from the menu

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IvanR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great service was great please stop making me wear a mask

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Meghan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and great ambiance. Would recommend to any friend.

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Mischa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my bridesmaids here for our first gathering together and it was fantastic! Great food, delicious sangria and amazing service!

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KaylaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba was outstanding! From start to finish, we had an excellent experience. The staff and service was wonderful. The location and decor is beautiful. And most importantly, the food was some of the best ever. So good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful and this time didn’t disappoint either.

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MaryS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our "vaccinated-ness" and could think of no better place to celebrate than Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. The joint was jumping, as usual. The food is outstanding, the service warm and friendly - great evening.

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vipSantinaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first date after our second child was born and it was amazing

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veraA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always amazing. Great date night or girls night

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SF01
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quick service, good recommendations and everything we tried was great.

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BrendaG
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food quality is not the same, ordered the octopus and got 4 pieces! It was sad.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Brenda, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to some of our signature dishes and 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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NatC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent gluten free options as I have Celiac Disease.

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vipPaulN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had extremely unpleasant experience with a ? manager of the restaurant ?
She threatened us to trow us out because my friend didn’t have a mask.
He had a face cover but not the the one she wanted !
My kids were terrified !
Very unprofessional and rude behavior for regular customer like me.

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DanaB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Out waitress was very helpful and the sangria was 👌🏼10/10 would recommend

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Danny
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marie was a phenomenal server who took care of us on our special day with some excellent recommendations for new things to try. As always, their food is amazing and their seasonal pear sangria was awesome!

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would absolutely refer my friends’ very nice wait staff , ambiance was subtle yet very appealing. And most of all food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing, so fun!! Great atmosphere, food and cocktails.

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Sergio
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Servers are very nice and they bring your food on time. Great place!

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ShaunaP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always love coming to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. The food is so delicious and it's the perfect place to go to for a date night, celebration or a nice dinner with a friend. The only thing that was a little odd was that the Happy Hour menu isn't for the whole restaurant. We had to move to the bar to have the happy hour specials. We may have upset our original server since we decided to move to the bar, but it didn't make sense for us to pay for food at full price when the food that we wanted to order was half the price on the happy hour menu. Very odd. Besides that, I do recommend this place and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. If you go for happy hour, just make your way to the bar when you arrive.

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vipBelindaS87
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my mother's birthday. We started with the small plates - the deviled eggs and stuffed olives. Both were great! Then we got the brussels sprout salad, fried chicken and beef empanada and finished with the seafood paella!

Our server was very kind and attentive.

We had a great time and will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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Cassandra
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Brunch here and can't wait to go back and try all the other items I wanted but was too full for. The french toast was absolutely amazing!!! Enjoyed the flight of Sangria and liked that I was able to try 4 different flavors. Service was great. Felt like all Covid safety precautions were excellent and enforced.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday dinner and will definitely be going back!

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vipRyanP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Close to authentic and prices are fair. Very enjoyable.

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SusanM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious and the service was amazing! This is why it’s one of my favorite restaurants!

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NellV
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food with great service and a unique atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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SandraM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Service/Food/Sangria!

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vipSarahS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week brunch menu was so incredible! We were very full when we left, but really wished we could have ordered more because it was all so delish. Great service and presentation too!

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HectorP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a amazing time with the girlfriend. We went for Chicago restaurant week. They had a great deal and also felt safe at the restaurant and the food amazing. Over all a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, as always but this time, the patatas bravas were over cooked

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vipBobbyD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Overall all the service has always been good but this time the service wasn’t good. Our server came to our table for a drink order and we we asked about the flavors of sangria he told us and then left with out getting our order to take a drink order at another table and didn’t come back to our table for a good 10 plus minutes! Other than that food was great and came out fast!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The server was not attentive and I waited a while for refills etc. The food was great. Shame that the service wasn’t good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was very exceptional.

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 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 4.9 stars by 7049 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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