Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
6754 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Located in in Lincoln Park, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!'s All-Season Courtyard and heated patio are open at reduced capacity, while our indoor dining rooms are temporarily closed at this time. 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 14 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
What 6754 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. They are doing a great job navigating the Covid world.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job during the governmental shutdowns, very nice and accommodating. Thank you for the pleasant experience for me and my legal +5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as usual! Everyone followed al the COVID protocols as well!

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vipDANA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff is engaging and knows the menu if you allow them to expound. When small portions are what you seek, this is a great choice.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Perfect heated outdoor seating available. Loved the Estrella Galicia beer on draft too!

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MaureenF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service

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ShellieM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This has been my favorite restaurant for years now as I love their food, energy, and service. Though, I was a little disappointed with my recent reservation over the weekend. I don’t know if this restaurant has changed their blue cheese beef tenderloins but they looked and tasted completely different than what I’ve been used to. It used to be one of my favorite dishes here. Sangria was amazing as always. Other than the beef tenderloins and having to wait 20 mins to be seated for my tables reservation, this place has a lot to offer and I will be back, as always!

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Lainey
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, excellent environment, and impeccable service! They even accommodated our request to switch tables and were so kind about it.

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DavidH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always delicious and unique experience

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mariaf
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food is great, the service amazing, just one little thing the portions of the food are way to small, I have been on a lot of tapas restaurant and this one is one of the most flavorful but the portions are very small, other than that very good.

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Coll
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sangria is always amazing, as well as the food. The sever did a great job and everything we ordered came out quicker than we expected. Overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came for date night and had a great time. Our waitress was stellar and the food was good. We hated they got rid of the sausage though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as usual!

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RobbyM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all very nice and the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and service PERFECT like always. The only issue was a trash smell in the area

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vipbeths
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great as always and service super attentive! Tables well spaced and def felt airy - however, just FYI - was seated near the front of restaurant (but not outside) and there was a slight smell of sewer. Didn't let interfere with our meal, but was odd.

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ElizabethP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I am a true lover of cafe babareeba and have never had a poor experience. My experience was not poor this time, but I think due to Covid the portions are smaller than usual and the food sadly did not taste as fresh as usual.

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vipPaulineY
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

What a disappointment! It's not Cafe Baba Reeba of years ago. The bread in pan con tomato was thick and stale.
Grilled squid, too salty. They do not have Iberico jamon any more.
Peach sangria however was great!

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vipkathyzac
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this place and the Covid procedures made us feel very safe. Some patrons were not always adhering to the guidelines, being masked when servers were at their table, but the staff still did their best.

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paulv
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience during COVID era dining here. I've been many times in the past, always a lovely time and the same was true this evening. The covered patio was great and tables are nicely spaced. Service was incredible, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holidays we came from Arizona and the people over there that we know always come to the café Ba Ba Re-evaluate since probably 5 years ago

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Koala96
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second time here in the past couple weeks! So yummy & great environment! Love all the different tapas & the drinks are great too!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was overpriced for what it was, bread was ice cold and rock hard. Sangria was good though.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded on November 7, 2020

Dear Michael, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to some of our signature dishes 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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oscarn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always, the server and hostess are great. Food and service is always excellent.

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Olivia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing as always, sangrias and tapas are always quick and delicious.

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vipKrista
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spanish food with many gluten-free options!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time thank you:)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were seated directly behind the hostess area at a table for six (we were a party of 2). We weren’t even out on the patio where the rest of the patrons were. The chairs were all very wobbly and broken, and it seemed like this was an old coat closet or something. Every single server came directly out of the kitchen and to the patio...which our table was right off of. When we asked about possibly getting a table out on the patio area. The hostess was rude and said we could do that...but we would have to forfeit our current table and wait outside which was an approximate wait of 45mins for another table. It was already 9pm. So we decided to just stay. It was my first time here and I had heard great things but had an unfortunate experience. I know the new guidelines probably made it difficult to seat patrons but being in a tiny nook with wobbly chairs and everyone passing us nonstop was not pleasant.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded on November 7, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, 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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They took extra precautions for safety but didn’t make it seem like it. I can’t wait to go back!

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bfly1102
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always great in it's a different and fun experience. There's the ambiance, the variety and taste of food, the delicious sangria and the outstanding service. What a nice variety of tapas and sangria. Our server, Ryan, was impeccable ... quick, efficient and very friendly - great personality! Happy House is the way to go also -- more bang for your buck. Was very COVID friendly/safe. Only thing ... miss the "bread man" - used to get free bread served to your table.

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SerxhioK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, from the food to the overall experience.

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MNeats
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious per usual, service was fantastic. I love the tapas style dining and atmosphere. Will continue going again and again as long as I can.

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vipDiner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

NOT HAPPY!!!!
We love Cafe Ba Ba Reba, that being said...
I put my mask on to use the restroom.
In the restroom (I was alone)-
I took my mask off to put my lipstick on and then washed my hands.
The carryout staff member came in and scolded me for taking my mask off.
I did not argue because I’m too classy for that.
1) I was alone.
2) I was reapplying lipstick after eating my meal (then washed my hands because you should not touch your mask with germ filled hands)
As a fellow business owner and guest in your establishment, I do not like being bullied after spending good money to help business and staff during tough economic times of uncertainty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so fun, I brought my best friend here for her birthday and the food was BOMB. We will be coming back soon, the sangria was amazing!! Very cute restaurant as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to go to in LP! Great food. Great service. Great options. Great sangria!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

It wasent enough food.for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such high quality food and such great prices!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, every single time!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and very clean standards while handling new normal with Covid

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 6754 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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