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Just a few notes to help make your meal with us an enjoyable experience:
-Reservations are strongly encouraged for main dining room seating as distanced dine-in spots are limited. Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.
-Guests are required to wear a mask at all times when entering and inside the restaurant, of course except while dining at your table.
-Please take care to arrive on time and limit your dining experience to 90 min as we would like to welcome back as many guests possible.
We appreciate your understanding, and thank you for your patronage of Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
olive oil, red pepper flakes
chickpea pure & pimentn vinaigrette
spinach, manchego cheese, lemon butter
Perfect experience. The precautions taken for COVID were spot on.
My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is always good and the staff is friendly and attentive!
Unforgettable. Can’t go wrong at Cafe Ba - Ba - Reeba.
Great restaurant make sure to check out the sangria and the Spanish Grilled Octopus tapas.
Good food and good vibes,a new find in my hood😊
Professional, Covid forward, but still intimate experience. Thanks!
This is my go-to restaurant every time I visit Chicago!
Every aspect was great. All others should follow suit.
As authentic to paella from Spain that I have been to find in the US.
Always the best
This was our first time eating at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba and we loved it. We ordered a number of tapas dishes and were happy with each one: Brussel spout salad, date wrapped in chorizo, tenderloin with blue cheese, avocado toast (had a little kick), stuffed mushrooms and vegetable paella. We also had the black raspberry sangria which was delicious. We were very impressed with the paella because the last time we had paella was in Madrid Spain so our expectations were high. The only thing I was disappointed with was the tomato bread. I didn't realize that it would be served cold. We definitely enjoyed our meal and can't wait to come back and try some other dishes.
Excellent service. They created a safe environment for both employees and customers. Good table spacing. Everyone wore mask until they sat at tables. Excellent food and a great time had by all.
Service and food were excellent as always - seating was spaced accordingly and felt very comfortable.
First time, had no idea just went based on the menu. Fabulous! All the way around. Food fresh and hot. Creative pairings. Just lovely. Wait staff was terrific too. Will make this a breakfast on the way out of town stop in the future!
Food was excellent. Waitress was extremely courteous. A table nearby was kind of loud, but we decided not to move.
They did a good job with Covid restrictions. We sat “outside,” which is not totally outside, but it was open and tables are spaced well. The noise level was low. Initially they tried to seat us inside, but it was very loud and more populated.
Awesome. Everything is great
My Bday Dinner, great as always!
Great food and good service. Large table of 8-10 were so loud, it affected our experience
Highly recommended! Try the blackberry sangria... delicious
Server was friendly, charismatic, knowledgeable. Great experience! He was awesome!
Honestly my favorite tapas bar in the city. Hands down great customer service and great quality food.
It was our first time eating out since covid started and we don't regret it. Staff was professional, food was AMAZING as always and there was lots of social distancing which made us feel safe. Without a doubt our favorite date spot.
Love it! Covid-19 set-up is good and safe. Will definitely go again.
They took excellent precautions to social distance, wore masks and gloves. The server and hostess were so accommodating.
Wish they would bring back the horseradish sauce with the beef tenderloin.
Every thing was wonderful. Safe, cleaning above standards and all were very well informed.
Meatballs and goat cheese tomato bread was amazing! Flan was the ever I ever had
Food was delicious as always! All social distancing and sanitation standards were being followed. Highly recommend!
The social distance seating was great and the food did not disappoint.
Love Love Love the food, service and atmosphere. Will be coming back.
This is one of our go-to restaurants in Chicago. The food and service is always great. We will be back!
Overall it was a great experience! Also going to keep in mind it was the second day indoor dining was allowed due to Covid so keeping in mind that employees were likely getting into their groove with it still. Our waiter (I don't remember his name) asked if we were ready to order anything and we asked for a minute. What felt like a long time passed before we saw him again. He did come over and it was fine, we ordered drinks and a variety of tapas.
Somehow we got multiple tapas before we got our drinks which seemed weird. There were 8 of us but the cocktails weren't outrageous orders (one pitcher of sangria, 2 vodka cocktails that were on the menu as a specialty cocktail, a vodka soda and a mojito).
Food was amazing! Everything I had was flavorful, well cooked and seasoned and the delicious. Classic sangria red was very refreshing as well.
Went here for the first time for my little one’s birthday. Good ambience. I felt cafe iberico had more options than Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba but still enjoyed myself. Order the paella right away as it takes 30-40 minutes to prepare. My favorite dishes were: hanger steak, grilled pork, and flan. Absolutely delicious.
They have done a wonderful job opening up during the pandemic. Most of the same menu from before is available and it's ALL amazing. Bacon dates, meatballs, and the paella were some of our favorites. Plus truffle chocolate cake for dessert!
One of our fav restaurants. We didn’t care about Covid surcharge. Tables were well spaced!!
We were seated on the patio that is located right next to the street, which was fun! The only thing that was bad was that it started raining and we couldn't move inside due to COVID, so we got rained and had to squeeze in to be covered.
Amazing food and vibe even with extra safety measures in place. Wear a jacket at night because all windows are open during covid-19 phase 3 dining. Everyone loved every dish and our waiter did a great job helping us decided how much our group of 6 should order
So good! The Sangria was to die for, an amazing way to enjoy outdoor dining again!
Always a great experience at Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! Our server was phenomenal and had great recommendation. Tables were extremely distanced away from each other and had the choice of online menu or paper. Can’t wait to go back!
Café Ba-Ba-Reeba does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now, 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 6483 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.