Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.9
7003 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 7003 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful and this time didn’t disappoint either.

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vipSantinaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always amazing. Great date night or girls night

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SF01
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrendaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded 13 hours 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent gluten free options as I have Celiac Disease.

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vipPaulN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

No really the classic Spanish food, the burrata one is absolutely bad, never mix burrata, so guys should focus on Spanish food not Italian ! Paella 8/10 remove coliflowers

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive and answered all our questions. All the plates we got were delicious!

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vipdlhoon
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food here. Had the traditional favorites along with the seasonal pear sangria which was delicious. Highly recommend!

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AnaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was terrible, The waiter had a bad attitude, he was in a hurry for us to leave. We couldn’t enjoy our dinner

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KatieB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, sangria and atmosphere! Loved it!!

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Charlotte
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Came for restaurant week but was disappointed to find out what a terrible deal it is! Ended up ordering off the regular menu to get more value. Food was good, though!

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Akimball
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas and service were fantastic. The ambiance is energetic. This is definitely one of our favorites!!!!!

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AlanaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It seems that covid has put a strain on the supply and menu at cafe ba ba reeba due to the shut down. They have revised and shortened their menu, and unfortunately some of my favorite dishes have not survived. The server that we had was very attentive and personable. Food came out hot and fresh and in a timely manner. The negatives that stood out were the following
1: the busser took dishes that we were not finished with multiple times. One of which was the shrimp that comes in delicious garlic oil. We told the server and she got us more garlic oil— score! Except the busser came and threw it away again, without asking!
2. No serving silverware was provided, so we were forced to use shared utensils to divide portions to each other (during a pandemic)
3. We had to repeatedly ask for fresh plates, and we were left with the same dirty silverware the entire time. Overall the ambiance was nice and service good. It was pretty busy for a Monday night, and so we were asked to leave because they were getting backed up, to be fair they do notify you that they have a time limit, but for customers that paid almost $400 dollars for dinner, it seems a little crass to ask them to leave.

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MichaelL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the city for a date night!! If you find an open res, BOOK IT!

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marial
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

10/10 Would recommend! It was my first time and I loved everything we ordered. I would recommend going with a group to split even more plates because everything on the menu is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying the Paella and it was fantastic

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Maddie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All time favorite! Love everything about this place. Never once have I been and been disappointed. Great staff, wonderful atmosphere, and the food is always fantastic.

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NoraH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for tapas to go with friends/family. Definitely a group!

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 7003 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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