Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.9
6909 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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 6909 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reputation of this place is already incredible, and the food did not disappoint! The service was great, the drinks are delicious, the food came out fast and tasted incredible. I can't wait to go back!

KM
vipKateM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Ba-Ba-Reeba and again it blew us away. Every dish we ordered was fantastic, and we were able to order as we go as it's hard to determine how many small plates will be filling enough. The cocktails, service, and variety of food to choose from guarantees that I'll be returning. Great for groups or a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great food and staff, except for their front desk staff member.

SJ
vipStevenJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server said 90 min limit. We had 5. It clearly stated on open table up to 4 is 90 minutes. Up to 6 1 hr 45 and up to 8 2 hrs. Server said never heard of that? Told her it was on open table.

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gabrielles
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so wonderful! He waspersonable, and gave great recommendations! The food was excellent, particularly loved the spicy potatoes and the shrimp. Tried a few of their sangrias and the black raspberry was my personal favorite. Can't wait to come again!

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AbigailF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as always. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niece celebrates recent grade A report card for last high school semester

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NathanE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Food and service were top notch. highly recommended

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LucianoAS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come here we leave super happy! Love the food, the ambience, the DRINKS and the service.

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Alex
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, food/service, wait staff. all wonderful. Our first night off in quite a while and we felt comfortable and safe. Not to mention, the food was delicious.

M
vipMary
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! they never disappoint when we go there. Between the service and food it was an all around excellent experience!

ML
vipMiguelL
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food, great place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with tapas for any occasion! Can come in casual to dressy, paella is plentiful! Best bang for your buck.

GS
GeoffreyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants didn't disappoint for the perfect Valentine's Day dinner! So happy to dine inside safely again.

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Sendy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. So cozy and delicious food.

VH
VickyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, prompt service and great food. Felt a little rushed but there is a 90 minute table limit do to COVID, so that is understandable. Price is a little steep for 2, but it was a special occasion and worth the splurge!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time that we walked in with hostess to us leaving the workers were nice and customer service was amazing. Our server Micheal was amazing!! He was nice and always knew what we needed. The busboys were nice and very considerate with what plates to take to make room for our dishes as new ones came out. Best part was the food of course and everything was amazing!! We had the bacon wrapped dates, papas bravas, Brussels salad, deviled eggs, grilled squid, fried calamari, meatballs, shrimp in garlic, and paella. I had the virgin sangria and it tasted amazing!! Loved loved loved everything!!

JB
JoshB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing minus one of our tapas (calamari) coming out super overcooked.

JT
vipJimT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visit Barcelona in Chicago. A Tapas staple, serving a great variety of tasty treats. Come prepared to be dazzled. Try the Paella, dates, seafood beef, pork and more.

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Jojopotato
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a Valentine’s Day date, my girlfriend and I really enjoyed our visit.

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ants518
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food isn’t outstanding, but it’s good. 2 glasses of Sangria will set the perfect end to the meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so delicious and I’ve never had a bad experience with service. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. I love going here. Will return. Recommend 20/10

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Valentine’s Day!. The food was amazing and the white peach sangria was delicious. We will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely time at cafe ba ba reeba

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vipTerry
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We eat here often. This was, by far, our worst experience. The server was bordering on rude. The room smelled of sewage. Our bloody mary's has No garnish, but other tables had a bloody mary chock full of goodies. Totally disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love coming here! We are going on 30 years of great dinners here!! I would have given the food a five star but they no longer serve the warm bread after being seated and the chorizo platter was removed from the menu and that was one of our favorite tapas:( Overall this is still one of our favorite places to eat!!

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Heather
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I loved it. All the food was delicious as well as the cocktails. Made a note on our reso that there was one vegan in the party and they came prepared with some great suggestions.

TA
vipTriciaA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday. The staff was so kind and helpful. Made it a very memorable night

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and piping hot.

OL
vip1991OLIVE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time comer, me and my husband really enjoyed baba Reba. The food was very delicious.

MR
MathewR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places, always a destination to celebrate.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Fun atmosphere and great food

LD
LindsayD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back. This place is always top notch!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, and highly recommend the chicken empanada, hanger steak, and Brussels sprouts salad. Drinks were also good: loved the sherry old fashioned.

HM
HollyM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! The special Sangria was amazing - blood orange & hibiscus.

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing, will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot WAIT to come back and make our way through the rest of the menu!

SB
SkylarB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! Loved this place.

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 4.9 stars by 6909 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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