Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
7345 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Cancellation policy:
For parties of 5+ you need to cancel by 9am on the day of your reservation, otherwise it is a $25 fee. For smaller parties, please give us one hour in advance, in the event of a last minute cancellation or no show it is a $25 fee.

Located in Lincoln Park, the All-Season Courtyard and Dining Rooms at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! are open with our new AIRPHX Air Filtration System.
Your health is our top priority in all that we do. Steps we are taking: 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 & staff are asked to wear masks if not fully vaccinated
- Please note reservations are limited to 1hr 30min for parties less than 6 guests. Larger parties will have 2 hours to dine
To learn more about what we are doing to ensure the health and safety of our guests, visit leye.com/coronavirus.
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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 7345 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food here is always amazing!
It was my birthday and the staff was so sweet about everything

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10’s across the board

MA
MichaelA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, food and service was good

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OscarO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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frederickc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with a romantic atmosphere. The shrimp was amazing 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour, great service, delicious food! Great place to catch up with friends over small plates to share!

MP
MohanP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vibes and tasty food. Vegetarian options are good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party brunch was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Tapas! Wonderful food and great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun atmosphere and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, quick service,

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jaccs29
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing Spanish tapas - delicious! Love the variety of flavored sangrias. Worth it!

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vipfoodie4sure
San Diego
109 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a must go when in Chicago. One of the hottest spots in town...........GREAT food, fair pricing, service is good (a bit tight on the seating) and variety is the spice of life.

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SimoL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

nice place, casual style, good tapas
not super clean, tough

JM
JMcB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Menu had a lot of options and service was great! Our server was very attentive and was always there if we needed anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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AudreyA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband worked here about 10 years ago and has raved about it since. When we visited Chicago, we came back and it was absolutely worth all of his hype. We ordered about 4 or 5 tapas plate, paella and sangria. The hongos tapas was the best hongos I've ever had. The value was also wonderful. We left stuffed and a little buzzed and the

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vipLauraF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The hostess was not very nice. She didn’t seat us 15 minutes after our reservation and when we went up to ask when we will be seated she rolled her eyes at us! I understand that she has a very stressful job, I just wish she was more polite about it.

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MayK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend who came to restaurant thirty years ago ( the first time)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious! Very pleased with my first visit, and will definitely be back 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was good but it was Soo loud that you felt like you were shouting to talk

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The bacon wrapped dates are our favorite. We will be returning!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was absolutely AMAZING. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and waitress was very informed on which Tapas were the most popular! I am excited to come
back again and eat and try new Tapas! Dessert were minimal and wish they had more options when it came to that but overall AMAZING time.

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DanM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time here. The sangria is terrific, as is the wide variety of plates to choose from.

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Bobbi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to share small plates or large meals! Sangria is exceptional! Service and seating outdoors on their open air patio with shade was perfect for our group of 5.

JB
JordanB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, super cute on the inside, and so much room! We always love Cafe ba ba reeba! Never had a bad time or bad food :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Vicente was a great waiter. The sangrias were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This was the worst tapas we’ve ever had. The grilled hanger steak was so well done it was tough, the patatas bravas were also over cooked, the outside was burnt yet the inside was soggy as if the potatoes had been excessively boiled prior to frying. The gambas jjal ajillo was flavorless and the garlic was raw. The best thing we ordered was the Catalan bread. We love tapas and eat it in just about every city we visit, we would have normally ordered much more but we stopped because the food was so disappointing. We went to a much more authentic tapas restaurant the next night and had a great meal.

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SyedH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been to Cafe babareba many times. Each time it has been a great experience . Food is well prepared. Some of the dishes are out of this world. Garlic shrimp is delicious. We ordered the seafood paiia this time. It was awesome.

Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a larger family dinner. Was fun to keep ordering the food, trying different things and hanging out. Always lovely here

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SophieS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each month my cousins and I rotate on choosing a restaurant within Chicago to drink, dine, and catch up at. I loved the idea of shareable tapas and the menu looked outstanding; safe to say we were not disappointed for all of our first time at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Will definitely be coming back with more family soon.

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Gracie
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Place n service is top notch. Food nothing special. The tenderloin was too salty and paella rice not cooked thoroughly.

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AracelyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was genuinely great. Our server did warn us about the wait for drinks and food since it was a packed house. We totally understood, but were grateful that she made it known to us about the wait. We also loved the drinks and the ambience.

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RachelF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Chicago about a month ago and unable to try Cafe Babareba. Finally able to get in and did not disappoint. I would however recommend having a reservation just to ensure you have the opportunity to try this amazing place!!

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douglask
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Nice atmosphere and ambiance

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 4.8 stars by 7345 OpenTable diners.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

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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