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To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards:
- All guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, only to be removed while seated at your table.
- All guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with a 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 1 hour and 30 minutes as a further p
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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
Even with the limited menu due to the pandemic, we enjoyed the food very much. Bear in mind there is a 4% surcharge that is added to your bill to help offset additional expenses due to the COVID. At the end of the day, we didn't mind because everything was great as always!
We had lost track of Cafe BaBa Reeba and were please that our son and his girlfriend had "discovered" it. We were greeted promptly and shown to a nice, socially distant table. The place is so big that there is plenty of space to spread out. We started with a pitcher of white sangria and it was delicious! The food choices were varied and all wonderful. Service was top notch
My favorite place!
We liked it a lot especially the sangria and tomato bread.
Really good brunch. Drinks and food are solid and we loved the patio.
Excellent flavor for a reasonable cost. The tapas are great to share with 3-5 people. We split one paella among 5 people and were content!
Wish the menu had all the original items.
Everything was delicious. I felt safe, I saw management and staff enforcing COVID -19 protection guidelines. Yes, I’ll be happy to go back again.
Wonderful. Good food. Good company. Wife and I frequent here often. Has fun exposing this place to another couple.
Always have loved Cafe Ba Ba Reeba. The food is still delicious as ever!
The back smelled really weird so we asked to move and they were really nice about it
Food was great! We were able to try different tapas and it was delicious. The paella was great and fulfilling. Sangria was delicious !
The food came out quick and hot. I really enjoyed the sangria flight. All the food was delicious except the meatballs were not that tasty. The peppers need a better description, just not what we thought.
Overall it was excellent though.
Everything we ordered was phenomenal! They even had several options that were gluten-free so it felt nice that half our party could partake in the tapas without feeling like they were missing out. Highly recommend the hangar steak, pork with red chimichurri, the garlic potato salad, and the stuffed mushrooms!
We were seated immediately and on the patio! Our server Kylie was pleasant, kind and on top of it all. Everything was absolutely delicious as per usual!
Fun evening. Great job keeping everyone safe and spread out! Great food and drinks!
My first time sitting in the back room - it wasn't my favorite. Food was delicious, especially the croquetas, pan de tomato, anchovy-stuffed olives, and butterscotch custard. Classic red sangria also good. The music selection was really strange and random. Next time I would like to hear music from Spain.
The entire experience was fantastic! I have been to Café Ba-Ba-Reeba a few times now and I have never left anything less than super happy and full! When you arrive they have hand sanitizer available and ask to check your temperature, loved that. They safely and comfortably bring to your table that is clearly sanitized and far away from other tables without feeling like you are alone on an island. The service was quick and friendly, the food was delicious and timely, and the drinks were amazing!
Wonderful Experience!! The food was delicious and service was great
Loved the vibe!!!
Really good food, nice handling of safety and spacing and good value. Our lead waiter was not great, but the experience was still really nice.
Delicious meal in a relaxing environment with an attentive staff.
Loved our experience at Cafe Ba-Ba-reeba. It was my friends 40th Birthday and it made the evening really special. They even comped us an amazing chocolate cake and brought it out with a candle.
Outstanding food with an above and beyond level of service from Kylie.
Delicious food!! Friendly service. Clean environment.
All their food is amazing!! The chorizo wrapped dates are to die for! Also they now have gluten free bread which I was very excited to learn
The food was above average the service was good. It’s still not feeling quite into a restaurant with everything that’s going on.
The service was outstanding! We loved the peach sangria, bacon wrapped dates, potatoes bravas, grilled shrimp, baked goat cheese, pork with red chimichurri, and all three desserts. Cafe Ba Ba Reeba is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. We have never been disappointed.
Great everything !!!
Amazing waitress, incredible food, and the food came out so fast
They are doing the social distancing correctly! You have to wear a mask anytime you aren't at your table (which are spread out quite well), including entering and leaving the restaurant. The food is consistently done very well and timed so you have time to eat and talk. Katie, our server, was very good. She was attentive and made great suggestions. Recommend the tapas as it gives you plenty of variety. The wine list is good.
Had a great time Saturday at a nice date for two at Ba Ba Reeba. Place was well spaced out so my date and I were able to enjoy a quiet and intimate dinner. Got three of the most popular tapas and the seafood paella. It was so good. Reservation was at 10:45 and we were gone by 12. Was hassle free and great experience.
Had a wonderful dinner there Saturday night. Staff was great, felt completely comfortable under their Covid precautions, and food and sangria were awesome per usual!
Everyone and everything were fabulous! We loved that it was close to where we stayed. We liked it so much we ordered take out the next day also!
Went there for an early dinner. Food was great as always. Mango sangria was awesome. Overall great experience. Great for date night or just and outing with friends. Prices are fair imo for what you get . Will keep coming back.
The food service was super fast and delicious as always. The ambiance has definitely quieted given the capacity restrictions, but it was still fun.
Best food and sangria. Good service and music. 👌👌👌
Great atmosphere! Makes you feel like your in Spain. Great paella too!
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is one of my favorite places to dine out at. I was concerned about dining out during the pandemic but we were seated in a room by ourselves as our reservations were at 5pm. There were three other tables in the room but spaced out enough that I was not uncomfortable once they sat other customers at them towards the end of our meal. There is a current time limit for the tables based on the amount of people in your group but we were not rushed at all. All of the dishes came out fairly quickly and were all delicious. Service was excellent as always. I recommend the patata bravas and bacon wrapped dates.
Great service and food quality was outstanding. I went with a group that had previously dined there before but their enthusiasm to go back with me for the first time shows how much they are admired in the community.
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 6546 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.