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.
- Please note reservations are limited to 1hr 30min.
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Grilled Spanish Octopus, Potatoes, Nduja Vinaigrette & Saffron Aioli
pulpo a la parrilla con patatas, vinagrete de nduja y aioli de azafrán
olive oil and red pepper flakes
olive oil, red pepper flakes
Sangria pitcher was a great value and all the food was delicious! Waiter was very nice and attentive. I’ll be back soon!
The food is always great but the servers were crowding the service station which ends up hovering over tables. It felt invasive and uncomfortable.
Most of our old favorite tapas were on the menu--and they tasted as good as ever. Service was attentive, professional, and friendly. We were a disappointed with the dessert selection, however. Of the 3 choices, none appealed to our group of 5. Please bring back the delicious small bite desserts!
The food is delicious: crispy croquetas, perfectly cooked seafood, and great sangria. Our server was friendly and attentive. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!
The food was great . The server was a little on the pushy side and didn’t offer dessert just put the check on the table.
Wonderful food and servers were great. Masking and personal space excellent.
If we lived in Chicago we would be here all the time. Loved it! Waiter was great
Good place to hangout or date. Love the hanger steak and garlic shrimp
Fabulous, as always! The Black Raspberry Sangria was perfectly refreshing on a hot day, and every shareable dish was more delicious than the next. Can't wait to get back!
The food here is incredible, and affordable! I would go everyday if I could.
Everything was delicious! Bit too hot sitting at a table by the oven & slow service but friendly & food & sangria can’t be beat!
Lovely place and AMAZING food!
Excellent food choices and Sangria is always fun.
Loved it here! The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive.
Just check in what we ask in case you forgot :) . We also give have a friendly reminder too
Super fun spot, we are in town for a couple days and it was recommended by a friend...we loved the food and the people watching was super fun!
It was really good, we all had a great time.
The food lacked a bit compared to past experiences but good nonetheless.
It was wonderful. We were there to celebrate a birthday and the staff was very kind and helpful in selecting items on the menu for one of us that has a allergy to garlic and onion. They also specially prepared items that omitted those allergens. Everyone was great from hostess to waiters to bar staff. Can't wait to return.
My crystal bread was cold
I’ve dined here many times but Jose A was exceptional!! He made our experience
Wonderful as always, highly recommended, especially the Tapas menu
Average food, nothing special...it used to be a lot better..
Dear Leo M., I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to some of our signature dishes 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.
Had high hopes from all the reviews. But maybe I had too high of expectations. Been to Miami and have had many Cuban, Spanish Tapas experiences. This was not bad but not that great either. Maybe for Chicago it might be unique and novel but if compared to other places it's just OK.
Dear Tom W., 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.
It was our first time back in over a year due to the pandemic and we were not disappointed! All the food was delightful, especially the beef skewers with caramelized onions & horseradish cream sauce 🤤 Our server was attentive & kind. Cant wait to go back!
Really good food! It was very affordable for our group of 4!
Food wasn’t just ok, rice in the paella was undercooked, service was terrible. Server got lost for long time. Just bad. Will not be back. I remember when this place was great! Now feels commercialized and unauthentic.
Dear Valued Guest, 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.
All the food we ordered was delicious! For 3 people we ordered 4 tapas and paella to share and we were stuffed! The sangria flight was good to try different flavors if you're unsure.
We’ve been eating here for over 20 years and the food has always been excellent. I was disappointed that some of their signature dishes, I.e. black beans soup, morcillas, etc., we’re not in the menu.
Food is always very good, lots of options across tastes. The paella and the shrimp tapa are fantastic. Service is a bit hit or miss, this time we were waiting for at least 20m for our waiter. But overall, I usually recommend babareeba to friends and family.
Dear Dolores, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to 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.
Server recommended wayyy to much food haha, and some were misses that we picked, but overall it was great, per usual! Pineapple sangria is IT.
Food was delicious. Service was superb. Can’t wait to come back!
First time there, but we have had tapas before at another restaurant. Cafe Barbareeba does not disappoint. I would recommend it to a friend.
Always a great visit! Delicious food and great service!
I love this restaurant. I had a private party here before and it was great. I went to dinner here yesterday. They were able to accommodate a last minute addition to my party. Food was great but they no longer give complimentary bread. Also, we spent well over 400.00 and we ordered another pitcher of sangria and they told us they needed the table so we had 20 minutes to finish. The place wasn’t as packed as they made it seem but when it did pick up we politely left. We stood by the bar to finish our pitcher and they told us we had to go. We were still spending money so I felt disappointed that they rushed us out. Also took our waiter over 20 minutes to take our food order. Other than that service and food was fine.
Our server was amazing, food came out quickly, drinks and good were great
Awesome as always. Food was fresh, drinks were great.
Went for my Birthday and the service was great, food and drinks arrived timely for our large group. Most food was great with only a couple dishes falling short of the others. The dates and goat cheese were both phenomenal. Would go back again.
Great food, drinks and service as always. Just a bummer that every time I make a reservation well in advance for outdoor seating they don't call to tell you that you won't be seated outside prior to arriving. Instead, they tell you when you get there that outside is booked. Normally not too big of a deal but at their restaurant the inside is extremely loud, dark and small – very different vibe from their courtyard seating.
Wonderful meal and service is always!! Every time I’m in town, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reena is always a must stop!
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 7181 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.