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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
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6546 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! in Lincoln Park is now open for indoor and outdoor dining, with new responsible standards of service and distancing are in effect. Your health is our top priority in everything that we do. Steps we are taking include: dine-in services at reduced capacity, masks and gloves on all employees, disposable and digital menus, thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6546 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShajanJennifer
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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soupoftheday
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!

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vipJinnL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We liked it a lot especially the sangria and tomato bread.

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vipMichelleM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good brunch. Drinks and food are solid and we loved the patio.

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ZoeH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JeseniaL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wish the menu had all the original items.

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CarmenR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Good food. Good company. Wife and I frequent here often. Has fun exposing this place to another couple.

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mattk
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have loved Cafe Ba Ba Reeba. The food is still delicious as ever!

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Ashtyn
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The back smelled really weird so we asked to move and they were really nice about it

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AnaM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We were able to try different tapas and it was delicious. The paella was great and fulfilling. Sangria was delicious !

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Tani
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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vipErinZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening. Great job keeping everyone safe and spread out! Great food and drinks!

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vipEmilyR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipMary
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RobinV
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience!! The food was delicious and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe!!!

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vipRCP90
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipHappy
London
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal in a relaxing environment with an attentive staff.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with an above and beyond level of service from Kylie.

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Jillybean
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!! Friendly service. Clean environment.

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vipLaurenL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharlesN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was above average the service was good. It’s still not feeling quite into a restaurant with everything that’s going on.

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CelesteR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress, incredible food, and the food came out so fast

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vipKevin
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KyleM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Giancarlo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SKman
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food service was super fast and delicious as always. The ambiance has definitely quieted given the capacity restrictions, but it was still fun.

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MaferG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and sangria. Good service and music. 👌👌👌

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Makes you feel like your in Spain. Great paella too!

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SadyaE
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.

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