Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is owned by Chef Gabino Sotelino and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
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What Insiders Are Saying
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is a tapas restaurant that's been around for a long time. It's ideal for a lot of occasions.
Always a great brunch
The food was incredible and the sangria is to die for! It's incredibly packed so definitely make a reservation, especially on Friday or Saturday. I was completely full by the end and we had two appetizers and the paella. Must go!
Incredible food. We shared many plates and we loved everything. A bit on the noisy side, but that seems to fit what they are going for with the restaurant.
Always a great time and good food. Never disappointed.
This was so delicious. My boyfriend and I got so many things and they were all so yummy. Recommend the buttermilk chicken & anything cheese related. I plan on returning soon & often!
Excellent Spanish small plates. Great ambience. Lively place with a buzz.
My last visit a few weeks ago for happy hour on a Saturday was outstanding. The food last night was mediocre at best, service remains excellent.
We love this restaurant and come here whenever we can. The drinks are always great- mango sangria especially! The Potatoes never disappoint and the scallops were delicious. However, we decided to order the seafood paella this time around assuming it would be amazing since it’s a Spanish restaurant and the serving price is a bit pricey and we were disappointed. Just very average paella, no crunchy rice, seafood was ok. Wouldn’t recommend the paella
Whenever I'm in Chicago, I make it a point to grab a meal @ Café Ba-Ba-Reeba. Consistently excellent food and service, with a great vibe.
Great place! Wonderful food fun for a group.
The food is of highest quality for the best prices, you cannot beat this tapas place!
Shrimp, mushrooms, chicken empanadas, potatoes, and scallops are alllllll delicious! Love the peach sangria!
A Chicago classic, must eat place. Very sharp servers giving good guidance on tapas selections which were all great. Do the appetizer platter to experience the variety, all good stuff. Lamb chops amazing! You must experience this place!!!
A girlfriend and I had finally got to meet up after months and sat for 2 hours and talked and drank. Josh, our server, was attentive to us and did not make us feel at any point we had to leave, even when we asked if Josh wanted to turn the table. I have been to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba and each time I have been there the environment and staff make it a point not to rush you and make sure all your questions are answered and needs are met.
Our server was nice but really didn’t have a good handle on how to serve our table. Kind of disappointing for a LEYE restaurant.
Very nice lunch- paella and sangria were perfect for lunch!
Awesome! Will go again.
Great atmosphere n food.. must try sangria
Celebrated my birthday here and it was the perfect spot!
Outstanding food & terrific service makes Cafe Ba-Ba-Reba a must go to place.
A wonderful atmosphere with delicious food and drink. Our party of five got lots of drinks and food and each only spent about 35$ before tip!
Great service , food and and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back.
Very interesting brunch menu. I would recommend the Citrus French Toast....absolutely delicious.
Love brunch at Ba-Ba-Reeba! We all had a great time!
Great restaurant. The atmosphere is fun and the service is enjoyable. The food tasted fantastic
Sangria is amazing! Definitely the reason to go there. 6-8 different kinds and great specials of the day—ours was mango sangria. The roast dates with bacon and apple vinaigrette were amazing as well.
Really enjoyed the food and the entire experience.
Amazing experience. Went for a birthday and we had a phenomenal experience. Food was amazing. Will come again!
Always great! One of the early Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. In business since 1984. A perfect example of why this dining group is so exceptional. They never loose track of the details that make them great!!! Interesting space, delicious food and well trained staff. My only complaint, the server did not ask if we were members and we had to go back to get the points applied to our account!
Brought our kids to our favorite restaurant they loved it 😊
As always, Ba-Ba-Reeba! Continues to provide great food and a wonderful guest experience. The food
I went to a Cafe Ba Ba Reeba on a Wednesday evening with a few co-workers and it did not disappoint. The food was great, service was quick and knowledgeable, and the sangria is a can't-miss.
So happy we made a reservation as it was packed on a Monday night when we went in. The staples were good and our waiter was friendly. Always get the patatas alioli. The menu is trending more small plates than actual tapas.
Business dinner with colleagues. Attentive service. Paella very good, not over saffroned with an excellent saccarat, but came out too soon. We ordered with guidance that 40-45 minutes were needed and it came out in 20 while table was full of tapas. Charcuterie seemed more from a pre-cut package not cut to order. The exception was the jamon Iberico, which was excellent. Well crafted cocktails. Would return.
Took a date to try lots of different food. It was successful. We had a lot of fun. Food was pretty good but it wasn’t anything super special.
Best tapas I’ve ever had! Been there so many times, it amazes me every time!
Food and service was good. Seating with a reservation in an uncrowded restaurant was insulting. First the hostess wanted to put us at a tiny, dimly lit table in the back . When we refused the table she took us to a larger table, still in the back, but next to a large table with unruly noisy kids. When we refused this table another hostess took us to a better table in the middle of the restaurant that we accepted. It was unnecessary for anyone to have to go through this, especially in an uncrowded restaurant.
Amazing dining experience and food! The sangria could have been a bit stronger but otherwise great!
Excellent tapas bar. Cannot recommend this place enough. Ambiance was perfect in such a big restaurant.
Fantastic service, fun atmosphere, fabulous tapas, and the best sangria!