Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
7382 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 7382 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Was there for family dinner and it was a bit dark and the tapas were average but the paella was great! Might try boqueria instead next time.

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Review198
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Definitely recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, wanted to try everything but it’s surprisingly more filling than you’d expect! Get the octopus!

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MeganD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!! Tapas and sangria were delicious and the staff was very friendly!

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for sending us a treat for our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing, per usual! Loved the Christmas vibes. Thank you for an amazing dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food is fabulous and delicious.
They know how to deliver a delectable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve had in Chicago

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vipfabio
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food at baba reeba. Love the small plates and great menu. Just sad they no longer serve short rib, which was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The restaurant smelled like sewers. Bathroom
Was dirty. They crammed six of us in a small table with little space from others.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both good

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CocoVintage
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch! The hostess and server were friendly and accommodating. The selection of tapas and drinks we sampled were all delicious. We went there on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. My only issue was that our party of six felt packed in at the table we were assigned to. It was basically a small table and a half with no elbow room. Otherwise, our time was delightful!

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LauraC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great environment. Easy to park Sat morning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas style dining, food was great!

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Deborah
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was outstanding, just incredibly great food! Very attentive service too! Highly recommend.

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NathanC
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and always great food and service.

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BethB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipPeterS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing time at a top classic in Chicago. Wish they would bring back the standard bread service. Great food!

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ToniG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great last minute bite & enjoyed once again! Great ambiance & good service. Look forward to additions to the menu for more variety.

JP
vipJosephP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place

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KellyD
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always amazing food and drinks!

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CMV384
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Red Sangria and the spicy potatoes were our favorites! Make sure to ask about their dessert options as well. We're so glad we did!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! The server Sara was awesome!!

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vipMarkM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times, never fails to impress me.
We will go again.

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LVTOLOL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a long time family favorite. We remember when the servers used to wear their homemade bolero jackets. Glad we got Tim as our server who was prompt, friendly, and seemed genuinely interested in keeping us happy (though not hard to do). They do have vegan options but they should highlight them on the menu like they do for gluten free. Tim was kind enough to circle them on the paper menu- very helpful! This was a delightful birthday celebration for our mom. Thank you Ba Ba Reeba!

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food. Parked on the street in front and it is in a really nice neighborhood. Eash in and out of the city too if you are from the burbs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the ambiance and great selection of tapas. The paella is always excellent!

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vilv
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Excellent service. Good location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very well prepared small plates. Never disappoints.

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pickEeator13
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Such a good, reliable place. They were so accommodating to your large group when we needed to add 2 more last minute. Staff is great- they go out of their way to be friendly. Food good- fun to share and try new things. My only complaint is that the place is looking a bit tired. It is not dirty it is just a bit worn out. Needs some sprucing up and maybe a little trendier Spanish theme. Still a great place, been coming for about 40 years !

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sprude
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, we love the diverse dishes to share and trying new things. Service was great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and service.

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zzeegirl
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place! Food is great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was amazing! The staff and management is well staffed and kind. Highly recommend the place for first dates or brunch. Great food selections, taste and prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

3% Automatic surcharge that is added to each bill but you can request it be removed. We found this to be quite unnecessary and left a bad taste in our mouths.

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Joanna
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very good tapas, and the seafood paella was good. I’m not sure I would get that paella again, maybe try another one or just stick to tapas. I’d highly recommend patatas bravas and champiñones rellenos. Great sangria flight and red wine options! The atmosphere was very loud, and the host was quite short with us. I really appreciated the waiter who served us, and that I could speak Spanish with him. Overall, I am glad I went but unsure if I will go back.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear Joanna, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience regarding 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.

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shirleyh
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Took my daughter for her birthday the foot was OK. The hanger steak15.00 was chewy .We ordered the deviled egg $5 for two halves . It Don't order anything that says spicy because it's not. We'll go back because we want to try the Paella

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything very good. Stuffed Mushroom dish was cold. My only complaint

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NickT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for tapas, sangria, and paella. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!! Garlic shrimp with red pepper flakes is the BEST!! A must try!!

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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 7382 OpenTable diners.

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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