Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
6820 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Located in in Lincoln Park, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba's All-Season Courtyard and heated patio are open at reduced capacity, while our indoor dining rooms are temporarily closed at this time. Join us, or get your meal to-go!
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.
-Guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with 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 10 days.
- Please note reservations are limited to 1hr 30min.
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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 6820 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CJ
CJMChicago
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "outdoor" dining was warm and cozy - didn't feel like the standard tent. The food, as always, was outstanding as was the service. Do yourself a favor and go!

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DKChicago
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great experience at Cafe Barbarreba. Good food good service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food & ambiance. Got overcharged & didn’t realize until the next day...double check your bill!

BK
BaronK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chorizo wrapped dates were sex in my mouth. Amazing experience

EC
EmilyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Great bites to share with a group. The service was fast and the staff was friendly. 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a lovely place with kind server and delicious tapas. We got a high table out on the patio and the heater was keeping us so warm in the cold evening at a January night in Chicago. Would definitely wanna try again the sangrias and sweet potato soup, and other tapa choices: D

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vipCaseyC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for the first time, and I already cannot wait to go back! The food was absolutely delicious, the sangrias were perfect, and the ambiance was cozy and comfortable. They did a good job of taking all COVID precautions. Would recommend!

JJ
JeenJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent,but the drinks were not that good. My margarita was very bitter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved being here but a little too loud than what we preferred

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HollyM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Cafe Ba Ba Reba - have been going for years, 1st time since Covid. Everything was perfect - looking forward to returning.

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vipGeoffreyG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Ba-Ba Reba continues to serve great tapas dishes and is alwys worth a visit.

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RAFAELC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , service, outstanding food they really know how to treat the customer

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Kell
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great! Fast service, nice setting, and delicious food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We were informed of the time limit when sitting down, but didn’t realize we would be rushed out of our table after spending $300 and would have bought more sangria if we had time. We couldn’t get more sangria but were offered coffee & desserts before getting the check which didn’t make a ton of sense.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! They’re doing such a good job with Covid restrictions. Dining area is not cold at all. Food is still amazing as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, my only complaint is that the servings all come in odds so we had to fight over the last piece! But the food was THAT good.

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vipILdiner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the night before last as a family of 5 with 3 grown children. Our table was ready as we arrived. The tapas were as great as ever, especially the tenderloin with blue cheese, the calamari (both fried and grilled), the goat cheese, and the bacon-wrapped dates. The seafood paella is terrific. Our waitress was prompt and attentive throughout. We washed down the whole feast with a pitcher of red sangria. We'll be back.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With COVID regulations, it felt very normal. I could still tell that they were still following everything yet we had a great time

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Anon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very warm, and ambient patio! Service was professional as always and food arrives quickly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipFunsands
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Weekend brunch at the patio. Dined on 3-5 occasions in 2020. Too many patrons for our liking this time, it was packed. Seemed like additional tables were set up. Out of abundance of precaution, we’ll avoid going back for a few months.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Will definitely come back and bring friends! Thank you!

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Sahtein
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the New Year’s Pajama brunch and for a friend and me, it is now a tradition. This year was different but no less enjoyable. The crowd was smaller, the tables well spaced, fewer patrons in pajamas but the food was wonderful and our server had time to take care of us. We enjoyed the dates wrapped in bacon, Brussels sprouts salad, filet with blue cheese, flan and received gift cards for the amount of our check.

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vipIuliaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of my and my friends’ favorite restaurants. I enjoy it every time! So, I didn’t get disappointed the last time I went either. The tapas are amazing, the sangria.. the patio was heated and the air flow was perfect... I’m so grateful to have had such a nice night out after not having been out in a long time and it was due to this restaurant! Thank you!

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Sasha
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding like always, ambience was warm and welcoming and the food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing ! Our server was also top notch! All the food and sangria filled us with joy and perfect way to start the new year !!!!

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Kristen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, clean and enjoyable experience! Cafe bababreeba never disappoints in atmosphere and new dishes to try!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve!

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vipJeanette
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. The environment safe and spacious during the pandemic.

MB
MeganB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Environment was nice for a quiet NYE dinner. Service was a bit slow and frustrating because you are limited to 90 min. We would have ordered more if the waitress was more available.

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vipPaul
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

this outdoor dining is a joke... but whatever it takes I guess. Food was excellent as always.

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Christine
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always amazing. The sangria is delicious but I’m convinced that they barely put any alcohol in it. It tasted like juice and after 2 pitchers split between the 2 of us we didn’t even feel a buzz.

SG
ShantineqG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always. A little cold due to the outdoor patio being open but it wasn’t too bad.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff! Had a great time!

ME
MarshaE
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing ambiance had so much fun! Highly recommended

JR
JorgeR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waitress was nice but too much pressure to order and rude asking too many times same question.

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vipMegan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The all seasons room was toasty and was great to get out for a bite to eat. Service was great, food was hot. We enjoyed the sangria as well as some of the cocktails.

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NilsonM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food.
Sangria was ok. It was not good as I remember

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Sangria options are also great!

FAQs

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 Caviar and Postmates. 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 6820 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.

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