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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
4.8
7768 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 168 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 935-5000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Jorgensen

  • Catering

    At Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! we can accommodate groups of 10 to 50 in our private and semi-private rooms. Lettuce create something extraordinary with you using our variety of tapas, paella and sangria! Cater a private party at the restaurant, in the comfort of your home or office, or even aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. We are happy to help you create a menu for your guests. To view all of the different options available to you visit cafebabareeba.com or to book your party, call our Special Events Department at (773) 935-5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us to learn about safe indoor private party dining options. We also offer carryout and off-premise catering including aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises during the summer months. Please visit cafebabareeba.com to fill out your inquiry form, or call our Special Events Team at (773) 935-5000.

  • Private party contact

    Private Parties Department: (773) 935-5000

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Armitage

  • Parking details

    Free and paid street parking is available on Halsted, and around the corner along Armitage. We also offer valet at $15, cash only.

  • Public transit

    Brown Line - Armitage Halsted bus (route #8) - Armitage stop Armitage bus (route #73) - Halsted stop

  • Entertainment

    Reservations for our Flamenco Dinner Shows, Paella Cooking Demos, Wine Tastings, and other special events can be made by contacting the restaurant directly at (773) 935-5000. For a full list of events, please visit cafebabareeba.com and click on "events."

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,768 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A day later, I'm still ridiculously full and very happy
  2. LK

    LizK

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and lively place. All selections were delicious, especially the chorizo wrapped dates. We were in a smaller back room so noise was not an issue.
  3. DS

    DanielS

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was impeccable
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The service, food and drinks were amazing. It was so loud we could barely hear our server.
  5. TR

    TheresaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food in a nice family friendly atmosphere.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Tapas and Paella- yummy and the service was excellent!!! We’ll be back- good thing we had reservations cuz it was very popular even midday.
  7. e

    eapo

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. I come from Canada and it is a must stop in your trip.
  8. S

    Sahtein

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A quiet Friday afternoon, not crowded, not noisy, our Server was just great and made our experience even nicer.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time … great food! Service was next to none!!!! So tasty :)
  10. PK

    PatrickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Never disappoints! We can’t wait to plan our next visit.
  11. KT

    KellyT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience! Will definitely come back and bring more friends there!
  12. C

    Cindy

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Good food, good service, insanely loud. Although we were against a wall, we had to shout all through dinner.
  13. FG

    FoodieGirl

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit to this location and it did not disappoint. Invited friends from out of town and this was their first experience and they loved the food, service and lively vib of this location.
  14. JG

    JavierG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café Ba-Ba-Reeba is consistently excellent and has been over the years. This is why I continue to patronize this establishment introducing family and friends to their outstanding food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant to Chicago natives and tourists looking to sample authentic Spanish tapas.
  15. RA

    RebeccaA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent - always a safe bet for great food (and sangria!).
  16. SG

    SGC523

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience for our party of six was GREAT! Great service, food, drinks, ambiance, and fun!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Come here all the time no complaints. Staff and service is always solid. Definitely love what y’all are doing here.
  18. j

    jsjchi

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It's ok, but there are definitely better places for tapas in Chicago.
  19. SK

    SergeyK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time as usual - great service, tasty food, lovely ambiance.
  20. SR

    SusanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and delicious experience. Food was unique delicious and great for sharing. Love the interior design. The seafood paella was outstanding.
  21. M

    Mish

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Gorgeous restaurant set in a beautiful and quaint neighbourhood. Food was inauthentic Spanish tapas but tasted okay- unfortunately service was not up to par. The bus people were very swift and polite but our server was slow and forgot some of our items- we ended up cancelling the calamari after about 45 minutes of waiting. No apologies either!
  22. CP

    CPTX

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My second fave octopus in the city so far…and must try paella!
  23. l

    lauraw

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place for a group. Favorite tapas were the deviled eggs, charred octopus, and goat cheese toast. Sangria and paella delicious as ever. And great service. Thank you!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, delicious sangria. Fun experience and would definitely come back.
  26. MM

    MartaM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bulls eye desserts were no longer on the menu… Service was really good. Super friendly staff.
  27. M

    Margaux

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and all the dishes were wonderful! We were in and out in an hour. Definitely will be coming back!
  28. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just loved the food and atmosphere! We would go again!
  29. S

    Sue59

    Chicago

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food and our server took time with us. Excellent menu. It’s where we had our first date 31 years ago.
  30. K

    Kelsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good and drinks came out so quickly. Mango sangria and the goat cheese in tomato sauce were 10/10.
  31. a

    anag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. It's been years since i have been back but the quality of food hasn't changed. Can't wait to come back!
  32. M

    Mack

    Chicago

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Used to be my favorite restaurant, first time back in awhile and not happy with the menu changes but food is still great.
  33. CR

    ChristineR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Order was slightly incorrect and was charged for their mishap also the busser hovered over our table almost the entire time we were at the restaurant. I felt very uncomfortable. He watched as we took out last bite of something then rushed over to take the plate away. Waitress was so pleasant so I still tipped accordingly just nothing over 20%. Paella was edible but the worst I ever had. Empanadas, chicken and beef, were delish, steak skewer was very good, potatoes salad and spicy potatoes very good, meatballs were ok. Date wrapped with bacon was ok.
  34. R

    Rosey

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wasnt happy about having to secure my reservation with a credit card. However, food, service-everything was outstanding. Highly recommend.
  35. EG

    EGoose

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is always a go to. Perfect for really any occasion or group size!
  36. s

    sharig

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 3 year anniversary and it was beautiful. The food and ambiance was great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such and amazing server, loved the food. The cheesecake was disappointing and the bread for the burrata was burnt. The garlic shrimp was amazing
  38. MM

    MargieM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forever one of my favorite spots! Amazing cocktails and sangria, incredible food, wonderful service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great people.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 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 7768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 168 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

2024 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Armitage

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free and paid street parking is available on Halsted, and around the corner along Armitage. We also offer valet at $15, cash only.

  • Public transit

    Brown Line - Armitage Halsted bus (route #8) - Armitage stop Armitage bus (route #73) - Halsted stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Jorgensen

  • Entertainment

    Reservations for our Flamenco Dinner Shows, Paella Cooking Demos, Wine Tastings, and other special events can be made by contacting the restaurant directly at (773) 935-5000. For a full list of events, please visit cafebabareeba.com and click on "events."

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 935-5000

  • Catering

    At Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! we can accommodate groups of 10 to 50 in our private and semi-private rooms. Lettuce create something extraordinary with you using our variety of tapas, paella and sangria! Cater a private party at the restaurant, in the comfort of your home or office, or even aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. We are happy to help you create a menu for your guests. To view all of the different options available to you visit cafebabareeba.com or to book your party, call our Special Events Department at (773) 935-5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us to learn about safe indoor private party dining options. We also offer carryout and off-premise catering including aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises during the summer months. Please visit cafebabareeba.com to fill out your inquiry form, or call our Special Events Team at (773) 935-5000.

  • Private party contact

    Private Parties Department: (773) 935-5000

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