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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

) #16 of 7,846 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Spanish, , Vegetarian Friendly
2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
+1 773-935-5000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“paella” (90 reviews)
“tapas” (255 reviews)
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Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We met my local friend here for dinner during our trip and it was so delicious! The white peach sangria is so refreshing in the summer. The tapas style menu allowed us to try lots of different things and we loved everything we tried. The...More

Thank Kelli A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic meal with friends. The wait staff were amazing, the food was delicious and the restaurant was of high standard. Go here!

Thank Tommitchmond
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the seasonal blueberry sangria, that came with lots of fresh fruit including crisp green apples. Half a picture of that was about 4 to 5 glasses, and was $21. The tapas we had were the Brussel sprout salad, The bacon wrapped dates, the...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The happy hour's are 4-6pm Mon.thru Sun. Eat at the bar section. The atmosphere is quite pleasant & comfortable. The food came out quickly & everything was delicious. You can try bite size tapas from $1-$3.25. We had a single large olive with white anchovy...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba was so much fun. Relaxed casual atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor dining. Great wine list and drink options. A fantastic small plate tapas menu which was really extensive. There were 3 in my group and I think we tried 9 or 10...More

Thank Hugh M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family chooses tapas to meet each person's dietary needs. This tapas restaurant has been a favorite.No wait time with reservations, excellent table and service. Waitresses and waiters were helpful and attentive. Food was fresh and delicious, variety in sangria and food choices. The fresh bread...More

Thank susan51g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome experience ! We ordered the pinxtos platter and several tapas, sangria. Every dish was fantastic and the service was perfect. The atmosphere is very lively and fun. Highly recommend the pinxtos platter- get to try 6 different things. Octopus was amazing. Cheese...More

Thank IaTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of five visited Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba a few weeks ago, at the recommendation of family. The place was buzzing on a Saturday in the very early evening but we had a reservation and were seated right away. Lots and lots of food options and...More

Thank TallBlonde
Reviewed 1 week ago

After recently visiting 10 cities in Spain and enjoying numerous genuine Spanish Tapas Restaurants I can attest to the fact that Cafe Ba-Ba Reeba is the real deal. It has been years since the last time I visited this restaurant but I have to say...More

Thank Ceez787
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For this special occasion that brought us to Chicago, we wanted to dine something more "different" . We're not disappointed! The tapas are exquisite, please do try the squid & octopus...there to die for! The Sangria is also notable! Very nice decor, with a nice...More

Thank Flyrom172
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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13 April 2017|
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Response from Joanne3104 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were given the regular wine list and told bottles were half off.
Richard B
25 June 2016|
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Response from jocelynd102 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant with your specific needs to get an accurate answer. Each person is different with what they can navigate through. Sorry I couldn't be more specific but I just don't know your limitations or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Valet Parking, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
  • Public Transportation: Just North East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-935-5000
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Is Chicago's original Spanish tapas bar, serving the Lincoln Park neighborhood since 1985.
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