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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

$$ - $$$Mediterranean, Spanish,
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” (93 reviews)
“tapas” (281 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting a table for 6 is a little tough at this popular place but lucky for us we had a reservation, still waited 15 minutes but no biggie. First time here but next time I’m in town I will be making a return visit. If...More

Thank Barb G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service staff was super efficient and polite. Restaurant is clean. Lemon drop martinis- ok, Very good wine selection. We ordered: Squid, octopus, chorizo with dates, Mediterranean lamb skewers, grilled or Keith chimmichuri. Chicken curry, Brussels sprouts slaw, chicken skewer, and seafood paella Amazing!!!!! I would...More

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place should be on your list. The tapas are awesome. The selection is really nice. The service was top notch. Go if you like small plates of shareable delicious food.

Thank Velohog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Year after year it’s still one of our favorite restaurants. Wonderful sangria and plenty of choices of it. Make reservations as they are always busy. Love the octopus and the goat cheese but the potato salad is the best.

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come hear on business once a year and sign up to go to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba every time. The service continues to be excellent. The food is even easier for my gluten-free-ness. They even have gluten free bread! The short-rib was amazing! Our only problem...More

Thank terrijane012016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a table in a far corner on Friday night. The main room is filled with painful noise of student-age crowd. Their tapas are more like half a portion of a regular item. Octopus was very good; kebab was made of...More

Thank comfytravel
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting Café baba re ba was like visiting an old friend. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been here, but the food and I’m Beyonce is still great. We had a family outing so everyone got to choose a number of small plates....More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Went here with 8 women who haven't seen each other in 31 years. The lively atmosphere and food were fabulous! The noise level on a Friday night was a quite high for us, as we wanted to talk and be able to hear each other....More

Thank travellingrealtor
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba epitomizes why tapas are so much. And CBBR has multiple types of delicious sangria, creative tapas and pintxos (bar snacks). Very fun vibe and helpful wait staff, too!

Thank CincyTrotter
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Not usually a fan of Tapas restaurants but Cafe Babareba was a nice mix. Had several appetizers; grilled squid cooked to perfection, stuffed spinach mushroom, mixed greens salad with a dried ricotta that was the best cheese I have ever eaten, pumpkin/sweet potato soup and...More

Thank Russell D
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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12 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
24 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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