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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba, Chicago, IL

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

4.8
4.8
8999 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 p.m.


Booked 179 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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

What 8,999 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

8,999 Reviews
  1. Mamacita

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been going to Cafe Baba since it opened in the 1980's! Have turned on so many friends and family members to the place. They have a fab happy hour and yummy cocktails.

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    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sangrias need help! But the service and food were great.

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  3. Joanna

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Most of the food came out overcooked/ burnt

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Ba Ba Reeba is my favorite restaurant, and I always look forward to eating there. The service is always excellent and the food never disappoints

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious! took longer than it should have to be seated, but great experience overall
    Café Ba-Ba-ReebaResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Valued Guest, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to the service you received while waiting to be seated. 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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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic, as always. Our food was amazing.

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  7. Kiko

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and experience. The food and drinks were terrific. We will be back to visit soon

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful and extremely attentive!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has been my go to for Spanish food for over a decade. Everything is always on point!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant has gone downhill. Tapas were smaller than other tapas restaurants, especially shrimp dishes but had no garlic flavor.. Goat cheese serving was tiny. Paella was tasteless: Chef Boyardi was better. Meatballs were so bad we left most of them. Only good thing was the waitress, Racquel.
    Café Ba-Ba-ReebaResponded on June 6, 2024
    Dear Guest, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards our happy hour. 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. Rachel G.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Café Ba-Ba-Reeba using the Order Online button. 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 8999 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 p.m.


Booked 179 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

2024 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Armitage
  • Neighbourhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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