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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” (41 reviews)
“paella” (96 reviews)
“tapas” (326 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy, crazy good tapas. This is so typical of the Lettuce Entertain You group - high quality food, ambience, service. We absolutely love this place, and will be on our list of “must do”. A word of caution, get reservations. This is a very busy...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Thursday night and were happy we had a reservation. The atmosphere is fun and vibrant. The food is fantastic. Our waiter was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My daughter felt like it on par with tapas in Spain! Great place.

Thank PSS4444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my 19 year old daughter here for dinner. The tapas dishes feature unexpected ingredient combinations seasoned to perfection. So many flavors in each bite! Definitely try the sangria too. We ordered 4 tapas plates to share and were quite full afterward. I would...More

Thank bdecaire01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was just about to give this place 5 stars, but before leaving the restaurant I went to the restroom. Oh my!!! I always think the cleanliness of the restrooms tells a lot about the place (especially if we are talking about a place where...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood paella was extremely salty! They say it's a part of the cooking process? Everything else was solid. Dates, olives with anchovies, and garlic potato salad. Avoid the lamb skewers. Adequate service.

Thank SamAdamsGhost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Returned with European Clients to Ba-Ba-Reeba for the first time in 15 years, food was better than ever! Their servers are fantastic, just follow their recommendations. Bacon-wrapped Dates and Spicy Potatoes were memorable. A particularly nice touch was that our Server upon greeting us asked...More

Thank GeoffChing88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a late Friday night, my family and I were in Lincoln Park pretty late and still wanted to have a quality dinner in spite of the fact that many restaurants were either already closed or closing soon. My daughter recommended Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. One word...More

Thank aapony
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

After been around 8 years since we came here it was a great experience, a group of 20 we where nice and comfortably accommodated in a small private section of the restaurant, the tapas where great and very nice portions with 2 great paella at...More

Thank Antonio B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Restaurant was very clean, very well attended, and the service and staff in general were outstanding. If for nothing else The Bloody Mary Bar was worth the trip. Menu is tapas and as I like to EAT this does not meet my quantity needs. Some...More

Thank mmull1947
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

What a great place for a great family meal. Our niece and nephew hosted us, did all the ordering and we enjoyed! Excellent food! Calamari and aioli were outstanding. Patatas bravas!

Thank Brent H
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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
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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