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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (DePaul)
(773) 935-5000
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Ranked #49 of 8,418 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas, Contemporary
Neighborhood: DePaul
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Armitage
Transit: Just North East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This place is excellent, but be sure to make reservations! We went (as a party of 4) on a Sunday night around 7 pm and waited about an hour. Once we sat down, the wait was well worth it. The four of us ordered two servings of Paella and a few tapas plates. The Paella was some of the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious, service was friendly and fast, good spot for dinner. Nothing too remarkable. It was busy even on a week night so make reservations. nce remar

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Very 'Lincoln-Park'ish, but this place is huge and always packed so definitely get a reservation. The menu is what you'd expect from spanish tapas, and they do it well. Order the Paella if you have the luxury of time and aren't seduced by the crazy array of tapas and pinchos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went here with a group of friends amd let me rell you it is well worth the hassle. Parking sucks but train is somewhat nearby. I enjoyed the potatas bravas. The sauce on them is amazing I wish I knew the recipe. The braised short ribs with manchanego cheese mash is Devine. I could probably eat this eveey day! Overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I can't say anything except this place is great. The staff and food were amazing, portions and prices are appropriate for a great tapas place and the sangria is sublime. The only downside if it has one is street only parking so either plan ahead for finding a spot or take a cab, either way once you sit down you... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great service with an extremely knowledgeable server. Outstanding Tapas menu and an excellent selection of Sangrias. We went with the server's recommendations and were not disappointed. Their contact information is now on my mobile because we definitely will visit again next time we are in Chicago, which is 2-3 times a year.

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27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is definitely the best tapas restaurant in Chicago, and I have been to most of them. The food is wonderful and is always of good quality. Everything I have had from there I have thoroughly enjoyed! This is a very popular spot so make reservations if you want a table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This restaurant is a great Tapas restaurant with excellent quality and a menu that does change. The grilled chorizo and three other sausages. Included in this sausage Tapas is a blood sausage that is beyond flavorful, it is a revelation. The pinxtos, little bite sized tapas are always incredible, from the bacon wrapped dates and deviled eggs. The endive salad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was a great gastronomic delight, beginning with the diverse range of delicious starters. It got even better as the entrees came out on the table. The service was outstanding with good attention to detail. The atmosphere was lively and felt good. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place was amazing! The tapas dishes were incredible. I would definitely recommend their deviled eggs, goat cheese in tomato sauce, and the ham and chicken croquetas. Everything we ate there was delicious. And their white peach sangria was some of the best that I've tasted. Whatever you do, do NOT miss the butterscotch custard with salted caramel. SO. SO.... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Address: 2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: (773) 935-5000
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > DePaul
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas, Contemporary

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