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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 8,383 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
  • Any
English first
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was recently at Cafe Babareeba to celebrate the end of an interesting year with friends. We sat at the bar and were deftly handled by the bartender, Nico. He was tons of fun and fantastic at his job. We had the sangria sampler followed by dates wrapped in bacon for an appetizer. You can never go wrong with bacon...... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a fun,lively restaurant with a very diverse menu. The stuffed mushrooms, garlic shrimp and autumn salad were outstanding. The grilled octopus was very tough and chewy and I would not recommend it. The seafood paella was very tasty, but could have been served with more seafood and less rice. All the desserts we sampled- the natilla flan, the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Perfect place for lunch. Big variety of tapas to share with friends or family. We have chosen 10 different and everything was excellent. Definitely good salmon in all options, very good seafood paella. reall nice place to come and have fun tasting different meals.

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Freeport, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Probably the best paella I've ever had, plus an array of delicious tapas. Every one was excellent, as was the apple cider sangria.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I just find this approach to dining very unfulfilling. Give me a real dinner to enjoy. The rest of my family enjoyed it. The atmosphere was lively, although they were having some temperature control issues - alternating between too hot and too cold.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have been to this restaurant three times in last 3 months. The food is fantastic, everything we have ever had (been going to this restaurant since I believe 2000). I have to complain about the service I have experienced the last three times we have been here. Once again this trend where the waiter does not serve the food. In... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was an experience and highly recommend. The peach sangria was great, the service was outstanding and the food worth any wait. On a very busy Friday night, still treated like we were the only ones there. Don't miss an opportunity to try it.

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Carmel, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a family visit and loved the overall experience. Sangrias were great and we tried the black rasbery and passionfruit both great. Tapas were very good so the meat and seafood payellas. Check was not too much but not a great value either.

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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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