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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
(773) 935-5000
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Ranked #47 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
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
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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
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Armitage
Transit: Just North East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

There were 5 of us that dined here just last night and it was a great restaurant! The menu is fairly large with a lot of great offerings. Two of my friends lived in Spain for a few years and this place definitely took them back. We ordered about 8 different things and it was all very tasty & the... More

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Palm City, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This Tapas restaurant is one of the best I have ever eaten at. The food was fresh, wonderful tasting and very nice portions. The short ribs were the best ever with that nights Chilean sea bass special exceptional. All the dishes were well prepared with a delightful presentation. Try the Carmelized bananas dessert if you have room.

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Savannah, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My best friend took me here while visiting her and her boyfriend in Chicago. We love tapas-style meals and sharing food, so this was perfect. We probably ordered about 10 things off the menu and a couple pitchers of Sangria, and everything was delicious. The meatballs, however, were definitely the crowd pleaser. We ordered two rounds of those. Don't know... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everything was great here. We ordered just a couple things and once we tried those we ordered more things to try! It was our first time trying it and someone on the train told us about this place and boy am I glad we got to try. I have told other people visiting Chicago to make sure they check it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tapas and lively atmosphere at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba provided us with a great backdrop to meet up with friends over interesting food. We especially enjoyed the bacon covered figs, the empanadas, and the nice selection of vegetable options. Good, attentive, but not overbearing service. Recommend trying to get a seat outside on their porch, and booking ahead.

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Really nice place. Food is awesome and service is great. Tapas are really good. Went there on Friday for lunch and didn't have to wait at all. Worth visiting.

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Binghamton, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

No visit for me to Chi-town is complete without a visit to Cafe Ba-Ba Reeba! The tile, ambiance, smells coming out of the kitchen and the hussling waitstaff, make this place one of my all-time favorites! The pitchers of fresh Sangria are fruity and tangy. The wide assortment of Tapas offer a little something for every palate. Give this place... More

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Millersville, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was our third time here. Never disappoints. It was our first time with our boys, ages 8 and 11. They loved it as much as we always do! Awesome food, sangria and staff. The OpenTable reservation was spot on time. Such a great night at Cafe BBR!

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Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a favorite restaurant of mine and I keep going back over and over and never get tired of this place. You can tell a lot about a restaurant by reading the faces of the wait and bus staff. Are they frazzled, slow, tired, hard to find? Here they are genuinely friendly, know the menu, continuously clear away the... More

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chicago, illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had been talking about going here for a long time and we finally got there. There was a little bit of dithering at the front desk about our reservation but we got seated pretty quickly. The place is quite large with several big rooms and one smaller one. I think there might have been a private room in the... More

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