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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

#43 of 8,445 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
DePaul
Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas, Contemporary
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2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Armitage)
Just North East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
(773) 935-5000
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 200
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful tapas and sangria

The tapas and sangria here are delicious! We had the potatoes, beef with bleu cheese, and bacon wrapped dates. Everything was absolutely wonderful! The service is great, and they do not rush you at all. The atmosphere is warm, casual, and cozy. I will definitely visit again when I come back to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
erin844
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The tapas and sangria here are delicious! We had the potatoes, beef with bleu cheese, and bacon wrapped dates. Everything was absolutely wonderful! The service is great, and they do not rush you at all. The atmosphere is warm, casual, and cozy. I will definitely visit again when I come back to Chicago!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are looking for a good tapas restaurant in Chicago this is definitely a place worth checking out. The overall atmosphere of the place is very warm,and welcoming, the decor is very simple but cozy, and all of the staff is wonderful. One of our favorite servers Velibor, always makes the experience so much more for us, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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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Chicago
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28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
    (Armitage)
  • Public Transportation: Just North East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > DePaul
  • Neighborhood: DePaul
  • Phone Number: (773) 935-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?