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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 #71 of 8,189 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
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
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a leisurely early dinner last week. Very large and accommodating restaurant. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Tapas were very good. Nice selection of wines ( if you're not sure of your choice, ask for a taste!). Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I came here for brunch. They have a separate brunch menu, plus brunch tapas, plus the entire menu of regular tapas to order from. They have a make-your-own bar for bloody mary's, but we opted for the sangria (red) and it was great! We shared one "brunch" tapa-- a savory crepe, and two other tapas-- croquetas and stuff mushrooms. Everything... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

a really cute brunch place with the best pancakes and bacon i've ever had. there are so many interesting flavors and foods. i will definitely come back next time i visit chicago! there can be a wait so make sure to come right when it opens :)

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Townsville, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This has got to be my most favorite tapa's place in Chicago! Everything we ordered came out perfectly. Their drinks were all great too and the dessert are just so divine! I shall come back for more

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great tapas experience, would definitely recommend. Most of the dishes were fantastic. The chorizo wrapped date was incredible as was the chorizo and onion special and the beet and goat cheese cristini. Definitely go for the goat cheese and tomato sauce, shrimp, meatballs, and scallops. Great cheese board with delicious orange marmalade. I'd say pass on the brussels salad, chicken... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Ate here with my wife, brother, and friend on a Saturday, at about 4PM. They recommend ordering a bunch of small plates and sharing them with the group. This was a great idea! The decor is great, staff friendly and attentive, and food is high quality. Total bill for 4 people, a few drinks per person, and more than enough... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very lively atmosphere, the staff makes you feel very welcome. Sangria wasn't anything special, but a great selection of wines. Overall very reasonably priced and just a fun time with good food. I HIGHLY recommend: - Octopus - Bacon wrapped dates Other great items that we had: - Padron peppers - Goat cheese with tomato - Bay Scallops - Patatas... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I recently dined here after the restaurant was recommended to me by many coworkers. We made a reservation and were seated right away (even 30 mins early). The atmosphere was fun and light and the service was phenomenal. Every time a plate was empty, someone was at our table to clear dirty dishes, refill water, etc... The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Jumbo laya is spicy but good and the gumbo is excellent as well as the desert is delicious and the place is beautiful and it is crowded

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

One of the best tapas restaurants I have been to. Must try the goat cheese, chorizo and mushrooms. We always get the white wine sangria - goes so well with the food. Value for money too. The place is big and the ambience is very lively. The service is usually slow, but everything else makes up for it.

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