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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (DePaul)
(773) 935-5000
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Ranked #43 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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Charleston, Illinois
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The food is always great here, and it always seems to be filled with people having a great time. (Even on an out-of-season Monday night). It is loud, so if this is a problem for you, request one of the more quiet rooms--although these will still be quite noisy! I have never sampled anything here that I didn't like. The... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very popular so you better make a reservation. Waiters very nice and really helpful in choosing your tapas. Everything we ate ranged between very delicious and delicious. It's an experience you must go through. Strongly recommended.

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Vieques, Puerto Rico
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

First visited with group of girl friends many years back. Wonderful experience then and once again this trip. From MI so unable to frequent. Attended Apollo Theater and it was within walking distance, if one likes to walk. Great food, friendly wait staff!

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

From the eclectic ambience to the large tapas style menu, there is something for everyone at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! I absolutely adore this restaurant. I love to experience a variety of foods when I dine, and this tapas style setting encourages it. The service was impeccable. Make a reservation! This place is always busy.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is one of my FAVORITE Chicago restaurants, the food is always amazing but I keep coming back for the off the charts Sangria!!! Not to miss!! Small plates are reasonable and very tasty as well!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba is best shared with a group of friends, but I imagine it'd be perfect even on a romantic date. We had about 8 in our party and we were able to experience a wide variety of dishes. The pitchers of Sangria are really reasonable if you're splitting, but not too pricey even if you aren't. You... More 

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298 reviews 298 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant is fantastic!! I loved every dish that we tried. The bacon wrapped dates were delicious, the short ribs were so tender, you could cut them with the fork. And the octopus!! I was expecting something rubbery but they were wonderful. We also tried several desserts- the marcona tart was everyone's favorite!! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you choose this restaurant for it's fame... Please, this is not the spot if you have the sense of culinary "tapeo" the worst "flavored" sangria. Tastes like Lipton tea and drops of wine. Viva Cafe Iberico.

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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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