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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

#21 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Armitage)
+1 773-935-5000
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice tapas restaurant in Lincoln Park. We stopped here on a Sunday with our kids. We were seated immediately. The restaurant is charming but the area we sat in would fluctuate from evening cold to warm. The menu has ample choices. Wine menu is acceptable. They offer several flavors of sangria. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food is prepared quickly,... More 

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Schnecksville, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter made reservations for my birthday. Unfortunately, her mock-trial contest delayed us and even though we called to inform the restaurant we would be delayed, we still had to wait almost 40 minutes. Once we were seated, the wait staff was extremely helpful and attentive. Our bread bowl and water glasses were never empty. The food was made extremely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it's definitely not my favorite (or even in my top 10 favorite) tapas places in the city, it does have a great/friendly/helpful staff and fantastic atmosphere. The choices on the menu are good, it's just that I've never been blown away by anything I've eaten there (nothing where I said, 'oh wow, that's amazing!') It's also located in Lincoln... More 

Thank Laura O
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

passionate staff who introduces you menu in details. the cuties thing is that I thought the staff is from Italy (cute accent) then he is actually from Ohio. XD XD delicious food, good portion, great wine, good price! definitely will come again next time.

Thank mats k
Chelsea, Michigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a mixed review. In their favor, they sat us even though we were late for our reservation. Initially the service was on point but as the evening progressed we got less and less attention from our server and often had to ask other people for him or other foods we wanted to try. They were accommodating for a... More 

Thank elroxkwell
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we arrived in Chicago on a Sunday and havng brunch was mandatory. We managed to book a table at this place and we did not regret it. Many different options, food was very tasty (we had a few mimosas, eggs benedict and a tempura pumpkin special), although a bit on the oily side. Service was also very good and price... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went with our son and his girlfriend. Since this is a Tapas restaurant, we ordered 10 different dishes and shared it all. All I can say is that all 10 dishes were practically wiped clean and all four of us were thoroughly satisfied with each plate. This was a great experience.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic spot. If you're in the area definitely a place to hit up. Food is full of favour and would recommend 3 dishes if you're hungry. Make sure you book. Thankfully 6.30pm suited us. But that's all they had. Awesome problem to have

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Duluth, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My daughter and I had been in Granada Spain a few years ago and enjoyed Tapas everywhere we ordered a Cerveza or Tinto Verdano. We relived that experience at Café Ba=Ba-Reeba. We sat at the bar and had several different tapas. The bartender was especially happy that we ordered the Morcilla (blood sausage). The croquettas were also fantastic.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Unique and fun place to spend time enjoying out of the ordinary foods. Sampled a number of the topa's and they were all delicious. Friendly helpful staff and servers.

Thank wk r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Valet Parking, Delivery, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Public Transportation: Just North East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-935-5000
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Is Chicago's original Spanish tapas bar, serving the Lincoln Park neighborhood since 1985.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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