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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

#19 of 7,663 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
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2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Armitage)
+1 773-935-5000
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here for the first time, arrived a bit earlier then reservation time and they seated us right away. Very busy and decor was cool. Ordered the black raspberry sangria strong and fruity. Ordered the date, chorizo and deviled eggs from the tiny bites menu....the dates were the winner the eggs were a bit salty but tasty. Then ordered the... More 

Thank Melecia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This very popular tapas restaurant won't disappoint. The bacon wrapped dates are terrific, the atmosphere is fun and you can easily hear one another talk.

Thank philmatous
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, good food. Cheese and charcuterie plate was very good. Fresh baked bread and wonderful marmalade. The filet with blue cheese, garlic shrimp and salmon tapas were the favorites. Dessert favorites were the chocolate truffle and cheesecake. Waiter was great!

Thank hyjun24
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in mid afternoon and enjoyed delicious tapas straight away. Engaging rustic atmosphere and decor, we enjoyed the variety and flavors.

Thank mosaic1965
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious tapas! Absolutely love so many dishes on the menu! The Sangria is excellent. Favorite is the classic Red Sangria. Always enjoy the Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Baked Goat Cheese, Beef Tenderloin & Blue Cheese, Meatballs, Spicy Potatoes, and Seafood Paella. Must try the desserts as well! Perfect for any occasion. Always a great experience.

Thank Eleni P
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. Nothing better then sharing small plates. Little bit of everything for everyone. We selected 5 small plates and I had the white wine flight. 2 of the 3 wines were varieties were Spain's varieties and very good. So 3 different wines - very good and 5 different small plates. Perfect food storm. It is a little... More 

Thank Fred Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there in January with a group of teenage girls and a couple of moms. I was a little worried that the teenagers would not willing to go out on a limb and try new things....Boy was I wrong! We ordered a few plates to share... meatballs, bacon wrapped dates, potatoes, empanadas and croquettes. The girls really enjoyed it... More 

Thank CSBM
Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we hit the front door and the smell of garlic and other spices hit our noses we knew it was on! We started at the bar and we're going to get a table but our waiter at the bar table was awesome. We let him make the decisions and the food kept coming. One thing after another... More 

Thank Bryan W
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large selection of Spanish items. Everything we had, there were 4 of us, so a lot of small items, was very good. First time I tried the moroccan chickpea stew. It was excellent. Other items which I regularly have at another suburban spanish restaurant were also very good but not quite as good as that other place. Specifically referring to... More 

Thank chitownsam
Shorewood, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We celebrated a late x-mas with my son's fiancee'. First time there. Loved it. Lots of action--it was packed on a Tuesday night. We had beef, chicken, Octopus, scallops, seafood paella. 2 types of Sangria. We will be back!!

Thank Mark G

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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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