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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

$$ - $$$Mediterranean, Spanish,
2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
+1 773-935-5000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“paella” (91 reviews)
“tapas” (274 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went with a large party and love the typical tapas place. However this wasn’t typical. It was wonderful! The goat cheese in tomato sauce was superb! The ham and cheese croquettes were hands down the best. The food came to the table with a...More

Thank jenni44w
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a fun tapas restaurant. Great for small and large groups. Great sangria and lots of great little plates for sharing. The paella is a must get.

Thank cyoung28
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Return visit last night. This place is always fun. Lively crowd , good service. Fun to go with others to share dishes. We will be back

Thank LABill75225
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spanish Tapas style restaurant. Fun to share a bunch of small plates. Interesting to try different things. All done very well. Great flavors and fun presentation. Good waiter.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here with a family reunion group of 8. Everyone enjoyed their food. Started off with great sangria and cosmos, went on to incredible bread and then to the tapas. The fried chicken, spicy potatoes, hangar steak, meatballs and filet were some of our favorites....More

Thank BetsyJam
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow. Cold food, tasteless and over cooked. A friend found a fly on their meat platter, bought it to a waitress’s attention (after attempting to get the attention of our waiter repeatedly). There was no apology! Just a new plate and fork. One word. Avoid.More

Thank nerdyfi
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us regarding the food and service you received. We always try to exceed our guests' expectations but unfortunately, sometimes fall short. Would you be willing to provide your contact information so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We first went here two years ago. It was so good and so memorable that we went again on Saturday night. Their selection and variety of tapas is incredible and the food is amazing. Nice selection of wine too. TIP: Great restaurant if you're going...More

Thank ChrisDapolito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend loves this place because of its Tapas styled food. The ambience is ok, although I felt the food wss overrated and the space is a little crammed. But this place is in high demand and many people frequent it. So like my friend,...More

Thank atanu s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many food selections, it's hard to know where to start. But we'd start with the Sangria. Super tasty, not too sweet, comes in glass, 1/2 carafe or full carafe. For 2 of us, 1/2 carafe was perfect. Try the ham wrapped dates, and chicken...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting my daughter in Chicago (from CA) and had no idea where to have a good meal. We needed to be somewhere in the Linkin Park area. My daughter found this place on YELP. It had good reviews and my daughter's friends also...More

Thank alex l
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.
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13 April 2017|
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Response from Joanne3104 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were given the regular wine list and told bottles were half off.
Richard B
25 June 2016|
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Response from jocelynd102 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant with your specific needs to get an accurate answer. Each person is different with what they can navigate through. Sorry I couldn't be more specific but I just don't know your limitations or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 60614-4314
  • Public Transportation: Just North East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: 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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