Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Lively Spanish cafe
Spanish · Lincoln Park · $$
The Zagat Review
A "Chicago classic" that's "been around forever" (or since 1985), this "lively" Lincoln Park Spaniard "never fails to please" with its "vast menu" of "interesting" , "authentic" small plates, plus "delish" paella and "the best" sangria, all at "approachable" prices; "snappy" servers "keep a steady pace of food coming" in the "cozy" dining room and on the "beautiful" patio, and it's versatile enough for both "groups of friends or romantic dates."
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hours Open Today · 4:00 PM - 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
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 2024 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614, USA phone +1 773-935-5000 website directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Lively scenes
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Google Reviews
Went on a Thursday night at 5:30pm with a few friends. Delicious food. Surprisingly large or small portions. Since it's a tapas restaurant, we assumed sharing portions for everything, but some of our dishes were pretty large. Or small, like the tiny $3.50 butterscotch custard I ordered. Very, very..... Very tiny for $3.50. But it was also rather rich and kind of boozy. I could only eat half of that shot of custard. My low rating is because of the kitchen service. After we ordered, the restaurant was almost packed. Three of our dishes hadn't even come out by the middle of our meal. We reminded our server and about ten minutes later, two of the dishes arrived. Our plates were all cleared and the third dish hasn't arrived yet. I asked our server to just cancel it. Not going back.
Colette Robertson · February 27, 2018
The beginning of my experience here started out horribly, I approached the host to help me find a reserved table, and she just rudely mumbled and pointed to an area, not taking me there. I never met this group and couldn't find them because they were not there. I approached her again and she gave me attitude and pointed in the same direction. Honestly horrible hostess. Thankfully everything that proceeded was fantastic. Our server was perfect and kind. The food is on point, it's all delicious you can not go wrong with anything. It's all unique and tasty. Plus, it's all tapas so you get to taste a variety of food.
Mohannad Safadi · February 23, 2018
The most amazingly yummy tapas! Long wait times but so worth the wait. You can make reservations. Marvelous sangria. Romantic atmosphere. I love this place.
Estrella De Luna · March 15, 2018