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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
+1 773-935-5000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
“paella” (88 reviews)
“tapas” (243 reviews)
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Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-4314
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Seafood Paella came with very hard rice kernels, suggesting that the skillet used was reused from previous orders, causing me to nearly break a tooth instead of enjoying a soft and moist dish . Flavor was good as was the size of the shrimp...More

Thank svtrips
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went here Friday night on a date. First of all I live in palatine which is about 40 min drive without traffic. Our server velibor was very personable and engaging . The sangria is always good and the food is amazing . Everything was...More

Thank Carlitos C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dining experience here last night. Three of the four of our group have wheat, gluten, and dairy issues. The waiter (Jose S) could not have been more accommodating and gracious. While there was a slight mix up with some bread that was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend arranged for a fixed menu and it couldn't have been better. The food was incredible, presentation was perfection and the service was great. My favorites were the short ribs and goat cheese in tomato sauce but the croquets, meat balls and brussels sprout...More

Thank vickib332
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for the food and experience of a classic Chicago restaurant... got it and more with Ba-Ba-Reeba! Our party of 4 included ages 23 to 87 and everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Attentive service. Responsive to slight reservation change. Good cross-section of...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. It's been around for a very long time. One of the original successes of the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant empire. It was an original inspiration 40 years ago and remains to this day. Better than the...More

Thank FunlovingJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this restaurant, as the food is great, the craft cocktails are tasty, and the house tempranillo goes down easily. But we got our first three tapas within seconda of getting our drinks, and our waiter checked in too often to ask what else...More

Thank Vrsol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are foodies that seek out creative fresh dining when we travel. We agreed that we had one of the best meals of all time tonight. Delicious wine with the tapas sampler, hanger steak, short ribs, stuffed mushrooms and brussel sprouts salad topped off with...More

Thank portlandtripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the wide variety of tapas choices at Lincoln Park's bustling Cafe Ba-Ba Reeba. We ordered a few at a time until we were full. Wish we'd had room for more. Each dish was delicious and enough to share among the 4 of us....More

Thank Cedar880
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here during a trip to Chicago & loved it. It was very smoothly run from the time we walked in until our departure. We had an incident with broken glass & they have been lovely about resolving it. The bacon wrapped dates &...More

Thank amy 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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Is the wine list as extensive on Tuesdays as the other days?
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
Handicapped access facilities
24 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Is Chicago's original Spanish tapas bar, serving the Lincoln Park neighborhood since 1985.