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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

#17 of 7,613 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Lincoln Park
Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Armitage)
+1 773-935-5000
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Today
09:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our favorite restaurnt in Chicago. Delicious food, reasonable prices, very pleasant and attentive waitstaff

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Thank Mike S
chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have gone to this restaurant about 10 times and we are always amazed at how consistently excellent it is. It is a tapas restaurant so you order several small dishes. The service is excellent as well as the food. It is a Spanish tapas cuisine.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very innovative tapas dishes. Service was great; liked the appetizer sampler so you could get a small bite of all the appetizers. Sangria was great but they also offer wine flights, etc.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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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Thank Jill T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Thank Laura O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Chelsea, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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Aucune
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
    (Armitage)
  • 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
Description
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Is Chicago's original Spanish tapas bar, serving the Lincoln Park neighborhood since 1985.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

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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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