Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!


Tapas and Paella

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, Chicago's first Spanish restaurant, serves fresh, authentic Spanish cuisine in a lively, vibrant Latin atmosphere.

Chef Gabino Sotelino's menu features Spanish tapas, hot and cold appetizers meant for sharing, as well as paella, a typical Valencian rice dish made with vegetables and meat or seafood. You'll be tempted by the Pintxos ("peen-chos"), one or two bite snacks popular in Northern Spain, which are the perfect way to sample your way through the vast Mediterranean menu.

Everything goes well with Sangria, a famous wine "fiesta" drink made from fresh fruit, wine and liquor. Don't miss the large outdoor patio decorated with the sights and colors of Spain.

Chef Sotelino, whose talents have led to command performances for King Juan Carlos, created Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! to reflect his love of la cocina de España (Spanish cuisine). Once you experience the distinct flavors of Spain, we bet you'll be in love too.


Events & Promotions

    Monday, July 18th

    Flamenco Dinner Show

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday, July 18, 2016, 6:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Chicago-based Flamenco ensemble El Payo will showcase the traditional music and dancing of Spain right here in our restaurant. Enjoy our full dinner menu à la carte, sip on signature cocktails (our cocktail list is offered at half price every Monday, and take in the troupe’s contemporary take on the classic art of Flamenco. 

    Dinner seating begins at 6:00PM; performance starts at 7:00PM. Event cover is $15 per guest (plus tax). Reserve by phone at 773-935-5000.

    Save the Date! The next Flamenco Dinner Show is Monday, August 15.

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    Monday, July 4th

    Fourth of July Brunch at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday, July 4, 2016, 10:00AM-3:00PM (Brunch); 3:00PM-10:00PM (Dinner)
    CONTACT: 773-935- 5000

    The Fourth of July may be an American holiday, but that doesn’t mean Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba isn’t taking advantage of a reason to party! This July Fourth, be sure to get your fill of red and white—Sangria, that is – or partake in our Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar from 10AM-3PM. Craving some zesty fare? Order up some signature tapas dishes such as the savory Spinach Manchego-Stuffed Mushrooms or Rioja-Braised Short Ribs, as these sure-to-please items will fulfill all your Independence Day cravings. What are you waiting for? Head to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! this Fourth of July! We will be open for brunch from 10AM-3PM and dinner from 3PM-10PM. Please call 773-935-5000 to make reservations.

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    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    2024 North Halsted
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 935-5000
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time

    Upscale Dining