Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

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Authentic Spanish Tapas, Paella and Sangria

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is Chicago's original tapas restaurant, serving authentic Spanish cuisine in Lincoln Park since 1985. Founding Chef Gabino Sotelino’s menu is designed to share, featuring tapas, pintxos (bite-sized tapas) and the classic Valencian rice dish, paella. Guests will experience a variety of tastes and flavors with signature dishes including Spicy Potatoes (patatas bravas), Baked Goat Cheese in tomato sauce and roasted Bacon-Wrapped Dates. The beverage menu boasts an extensive Spanish wine list, along with six types of signature sangria ranging from classic red and white to seasonal flavors like white peach and passion fruit. The restaurant is known for its lively atmosphere and warm ambiance; the dining room is decorated with a range of artwork celebrating Spanish language, cuisine and culture. Guests are invited to dine on the all-season patio,which features a sliding glass roof that opens during warmer months.

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Events & Promotions

    Sunday, April 16th

    Easter Brunch at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Sunday, April 16, 9:00AM-3:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    This Easter, head to Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! for a tapas-style Easter Brunch that’s sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings. With pintxos such as Deviled Egg with Bacon, Short Stack of Pancakes and Waffle-Battered Chicken Stick, as well as a variety of brunch tapas, egg dishes and waffles amongst the offerings, you can indulge in all of your sweet and savory breakfast favorites. Bring in the whole family - we’ve got a Bloody Mary Bar for the adults and all kids will leave with a sweet Easter treat! To view our brunch and kids menus, click here.

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    Friday, April 21st to Monday, May 1st

    James Beard Eats Week

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: April 21–May 1, 2017
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Join us for a Spanish spin on James Beard Eats Week! Inspired by James Beard’s recipes featuring clams from the West Coast where he grew up, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Executive Chef Matt Holmes will serve Razor Clams A La Plancha with garlic, shallots and nora pepper vinaigrette. Chef Holmes will also offer Spanish Vitello Tonnato with cured Ibérico pork loin, Spanish tuna, fried capers and parsley, a Spanish version of the Italian classic. We look forward to celebrating the James Beard Awards in Chicago for the third year in a row!

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    Tuesday, April 25th

    Spring In Spain Wine Tasting

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017; 6:00PM–8:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Swirl, sip and savor a spring selection of wines at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s bodega wine tasting! Taste through the lineup of 30 Spanish wines and enjoy signature pintxos and tapas from Executive Chef Matt Holmes. Connoisseurs from local distributors will be available to answer your wine questions while pouring you a taste of these beautiful vintages. Select bottles will also be available for purchase–at wholesale cost–to take home that evening. The event is priced at $35 per guest, plus tax (gratuity not included). Advanced reservations required; please call 773-935-5000 for tickets and click here for details.

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    Sunday, May 14th

    Tapas for Mamas

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Sunday, May 14, Brunch 9:00AM–3:00PM; 3:00PM–10:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Celebrate Mom with Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s “Tapas for Mamas” brunch! With pintxos such as Deviled Egg with Bacon, Short Stack of Pancakes and Waffle-Battered Chicken Stick, as well as a variety of brunch tapas, egg dishes, omelettes and waffles, you can indulge in all of your breakfast favorites. Since the day wouldn’t be complete without something special for Mom, all Moms will leave with a surprise gift compliments of Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! View the brunch menu here. Advanced reservations are highly recommended; please call 773-935-5000 to secure your table. 

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Open Positions

  • Cook - Line

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

    Casual Dining

  • Host - Lead

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

    Upscale Dining