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

    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. 

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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. 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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    Monday, May 15th

    Flamenco Dinner Show

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday, May 15, 2017; Dinner 6:00PM; Show 7:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    On Monday, May 15, Chicago-based Flamenco ensemble El Payo will showcase the traditional music and dancing of Spain. Enjoy your favorite pintxos and tapas from our full dinner menu, sip on half-priced craft cocktails, and take in the troupe’s contemporary take on the classic art of Flamenco Dancing. Event cover is $15 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). Please call for tickets and click here for more information

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    Monday, May 29th

    Memorial Day Brunch at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday, May 29, 2017; Brunch 10:00AM–3:00PM; Dinner 3:00PM-10:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Join us on Memorial Day for an extra day of Tapas Brunch! With pintxos like our 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 amongst the offerings, you can indulge in all of your breakfast favorites. We’ve got our Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar and six flavors of sangria ready to help you take advantage of the three-day weekend. View the brunch menu here. Advanced reservations recommended; please call 773-935-5000 to secure your table.

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    Tuesday, May 30th

    Paella Cooking Demo & Wine Dinner

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 6:00PM-8:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Executive Chef Matt Holmes will lead an interactive cooking class, demonstrating a how-to recipe for the classic rice dish, paella. Enjoy a five-course dinner menu including Bacalao Croquette, Iberico Chorizo and Shishito Pepper, Cana de Cabra with membrillo honey, Market Greens Salad, Tortilla Española with Sherry Aioli, Grilled Ibérico Pork and Arroz Negra with monkfish, shrimp and clams, finishing with Natilla Flan with Saffron Caramel for dessert. Each course will be paired with Spanish wines. The event is $42 per guest, plus tax (gratuity not included). Click here for more information.

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  • Server

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

    Casual Dining