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

    Tuesday, February 17th to Wednesday, September 30th

    Bar Tapas and Pintxos Specials

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday - Sunday from 4:00PM to 6:00PM, Friday - Saturday from 10:00PM to 12:00AM
    CONTACT: (773) 935-5000

    Grab a seat in the bar area at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! for $3 tapas and $1 pintxos (bite-size appetizers) daily from 4:00PM to 6:00PM, and again from 10:00PM to 12:00AM on Friday and Saturday! Enjoy your Spanish favorites for less cash at Chicago's original tapas bar. Select tapas include spicy potatoes, bacon-wrapped roasted dates, deviled eggs with crispy jamón Serrano, hand-made empanadas and more. 

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    Friday, July 31st to Saturday, October 31st

    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Happy Hour Deal

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Friday, July 31st to Saturday, October 31st

    Join Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! from 4:00PM to 6:00PM daily in the bar area for their delicious specials-

    • $1 Pintxos and $3 Select Tapas
    • $3 Estrella Damm bottles 

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    Tuesday, August 18th

    Tuesday Wine Special at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Every Tuesday
    CONTACT: (773) 935-5000

    Swirl, sip and savor – at half the cost! Enjoy half-priced bottles of Spanish varietals from our extensive wine list every Tuesday. Doesn't half-priced wine taste twice as good?

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

    Casual Dining