Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!


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.


Events & Promotions

    Friday, July 21st

    Paella Cooking Demo with special guest Kat Levitt

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Friday, July 21, 2017, 1:00PM–3:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Executive Chef Matt Holmes is teaming up with Kat Levitt (aka @agirlandherfood) to bring you a special edition Paella Cooking Demo! The event begins with Kat’s welcome cocktail and meet-and-greet, followed by an interactive cooking demonstration of the classic rice dish, paella. Guests will enjoy a five-course lunch with pintxos, tapas and dessert – all paired with Spanish wines. The event is $42 per guest (plus tax, gratuity not included). Please call for tickets and click here for more information.

    Kat’s “A Girl and Her Food” blog covers original recipes, restaurants and travel. Having studied abroad in Spain, she has a special place in her heart (and her kitchen) for traditional Valencian cooking. 

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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