Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

®

Authentic Spanish Tapas, Paella and Sangria

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.

Locations

Events & Promotions

    Saturday, October 15th

    Paella Cooking Demo

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Eat, drink and learn the secrets behind Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s signature dishes – all in one morning! Executive Chef Matt Holmes will lead an interactive cooking class, demonstrating how-to recipes for paella. Enjoy a six-course lunch with wine pairings, starting with three pintxos (Octopus with potatoes and shishito peppers, Hanger Steak with black garlic butter and Mushroom Soup) followed by Tortilla Española, Market Greens Salad, Roasted Pork Loin with Basque chorizo stew, Paella with snails, rabbit and pork belly and finishing with our Spanish Affogato for dessert. The event is priced at $42 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Reserve by phone at 773-935-5000.

    Read more

    Tuesday, October 18th

    Fall In Spain Wine Tasting

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    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 questions while pouring you a taste of these beautiful vintages. Guests who find a new favorite can even order a bottle to enjoy at home! The event is priced at $35 per guest (plus tax). Advanced reservations required; please call 773-935-5000 for tickets.

    Read more

    Monday, October 24th

    Flamenco Dinner Show

    WHERE: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday, October 24, Dinner 6:00PM; Show 7:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-935-5000

    Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks and dance! 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, sip on half-priced cocktails, 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, December 5.

    Read more

In the News

Open Positions

  • Cook - Line

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

    Casual Dining

  • Server

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

    Casual Dining