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“Late Last Minute 3rd of July Dinner”
Review of Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
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Ranked #57 of 10,730 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Spanish, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Armitage
Transit: Just North East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
Description: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Is Chicago's original Spanish tapas bar, serving the Lincoln Park neighborhood since 1985.
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Booked a table last minute through Open Table on the 3rd of July for myself and my adult son who lives in the city and adult daughter (who suggested this place). I have eaten here a couple of times since the days I lived just up the street back in the late 1980s and this visit did not disappoint. The paella takes about 20 minutes to make but well worth the wait. We ordered the two-person portion for us three and it was plenty, especially with an awesome shrimp dish, a little beef empanada and the potato and onion omelette. Were sat in the small bar room area to the right as we walked in and it had a lot different feel than the patio but was really nice. Waitress was very good. Would go back to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba in a Chicago-second!

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Thank Dan F
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is a laid back place - casual and probably the best tapas we had in This country . Great food and great service. Just a winner all over . Do try their shrimps with garlics - one of the best I ever had :)

Thank Gapluching
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Came a few years ago, and they still bring the goods. Tapas are original and very good. Bacon-wrapped dates - yep! Even my finicky 11 yr. old loved that. Sangrias are to die for.

Thank TennFLa
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Excellent variety of tapas, cosy ambience, flavours well combined with the candle lighting -all combined brought in an exceptional experience

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Thank Sheila N
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times and it’s great every time. Paella, sangria, short ribs, potato omelet... just a few of our favorites. Everything has been consistently delicious. Great options for gluten free as well!

Thank ahaydin75
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