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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!, Chicago's first Spanish tapas restaurant, serves authentic Spanish cuisine in a warm, hip setting enhanced by lively music.
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DePaul, Sheffield, North Side

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Good tapas...nice atmosphere

I have been craving tapas for many years since I studied abroad in Spain. I never knew where to go until I did a search on Urbanspoon.\r \r I got there right when it opened for dinner and sat at the bar. Everyone was friendly (the greeter, server, etc.). I ordered the same tapa that I ate all the time in Spain--tortilla española (warm potato and onion omelette)--and it was fantastic. Nice presentation, reasonably p... view more

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Perfect place for big groups!

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! The key is to always make reservations through Open Table. The atmosphere is fun & loud and perfect for big groups, such as birthday parties or girls night out. The blue cheese steak and spicy potatoes are a must!

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great place!

this place is soo cute and has great food. try the sangria, its to die for!! great tapas and service was excellent... just another quality restaurant in great lincoln park! :)

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SERIOUSLY the best tapas! Get the dates wrapped with bacon and the cheesey potatoes and the meatballs and the goat cheese with tomato sauce. oh my gosh. its soooooo damn good.

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Terrible service-Caution w/Open Table reservations

I made a reservation through Open Table for 7:30 pm on May 25. I received 2 emails confirming this reservation for 7:30 pm. When I showed up to the restaurant at 7:25 to check in, the hostess informed me that I did not have a 7:30 reservation and that I was a no show for my 6:30 reservation. I showed her my confirmation email for 7:30 on my blackberry, but she rudely told me to contact Open Table because the restaur... view more

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A nice surprise.

I've been dying to find a great spanish tapas bar in town. And although Babareeba is not your ""authentic"" spanish tapas, it takes what is great about spanish flavors and gives it a nice twist. Tried the ""toro brochetas"" which are basically a skewer to great tender meat with a plate of potatoes, caramelized onions and a stewed tomato - had the pork and it was very flavorful. Had the scallops, pine nuts, couscou... view more

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Worst paella I ever had.

I went for the Paella. Traditional paella has a crispy, caramelized, toasted bottom (called socarrat in Valencian) that is considered a delicacy. To achieve a socarrat, one either needs to time the evaporation of the water properly with the completion of the rice being cooked or turn up the heat to high and listen to the bottom of the rice toast. Once the aroma of toasted rice comes from the pan, but before the rice ... view more

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Great tapas

The food here is great,service is good too. A litle crowded on the weekends so make sure you have reservations. Paella, brochetas and tapas tasted great and they have a wide selection of atmosphere and cheap.

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My favorite Tapas

I cannot give enough praise to this place. They have some of the best tapas I've ever had and I love the ambiance of the place. Every waiter/waitress I've had has been nice, polite, and fun. I've never sat waiting for a refill (unless I was sitting in the bar area) and I've never had to send back a plate.\r \r I highly recommend the bacon-wrapped dates, which are set in a apple vingrette, the Baked Goat Cheese in M... view more

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Good, not great

Finally made it here, after hearing a lot about it. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is a fun place, but I have to say I was a little disappointed. The scallop tapas with couscous, pine nuts, and raisins were quite good, with very tender scallops, but the other three tapas we got were nothing exciting -- pretty standard, safe tapas fare. My paella mixta was very salty and too thick, but the fish and shrimp in the paella were tasty.... view more

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2024 N Halsted StChicagoIL 60614

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