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Posted by alan on 10/23/2011
Hello from Toronto..just found this by chance as it popped up while looking for a restaurant in the area. What luck!...Best meal during our 3 day stay in Chicago...excellent service, excellent food, excellent sangria and red wine. Try the three tastings( flight) of red wine-great.. This place is a must when dining in Chicago..
Posted by Nick on 12/29/2010
Only after finding this restaurant and talking to people did I learn that it was a Chicago institution. Went on a tues night and it was hopping, but they were able to sit us at a table for 2 right away. The server was attentive and the food arrived quickly. The mushroom empanada and bacon wrapped dates were delicious and I plan to return to try a few other dishes.
Posted by Snowflake on 02/28/2009
If you only have 24 hours in Chicago, eat deep dish pizza for lunch, and go to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba for dinner. Seriously, it is not something to miss. I have been coming to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba since the days when I was hanging off the side of the table in a sassy-seat. Very great place...get the blackberry sangria, the beef tenderloin with blue cheese, grilled squid, chicken & chorizo skewers, and then basically anything you think sounds good to you. There is a reason this place has been around for so long.
Posted by BlueEyes on 06/06/2007
I'm surprised to see good reviews of the food here! The tapas selection was smaller than other tapas restaurants, it was very loud, and the service was poor. I would never go back - try 1492 or La Tasca in Arlington Heights instead.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/11/2007
I went to Cafe Babareeba recently after endless suggestions from other people. To start off, their cocktails are great, but definitely try their sangria. You cannot go wrong. A majority of the menu is tapas dishes, but they do have some main entree options, including paella. We opted for the tapas, and I assure you, every morsel put into our mouths was amazing. The beautiful part was that the desserts are small bites as well, so we could pick a selection!! Food was great, ambience was great, you cannot go wrong here.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/24/2007
This is the best tapas restaurant in Chicago, the patatas bravas are to die for....and the desserts are amazing...but small...but good.....atmosphere is fun....hate the long wait though. i recommend making reservations.
Posted by Lala Max on 12/16/2006
While in Chicago visiting my sister, I had the pleasure of eating at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. She and her friends frequent the restaurant and I am not surprised. The food was amazing, especially the potatoes, the service was fast and friendly, and the sangria menu was long. I will not leave Chicago on future visits without eating here!