Spanish Tapas in Lincoln Park
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is Chicago’s original tapas bar, serving authentic Spanish cuisine since 1985. The menu is designed to share, featuring tapas, pintxos (bite-sized tapas) and the classic Valencian rice dish, paella. Pair the meal with sangria, craft cocktails, Spanish wine and local beers in our lively Lincoln Park restaurant.View Menu
Monday Night Half-Priced Craft Cocktails!
Monday’s got nothin’ on us. Join us for half-priced craft cocktails from our list all night.Cocktail Menu
Planning An Event?
Treat your guests to tapas! We can accommodate parties between 10 and 350 in one or more of our private and semi-private spaces.Learn More
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When Founding Chef Gabino Sotelino first pitched the idea of traditional Spanish small-plate dining to Lettuce Entertain You in 1985, there was nothing else like it in all of Chicago. Sotelino took pride in representing the culture and gastronomy of his home, going to great lengths to achieve authenticity – even having for a wood-burning oven flown in from Madrid. Now over 30 years later, current executive chef Matt Holmes holds true to Spanish traditions, while at the same time continuously renewing the menu with modern techniques.Read More