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Thank you for your patience and trust in Lettuce Entertain You. As Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! reopens for in-person dining, and continues delivery and carryout services, we are taking precautions to ensure you remain confident in dining with us and feel safe in how we operate our restaurant. Steps we are taking include limited patio dining at 50% capacity and dining rooms at 25% capacity. Masks and gloves that are worn by all employees at all times. We’re introducing disposable and digital menus, and will maintain thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.

For your health and safety, our policy is that all guests must wear a mask when entering, moving around, and exiting the restaurant. This includes when you leave the table to go to the restroom. Masks are not required once you are seated at your table. Thank you for doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 4% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

We look forward to you joining us soon!

To view our health and safety guidelines for Lettuce Entertain You, click here.

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Tapas, Pintxos & Sangria!

An Authentic Taste of Spain

Authentic Spanish Tapas
Try our bite-sized Pintxos
Six styles of Sangria

Spanish Tapas in Lincoln Park

Outdoor Dining • Takeout • Delivery

Patio Dining is now open and will operate at 50% capacity!
Reservations are required, as distanced dine-in spots are limited.

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.

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Get Ba-Ba-Reeba Delivered

Can’t make it to the restaurant, but still want all your Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba favorites? Order Spanish tapas, paella and more via DoorDash.

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We're excited to be back open for business with distanced dine-in. Call us at 773-935-5000 for more information, or follow us at @cafebabareeba for all the latest.

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Take Your Party to Spain!

With the recent epidemic postponing special events, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba invites you to reschedule and re-plan with our experienced Parties & Special Events team. Extensive catering options also available.

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Our Story

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 Eric Jorgensen holds true to Spanish traditions, while at the same time continuously renewing the menu with modern techniques.

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