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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

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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Monday Night Half-Priced Craft Cocktails!

Monday’s got nothin’ on us. Join us for half-priced craft cocktails from our list all night.

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Weekend Brunch

Spanish-inspired sweet & savory favorites and our Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar on Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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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.

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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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