Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Opens Sister Location in River North Called Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!on February 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Since 1985, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! has been serving up authentic Spanish cuisine in the heart of Lincoln Park. And now, more than 35 years later, their one-of-a-kind tapas and sangria has a new location as Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba opened this week in River North.

The brand new sister restaurant to one of Chicago’s most recognizable establishments opened last week for dine-in, carryout, and delivery at 411 N. Clark St. You can expect the iconic menu of Executive Chef Eric Jorgensen when you come to Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba, right down to fan favorites such as Baked Goat Cheese, Spicy Potatoes Bravas, and the signature sangria; a pitcher of which is never enough for this writer’s fine Catalonian sensibilities.


Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is best known for bringing the true tastes of Spain to Chicago in a versatile atmosphere that’s suitable for any occasion. Truthfully, I’ve gone on a first date at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. I’ve gotten absolutely hammered off sangria while day drinking at Ba-Ba-Reeba. I’ve celebrated various special occasions, gotten dinner with friends, and have ordered takeout all with equal frequency. Needless to say, and for good reason, that Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba has received a lot of my business and I see no reason why Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba will not add to the perpetual cycle of emptying my bank account.

If you love tapas in a quaint environment, or if you love sangria with friends, or if you just want to impress your first post-COVID date with an authentic meal and tasty drinks then the brand new Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba is the place for you.


Per Lettuce Entertain You’s website, walk-ins are welcome, however, dining room reservations are encouraged and can be made via Tock. The restaurant is equipped with an AirPHX air filtration system to keep you safe. Additionally, private and heated greenhouse seating can be booked via Tock. To place a carryout order, call the restaurant directly at 312-985-6909 or order carryout and delivery via Doordash.

Corrupt politicians, roads being terrible, and having a good-ass time at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba are the holy trinity of absolutes when it comes to the Chicago zeitgeist. Don’t miss your chance to cash in on the third option as soon as possible!


Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! is located at 441 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s River North. The restaurant is open Monday – Thursday from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM and Sunday from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. And stay tuned for more information on Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba’s prix fixe offerings this year for Chicago Restaurant week between March 19 thru April 3rd. 

Featured Image Credit: Jordan Johnson & Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba


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