it also happens to be my absolute all time favorite restaurant in all of chicago... mostly because it brings back some fond memories of my time abroad in madrid. ask josh (or any of my friends, really)... whenever i get to pick where we go to dinner, it's always café ba ba reeba.
josh and i went to café ba ba reeba a couple weeks ago... i had two of my favorite tapas and also tried something new... here's what i had :
the special ... white mango sangria.
lots of flavor options... and always tasty.
house marinated spanish olives.
they are marinated with orange peel and rosemary. incredible. i ate the entire bowl myself.
fried green peppers & coarse salt.
rainbow chard stuffed with spinach, raisins & nuts.
for my third tapas dish, i usually get the mixed greens, beets, orange & goat cheese salad with no goat cheese. i think it's more of a summer dish and i will probably continue to get it then. the rainbow chard is a bit heavier, so perfect for winter.
last, but not least :
but that was fine with me. this little shot glass was packed with flavor. and the perfect light dessert to end a delicious meal.
before we went this time, i emailed the restaurant to find out what items they offered are or can be made vegan. here's what i heard from head chef tim cottini :
- vegetarian paella.
- chickpea salad.
- wood oven roasted sweet potatoes.
- hummus and pita.
- winter vegetable soup with garbanzo and judion beans.
overall, café ba ba reeba is awesome, accommodating and super tasty.
they never disappoint. a+!