Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

14 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Dessert
Safety Rating
14 ratings

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2024 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Menu is marked with GF! Staff is knowledgeable and asks follow up questions about cross contamination. Good amount of GF options!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I had a lovely experience here. I’m celiac and they went over and beyond. Their blue cheese is GF and safe for celiacs. I didn’t get sick. Will definitely be going back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Servers and cooks are all knowledgeable and confirm whether cross contamination is ok and will recommend what is available based on severity. Menu items are well marked and the variety of options is great. I have never gotten sick here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Low-FODMAP friendly
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Low-FODMAP Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Tapas
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gluten-Free at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
Gluten-Free at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
Gluten-Free Garlic Shrimp with Red Pepper Flakes
Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffle Cake
Gluten-Free Paella
Gluten-Free Brussels Sprout Salad with Manchego Cheese and Marcona Almonds
Gluten-Free Grilled Octopus
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More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Great experience! Decent options to pick from and waitress was very knowledgeable about cross contact (some items are labeled gf that are fried). Appreciated the “allergy” stick in every item that came out.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We absolutely love this place! Food is delicious, menu is marked for GF, waitstaff is well trained, and food comes out with allergy picks. There are many GF options including their delicious paellas. Never had any issues in our many times there.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Been here tons of times and never had issues. Garlic aioli potatoes are amazing.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Menu clearly marked, staff knowledgeable, wide range of options. Good pricing. Our group of 3 split 2 pitchers of sangria, paella, and 6 tapas for $44 a person before tip. Chorizo dates and brussels were so good. Everything we had was delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great tapas. GF options clearly listed on menu. Waitress very knowledgeable. Items come out clearly marked with “allergy” marker on plate. Good number of GF options available. All paella GF. Chorizo-wrapped dates, potato salad, tortilla espanola, and paellas were all delicious. Sangria very tasty too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This was such a great spot! I had so many different tapas including the Brussels sprouts dates, potatoes, and even paella! The staff assured me they had strict cc protocols and everything would be safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


The waiter was so kind and reassuring and explained their whole process for celiac people. Felt at ease eating here for the first time in a while. They use special red slips for the kitchen and he also check the sangria for me and ensured any shared tapas that I tried (so long as marked GF) would be safe to eat as well. Feel great and a seamless and enjoyable dinner!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


My husband is celiac and got sick here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We had the Brussels sprouts, dates, grilled hanger steak, shrimp with garlic, grilled squid, and flan. Did not get sick. Have had a great experience in restaurant as well as delivery! I’m celiac, have never gotten sick from here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food was great. Very knowledgeable about gf and df items

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


We tried the paella and it was delicious. We had no issues! Kitchen used separate cookware for us!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Food was absolutely amazing! I also have to eat dairy free and they had no problem accommodating me. Highly recommend!!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing experience and delicious food! A lot of gluten free options including paella

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Been here twice and had a good experience both times. Most recently, I ordered delivery, making sure to add a note to every dish that I have celiac. Each item was marked “gluten allergy”, which made me feel confident they took extra precautions. Unfortunately, they do not have a dedicated fryer, but they do not mark fried food as “gf” on the menu. We got the chorizo-wrapped dates, morcilla, olives, brussel sprout salad, squid, pork with chimichurri saice, chicken thigh paella, and red sangria. Delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


In addition to what’s marked on menu, all paella is gluten free. Separate window - an actual window - for pickup. Staff clearly knows its re celiac. Paella and cold tapas travel well in Covid age.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I didn’t eat dinner here, just dessert. But oh my word, their desserts were amazing! There was only one dessert option that wasn’t gluten free. We tried the carmelized banana, butterscotch custard, and chocolate truffle cake. All were delicious. The dinner menu also looked very promising for gluten free options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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OMG! So yummy. Extensive gluten free menu, gluten free table bread, desserts, wine flights. So good. Our favorites were the grilled pork with red chimmichuri, seared scallops and the truffle cake with caramel sauce.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate gf menu and knowledgeable abot gluten and cc. Food and service was great.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Dedicated GF menu with GF bread. Food is amazing.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Most amazing experience ever!! Classic Sangrias are GF and delicious! Separate GF menu and super knowledgeable staff. My friend ordered tapas that wasn’t GF for herself and the waiter paused to make sure I knew it wasn’t safe for me. Brought gf bread to table. Amazing, amazing food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff very knowledgeable, even had allergy card that had to be signed by the chef before the dish was made. Amazing paella and lots of GF dessert options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was on top of it. Gluten free bread. Extensive gluten free menu. Safe. Excellent

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING!!! - waitstaff is amazing, asked if it was an allergy or preference and alerted the kitchen - saw my GF menu and offered to warm up GF bread immediately - amazing + fast service - Scallops are TO DIE FOR, Pumpkin Soup, Shrimp are great too. Ask about the goat cheese with tomato sauce app - not on the GF menu bc of the bread it comes up but you can get it GF and it’s like pizza bread! Sooo good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Ataxia

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I have gluten ataxia which means that any exosure to gluten causes damage to my cerebellum. They were very knowledgeable and careful with my food. They have about 3/4 of their regular menu that is gluten free and able to be shared. They bring you gluten free bread. 5 out of 8 desserts are gluten free and absolutely delicious. Way beyond the flour less chocolate torte that other places offer. DELICIOUS!!! I will be back. Thank you !

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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food was wonderful and staff was very knowledgeable about celiac disease. they even baked me fresh GLUTEN free bread. Highly recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of great gluten free options. The staff was knowledgeable and accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This place is AMAZING. The paella is so tasty and both GF & DF. Staff is incredibly knowledgeable of what food or drink contains allergens, and they have a dedicated GF menu. Definitely my favorite restaurant in Chicago!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great food and gluten free bread !

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I didn't have time for a full meal but the few items I had were wonderful. Server seemed knowledgeable re: GF items. I just Have wheat Allergy, not celiac so my needs are not so strict. But next time I'm in town I'm going back for that amazing looking paella!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Our waiter was very knowledgable about gluten free foods and cross-contamination, and he even brought us some complimentary gluten free bread! Amazing food, great service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It's a lettuce entertain you, so it's pretty much guaranteed to be amazing lol. Their short ribs were wonderful, and of course very safe for gluten free. Only bad thing was the wait: it was two hours for my mom and I one night, and we only found a table by the bar by a stroke of luck that we asked if someone hadn't shown up when called. Still, an amazing restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Gluten Intolerant

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Plenty of GF options- many of which are the same items on the non-GF menu. Hands down best tapas in the city.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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