Ohmygosh why does Chicago have to have so many good restaurants?
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba is a Spanish tapas restaurant, but who cares about the food - what I'm interested in is their sangria. It is like nectar from the fruit gods.
As I get older and wiser, or just plain older, there is not much alcohol that floats my boat. Wine is basically my go to drink, but this sangria.. oh my.. this sangria is delicious, delectable, simply wonderful. I go nuts just thinking about it.
See, don't I look at peace with the world? Sangria makes everything a-ok.
I am not the only one who thinks this, considering when we went on a Friday night, there was an hour and a half wait! The patio is fabulous, it feels like you're transported straight to Europe.
The food is really quite delicious as well. In the picture below are some bite size tapas called pintxos, including a chorizo wrapped date, short rib stuffed pepper, and a mushroom and rice croqueta.
Here is a cheese platter we ordered and although it doesn't look very pretty in the picture, it was oh so yummy.
The second time we came to this restaurant with M's parents we ordered the paella, which was excellent as well.
But still, I go for the sangria. The food is just a nice bonus.
Try it out if you're ever in Chi-town!