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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba OR Emilio's Tapas?

I am looking for a fun tapas restaurant with great food for a group of about 8 people in the Lincoln Park area. (Hence my not mentioning Cafe Iberico). Does anyone have an opinion between BBR and Emilio's? I have never been to either and am not sure.

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  1. Both are good. Emilio's is less corportate and authentic, but you will not go wrong with either.

    1. We've been to Cafe Ba-ba-Reeba many times and the original Emilios (in Hillside) many times, but never the Chicago location and I agree that both locations are very good. The Hillside Emilios is a little more authentic although I'd say it's a little less festive than Cafe Ba-ba-Reeba. Just an added note... we tried Cafe Iberico recently for lunch and was not impressed whatsover!! Hope this helps!

      1. My favorite is Emilio's in Hillside. I would pick Emilio's on Fullerton over Cafe Babareeba on Halsted. Emilio actually started at Cafe Babareeba many years ago.

        1. Baba is still running many of the same items emilio put on the menu 15 years ago
          I find emilios much better

          1. I prefer Emilios, but make sure you go to the location on Fullerton. I went to the Gold Coast location once and was very disappointed.