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Permanently Closed - Moruno

87 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Bar Moruno inside Los Angeles� Grand Central Market is an upscale casual restaurant and bar. The interior is reminiscent of the areas� Spanish history with a menu to match. The word �moruno� means a kebab cooked over hot coals and at Bar Moruno, the culinary influence of Spain, Southern France and North Africa can be tasted in the kebabs and other menu items.

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Bar Moruno has plenty of options for a quick grab-n-go meal, a business lunch or a cozy dinner. The fan favorite menu items include the rotisserie lamb leg Submoruno sandwich with red onion, pepperoncini and mint or the Mary�s chicken thigh Morunobowl with garlic, onion, chili and cilantro.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm;
Lunch: Monday-Friday; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm;
Dinner: Monday-Saturday; 5:00 pm- 11:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday; 5:00 pm-10:00 pm;
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Phone number
(323) 372-1251
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Feldmeier
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Let us bring the Moruno Man to you! Please write to us: for more information.
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Cross street
Fairfax Ave
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Parking details
Parking is available at The Original Farmers Market or next door at The Grove
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Special events & promotions
Contact us for more details: Thank you!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Stevenh (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Moruno gets points for a unique menu and good ambiance. However, the limited drink menu and having signature cocktails made in large batches only, was a drawback. The food was a bit dissapointing, particularly the pork shoulder. The tuna steak was good and prepared perfectly. Friendly and attentive service without being invasive.

Sasha (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

I don't understand how this is a Spanish North African restaurant. The flavours were bland and the dishes were overly complicated: not highlighting any particularly N. African or Spanish flavour. The dishes were too salty, complicated and mucky. Too much going on in one dish. The vegetarian options were scant and the only true vegetarian dish (lentils & rice) was tasteless, but for the fried onions on top. The butternut squash was as hard as a rock - undercooked would be an understatement - and the dhukka was more like nut brittle. Subtlety is not this restaurants forte. The food was mixed up, mushy and didn't seem fresh for the abundance of fresh produce LA has to offer. After returning to the states from some of the best Mediterranean & middles eastern restaurants - I was incredibly disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

This is a small plates, sharing kind of place. The food was fantastic but the pacing seemed rushed. We ordered six small plates and one large one and all the food came at once. It would have been better if the service was a little more leisurely. Even our cocktails came out after the food was served.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2016

Amazing food and incredible service! Definitely check out this gem!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

The food at Moruno's never disappoints.

vipirvels (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Always enjoy the food and ambiance. Great service. We have taken our friends and all have enjoyed the food as much as us.

Alex974 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2016

Everything was unique and delicious!

vipDude (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Great food in a place with a great vibe. Downside is that my wife ate half my octopus salad. The special ravioli had dough that was a bit too thick, but that was the only wrong note the entire meal. And if you judge an Italian place by its meatballs, these are very, very good meatballs.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

Slightly slow service. Restaurant was empty upon arrival at 2pm. Took a bit for someone to greet us at the table. Love the ambiance and decor! The butternut squash is amazing but the portion size could potentially be cut in half for the same price....? For 2 people, we could barely get through half. We felt bad wasting it. Overall, excited to see where and how this restaurant does!!

vip7omr (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

On a weekend away in LA, saw this restaurant recommended online. We loved the food. Our only disappointment is that they aren't based in the SF Bay Area so that we could eat here more often.