Bacari Adams

4.6
202 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
In order to provide our guests with a healthy and safe experience, temperature scans will be given to all guests upon checking in with the host.

Bacari W. Adams is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the original restaurant of Kronfli Brothers, a family-owned, growing group of restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Offering a rotating curation of small-production wines and eclectic beers from around the world, we are also known for our one-of-a-kind 90-minute open bar special.

Our team provides warm hospitality in our comfortable, intimate dining room marked plaster walls and vintage light fixtures.

We welcome but do not require reservations — we love to accommodate walk-ins and large parties, even on busy nights. Bacari W. Adams is the go-to spot for our neighbors, and we look forward to hosting you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 202 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not get for date night but very appreciate for a friends get together. Plates are small and sharable, do not go here if you are extremely hungry.

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Great
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cute place and service was awesome. Great selection of menu items and most dishes were great. Their fried chicken wings are so unique - i've never had fried wings like that that fall off the bone. I think they may have used panko or something similar. They could've used more seasoning, but they were cooked to perfection. The stuffed mushrooms are also delicious, as well as the fried chicken sliders.

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Alexis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and even better food! The quality of food is so good, especially for the price. My only complaint is the noise level, which is understandable considering there’s a lot of college students who go there. It’s so loud I have to shout across the small table just to have a conversation with my friends. If you’re not terribly bothered by young, loud, (possibly drunk) college kids, then you’ll definitely like it.

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RyanM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Food is fantastic, drinks are unique twists on staple cocktails, and the service is top-notch. Will definitely return regularly with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have to say the “best dessert you’ve ever had” was phenomenal. I’m ready to go back for that alone.

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Streetheart
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Bacari W Adams is a USC hangout. Located in South LA neighborhood of University Park which was recently coined "West Adams". Bacari has four locations around LA, but this location offers tapas and boozy all you can drink brunches for $20 on Saturday and Sundays. Travel Zoo sent me here, they had an offer for $45 certificate worth $80 - including alcohol. Not a bad gig.

We ordered an array of tapas, each priced between $9-12. I ordered hot tea which came out first, about 5 minutes later a different waiter came to our table asking what kind of tea I wanted. I let him know I already had my tea. 3 minutes later after that, here comes another tea from a different person. It was pretty funny!

We order two of their shrimp polenta without the egg; harissa butter, yellow corn grits, raw cucumber, scallion and grey salt. Came with about 3 pieces of small sized shrimp, the grits were delicious in the small cast iron. The outside layer crisp was excellent adding more flavor to the grits.

For our sides we ordered the brussels sprouts caramelized, pomegranate molasses, creme fraiche, and red beet. Super good! Nice crispy with enough sauce but not overpowering or too rich.

Also ordered Chipotle chicken wings with buttermilk batter! I didn't try it but they said they were good.

Service was slow however, we managed to snag a decent table outside by the TV displaying the USC game in which they won. Fight ON!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vibes. Love this place!

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vipDELICIOUS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our new favorite spot! Casually exceptional, Bacari W Adams is a must. From the time we entered the door we were warmly greeted by every team member. Eddie took really good care of us and Chef Tessa rocks with flavor profiles that keep us coming back for more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The portions are baby size. My crab Benedict was one crab cake with an egg on top. The hash was the size of an Amazon echo. The Milano was the size of a 6 oz cup. Not worth the money, but the food was amazing and very delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal food. Will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun place to be

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DeniseA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the first time any of us have been there. We were a party of four. We all have the same experience love the food, great service, friendly staff. We all affirmed we would definitely return to try new items.and to have again some of what we ate. Favorites were the sea bass, brussell sprouts, pear pizza, the filet steak and stuff mushrooms. All were super good! Didnt care for the salad dressing on one the kale salad that was ordered. But other than that It was definitely a food adventure!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and good place to get lit

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Foodfoodfoodfoodfoodfood
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rich , small plates, good cocktails, helpful staff, low-light patio. Everyone there was a USC student, but don't let that deter you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yum!! We went on a slow night - Monday. Lucky for us it was $5 margarita Monday and I’m so glad they had a nice selection of fresh flavors. I tried the peach and watermelon but the watermelon was our favorite. We ordered the frog legs , 5 cheese Mac, pork belly, cauliflower and scallops. I was really surprised at the frog legs. It was my first time trying it and it was everything about it that tied perfectly together. If you never had it, the texture is between fish and chicken. The Mac n cheese was pretty cheese but pretty melted, it wasn’t a thick consistency, wished I could taste more of the truffle. The cauliflower was a little too tangy for my taste but overall delicious if you if you like the Buffalo taste. Pork belly and scallops were my favorite. The pork belly was so tasty and well seasoned, fried to perfection. And the scallops hit different. They really saved the best for last. I can’t even explain how delicious the corn and tomato and fondue made this dish to die for. We almost licked the plate clean. For dessert we ended up trying the cardamom ganache. At the first bite it’s way too sweet but then we realized we had to eat everything together to balance it. It was actually pretty good like that. Service was lovely! Very great service but it was a slow night so we had attention. Not sure what it would be like when busy. So great! Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience1

Service was great. But that was about it.Our food has a lot to be desired for. It didn't taste fresh and some left us with a weird aftertaste. One of the chicken sliders had an olive pit. How?! The bacaritas were decent. The location we were sat at was loud since it was on the street side. Needless to say, we wont be back to this Bacari location.

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vipMaeM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Although COVID has displaced us to just outdoor dining - back lot and sidewalks, the food and service are still fantastic! Can't miss the Bacari Fries and French Toast. No matter which location, Bacari always delivers.

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VeronicaN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice outdoor dining option. Tapas style, decent food, amazing service and great deal during DineLA!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lots of usc college students there for the all you can drink.

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ShauntellB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time here! From the food to the people working there. Amazing gem that I recommend to everyone!!!

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vipLorie
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall this is a great tapas restaurant. The service was very slow, however we have COVID. I believe this restaurant has great potential, they are training a lot of new people. The manger was attentive on site visited every table ensuring his customers were happy. While this appeared to be mostly geared for the college kids, we had a great tome and wonderful food. We hope your team succeeds.

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LuisV
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great calm and amazing food

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JonathanT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

3rd street is a better vibe. This ones cool, just to much of a college loud scene. Didn’t enjoy as much :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service and comfortable setting.

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Alex
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance has always been great, but perhaps even more so now that all seating is outside. The food is great and the alcohol beverages worth the money. The real treat is all the workers there: Alex, Justin, Michael, etc.

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vipKevinM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent & enjoyable dinner. So many great choices of small plates to try! I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly waiters

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing service was a little slow but for def a place to go to while in LA

MW
vipMWHSea
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and they were very accommodating during Covid time. We were on the sidewalk but it was fine.

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veraw
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice variety of small plates. Some great, some so so, but a nice experience to share with others at an outdoor table. very interesting mixed cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was such a great and attentive server

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ARSA
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great to be back at Bacari and glad they found a way to do outdoor dining during the restrictions. Only a handful of tables available so make reservations

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

For a new restaurant they really, really, need to rethink their management for their Sunday evening shift.
Long story short, for the alcohol on the menu was listed at one price and the sever said another. We asked to see the manager and it just all went downhill quickly. We were made to feel unwelcome, and got huge amounts of attitude. The way the situation was handled was just poor customer service 101.
Ironically in their effort to save $40 they lost 5 customers who
are in LA 2-3 times a month. We are all Flight Attendants, and stay at the hotel down the street so they definitely missed an opportunity for lots of referrals and repeat business.
The server was nice and he let us know he was new and he was doing the best he could and we had no complaints about him and tipped him well. I will also say the food was EXCELLENT, too bad it was ruined by the poor management.
What really struck me as the most upsetting part of the evening is when the manager saw that I had Yelped he then decided to come to the table and apologize and offer a $30 credit towards next time dining with them. This was not the time, or place for service recovery. You don’t confront a customer while they are trying to enjoy their dining experience!!!! I’m still in shock.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Enjoyed Date night Bae and I at Bacari...The Hostess, waitress and bar tender were so incredibly friendly and very accommodating. Definitely can’t wait to go back. The food was tasty and the ambiance was super romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very tasty and had lots of flavor! I ordered a cocktail also and it was the best drink I’d had in a while. Will definitely return to try other items on the menu! They also had free parking in the back which was really nice!

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DBDT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun spot with decent food but definitely not up to par with Bacari PDR, and watch out for those glasses of wine. Two mediocre 8 OZ pours (no the server did not ask) for a mere $21 each. Seated 20 minutes late despite a reservation. Service was slow throughout the seating, and they seemed overwhelmed. On the good side, the host did think to comp us some bubbly for our wait. We will probably give it one more try since the PDR location is one of our favorites and this one is closer to home.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great it was just very busy and it took a little long to get the food

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very loud like a bar. Food was good but a bit basic. Flatbread was the best.

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PandA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great ambiance and food was good

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You can order delivery directly from Bacari Adams using the Order Online button. Bacari Adams also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bacari Adams also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 748-7205.

Bacari Adams is rated 4.6 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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