Bacari Adams

4.6
356 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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 356 people are saying
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AllyB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad time at Bacari! The food, drinks, and atmosphere are amazing! Great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food

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WG0822
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very friendly and prompt service, and a super fun spot to get together and share small plates. Definitely will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Awesome overall experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I usually love the Bacari chain; however, the experience at this location was terrible. The service was horrendous and the food took forever, despite it not even being very crowded when we were there. The waitress was very rude and every time we would ask about the status of a plate or drink, she would just tell us it’s coming. I would not come back here again.

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vipUSCmom
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and strong drinks. Perfect USC get together location. Service is always great!

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KatieL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Micheal and Layla were amazing servers and accommodated us well. Will be coming back!

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ARcana
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Disappointed in the service. I had verified the drink special before I ordered (BOGO). Then after waiting a considerably long time when our meal was finished and our drinks were empty, my boyfriend went up to the bar to ask for boxes to go and remind them I should have another drink coming. A different waitress came and said even though the menus said it was BOGO night and it was verified with the earlier waitress, it was not the special and the earlier waitress was new and wrong. She refused to honor what was written on their menus and what was told to me earlier when I first ordered the drinks.

Between the long wait after we were eating and then the switch up of the deal, it became a disappointing dinner.

Other than that, the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!

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DaaanielleR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food didn't come out in a timely fashion. We would get one tapa at a time to share between 2 ppl, but if you know anything about tapas, the portions are so small the food gets eaten in about 3 bites. We had to wait a good 10-15 mins before we got our next 3bites each. I never got the gnocchi I ordered and we almost didn't get the dessert we ordered. After sitting there for 2 full hours to not get all of my food and to get it so spread out, I was miserable the whole meal. I will not return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was not as expected. It took quite some time to have someone take our order and the food for the person with me was significantly delayed. I recommend limiting the number of patrons to more effectively serve customers.

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vipanar
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw this restaurant in Dine LA. We were not disappointed. Loved the atmosphere. Loved the food. Loved the drink menus and the service was impeccable. We will be returning. Our server was Hazel. She was right on professional and down to earth at the same time.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We waited for over an hour for our food to come out after ordering. The people we were dining with ended up leaving before getting their Dine LA desserts because everything took so long. Disappointing experience, especially after we had such a pleasant experience at Bacari in West LA.

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vipmauricem
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, but wasn't aware that it was a tapas-style restaurant, so we were caught by surprise due to the small size of the plates; however, it was good food and one of our items was comped once by companion complained to the waiter about the portions, which was a very kind gesture.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary here because it is one of our go to date spots (I love anything tapas style). From the moment we walked in everyone made us feel so special. They brought complementary glasses of champagne while we looked over the menu and brought us some delicious bread pudding to wrap up the meal. They also had a 20+ person party and were still so attentive and friendly to all the other guests. This is truly my favorite Bacari location. Thank you guys so much for contributing to such a beautiful day. We will, as always, be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go there semi-frequently and it’s been great

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vipMkaush
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was good. I did not realize the kitchen closed close to our seating time. If I had known that I would have made different plans

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Devin
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

for our group of 14, we were witted outside towards the back, but we still had excellent service. The food was a bit underwhelming in portion prices considering the prices, but is understandable considering it’s supposed to be “tapa style”. Bacari W Adams was one of the only restaurants that was able to accommodate our large group with a reservation and without forcing a fixed menu onto our group. Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was mediocre. I ordered the lobster spaghetti, truffle fries, and mezcal and tequila drinks. The lobster was rubbery and the noodles were over cooked. It was seasoned well though. The fries were the best thing about my meal. My drinks were tasty but i didn’t taste or feel the liquor at all. Overpriced experience but the ambiance is dope. I don’t need to go back.

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AnnieC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-concert spot. Good value, delicious drinks and food. Great happy hour too!

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AllyB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacari NEVER disappoints. The food, service, environment, and drinks are spectacular. The dessert is even better. If you haven't yet, you NEED to try Bacari!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the open bar special was amazing!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here. It’s my go to spot.

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ArenG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hidden gem.
great music.
stellar ambiance.
helpful staff.
amazing food.

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sherilove18
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so yummy and we received wonderful service!

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ParkerF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot for USC brunch! Love the bottomless mimosas!

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mswhatitdo
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In from Vegas, staff was very professional and friendly. Food was very good, especially the Brussels sprouts, fried chicken sliders and lamb chop were delicious!!

Only issue was pricing was different then menu viewed through Open Table, excepted to pay half what the bill was definitely didn’t expect to pay $1 for honey in my tea. Menu shown stated “Hot” were $9 each however the only item at $9 was one o there were $11, $12 and $16. I like planning my budget including tip, with price difference less tip was given.

Bottom line I would return!

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vipKarenZ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We were really looking forward to our dinner at the Bari Adams due to the rave reviews. Unfortunately getting our food to the table was a disaster. Everything is tapa style and each dish came out 30 to 45 minutes apart. After two hours we ended up asking for our food to go and canceling the rest. We kept inquiring but no one ever stopped by to us to let us know about the delay. We couldn’t even get more drinks. We washed our first drink down and would love to have a second or third while we were waiting but we could not get our server’s attention. We got up a few times to look for her. When she did come around she was very nice but not so helpful.We were sitting inside while most people were sitting outside, we felt like we were forgotten ones. The dishes that we finally tried were tasty but not tasty enough to overlook the bad service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Tapas style. Waitress and hostess were friendly and provided great service.

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GuyL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and very entertaining waiter
The place itself is very basic. Needs some improvement

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We went to celebrate my brothers bday. We’ve been to a few other Bacari locat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The experience was good but could have been better. The pros: food was delicious, food came out quickly and the drinks were bomb. The cons: our server did not check on us often, it took forever to get the check and our seating area was dimly lit and on an incline which caused our drinks to spill. Also, the restrooms were filthy with wet toilet paper all over the floor. Overall 3.2/5

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Liv2eat
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious. Parking is a bit of a challenge.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters and management went above & beyond

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Richo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been here a few times for brunch and dinner. It’s an adventure everytime! Love coming back to try new things! My only recommendation is that the waitress could have easily upsold me on more dishes. She would ask if everything is going well and before I could respond and ask to order something else, she was gone! A few missed easy opportunities to make more money I think!

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NatashaL
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was SO bad. I can’t even believe this is the same restaurant as the one in Silverlake. My Diet Coke was completely watery and so I sent it back and they came back to tell me the machine was broken, implying they knew they were serving me Diet Coke that tasted like dish water. The worst part was the pizza. They ACTUALLY served me pizza on TOAST. I’ve had the same exact pizza at Silverlake and know for a fact the pizza is not served on toast. We were appalled and can say with confidence we will never come back to this location and wish we got our money back.

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vipDonnaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff is lovely! Cute ambiance for a date night. I recommend the smoked mushroom pizza and the all-you-can-drink deal.

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Kimmie
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Nice place. Food was good……………………………………………………………..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lot of college students

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great! I’d definitely go back, but I might try one of the other Bacari locations.

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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 356 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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