Bacari W. Adams
Our team provides warm hospitality in our comfortable, intimate dining room marked by a wine bottle ceiling and chalkboard menus.
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!
What Insiders Are Saying
Bacaro LA is every USC student’s favorite spot thanks to a bottomless brunch and pretty good small plates.
The Burger and Fries were so unique! Love to come here for wine and cheese as well.
This was my second time here and I will be back. I love the small plates. Great for trying new items and sharing. Our server was very attentive and nice. Parking can be challenging, but I have managed to find street parking. It's great for brunch. Bottomless mimosas always get my attention. It's a small place but I think it is worth trying. Good food. Great atmosphere.
Such a surprise! what a diamond in the rough is south LA. Best restaurant experience in a long time!
Bacari hits the spot with every food item. Sangria was great and wines were eclectic and unique!
Delicious flavorful food. Small plates made for sharing. Really reasonable pricing. Lovely customer service. What’s not to like?!?!
Stand out dishes we had- chicken tacos, Brussels sprouts, truffle Mac and cheese.
Great Food ! The new layout was great and Nick's service was fantastic. !
Love, Love, Love, This restaurant. best food in all of LA
Everything was amazing! Our server Nick was exceptional and definitely knew his way around the wine list as well as the dinner menu. We had the Pork Belly, Ceviche, White Pizza, Lamb Stuffed Eggplant and the Hunters Mac n Cheese and everything was delicious! Definitely coming back.
Sat at the bar, had a great conversation with the bartender over 3 glasses of White, Perfect night!
As good as every other location. Everything hits the spot ! Service food and ambiance were all perfect!
Can I give 6 stars? The food is delicious and there are plenty of options but the servers are over the top friendly. I came for a quick dinner with 2 adventurous diners. We ordered 8 plates which was plenty for the three of us. Thanks to the server for suggesting that we start with 4 and then add on if we wanted more.
I had my going away party there with a group of 15 people. They accommodated us very well & our waiter josh was awesome!!! Small portions but for the price really well done & tasty. The open bar for 20 bucks was killer!!! Super cute, quaint inside. Thanks so much Bacari we enjoyed it.
Nick and Alex took really good care of us. We were A Party of 20 people. They set up a tasting menu for us and set us all up with wine and Sangria. Will definitely be returning with large parties in the future. Great experience!
I loved the way they remodeled the restaurant. It gives it a fresher new vibe. I always have to order the bread pudding. My favorite!
Everything about Bacari was aggressively mediocre. From the unfocused menu to the slow, lackadaisical service, to the execution of specific dishes, I was underwhelmed at every turn. Not the worst small plates joint, but it seems to cater to the naïveté of the nearby USC crowd with its watery sangria and uninformed service.
The glazed pork belly was genuinely delicious and I would recommend it if you go, but one dish alone doesn’t quite save the restaurant from coming off as half-baked.
Everything was amazing!
The only thing they can work on is the dessert.
We will be back!
The food wasn’t cooked very well (we got the lamb kabob) and the prices are definitely too high for what it is. The ambience and service was good.
Our group had a lot of fun. There is free parking in the back and some street parking. We lucked out in both places. The Open Bar Happy Hour is a great deal. The Brussel sprouts were really good and ordered multiple times at our table. The pizza was ok, but the crust was too done.
As people who work in the food/service industry, my friend and I were extremely disappointed by the service here. The food and ambience were decent yet our experience was ruined by the facts that:
- they clearly forgot 2 of our orders after we waited over 40 minutes
- didn't admit or apologize for it after we reminded them
- had the nerve to try and rush us out of our table (despite our reservation and that it was barely over 1 hour since we started eating )
We made a reservation here for the early evening and ordered wine and 4 dishes and expected the service to be a little better for the over $70 we paid for small portions. We ordered our food around 6:20pm yet around 7:30/35pm, one of the servers, who wasn't even our original waiter rushed us out. We could tell he was getting antsy about a group of 4 diners outside so he picked on our table and asked us to relocate to the bar while we were in mid-conversation because he needed to put 2 tables together for the new party. We did not see him ask any other parties to move. We were not even plan on staying for over 2 hours as we had a show afterwards but we very well may have wanted to sip our drinks or order more food at the table we reserved. I could understand this more if our food actually came out on time and if we spent well over 2 hours sitting at a table barely ordering any food but even so, this was absolutely not okay and a big NO for any restaurant/cafe/service industry. You might ask people who just walked in if they'd like to sit at the bar until a table opens up but you should NOT ask paying customers who made a reservation, already sat down, and ate food that they received LATE for about an hour to move. I wish I had gotten the name of this male server/host because I do not want to say all the service was bad. The ladies taking our order and filling our waters were kind and attentive yet this last server (tattoos, brown hair-Fri evening shift) seriously needs to receive more training.
Food and service was excellent. Josh our waiter provided us with an awesome dining experience! Will definitely come again when I visit LA again
My parents, fiancé, and I came here for DineLA for our first time. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with the menu and really made our experience. The space and service were good, but the food was really mediocre. The menu looks amazing, but the taste of the food was pretty average.
Always enjoy the food and it's fun. you loose your self with friendly smiles.
Great little spot to get brunch before a football game! We loved the food choices and bottomless drinks! Definitely be back when we visit LA again.
My favorite restaurants are Tapas restaurants and this is the best one I have enjoyed. The menu is large and the tapas are creative and very well prepared The value received is excellent especially if you make it for happy hour
A great gathering place! Decent food. Atmosphere is great. For $20 a person, they have an open bar for 90 minutes. Best deal ever!!
Food was great except everyone got their dish at a different time. Restaurant was small and service was horrible. Coming from someone who works in the industry ... I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and understaffed, but it’s pretty ridiculous to be sitting down for 15 minutes without being greeted. Had to wave down a waiter just to get the order started and every time needing anything, like a refill. Has potential, but will not try out again. Way better places in the area.
Great little spot. Food was flavorful, open bar was perfect for brunch. Close to the Coliseum, just a short lyft/uber ride. Will definitely come back when we're in the area.
Food was very good as was service but it was SO LOUD inside I had to scream to our friends around the table
Bacaro LA was a satisfying restaurant to eat at. There was a great selection of tapas at an affordable price point. We were able to share several dishes and have drinks and keep the bill around $80. Would recommend.
This place is incredible
Every single plate we had was delicious. The menu consists of tapas-style, shareable small plates. We had the lamb stuffed eggplant, Bacaro fries, Mac and cheese, and crab crostini. Every single one exceeded expectations. The sangria was a wonderful complement to the food, but definitely save room for the bread pudding at the end. We went on a weekday, late in the evening, so it was very empty and quiet. Wonderful service!
Went for brunch before the rams game and had a great time, crazy busy but very very smooth, highly recommended and we will be back
The Portions are VERY small but they have great service
Great for drinks. It's a bit too dark inside, although the ambiance is nice. Still, could use some more lighting. The food is good, but the portions are so ridiculously small. Impossible to get full here without breaking the bank. Clearly more of a place for the drinks, which come in pretty generous portions. Overall, a fun evening here!
Some of the food was quite good (chicken and the rustic salad) but the ceviche was very odd - it probably shouldn't be called ceviche as it is covered in curry sauce and served in a loaf of bread. To be fair, the sauce and bread were mentioned on the menu, but it was still not pleasant and we didn't have the time to get a refund or exchange. The prices for food and alcohol were a bit steep - but I wouldn't have minded if it was a pleasant experience. The place was incredibly busy and our server was extremely short-tempered and rude.
One of us at the table politely asked for a second taste of wine as he didn't like the first one, and the server practically yelled "OK BUT THIS IS THE LAST ONE YOU GET! I'M TOO BUSY!" I think we can all agree that could have been handled better, even if the server was busy. He then got flustered and began arguing with us petulantly about which wine we wanted to order: "NO I ALREADY TOLD YOU WE'RE OUT OF THAT ONE!"
The other servers seemed more professional, but there didn't seem to be enough of them. Food came out pretty sporadically and everyone seemed to be waiting quite a while despite the kitchen appearing fully-staffed and working on all cylinders. The restaurant was also extremely loud - in an effort to pack in as many people as possible, they've made it a very uncomfortable place to eat and, apparently, to work.
Great food, went for dinner before a concert at the Shrine
This place is amazing. I drive down from Santa Clarita to eat here. The food is spectacular. I especially love the ceviche, roasted market tomato pizza, fries, Mac n cheese, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bacon wrapped dates, and filet . A friend of mine was visiting LA for a few weeks and he said that it was the best meal he had in LA. My only suggestions for change is that the lighting is a little too dark and most of the seating is stools with no back (after a full meal over 2 hours you want to lean back a little) but those are my only slight complaints. I would eat here constantly if I could. Love it!!
Best pork belly in LA! Lots of fun tapas and everything was delicious. The wine list is not great for wine snobs but there’s lots of options; they’re known for their sangria.
Service was excellent. The only draw back was the NOISE. It was unbearably loud. I felt like I was shouting the entire night. Definitely not the cute second date atmosphere I was hoping for. Lots of students and a young hip crowd but I would not recommend for a Friday night.
Great Sangria!!! The food was very good and slightly different from the norm. Great value and food to share (tapas style). The cauliflower, kale salad, and lamb/eggplant were worth repeating.
Went in for Dine LA and their menu options were pretty good. The stuffed mushrooms and bacaro burger were very delicious! Also had some of the bacaro fries with the added bacon and that was very yummy! The place was quite loud but that's what makes this place fun! Food was delicious and the open bar that came with the Dine LA menu was amazing! Def will be returning! Make sure to make reservations if you plan on going since it is a very small place!