Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar

4.6
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421 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bacaro Kitchen Wine Bar, often referred to as a hidden gem, is a casual fine dining restaurant and wine bar with a neighborhood feel in the Memorial/Energy Corridor of Houston. We offer Classic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh Gulf Seafood along with daily specials. We will be offering 10% off all Curbside Pick-up and Delivery Orders (free delivery within a 3 mile radius) Tuesday-Saturday from 3:00pm-8:00pm. Be sure to add a bottle of wine or two to your order at retail price (half-off restaurant pricing)! Hours and menu availability are still subject to change.

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Complimentary specials

Bacaro Reverse Happy Hour

Enjoy half-off select feature wines by the glass and bottle Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30-11:00pm.

Bacaro Happy Hour

Enjoy half-off select feature wines by the glass and bottle Tuesday-Friday from 3:00-6:00pm.

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DavidH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is our second time eating here under the new ownership, charming couple. However, the food this time was mediocre, one dish was well over spiced for Italian food and the other two had way too much oil. Needs a bit more traditional Italian cooking spin. I hope our next time will be better, we really enjoy the restaurant.

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vipDrinkMoreWine
Houston
82 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolutely delightful evening! Owners, Bill and Maria, greeted us as we entered and showed us to our table right away. Our server was friendly and professional ... and patient as we asked questioned and took our time deciding on wine and then food! No matter the decision, it was all great and we can hardly wait to return and try something else on this great menu. Friendly faces from the neighborhood added to the warmth and charm and owners that truly care make this a place you want to come back to over and over! Thanks! See you again real soon!

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vipFoodie
Houston
99 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant evening dinning out

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening out with us at Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar. We hope to see you in again soon!

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westside12
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice meal close to home.

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TXMike
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and great menus. This is really a neighborhood gem. We will absolutely be coming back.

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GregL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. What more can you ask for?

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JaniceS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always a treat to come here.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines day

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The prefix menu for valentines was delicious for all categories. Service was very good. Personalized with owner attention.

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AndreaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food prices are a bit high, but a bottle of nice wine is a very good price. Some of the language on the menu might be confusing for some.

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vipKathy
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to visit Bacaro with friends. Previously had been to Devine Affair a couple of times. The inside has been brightened up. We were greeted at the door and met our friends already seated. We brought a bottle of wine, which for $15 uncorking charge we were able to enjoy, plus ordering another bottle from Bacaro (they have a good wine menu to choose from with various price points). My husband ordered Chicken Marsala, I ordered Veal Piccata, our friends ordered a salmon dish and an off the menu item Eggplant Parmesan. Everything was very tasty, most finishing everything served. We had a leisurely dinner which was so nice and not feel rushed. Will definitely be back. Best wishes to the new owners.

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JOHNB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This small family owned and operated restaurant is a real gem. Food was excellent and service was superior. We started with char grilled octopus that was fresh and tender. The shrimp and diver scallops were cooked perfectly and the veal Milanese was very tender high quality veal. They also allow customers to bring their own wine that is not on their list for a $15 corkage fee. As big foodies and winos, we will be coming back often.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, John! The Bacaro team is happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, the Veal Milanese is everyones favorite! We look forward to seeing you in to enjoy more food and wine!

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REF531
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service, Excellent food that is all created for you so if you want less spice or more spice ask to see if they can customize. Very reasonable wine list. If you are on the westside give it a try...we will be going back...often.

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LindaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacaro is our new favorite Houston restaurant. We have dined all over the world and Bacaro food is excellent. We have been 4 times now and have enjoyed every single morsel of food we have consumed.
Highly recommend.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Linda! We are so happy to hear that you have had so many wonderful experiences with us at Bacaro. It is our goal to keep our guests as happy as you are so we look forward to seeing you again so soon!

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vipJudyW
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just the perfect place for a lovely evening out. Warm, friendly and knowledgeable service, even for our party of 2 with a very large party close by. Food was delicious and presented nicely. Excellent: caprese salad, although the basil was missing. Chicken parmigiana and pasta excellent and nice portion size. We split this entree which did add a $5 split charge. The warm salt cod and potato appetizer could have had something else added to counterbalance the saltiness. Just a bit much but still good. Cheesecake was dense and tasty. Nice wine selections and well-priced.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 21, 2020

Judy, thank you so much for your lovely review! The Bacaro team is happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. We strive to provide excellent service and delicious food to all of our guests. We look forward to seeing you in again very soon!

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Jeanreview
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had high hopes for this restaurant, but they weren't met. We were warmly welcomed to the restaurant and were seated to accommodate our needs. The server was polite but not very friendly. The food was mediocre. The flounder special consisted of two small breaded filets that were weakly seasoned and way over priced for the quality. The Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti was your typical tomato sauce but nothing special. The wine list is extensive and we were offered the opportunity to taste the wines before making our selection which was very helpful. Unfortunately, if these two entrees typify the cuisine, we will not return.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Jean, thank you for your feedback. The team is very sorry to hear that your first time with us was not up to our usual standards. We set very high standards for our service, food and overall experience that we provide for every guests and we apologize if we have missed the mark on your visit. If you would like to discuss your experience further please reach out to the owner Bill Loveday, as we are always striving to improve. We hope you will consider giving us a second chance in the future.

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vipJDSp
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The salads were great. We loved them! Our main dishes were both disappointing.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we are sorry that your experience with us was not up to the usual standards we set for ourselves. We work hard to make sure that all of our guests leave happy and completely satisfied so please reach out to owner Bill Loveday if you have any further feedback for us. We hope to see you in again soon!

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vipRonN
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local wine bar.

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vipKellyD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Big improvements with new owners.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Kelly, thank you so much for your thoughtful review! The Bacaro team is happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope to see you again soon!

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vipCornhusker
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The octopus was stuff, but my steal and my wife's fish were good. Prices are not inexpensive.

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Bill
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bean soup, veal and al fresco were excellent! The service was very good. The food is delicious and not 'fast'. We were catching up with good friends and not wanting a hurried meal. We will definitely go back.

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vipcocoarmy
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Patio was lovely on a warm December afternoon

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John
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good brunch and the service was great.

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Luvjoy
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decided to try this new west Memorial dining spot for a casual lunch with a friend. The space is brightened up from the previous restaurant in this location, and it has a very cozy bar area. I found the lunch menu to be very limited and disappointing. I was confused as to the brunch menu being available, but it is only offered on Sunday and is much more extensive. I would suggest that some of the items on that menu also be available at lunch, such as salads with several protein choices and a burger. My entrée was a piece of salmon plopped on a small amount of sautéed spinach. That was it- asked for some bread because I was still hungry! Maybe serving a small side salad along with this, or at least adding a colorful garnish would have made it more appealing and worth the $18 dollars, which I felt was overpriced. Also, it was my friend's birthday, and they offered nothing special. Many other restaurants offer a small complimentary dessert with a candle. This would have been a nice touch. That being said, my salmon was very tasty and cooked to my specification, and my friend enjoyed her panini. I just think there is room for improvement in the lunchtime offering. Will probably go back for dinner at some point and see if the experience is different.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We are sorry to hear that your visit was not up to par with our standards. I would like to clarify that our entire menu is available all day and includes delicious salads that you can add any protein that we offer, and we also have a Bacaro Burger available all day that some say is the best burger in Houston! As for the lunch menu, we wanted to add a little selection of Italian paninis and lunch entrees as an extra option. We hope to see you in again very soon!

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vipSamD
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by Bill, one of the owners and seated by the front window. The chairs are very comfortable. We asked Bill to recommend a wine for us and he brought a wonderful Spanish Priorat red wine which we really enjoyed. Appetizers were the mushroom soup and the octopus; both were delicious. I had the scallop risotto and my wife had the surf and turf. Again, both were superb. We closed dinner with Italian cream cake, chocolate mousse cake and coffee. Wonderful! We will be returning to this great restaurant!!

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hi Sam, thank you so much for your thoughtful review. The Bacaro team is so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, especially all the delicious food and wine! We hope to see you in again very soon.

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AiyanaS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and wine. Came for a work dinner with a couple coworkers and we all enjoyed the food. Just be aware it is not a full bar! Only wine and select beers.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hi Aiyana, thank you for the lovely review! The Bacaro team is happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Yes, we are beer and wine only, however, we have a lovely hand-selected wine list and we also have BYOB that allows you to bring your own wine for a $15 corkage fee! We hope to see you in again so soon.

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TedG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food! Such great atmosphere. Bill and Maria and their family are so accommodating. We really love this place!

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on December 4, 2019

Hi Ted, thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Bacaro. We are so happy to bring wonderful experiences out to the Memorial neighborhood and we look forward to seeing you very soon!

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CharlesK
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Husband’s birthday brunch. Everything was spot on. Music was delightful.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Charles, thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our Sunday brunch, especially the live latin guitar from Guillermo Serpas. We look forward to seeing you again!

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CharlesK
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice experience, tasty food and excellent service. Will return.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Charles, thank you so much for your review! The Bacaro team is happy to hear you enjoyed everything with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipJamesW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Highly recommend. Good wine list and great food!

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 26, 2019

James, thank you so much for your thoughtful review. The Bacaro team is so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you in again soon!

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vipHungaryJack
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and enjoyed by all. The staff was very accommodating with friendly service. Food was well prepared and taste.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for your positive review. We at Bacaro take pride in providing outstanding and friendly service to everyone who steps in our door, as well as feeding them delicious food! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you in again soon.

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LisaH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacaro is a great overall experience. The service was excellent and the food was very tasteful! Dane is an awesome chef with great ideas. We recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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vipHappyDiner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, so was the food. Neighborhood jam for sure but worth a drive to experience. Just wish they served hard liquor for pre-dinner cocktails.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review! The Bacaro team is happy to hear you enjoyed your overall dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you in again soon!

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vipGolfPerk57
Houston
20 reviews