Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar

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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 have recently added Bacaro Rosé Brunch from 10:30am to 3pm on Sundays for a relaxing day of good wine and food and Bacaro Lounge Nights on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30pm to 11pm with an upbeat playlist and wine specials.
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Bacaro Reverse Happy Hour

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 11, 2019

Ends: October 12, 2118

Availability: Fri-Sat 9:30PM-11:00PM

Bacaro Happy Hour

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 11, 2019

Ends: October 12, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 409 People Are Saying
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JO
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

RE
Houston
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

LC
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

JW
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 7 days ago

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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J
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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JD
Houston
34 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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RN
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local wine bar.

KD
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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C
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.

B
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.

c
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Patio was lovely on a warm December afternoon

L
Houston
22 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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SD
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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AS
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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TG
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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CK
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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CK
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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JW
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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HJ
Houston
32 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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LH
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.

HD
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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GP
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed the service and the food was outstanding! We will definitely be back!!

C
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, loved the ambiance inside, they have a nice outdoor area, and were willing to customize many of the dishes for us. The BYOB option ($15 corkage) is also nice. The owner also came over and introduced himself. We'll be back!

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Chris, thank you so much for your caring review. The Bacaro team is happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, we are a family owned neighborhood wine bar and we take pride in providing great service, excellent food and a wonderful dining experience for everyone. We look forward to seeing you back in soon!

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BG
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re from out of state and really enjoyed our two dinners at this restaurant. Wine friendly. We’ll be back. Scallops & shrimp were great! Special risotto was great. They prepared a veal dish that wasn’t on the menu. Special requests don’t seem to upset them at all. Owner and staff were all very friendly. We’ll be back.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Barbara, thank you so much for your thoughtful review. The Bacaro team is so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are a from scratch kitchen and enjoy preparing delicious food for all of our customers. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and exceptional service. We definitely recommend Bacaro's for a special dining experience.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The Bacaro team is very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, it is very important to us that we provide everyone with excellent food and even better service. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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MO
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious & perfect!

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hi Maury, thank you so much for your wonderful review! The Bacaro team is happy to hear that you had such a great dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you back in again soon!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This neighborhood gem restaurant deserves very strong local support to continue providing an excellent choice of quality food and ambiance.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, the Bacaro team is so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. It is our main goal to provide excellent food and wine with a friendly neighborhood vibe and we are very happy to hear we are accomplishing that goal. We look forward to seeing you again!

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The Bacaro team is happy to hear that we provided you with an excellent dining experience and that our food and service were excellent! We look forward to seeing you in again soon.

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m
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian Restaurant. Good food, prices and service

m
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family owned and operated... you can tell they put heart and soul into their restaurant, from the greeting at the door and attention to service at the table. Poblano soup was creamy and delicious. The pappardelle Bolognese was amazing! Hearty meat sauce with a fabulous depth of flavorful spices. Perfect place to meet friends and have a conversation without having to shout yo be heard. Highly recommend

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! The Bacaro team is happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. As a family owned business, it is our goal to welcome everyone in the community and make sure everyone is given outstanding service and a great meal. We look forward to seeing you in again!

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CB
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was so excited to try out Bacaro. We had the option of lunch, dinner, and/or brunch. My party decided on the lunch menu. I decided to try their spaghetti and meatballs. Meatballs (8) were small but very tasty. Good sauce on the pasta. Others had Italian panini, salmon on spinach and soup and salad. All felt the foods were good portion and very flavorful. I definite return.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, the Bacaro team is so happy to hear that you and your party had a wonderful dining experience with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our lunch menu, especially the Spaghetti and Meatballs as well as our Salmon dish, they are crowd favorites! We look forward to seeing you in again very soon, you should try us out for brunch on Sundays from 10:30-3:00pm.

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JB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Outstanding food and wine.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you so much Joe for your thoughtful review! The Bacaro team is happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you in again soon.

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server, Shelby was great. We look forward to returning soon!

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 15, 2019

Robert, thank you so much for your wonderful review! The team here at Bacaro is very happy to hear that we delivered excellent food and great service. We look forward to seeing you in again very soon!

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DM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitresses were attentive and knowledgeable. The veal ravioli, special of the day, was very good. Nice atmosphere and prices were reasonable. Plan to go back soon.

RH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My mashed potatoes were not whipped just cool and hard, they supported the filet very well

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Randall, thank you so much for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your experience with us was not up to our usual standards, especially our standards we have for the food we serve. If you would like to discuss further, please reach out to owner Bill Loveday. We hope you will consider giving us another try in the future.

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DO
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Shelby. Loved getting to know Alex better. Next time, I will order a cup followed by a bowl of corn and crab chowder! The red fish was delicious and the men at our table said the steaks were cooked to perfection.

Your chef is superb as the rest of the kitchen staff must be.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! The Bacaro team is so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Chef Dane is known for delivering outstanding dinner specials such has the corn and crab chowder and the Gulf Redfish. We look forward to seeing you in again soon!

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NH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visited for the official Bacaro re- branding. Enjoyed the complimentary glass of bubbly as we shared the charcuterie board. The Atlantic salmon with shrimp was lovely! Keep up the good work!👏🏻👍🏻

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hi Nicola, thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening with us welcoming Bacaro to the neighborhood. Chef Dane George is known for his Atlantic Salmon with Shrimp dish so we are glad you loved it too. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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CM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A sweet family business. This is the perfect place to bring your parents. The food is good, but not memorable; lacks zing for the price point; it felt a little over-priced. Hopefully, the menu items will get a little more zest as they get their feet under them. The portions are very generous. The service was attentive and friendly. The setting is comfortable without being stuffy. I say I'd recommend it to a friend for a family outing with older parents.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and wine selection is as well. Will definitely be coming back to this neighborhood gem. I hear they are working on developing a working lunch crowd. Can't wait to see what options they have for business / client lunches.

Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! The Bacaro team is very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We are now featuring our 3-course Bacaro Business lunch Tuesday-Friday from 11-6pm. We look forward to seeing you in for lunch very soon!

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CO
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Many menu changes since the renaming has removed several of my favorite dishes.
Also, didn't have my usual wine that I drink, and I suspect my favorite bar tender/waiter is no longer there. He was missing on my last two visits.

Will still visit for events.... just disappointed.