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About Bacaro LA

Bacaro LA 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 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. Bacaro LA is the go-to spot for our neighbors, and we look forward to hosting you soon!

2308 S Union Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday; 10:30 am - 2:30 pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday; 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm;

Cross Street:
Hoover

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 748-7205

Website:
http://bacarola.com/

Parking Details:
We have a parking lot behind our restaurant, the entrance for which is located on 24th street, just east of Union Ave. If the lot is full, there is typically street parking available on Union Ave. as well as 24th street.

Executive Chef:
Lior Hillel

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Bacaro LA Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time, our waiters were very attentive and food was good!!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Small cramped place near the USC campus with excellent tapas plate brunch. Eccentric ingredients but very creative and interesting food. The place is noisy though. We had excellent service from Ron. Highly recommend for creative brunch and tapas style plates of interesting food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great tasting food and service! Perfect for various occasions 😊

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went with my son for his birthday brunch. I had the ceviche, which came on a small hot hollowed pice of bread and was actually brushed w garlic and oil. Delicious. He had the chicken sliders. We shared the breakfast fries and closed with the dates. The fries came drizzled with a tasty aioly topped with a runny fried egg - excellent combination and a breakfst on itself. The dates were wrapped onbacon and stuffed with parmesan.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went for Saturday brunch & it was packed! Professional game at the Colliseum meant food coming out of the kitchen was a bit backed up but the food was amazing, servers were super accommodating and we will definitely be going back...after we check the schedule at the Colliseum.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Been there many times now. Food is good and service is good. Fit for foodies.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Made this a stop for DineLA. The special menu was tempting with the included Open Bar, but could have been purchased without the bar. The Barramundi was delicious and I hope this will find its way on the regular menu. The house red wine was very good, as were the champagne and white wine for lighter consumption. There was a bit of a mixup in the kitchen, but the server was very nice to allow an appeasement. Its a small cozy place for friends but keep in mind that it gets loud in this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Healthy, Casual, Fun, Tapas, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food was good not great. For some reason everything we ordered was very acidic...a lot of sour on the menu. I personally like sour but it was overdone. Probably wouldn't go back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Was good. At first, me and my friend made a reservation to try out dineLA menu but we decided to eat with regular menu. Price was very good and it was monday yey happy hour all day. We ate fries, culiflowers, pork belly and pizza. Also had 3 glasses of house white wine and a glass of sandria. Total little over $45. Vas very satisfied experience and will definitely come back soon!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

This is my second trip to this restaurant. Although the first time was their location at the Americana in Glendale. The food both times was absolutely amazing.
I've been to many very expensive restaurants Downtown L.A. and I can honestly
say this place has the best food of all. We ordered about 7 dishes and each
was better than the next. Also, their bread pudding is pretty unusual and
wonderful. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Always looking for small intimate restaurants with good tapas dishes to share, but I am really so sorry to say we did not have that experience here. The staff were great, but the food was just disappointing. However, we did enjoy the brussel sprouts. The scallops were the biggest let down. There were 4 quarter size scallops (not exaggerating) on a bed of pureed carrots. The lamb stuffed eggplant was not tasty at all but the cauliflower was okay. The red homemade sangria was very sweet and not enjoyable with food at all. Maybe they shine at breakfast or lunch.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Love this little hole in the wall. Next best thing to comfort food and service is always on point.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We shared 7 plates at a brunch. It was a very filling and very tasty meal. Lots of fried eggs, but we enjoyed that.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 21, 2017

We went in during happy hours not expecting the dishes to be $7 each! For a party of 3 we ordered 7 dishes and a drink. The male waiter was very nice and friendly. The atmosphere was quiet and peaceful, probably due to a weekday night. Nice location as well, parking on the streets wasn't too hard to find. Recommend and would come again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Bacaro LA was excellent! Reserved seating for a large group and they went above and beyond to ensure everyone was taken care of. Went for brunch. Food is GREAT! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Amazing brunch!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2017

It's hard to find parking, so going early to find street parking is recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2017

They opened up earlier for us. Food was delicious. Serving was amazing!

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Overall great spot. Small portions, so you may want to order more than one option for brunch

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Bottomless mimosas with your brunch is definitely a good idea. Tapas are a little small, but they're priced fairly so you can try a number of different kinds.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2016

way way way too noisy. Love the energy but impossible to have a conversation.
Brunch menu delicious but TOO MANY EGGS. Eggs on Everything.
Food is GREAT but again....noise feel ruins a get together with friends. Cant hear each other

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 9, 2016

This was my second time going to this place. I didn't appreciate the automatic gratuity of 20% for my group. I shouldn't be paying 20% gratuity for every glass of wine we order. There was only six of us and the noise level was off the charts. I can't even hear the person talking across me. They should install some noise absorbing material on the walls to at least offset the sound that's bouncing everywhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Took my family here for Mother's Day as it's description stated "chic," but this restaurant is far from "chic." I would LOVE to come here on one of their specials nights with a friend or three for small plates (really not tapas, more like small portions of the same thing..) - but I wouldn't come here to celebrate anything really.

Nothing special.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 21, 2016

Very innovative tapas great food and enjoyed taking to people on either side.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Fun and eclectic. Good food selections but prepare to wait 15-20 mins for these small and tasty plates!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Looked high & low for a place close to the LA Sports Arena before the Bruce Springsteen concert. tHis was a perfect location with plenty of parking . Service and food was outstanding and highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 28, 2016

I like to think that the service was poor due to staffing rather than think that they are prejudice

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Very good! Came here with my Mom thinking it was in like DTLA, but turns out it's in the surrounding areas of USC, which are getting better and better, fortunately! Happy accident! Amazing tapas.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 15, 2016

The wine which changes was good especially the Rioja. The cauliflower dish was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 15, 2016

My favorite place!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Love this place!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food! Very tasty/savory

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Cant say enough good things about this place. The food is delicious! I love the small plates idea. Ive had brunch, lunch and dinner here and not tired of it at all. Highly recommend

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Great bartender/server! She made our day!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We were there for dine la--it took us 3 hours to finish a three course meal...not sure if it's because of the dine la crowd but it just takes forever to get your food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Everything we ordered tasted great! Our server, Amy, was fabulous! She didn't mind we ordered a few items at a time for a group of 6 people. We will definitely come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2015

This place has very original small dishes. It is tapas style, so we can order a couple dishes each to share. The price is set very reasonable. I would love to come every day if I live in neighborhood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2015

Bacaro is great for brunch. In a trendy area so parking can be a bit tricky. Street parking a couple of blocks down is a high possibility. The service is awesome and everyone is very friendly. The endless drink option is the best deal. There are 6 options to choose from and don't have to stick with just one. Highly recommended.
Only thing that is different is that gratuity is included in the check regardless of the party size. Be prepared for that.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2015

Great time.!!

They accommodated my party of 25 no problem!!

Will definitely go back!!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Food and drinks were amazing!!

The staff was amazing. Accommodated my large party without any issues.

Good music. Chill spot!!

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