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!
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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;
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
Bacaro LA Ratings and Reviews
Had dinner here for my mom’s birthday and ordered from the DineLA prefixed menu. Open bar for 90 minutes. I chose the house red wine and enjoyed two large glasses during the meal. For my first dish I got the wild mushroom polenta. Super yummy although the portion was just a tad small. A little more would have been nice. The lamb stuffed eggplant was amazing! Good just right. I would definitely order it again. My dessert was the bread pudding. Again, super yummy. I loved it. For the price, I felt very good about everything we ordered. I would definitely come back for the full menu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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