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!
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday; 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
What Insiders Are Saying
Bacaro LA is every USC student’s favorite spot thanks to a bottomless brunch and pretty good small plates.
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!
Everything was great except for the service. The waiter needed to be courteous, welcoming, and energetic. He was the opposite of all those features. Also, i would recommend adding at least 1 vegan dessert to the menu since there are vegan appetizers, sides, and main courses.
Assistant manager Ron was very accommodating. I had a meeting with two new clients, and it went very well.
Unfortunately, we needed to use our laptops to transfer some files, but the staff didn't comment on it once. Apologies! (I tipped extra because of this haha)
The food was amazing. I ordered a 2nd serving of the brussel sprouts to go!
Definitely recommend this little place, the red sangria is my favorite along with there cheese plate, there menu is seasonal so I suggest anything on the menu.
Fantastic neighborhood place that’s very low key and casual. Loved it.
Great small plates hide-a-way near USC campus. Cozy interior, energetic noise, somewhat uncomfortable backless cushion seats for the older crowd. VERY CREATIVE small plates menu - 2 plates a person more than enough! Three of us sampled brioche french toast; crabcake Benedict with a grapefruit hollandaise and sous-vide egg; goat cheese polenta with lamb ragu, chipotle pepper sauce and fried egg; shakshouka in an outstanding tomato based sauce , sous-vide egg and a toasted baguette to ladel it over; gravlax salmon pizza with avocado, picked red onion ( least favorite - the gravlax flavor was lost in a strong pickled onion and a tasty strong guacamole rather than avocado slices ). There were so many other choices that are awaiting my next visit. 5 dollar mimosa/bloody mary/sangria/bellini/screwdriver or 20 dollar bottomless over 90 minutes. Worth the drive to USC, on Sunday plenty of street parking. Winner!
Very fun Sunday brunch. Food was great but the wings, which were drumstick size ha ha, we're super hot for a regular person. The waiter did say but my friend who likes Hot things said she thought they were super hot I took the skin off one in my lips were still burning. We also have the brussel sprouts and breakfast pizza and they were delish along with my Bloody Mary and a bellini
They gave our reserved seat to another party.
The lamb burger, salmon and barada were our favorites. The wine selection was perfect.
Had my wife's birthday here and had a blast! Staff was SUPER helpful with her surprise birthday! definitely coming back! great food!
The wait staff at this location was wonderfully attentive!
Great Date place,
Make sure you get the lamb burger or whatever it is.
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.
We had a great time, our waiters were very attentive and food was good!!
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.
Great tasting food and service! Perfect for various occasions 😊
We did the 2hr sangria special, it was perfect!
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.
Been there many times now. Food is good and service is good. Fit for foodies.
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.
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
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!