Bäco Mercat

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Inspired by Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, Bäco Mercat is Chef Josef Centeno's first restaurant in Downtown LA. This restaurant offers guests a casual atmosphere in a modern, yet comfortable setting that includes outdoor patio seating. Its doors are open for dinner, lunch and brunch. Bäco Mercat also offers a variety of flatbread sandwiches, as well as seafood, meat and vegetable dishes. Bäco Mercat has a bar that serves wine, beer and spirits, and it accepts reservations.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious food and a great environment for sharing a meal with good friends

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in LA since I moved here 18 months ago.

SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great veggies. Excellent & interesting wine list. Knowledgeable waitstaff. Walkable from Redline.

LH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Los Angeles in my opinion. We mainly ordered many small plates: salads, appetizers, vegetables, and then dessert. Everything was delicious and the variety was wonderful. I especially recommend the stuffed zucchini flowers, the green salad, and the pasta.

MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It's so charming. The food is fresh and nourishing, and the staff is so friendly and kind. A DTLA gem.

CL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always!

LG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Nice relaxed environment in DTLA. Service could have been better, took a while to get our cocktails and staff was just okay, not super friendly or talkative.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent

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AL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good ambiance nice for friends gathering. I went there for lunch, very short list of lunch menu, not much choices, I order shrimp sandwich which tasted good, not my friend's chicken sandwich it is too salty.

SR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This i my favorite restaurant downtown. The things they do with vegetables are amazing!

ML
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb flavor across the board! Came here as a vegan and had plenty to enjoy on the menu with small modifications. Adventurous cocktails as well. Excellent service at the bar. A+

DC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious food!!! The service was very friendly and helpful, but never too intrusive. Charming environment/decor.

GK
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and delicious Spanish Mediterranean cuisine served in a laid back Euro cafe ambiance! We started with the
ZA'ATAR + FAVA + EGGPLANT DIP with puff bread followed by a Beet salad. I had the BAZOLE soup which was amazing. My sister had the TURKISH LOVE flat bread (COCA) with
lamb ragout, tomato, feta, burrata, basil, curry lemon. Ended our wonderful lunch with a truly sweet but light ending - coconut tapioca pudding! All of this served by a friendly staff! Will definitely be back!

s
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time .. Sat outside. The food is great and even better, so is the staff.
Fantastic drinks!

G
Los Angeles
327 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious flat bread, fried chicken sandwich and squash blossoms. Great wine list

L
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food, poor seating. Service could be improved, especially for such a small restaurant. Had to locate our server a few times.

TT
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great DTLA spot before a show at venues in the surrounding area

MK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside and it was a perfect evening.
Our waitress was exceptional, Alyissia!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh flavorful food

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience here for my girlfriend’s surprise get together with friends. Food & Service were great. Staff was attentive and pleasant to interact with. Assisted us without fuss on adding a chair to our party, adjusting a dish to accommodate all of us having a piece, & worked with me to make the dessert birthday ending a hassle free enjoyable experience.
Food = amazing. Very veggie friendly. Got one of almost all their veggie dishes and we loved it. Ginger Smash cocktail was also a hit.
Thank you Eve and Baco! We’ll be back!

CH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve loved this place since it opened. Great drinks, wine selection is thoughtful and the food is stellar. OG Bäco is pure genius. So happy it’s stayed so great.

P
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the food was fabulous. The cauliflower dish was a group favorite. Service was friendly.

SC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such an interesting combination of flavors in every dish--will def. be back to try more! must get: the noodle salad (not very salad like, but delicious), and the oxtail baco and the shrimp baco.

MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks are excellent, interesting, creative, complex and wonderful. Loved ordering multiple shared smaller plates and enjoying all the flavors. It is true that the chairs are very uncomfortable. But we will go back for the food!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is OUTSTANDING one of the best meals I’ve ever had in LA

MB
Philadelphia
409 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Menu is printed daily, with many, many choices. Service is top notch. Had variety of small plates and large, vegetables and dessert. Creative cocktails and wine list. Reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Beautiful fresh food.

E
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience, good food, excellent service. Cheers

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

BA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely time, but the chairs were uncomfortable and it was odd that the benches were higher than the chairs.

K
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully flavorful and creative food served by a very attentive waiter. The meal was not cheap, but well worth the money.

AB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was yummy! The vanilla lemonade (non alcoholic) was good , different but good!

LS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The carrots are a must!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and a really welcoming and casual atmosphere

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. Waitress was very sweet and helpful.

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - we ate outside and took advantage of their happy out deals in addition to regular menu items. Everything was excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too spicy, unimaginative salads with too much naranja or oranges with too much dressing, even fried squash blossoms had too much filling.

Needs improvement and better presentation as my friend wants to celebrate his birthday on Oct 19 at 7pm

DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The palette is refreshingly different from everything else in LA. The pacing of the dishes is great.

CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, there are too many delicious items to choose. Everything was delicious, even the iced tea.