Bar Garcia at Tuck Hotel

4.2
33 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Restaurant Bar Garcia, located at the bottom of the Tuck Hotel, offers the best contemporary food in Downtown Los Angeles. An array of Spanish, Italian, French, Middle Eastern and Asian inspired ingredients come together at Bar Garcia to represent the best fusion of Cali cuisine. Chef Juan Pablo Torre opened this dynamic restaurant and full bar in the heart of Los Angeles in the vibrant Fashion District. Locally tapped into the arts scene, the restaurant serves as a rotating gallery for local artists. Bar Garcia's goal is to allow patrons from LA and beyon an intimate look into the DTLA vibe. The restaurant prides itself in offering an affordable experience by pairing great service with a wide range of wine and cocktail selections that are leveled with the best European wine bars.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Spanish, Italian
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


HAPPY HOUR
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(213) 947-3815
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Pablo Torre
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th St
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

When we arrived they told us they were in between concepts and they didn’t have a chef?!

Don’t take reservations if you aren’t serving food!

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Completely different style restaurant than advertised. Entirely different menu.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I was disappointed to find upon arrival that half the restaurant was closed behind a curtain and they were only offering a tapas menu. None of the entrees were available that is listed on their online menu like branding, steak, paella etc. while I understand things come up, I feel they should have notified their customers of this transition in the restaurant on their website and confirmations notes to me. I had made dinner reservations for my boyfriend’s birthday.

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GD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved the food, service, and ambience! We will be back soon.

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PG
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A diamond in the rough!
Amazing food in a very gentle atmosphere. Their wine list is small but outstanding. We went not knowing what to expect and we were so pleasantly surprised at the excellent continual courses served with thought and expertise. Everything was spot on.
I highly recommend this small but great restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good and great service! Great job guys

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DT
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! great NY steak, nearly a pound...more than enough to share.
Simple salad with parm, also delicious.
YUM... the dulce de leche donuts for dessert.
Perfect volume on the great playlist in the background. We were able to talk!
This truly is a downtown gem.

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SS
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic addition to the neighborhood. The ambience is modern, but cozy, romantic, but perfect for both business gatherings and friends. The cuisine is beyond perfected and the cocktail and wine selection pairs perfectly with the meal. The bartender, Diego took great care to make sure our experience at the bar was perfect and we were well attended to. We highly recommend this wonderful gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had gone there with my husband when he heard the chef's interview on NPR
And ten went again with friends and one of my sons.
Wonderful time food -service- happy happy

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Great dining experience minus one small thing that left a bad taste in my mouth. I called ahead to see what the corkage was, and was told there was no corkage fee. I was charged $25 a bottle and I asked the server but he didn’t honor it. After making me feel like I was guilty for not knowing, he walked his way around me not talking to his mgr (which he said he talked to - guarantee he didn’t) anyway after a very long back and forth he said he’d take it off on his tab - again, making me feel uncomfortable. So I get the adj. bill and it says “Amount due $50” and I signed thinking he only charged me that because he made things so awkward. I see the $50 was taken off the original amount. I regret tipping anything. Think I’ll yelp this. Thanks for tainting my brothers almost good birthday dinner.

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OT
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! No one in my party of 4 had ever been before and we were all happy and satisfied with this cozy little spot! Drinks were colorful and meals were artfully presented. Bar Garcia (apparently on the ground floor to a hotel) was charming! We all admired the unique art throughout - our host and server went above & beyond to make our dining experience memorable!!! I would definitely return!

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H
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hot crispy Spring rolls full of sautéed mushrooms were the start of such a delicious dinner. In an intimate dining room with carefully chosen art on the walls the service was attentive and well-timed. Arugula salad was fresh and tossed with a savory dressing. We will go back whenever we can for the roasted whole branzino which is lightly crunchy on the skin side and soft and moist inside with a salty spicy sauce on the side. There is nothing that needs improvement here.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just okay. Fries were extremely salty.

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JT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Found hair in my food. Yuck! Otherwise, other items were just meh.

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B
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, intimate, foodie little place. Great for pre-theater. Johnny our waiter was delightful and informative. He knew the menu inside and out and was very attentive. Loved the brisket eggrolls. Many unusual creations on the menu. We will be back.

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RP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bar Garcia is an great place for a drink or meal. The menu is creative and all the plates we tried were fantastic. We especially enjoyed the calamari dish. Highly recommended!

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TM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at Bar Garcia. The branzino was amazing, and service was excellent!

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MB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a surprise! Small hotel, small lobby, small restaurant, small menu, but excellent food and service. Our server, Jesus, was knowledgeable and familiar with each dish and wine we ordered, as well as being attentive, personable and lovely. All plates were delicious, but the dessert of raspberry sorbet and chocolate Grenache with a touch of tobacco was mind-blowing!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

a first rate tapas place, with helpful service and good value.

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KH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried this before the Music Center. Enjoyed the different dishes; definitely should go with people who like to share food!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my friends birthday there. Jesus, our waiter, was extremely attentive and friendly! Will definitely recommend this place to others. The ambience, food, and service was overall satisfying!

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MG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to bar Garcia, we have a wonderful experience. We have tried most plates on the menu and loved every single one. Juan Pablo, the chef and owner, is a genius. He has the ability to combine flavors and ingredients that make each plate a work of art.
The waiters are respectful, kind and friendly. They are very attentive and anticipate any need that he customer has.
A worthwhile experience!

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JF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our pre theater dinner that was made up of small plates. The menu was very creative and every dish was delicious. Ambiance was very pleasant and the service was excellent. Definitely recommend for any size group.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, easy and chill

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was great

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MG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. We visited bar Garcia many times and are always very happy to go there.
Food is amazing , the staff is very friendly. You will not be disappointed.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice changes/improvements!.... fun menu!

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A
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just had my birthday dinner here with a group of 10 people. The food was so terrific, unique, creative, tasty, and fresh. The tapas menu is great to share with a large group. There are vegan and non-vegan options which are fantastic. And, the service was very good and on point. This place is a hidden gem. I am happy and will come here often!

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RT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. They really treat you like family here. Classy yet home

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A
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and an amazing crew that seem to do everything correctly

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for new American meals.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was attentive and accommodating for dietary restrictions. Overall good ambiance and good food.

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B
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful brunch before a Clippers afternoon game. Brisket spring rolls are delicious! And the pancakes are quite tasty. Enjoy.

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