Barcito

4.2
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$31 to $50
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About

Inspired by the corner cafes of Buenos Aires, barcito is a contemporary gastropub in Downtown LA, just three blocks from the Staples Center.

We are open for breakfast & lunch Monday to Friday, and offer counter-service coffee along with a full menu of sandwiches, salads and pastries (no reservations).

Dinner begins at 5 pm, daily. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday : 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(213) 415-1821
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grand Ave.
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Parking details
There are two public parking lots within a one block walk - one on the corner of 12th & Olive, the other on the corner of Pico & Grand.
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Public transit
Pico Station, MTA Expo Line
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! The food was exceptional. Highly recommend.

BC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So great !!

LE
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exactly what we wanted. We were tired from traveling and wanted some nice food without any pretentiousness. The waiter was great. Good service and charm without being overbearing. The homemade ginger beer was great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible and slow service. The food was average at best. Don't waste your time and money

S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails and great food. The food was very flavorful and unique.

KT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

DineLA Dinner Menu was delicious! The steak tartare starter was hearty and delicious! It's a full cup size, and served with their yummy house chips. Their main entree the asado was tender and tasty! Served with charred cauliflower and green chimichurri, works wonderfully! Lastly, the dessert - the dulce de leche churros were a great way to end the meal - lots of sugar and cinnamon dustings, yum! Service was great - water was constantly refilled throughout, and meals came out back to back consistently.

k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came here for DineLA. The dinner menu offered was great, and we each ordered a different dish. The appetizers were amazing and the desserts were to die for (best churros I've had in my life), I just wish they had a better dish for vegetarians. The eggplant was amazing but doesn't seem to suffice as an entree (although I do have a larger appetite than the average person, so). Overall, I recommend giving it a try, and I'll definitely come back to try the rest of their menu!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Terrible smell

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I came with a friend who had been to Barcito once before and had absolutely loved the overall food and experience. I decided to give it a try after hearing from my friend how great it was. But it turned out to be such a bad experience and disappointing night for the both of us. The service was terrible. And the food tasted bland. No one came around to check on us and the food was extremely late. About half an hour to 40 minutes had passed since getting our first course and drinks without so much of a waiter to come by and ask if we needed anything. Everyone else around us seemed to be getting their needs met while we sat in the dark. We did get our drinks free of charge after having it brought to attention to the manager and we were serviced after that as it should have been. However, I would have paid half the overall price our meal for the quality of our service and the food. I hope that a future dining experience at Barcito is better serviced and the food is not so bland, before I decide to spend my money there again or recommend to anyone.

e
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy going to Barcito. The food is delicious (even for vegetarians), the beer and wine are solid, and it's a lovely chill place to hang out with friends.

f
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! I had such an amazing experience here! First of all, our server, Zachary, was amazing. He was so positive and delightful but worked with a sense of urgency and was not pushy. He was very genuine which put mg fiancé and I at ease. Then, the food came out and it was extraordinary! The level of detail the chef puts into the dishes is amazing. Also, you can tell they use very high quality ingredients, because they don't try to cover it up with oil or salt. The flavors of all of the dishes stood out on their own. The handkerchief pasta, asado, and broccoli were what we ordered, and all 3 were home runs! Lastly, I love that this place is Gratuity-Free. It just made the whole check out process easier! Can't wait to come back!

A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Mediocre food. Pasta was cold and empanadas were lacking salt.

A
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Came here with a few friends a few months ago. The atmosphere here is always laid back since it's a little further away from LA Live/Staples so it's a good place to get together with friends for a drink. However, the food was a bit underwhelming this time. The empanadas were just okay but the main dishes were very forgettable. Maybe we all ordered the wrong items so I may come back one day.

DE
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An ABSOLUTE GEM!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything about the place is AMAZING!!

OT
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here for dinner before a show at Staples center. Service is top notch and the interior is great, perfect smart casual environment. Food was good, although some dishes could use a little tweaking. Cauliflower was the favorite, as well as the asparagus and octopus. Least favorite was eggplant Parmesan, maybe slightly over fried. Overall the menu offers a great selection of healthy vegetable dishes (we are not vegetarians), which I always appreciate. Cocktails really good, also loved the first snacks before the meal (really really good olives!). Would recommend.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and delicious tapas for all tastes and a refreshingly light house wine if interested.

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Happy hour selection is small. Food portion seems smaller, but is very tasty. Price is a bit expensive for the food portion.

PV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love it! Wonderful place to grab delicious food and chill in DTLA.

I
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was good and beautifully plated + presented. Only had a beer to drink but the drink menu was solid with diverse options. All in all, a great visit.

LL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks

GC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Even though I'd made a reservation, my table was the only one next to the bathroom. In addition my table was near a side exterior door that the restaurant kept propped open, so bugs kept flying in and attacking our food. A giant moth landed in my date's salad.

B
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great portions to share. Very fresh,great flavors, unique combinations and awesome drink menu. Jamie was our waitress and awesome!

G
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love this place a little more overtime I go. The food was all good--my only quibble is that when you order the empanda (sp) you should either serve two or make it much bigger.

Otherwise, loved the vibe and the service (Jaime). Will come again and refer friends.

h
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a business dinner. We love everything we ordered.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was tasty but nothing memorable. The ambience was great with high open ceilings. I think it's great for a quick bite with cocktails.

D
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, drinks, and staff👍 Highly recommend. This is more than a great neighborhood spot.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. We shared several small plates that were really tasty. Wine offerings could be expanded.

KG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited Barcito for dinner prior to a concert at the Staples Center. (For references, you can walk to Staples Center from here in about 10 mins!) Food was good, more 'tapas' style than regular portion meals. Ordered a few drinks as well, which were great. A must is the Churro. OMG....Delicious!

1
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice location, close to Staples but better than LA Live restaurant options. Excellent, personable staff. Empanadas are outstanding as was everything else we tried. The menu could do with a few more choices but still enjoyable. Good beers on tap.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Clean, modern design, but not cold. Great service. Good sized martini, lots of designer drinks. Food was very good, although not large portions, so if you're hungry it can add up. The no-tip policy is pretty cool, it's built into the price of the food and drinks, so that's different and interesting.

JR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Went here on a Friday night around 9pm with a group of seven. I was a little concerned that it was not busier on a weekend. Once seated that all went out the window and we had a great time exploring the menu and trying everything barcito had to offer. The asado (braised short rib), seared goat cheese and empanadas "del dia" (of the day) were the favorites although everything we ordered was delicious. The service hit a rough patch towards the middle-end of the meal and one of our tapas orders was never put into the kitchen. Staff was unapologetic but in the end it all worked out and I will definitely be back. I should note that our group doesn't drink alcohol but the bar was beautiful and their drink menu seemed complete.

C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was a little disappointed with the ambience and the food. The restaurant smelled like food as soon as you walked in. I know, I know, I'm going to eat what else should it smell like? Well, I hate going into a restaurant that smells like food because then I leave and my clothes wreaks of food. I guess I was expecting a little more.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food and service were ok. Cocktail menu was ok. Restaurant itself felt grimey and there was an overwhelming greasy cooking smell in the place that made out eyes water and stuck to our clothing. First impression was to turn around and leave, but didn't. We reeked of cooking smells when we left. This restaurant really needs to invest in better exhaust hoods. LA is loaded with great restaurants, this was not one of them. Not sure how they rated 4 stars.

J
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Barcito was exquisite. Recommend the mixed kale salad, lamb medallions, and the pumpkin bread pudding. Servings are small, tapas-like, and gratuity is included in the prices which are fair given the quality of the food.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Everything was great. My boyfriend and I split about 5 or 6 tapas. My only complaint was they were all brought out at once, rather than being spaced through the meal, so some got cold before we could even get to it :(

NR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit this past weekend and will definitely return.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on a slow holiday night. Had friendly, prompt service and the food and wine were tasty. It would likely be a great spot on a weekend night with a big crowd. The plates were decent sized portions and reasonable prices. Definitely don't come here if you want vegan fare though. Nothing comes dairy free without a modification.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I liked the ambiance and the service but the food was meh.

CL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Barcito! Good food, nice menu, reasonably priced with attentive service. Plus, it's a no-tipping restaurant, gratuity is included in the prices.

They also do a nice job with presentation, like serving the wine in small little bottles and including a snack tray for all drinks on the happy hour menu.

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Great value for the money. I will go back.

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