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Caldo Verde

4.8
4.8
84 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

The grand tradition of downtown dining finds a modern, casual elegance at Caldo Verde. Here, the James Beard Award-winning team of chefs Suzanne Goin and Restaurateur Caroline Styne blend local flavors and boutique wines with the old California influences. The stately setting offers a richly-designed entrance, lobby bar, main room, and private dining. Outdoor seating opens onto the bustle of Broadway, while historic windows bathe the architectural space in natural light. L.A.-based artistry runs throughout, from Morgan Peck ceramics and lighting, to a monolithic Judson Studios stained glasswork.

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Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 806-1023

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Broadway & 11th St.

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking to all our guests; rates are as follows:Restaurant: $13 (plus tax) for 3 hours

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Experiences

  • DTLAP Valentine's Special

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only
    Celebrate love with us at the highly-anticipated Proper destination, with Chef Suzanne Goin’s pre-fixe menu, featuring Portuguese + Latin inspired entrees, sides, and desserts. $125 per person

Popular dishes

Menu

$125 per person

Main

  • Blinis + Caviar

    miner's lettuce, crème fraîche, meyer lemon

    • Oysters on the Half Shell

      piquillo mignonette, buttered rye

      • Blood Oranges + Flora Bella Arugula

        mestiço de tolosa, green olives, douro almonds

        • Maine Diver Scallop + Spring Peas

          asparagus, patatas panadera, jamon butter

          • Duck Crepinette + Sweet Potato

            dandelion, tamarind, preserved citrus peel

            • Slow-Roasted Wagyu Sirloin

              portuguese broa stuffing, black olives, romesco

              • Queijadas de Framboesa

                opalys white chocolate, raspberry sorbet

                Last updated: January 10, 2022

                What 84 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                4.8
                4.8 based on recent ratings
                • 4.7Food
                • 4.7Service
                • 4.8Ambience
                • 4.3Value

                NoiseModerate

                Loved For

                • Los Angeles

                  Californian

                • Downtown / South and East LA

                  Best Overall

                • Downtown / South and East LA

                  Best Ambiance

                • Downtown / South and East LA

                  Great for Brunch

                • Downtown / South and East LA

                  Hot Spot

                • Downtown / South and East LA

                  Great for Lunch

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                1. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  7 reviews

                  4.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                  Had reservations for outdoor seating. Unfortunately there was a mentally disturbed individual walking about so we retreated inside. The restaurant has done a good job creating an outdoor seating option with heat lamps and large planters, but they can’t do anything about the loud street traffic noises and folks walking about. Sit inside if you’re comfortable (Covid hesitancy) and enjoy a great meal with great service.

                2. JC

                  JohnnaC

                  Los Angeles

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined 5 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great FOOD, Service and awesome bartender! Wonderful experience!

                3. KP

                  KimP

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 17, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food was absolutely amazing from beginning to end! I especially loved the kale and faro salad, the prawns, and the piri piri chicken. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was perfect for a much needed night out with good friends. I would highly recommend!

                4. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 17, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Caldo Verde was great! We went for dinner on a Sunday night. The cocktail and mezcal menu was impressive and all of our drinks were delicious. The flavors in the food were original and creative. I’d recommend going with a group so you can try everything!

                5. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  31 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  31 reviews

                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wonderful place And superb service

                6. GC

                  GretchenC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The Caldo Verde is the best seafood/crab stew in LA right now IMHO. Incredible. Everything else was also wonderful, but that crab stew was heaven.

                7. a

                  alwaysl8

                  Los Angeles

                  26 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  26 reviews

                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  All delicious- an exceptional champagne, very rare! Thank you Pere Peter!! Mezaluna (hake fish) with tomato rice was sublime, beef cheeks a surprise, mushrooms and a Soft polenta delicious! Loved every bite!

                8. JS

                  JoachimS

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Over the last 3 weeks I dined at Caldo Verde four times and every meal was better than the last. JBS

                9. R

                  Rosebud

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 15, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great table in the beautiful dining room, friendly service and a visit by the chef/owner made the evening perfect

                10. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  San Francisco

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 15, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Outstanding service across the board. Attention to detail was top notch. Good and bevs were incredible, unique, beautiful, and so satisfying. Highly recommend!

                11. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  3 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on January 15, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Amazing service and great food. The ambiance was perfect for a Friday night!

                12. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on January 14, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Our server Hugo was excellent, steered us in all the right directions: eponymous Caldo Verde, fried Sunchokes, Portuguese Alvarinho, Pistacho Flan (swoon)…We sat outside but I peeped the interior on the way to the ladies’ room. It’s bloody Proper gorgeous.

                13. H

                  Happydancer

                  Los Angeles

                  52 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  52 reviews

                  Dined on January 13, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The restaurant is lovely and comfortable. The staff is attentive and friendly and goes all out to make you feel valued. And the food itself is stellar. We had a hearty chopped salad, which was full of flavor and texture. The tomato compechana was heavenly, cold and spicy and full of fresh fish. Chicken Piri Piri was perfectly done and served with a tasty sauce which worked its way down to soften and coat some of the plentiful French Fries. No room for any of the remarkable desserts this time! But this won’t be the last, that’s for sure!

                14. AN

                  AlexanderN

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 9, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wonderful, stylish place with delicious food and an awesome vibe!

                15. RV

                  RonaldV

                  New York Area

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on January 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Big fan of AOC and this expansion was perfect. Will definitely come back!

                16. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Absolutely highly recommend dining at Caldo Verde, the ambiance and experience was beautiful. The Piri Piri Chicken and Patatas Bravas transported me back to Spain, the food and presentation were phenomenal. Will definitely be back for a chic, warm and elevated experience.

                17. CM

                  CristinaM

                  Los Angeles

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on January 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  First time at Caldo Verde and I will definitely be going back! Atmosphere is gorgeous, cute and chic! Service was beyond friendly and attentive! It was just my boyfriend and I for dinner and we probably ordered too much food, but I enjoy leftovers so I was content. The cheese plate was off the charts! Especially with the Omorro cheese and tomato jam… yes I said tomato!! Brussels sprouts were exceptional and not the typical Brussels sprouts served at other restaurants. We also had the pork cutlets, beef cheeks and piri piri chicken. My fave was the pork and my boyfriend couldn’t get enough of the beef cheeks! The chicken had good taste and somehow the fries complimented the chicken! For dessert we had the pistachio flan and a chocolate dessert which I’ve already forgotten the name but it was very rich! I highly recommend this restaurant!

                18. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on January 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Amazing meal, from the small plates to the Caldo Verde mussels and crab. Great ambiance and service highly recommended it!

                19. j

                  johnm

                  Los Angeles

                  9 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  9 reviews

                  Dined on January 7, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The limited brunch menu is perfect. From appetizers to desserts, everything tasted delicious and just at the right temperature. The food has been described as somewhere between “Spanish to Moorish and Corsican to Portuguese, featuring vegetable-driven market fare.” The decor and stately dining area lends well to a warm and inviting atmosphere. ———- BRANDADE + SOFT EGG cherry tomatoes, chermoula, garlic toast MARKET FISH chickpeas, peppers, broccoli, green olives, saffron aioli PISTACHIO FLAN local citrus, pomegranate, crème fraîche

                20. AH

                  AlexisH

                  Los Angeles

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on January 5, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Beautiful design, gorgeous pared down menu, delicious food. Service is impeccable and kind and I love the non-alcoholic menu as well!

                21. CG

                  CarloG

                  Los Angeles

                  7 reviews

                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on January 2, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  It was out first time dining at Caldo Vede. Love the ambiance, food was so delicious and the service was impeccable. Our server Emely went above and beyond with her service and made great recommendations. Definitely going back.

                22. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had a wonderful brunch, incredible food and atmosphere! Will be back.

                23. AW

                  AndyW

                  Los Angeles

                  15 reviews

                  5.0

                  15 reviews

                  Dined on December 31, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food was well executed and creative without being overwrought. We enjoyed the many courses that we shared family style. The wait staff was attentive and the ambience attractive. All in all a very positive experience. Definitely planning to return

                24. VS

                  VictorS

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on December 31, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Such a lovely night at Caldo Verde. On a rainy night the room was warm and our table in the corner window was perfect. The twist on an old fashioned with walnut and essence of pear was an essential way to start an anniversary dinner. The food, from the endive salad, to the prawns, and the Piri Piri chicken, and the sunchokes warmed the evening. A delicious meal and experience.

                25. ER

                  EdRigsbee

                  Unspecified

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on December 30, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  What a wonderful experience. Has a business lunch there. Hotel staff was very customer-centric as was all of the restaurant staff. Food was superior. Loved the valet and it was only $14 for parking. This restaurant is a gem...as soon as people find out about it...it will be difficult to get a seat. I absolutely recommend Caldo Verde.

                26. O

                  Oscar

                  Los Angeles

                  21 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  21 reviews

                  Dined on December 30, 2021

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  Great new dining spot in DTLA. The Portuguese inspired food is simply delicious and the service on point. I definitely recommend trying.

                27. a

                  amm466

                  New Mexico

                  13 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  13 reviews

                  Dined on December 26, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This place absolutely crushes it! We did their special Christmas dinner, and every dish worked. The beef short ribs are next-level tender, dropping off the bone and melding harmoniously with the potatoes and horseradish cream. Smooth and rich. The caldo verde includes bounty of seafood and legit lingüiça, a convincing Portuguese dish. The blood-orange soaked carrots converted me to carrot fandom. But it was the sunchokes--sunchokes!--that stole the show, with the perfect crispy skin, the soft center, the magical puff of air between those two textures. Never had anything like it, and have a kind of phantom pleasure remembering the taste.... Oh, and the dessert spread was shatteringly beautiful and delicious. If you long for Portugal, start with the white port and tonic cocktail, finish with a glass of Madeira, and you'll be transported.

                28. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on December 26, 2021

                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                  The food was very subpar, definitely didn’t worth the price point. The pre fix menu was $125, and it was self serving dessert, not even served by the kitchen. Disappointing experience.

                29. W

                  Wineguy

                  Orange County

                  104 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  104 reviews

                  Dined on December 26, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Chef Suzanne’s food is all about respecting the ingredients, simplicity in form and rich in flavors. The X’mas day pre fix menu is spectacular.

                30. w

                  wickedwitch2

                  Los Angeles

                  75 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  75 reviews

                  Dined on December 26, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Another superb dinner at Caldo Verde. Although my preference for Christmas dinner is always AT MY HOME, when one's kitchen was damaged by fire and is empty at the moment, a great meal at an exciting new restaurant is great choice. And, during a pandemic, when I'm only socializing with a very limited number of people, sharing this meal with my son was a lovely experience. We both enjoyed every single menu item, as well as the ambience, the service, and the very acceptable distance from other diners. The Christmas Menu included a number of exciting dishes, the presentations were beautiful, and the portions were generous. Caldo Verde definitely is a keeper for us!

                31. GH

                  GraceH

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on December 25, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent service and high quality, exciting menu options.

                32. F

                  Firsty

                  Los Angeles

                  5 reviews

                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on December 25, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Beautiful restaurant in restored YMCA. The “AOC GIRLS” have done it again! We will follow them everywhere! Superb food, ambience, service, attention, pleasure and worthy of 5 Star review.

                33. RJ

                  RJSD

                  Salt Lake City

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on December 25, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Food and service both excellent.

                34. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on December 24, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Our annual holiday dinner with old friends. Everything was superb. From being greeted at the entrance to chatting with the manager after dinner everything was fantastic. Flavors were so unique and delicious.

                35. MC

                  MarciaC

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on December 24, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food was delicious and the setting was lovely as is expected from Chef Goins and Kelly Wearstler. It was slightly more expensive than comparable restaurants with comparable cuisine. Extremely friendly staff is much appreciated.

                36. D

                  Doorah

                  Los Angeles

                  133 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  133 reviews

                  Dined on December 19, 2021

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Highly enjoyed our meal here. The rib eye was just over $100 so we were a bit hesitant to order it. But boy, we’re glad we did. It was absolutely delicious. Plates are meant to be shared and so we ordered many dishes. All were excellent except for the Brussels spouts which others at the table liked but I thought was rather soggy. We ordered the banana tart which was excellent. The dessert selection was rather small however. I would definitely come back.

                37. l

                  lak1

                  Los Angeles

                  43 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  43 reviews

                  Dined on December 18, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wow, wow, wow. Beautiful restaurant, beautiful old building. Food was amazing - we had the 'simple salad' - simple but lots of flavor; 'pork' so tender and so much flavor with just a hit of heat at the end; 'chicken' - fries were so crisp, arugula sald was a nice addition and the chicken was full of flavor and enough heat to keep it interesting. Too full for desert. Wine list is fun - mostly Spanish and Portuguese wines - as it should be and if you are not familiar with them, this is your chance.

                38. h

                  happyhours

                  Los Angeles

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on December 12, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything was perfect!

                39. AY

                  AngelaY

                  Los Angeles

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on December 12, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything checked off in this place. Seated promptly, attentive and friendly service, food was also prompt, beautifully presented, and delicious. My dirty martini was perfect and my bf’s whiskey cocktail was nice as well. Everything felt really thoughtfully done and we really enjoyed our experience! Thank you for having us!

                40. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Houston

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on December 11, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Amazing service, friendly staff and great food!

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                Caldo Verde is rated 4.8 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                Booked 22 times today
                Experiences are available.
                Google Map for Caldo Verde

                1100 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015-2206

                • Cross street

                  Broadway & 11th St.

                • Neighborhood

                  Downtown

                • Hours of operation

                  Breakfast
                  Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
                  Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am
                  Brunch
                  Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
                  Lunch
                  Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
                  Dinner
                  Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                  Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                • Cuisines

                  Californian

                • Dining style

                  Casual Dining

                • Dress code

                  Business Casual

                • Parking details

                  We offer valet parking to all our guests; rates are as follows:Restaurant: $13 (plus tax) for 3 hours

                • Payment options

                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                • Additional

                  Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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