Caldo Verde

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.

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
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
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.

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JohnnaC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great FOOD, Service and awesome bartender! Wonderful experience!

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KimP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place
And superb service

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GretchenC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 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.

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vipalwaysl8
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 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!

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JoachimS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRosebud
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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.

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vipHappydancer
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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!

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AlexanderN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RonaldV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 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.

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CristinaM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjohnm
Los Angeles
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.

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BRANDADE + SOFT EGG
cherry tomatoes, chermoula, garlic toast

MARKET FISH
chickpeas, peppers, broccoli, green olives, saffron aioli

PISTACHIO FLAN
local citrus, pomegranate, crème fraîche

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AlexisH
Los Angeles
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!

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CarloG
Los Angeles
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndyW
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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

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vipVictorS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 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.

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EdRigsbee
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.

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vipOscar
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipamm466
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 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.

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vipWineguy
Orange County
104 reviews
Dined on December 25, 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.

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vipwickedwitch2
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on December 25, 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!

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GraceH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and high quality, exciting menu options.

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Firsty
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 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.

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RJSD
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Food and service both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 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.

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MarciaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 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.

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vipDoorah
Los Angeles
133 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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.

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viplak1
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 17, 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.

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happyhours
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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AngelaY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
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.