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Cara Cara, Los Angeles, CA
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Cara Cara

4.6
4.6
874 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
From the golden daylight to the twinkling evening, all are welcome to experience the fresh bounty of Cara Cara. Chef Suzanne Goin’s seasonal menu showcases California’s best produce with her festive and irresistible rooftop fare. The expansive outdoor space features an elevated dining area with endless skyline views surrounded by a lushly landscaped lower lounge. Slip into one of the many cozy seating arrangements or sit by the fire pit and enjoy an innovative cocktail, wine, or beer paired by award-winning sommelier Caroline Styne.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 98 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Broadway and 11th Street

  • Parking details

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

Experiences

  • DTLAP Valentine's Day

    $120.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate love with us at the highly-anticipated Proper destination, with Chef Suzanne Goin’s pre-fixe menu, featuring local, organic and California inspired entrees, sides, and desserts. $120 per person

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What 874 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Ambiance

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for scenic views

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Dippers

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The drinks are great but the food needs more flavor. If you’re going to drink, it should be fine.
  2. P

    Pennypancetta

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really spectacular views of DTLA.. fabulous food .. not kidding! and amazing cocktails. Looking forward to our next visit
  3. JK

    JudyK

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a wonderful time at Cara Cara. Good food, great service, & great view of LA. Will definitely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time ever and what an amazing experience Where a first impression definitely left a lasting one. From being welcomed at the door, to being escorted to elevator, to the (PH), and welcomed at the top. Reservation was way ahead of schedule to be seated. Overall the ambiance, the service was top notch. Will be returning!!
  5. G

    Gabriel

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cara Cara is one of the best rooftop restaurants and bars I've been to. The ambiance, views, and service are outstanding. It's a tapa-style restaurant, but the proportions are reasonably sized and can also be enjoyed by one. Other places will give you half a share or less for twice the price. The drinks and cocktails are all unique and great tasting. It is a perfect place to gather with friends, celebrate a special occasion, or have a romantic date night. It can get chilly, but they have plenty of heaters and a fireplace.
  6. LC

    LindseyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, tasty cocktails. There were heat lamps to stay warm by
  7. C

    Chip

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Great service (Nicole was awesome). Stunning view.
  8. JM

    JesseM

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Unfortunately it was a cold night and heater did not help in the section where we were seated. It started to rain a bit so we took shelter inside near the bar. The views of the city are awesome. I had the Piri Piri fried chicken, it was good but too small of a portion for a $24 appetizer. My buddy ordered the same thing and his order was literally twice the size. Minimal selection of wines. Noise level in the bar area was loud with music and conversations. Difficult to have a conversation. Our waitress was awesome- she was always checking in with us and did a great job. Overall with better weather or heaters that cover the patio better, nice place to hang out with friends.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for lunch and everything was amazing!
  10. e

    estefania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! the food was immaculate, and the drinks were divine. There was an issue on our end though, we initially were going to pay cash but at the last minute we changed the payment to card and in the confusion we forgot to leave a tip. is there any way to reach out to the server to tip him? he was a tall white male, with glasses and a beard. Please keep me updated! thank you so much.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had an outdoor reservation on the rooftop outdoors on a rainy windy day. They reached out ahead of time to inform that indoor seating was limited on availability but upon time of arrival I was given an option to sit indoor or outdoor. Being from LA and enjoying the rooftops during beautiful sunny days, I decided to sit outdoors during the rainy night to enjoy a different vibe which turned out to be great regardless the rain. They had covered seating outdoors but with slight wind the rain would reach my seat occasionally. If you don’t mind a breeze of mist during your dinner at a rooftop on a rainy day in LA then 10/10 would recommend anyway. They had multiple heaters outside so it was definitely warm! Service was awesome and the workers were very attentive. Looking forward to visiting during spring/summer to enjoy a beautiful view on a sunny day ☺️
  12. J

    Jewelemoore

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great girls' night out at Cara Cara. My only issue is with the heating lamps and tables; it was tough to get in and out. We had to move the tables next to us to use the bathroom. Outside of that, great experience.
  13. MZ

    MeliZ

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was my birthday but nothing special happened from the restaurant😏 only negative point about my visit.
  14. A

    Andrew

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the murals you see as you enter the building! We sat in the outdoor area. If you come here, you should sit outside. The food is good but a bit pricey. The romantic atmosphere and the views are top-notch. I especially liked how there is a small walkway you can walk to get a better view of the city. The propane fireplace was a added bonus. :)
  15. e

    evan

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    excited to see the famous LA skylight during sunset. Missed the sunset bec it was overcast but the view was awesome. Food was good but a bit overpriced but service was awesome.
  16. T

    Tido

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Best view of LA but the worst food… the portion is super small and way over priced.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views, good food, excellent service. We will have to come back!
  18. DM

    DarrenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Awesome Views! Good Service, Tasty Fresh food! I would definitely revisit. A little pricey.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Prices is not worth the experience. Would only come here for drinks, not for dinner.
  20. T

    Taxgurl4u

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service Rafa was fantastic & introduced me to new drinks.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My birthday
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming and attentive service, inspiring food
  23. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Fries were delicious but burger was chunky and undercooked. Chorizo focaccia was decent. Crust was great!! Wasn’t a big fan of the chorizo itself. We ordered the salad with a green harissa dressing! Delicious. If I were to dine here a third time, I’d add chicken to the salad for a fresh, filling meal
  24. AL

    AndrewL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! It was a night that we will never forget. The best meal I have ever had and will have in a while.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my parents to their first NYE party in 25 years… they were elated with their experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food was terrible but service was great
  27. PA

    PhilA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best rooftop in LA for good food, great atmosphere, and excellent service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful views. Good food and good service. Great for a date night specially with clear skies and a view of the awesome downtown skyline at night.
  29. QL

    QuintonL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great service and views. Would definitely return here
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Firstly, The entrance to the Proper Hotel is beautiful. I love that they have valet service although I found parking nearby. We took the elevator to the rooftop and our table was ready once we got there. The servers were very nice and knowledgeable of the menu which was really helpful. The music is great! And the food is delicious.
  31. NR

    NormaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Sat at the bar while waiting for my table. Female bartender was extremely RUDE and never took our order. Food was average. The best part was the view of Downtown LA. Very disappointed
  32. DR

    DwayneR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the view. Amazing cocktails. I still haven’t really eaten anything other than the fries, which are fine.
  33. BA

    BaeA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful LA skyline view day and night. The service was excellent. The food was pretty good and reasonably priced. Overall, highly recommend it.
  34. AC

    AmyC

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is solid. Views of downtown LA are always lovely. Service was quick and attentive. Great place to stop before a show at Belasco, Orpheum or one of the other nearby venues.
  35. CD

    ChristopherD

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is fantastic. Probably the best place to eat and view the downtown LA skyline. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent. The Cobb Salad was different but in a great way. I would recommend it anytime for lunch.
  36. IG

    IsabelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friends and I really enjoyed this evening out at Cara Cara. We decided to come for my birthday and it was the perfect dinner out. The food and service was great, and the view was perfect. It was all our first times here and will definitely be coming back again.
  37. PC

    PhilipC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We had a party of seven. Service, corkage and coursing was spotty, sloppy and slow. But the real problem was the added 4% staff charge and 40% gratuity. When we inquired about the 40% tip, the server apologized and could not explain how an extra $145 was added (without notice) to the bill. The experience called for a manager's visit to the table. Which didn't happen.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views! Drinks are expensive and delicious. Liked the one page menu. We had the lobster rolls, pork tacos “Al pastor” and the spicy short ribs. All three items came out delicious and would recommend.
  39. m

    mintyfresh

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great rooftop/outdoor dining spot in DTLA. Cozier than the ACE. Cocktails are pricey ($23!). Kelly's Werstler's interior design is amazing as always.
  40. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here twice, on a Friday and Saturday. Both experiences have been great!

FAQs

Cara Cara is rated 4.6 stars by 874 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 98 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cara Cara

1106 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015-2206

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway and 11th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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

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