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Cara Cara, Los Angeles, CA

Cara Cara

4.6
4.6
1021 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 78 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

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

  • Late Night Garden + Lounge

    $1,000.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Private Lounge seating in lower terrace area, surrounded by greenery and with unparalleled sunset views of the city. Food and beverage minimum required $160/person + tax, allows everyone to order a la carte from our regular food and beverage menus as long as the minimum has been fulfilled. Include private lounge seating for up to four guests remainder of evening, bottle Service, and designated server. Call direct or email us at caracara@properhotel.com for availability.

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What 1,021 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for scenic views

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Californian

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

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  1. ChaleetaA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The F&B was awesome! The food was very delicious as well as the espresso martinis. It was a cold day in LA so we moved after dinner from outside inside the bar. That is a great concept. Very wonderful experience. The server was on top of it; excellent service and very hospitable.
  2. KTowner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Horrible service! The tables are too close together. I would not return. Too expensive for mediocre quality.
  3. BenjaminH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Little loud if you want to have a more intimate experience. But overall, great ambiance and food.
  4. Chase

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The view and drinks were superb! The staff were also attentive and caring, and made an extra effort to not only do something special for our anniversary, but even went far enough to make a dairy free dessert since one of us has an allergy. The only drawback was the entrees were a little disappointing considering how top notch the rest of the offerings are both at Cara Cara and at other restaurants at the Proper. The steak frites were moist but a bite size offering, and the burger was dry and cooked beyond well done. Both plates were 3/4 full of French fries, which were cooked wonderfully, but wasn’t what we expected. Just the same, had we known that going in, we’d still go for the fantastic views and delicious cocktails.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful view at night and day they kept us warm and kept checking in on us
  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good views and cuisine . I love this place . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Fun but the waitress was a little rude. Food was decent vibes were great
  8. AllisonR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice experience, dining on the rooftop at Cara Cara for lunch. Nice ambience, great food, great service!
  9. LynnK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I'm a big fan of Suzzane Goin restaurants. She is a talented chef. The rooftop is stellar with a view of downtown. I was really looking forward to this dinner and it was enjoyable. The biggest problem I had were all of the additional fees on the bill at the end of the night including a large 'wellness' line item. It's unfortunate that the restaurant industry can't figure out how to pay their employees properly without nickel and dimming the customers with entitlements. The tipping culture has gotten way out of hand too. Perhaps they can do away with all of these line items and raise their prices to a fair price the covers the expenses to pay their employees properly and stop asking customers to fork over and additional 20-30% on top of what they are already paying for premium priced food, cocktails and wine. I would love to come back but I'm not sure my husband and I will because of sticker shock.
  10. AngieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food, great customer service, and a beautiful view of downtown LA perfect for a date, birthday or any occasion.
  11. Jazmin

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The place was beautiful and the drinks were really good. I got the Halibut and honestly thinking of the dish as a whole, it lacks a little flavor since the beans and the fish don’t have much of a pungent flavor, both sort of fall flat so I kept eating fries for the salt I was missing. But overall very nice, would return
  12. BryannaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The view was amazing, the tacos were amazing but u do wish they had more drinks but overall I loved it so much
  13. Ricky

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    View was amazing! Drinks were great! Entrance to the lobby was super artsy.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Always a vibe. Great drinks and service………………………..
  15. KerryJ

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were pricey, but i guess you're paying for the view.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED IT! Will be coming back again, good for a night out with friends and enjoying the view. Nice play to dine in.
  17. EmilyR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Al pastor tacos were disappointing and super dry! Cocktails were good though. Atmosphere is the reason to come here. Great view, good music, beautiful hotel.
  18. AlvarezS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The place is beautiful and the food is delicious. Our server was okay. We always had tof lag him to get water and drinks.
  19. Cindy

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful hotel, beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant, great atmosphere. Was a bit disappointed in the limited menu and prices were a bit high for what you got. Quality and taste was good, however.
  20. Xavierv

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    great atmosphere, beautiful view of the DTLA skyline, and the tastiest food. A great place to visit and enjoy.
  21. BrianF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It’s ok for a cocktail and place for conversation, food is average service was average.
  22. ClaireS

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great vibe here. Rooftop bar has the best cocktails. Food is creative and delicious
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The cocktails were the standout at Cara Cara. Carefully crafted and nicely balanced, they fit the theme and location of the restaurant perfectly. The food was just okay. We ordered the Al Pastor tacos, carrot tacos, ceviche, and avocado bruschetta. Neither me or my guest cared much of the flavors. The ceviche had too many ingredients and are served with roughly 6 tortilla chips. When we asked for additional chip we were given an additional 6 on a small plate. The bruschetta had a charred taste that didn’t compliment the avocado or bread choice well. The Al pastor tacos presented more like carnitas, and were shockingly greasy. The only way to discern they were pastor and not carnitas was the pineapple salsa served atop. They were good but I avoided the grease soaked tortillas. Location is very cool. The views, decor and terraced layout are beautiful and well designed but the food leaves a lot to be desired for - especially in the Mexican/Latin food capital of the world. 3 out of 5.
  24. CharleneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    The bar took so long to make our drinks or even check in to ask our order. It took them a full hour to remember to bring us a drink.
  25. Suze

    Houston

    91 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely older hotel. Can’t help taking photos of the painted ceiling. Attendants make a big deal of escorting you to elevator as it’s primarily for hotel guests. Inside area for restaurant is shared by bar, so there is only space for three tables. All other seating is outside. Only a few space heaters. We were on uncovered patio and grateful for one heater. Table of girls next to us were freezing. Views are lovely of DTLA. Food is okay but nothing to write home about. Bruschetta was good. Burger on brioche bun was good. Requested well done and it came pretty much incinerated and hard. We were hungry, so no matter. Our server Stephen was friendly and working hard to cover a good portion of patio guests. I would come here for a drink and app or coffee and dessert. Just a little bite to enjoy the views. But wait till the city warms up a bit!
  26. luvdelicacies

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Cara Cara presnets a nice spot to dine in and hang out with friends or family in DTLA. At the PH, 16 floors above ground, Cara Cara offers a fun and festive environment overseeeing Los Angeles sky line and more, an almost 360 degree view of the city. The plates are small, though nicely decorated with quality ingredients. Expect to spend some extra on apetizers if you are coming in hungry. The highlight were the beverages, which are flavorful and fruit rich, in sone of the cases. The service, however, was quite slow. Definitely fill up on aperizers and drinks, which are served much quicker!
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience! The view is just so gorgeous and the food was amazing!
  28. MaryAnna

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful view from the rooftop, wonderful food - we had the Piri Piri chicken, tacos, and blood orange salad with chicken. Great service and cocktails a well.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is the rooftop view and atmosphere was Perfect, it was my second time here and everything was amazing.
  30. Roro

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, good food and drinks, good service and beautiful views.
  31. Esteban

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views/atmosphere, good food! Will be coming back.
  32. JerryE

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I loved this restaurant and definitely plan on coming back soon. The rooftop view is amazing. The food and drinks were great and very balanced in flavor. Our waitress Nicole was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided great service. Looking forward to our next visit.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the last decent views of downtown. I would recommend!
  34. CarolineR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The aesthetics are amazing and it feels like being in another country. Very tasteful interior design, rooftop views amazing and the atmosphere was very fun. I had the halibut - the sauce was amazing but the fish too salty and the panna cotta was delicious. I don’t remember the name of the red Portuguese wine we ordered but it was memorable (and I’m French!). Overall recommended and I cannot wait to go back!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great. And the view was amazing.
  36. MichaelS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was fair, and the service wasn't much better. The ambiance was nice but overall I was trying to eat what was decent and get out.
  37. Chip

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, such a fun time at Cara Cara. Wonderful location, truly tasty food and outstanding cocktails, all complemented by warm and friendly service at the table.
  38. CourtneyG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch at Cara Cara, located in the Proper hotel. Great ambience and views from the rooftop, service was awesome and the food is good as well. I would definitely go back and also have to highlight the great drink options they have. Good place for a relaxing brunch and taking pictures.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Tacos were amazing and drinks were really good too
  40. Fries

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. We will be back. Definitely pricey for what you get physically, but the peace and quiet up there with the view, makes it worth it.

FAQs

Cara Cara is rated 4.6 stars by 1021 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 78 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cara Cara

1106 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015-2206

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway and 11th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–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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