Cara Cara

4.7
172 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.

Experiences

  • DTLAP Valentine's Day Menu

    $105.00 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 local, organic and California inspired entrees, sides, and desserts. $105 per person
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vipFalkon13
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mixed reviews about service, but understanding the current labor service it’s challenging for many in the hospitality & food business. It’s truly was a pleasant surprise. Food was fresh & delicious. Compared to other LA roof tops like the Perch, we really liked the Cara Cara better for its intimacy and cozy feel. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great views service was great parking was tough

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stephanm
Mexico City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Beautiful place beautiful view food is good service was just ok waitresses not really smiling or trying to talk to you

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neena
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Views great. Food average . Service was definitely lacking - basically a ‘what do you want to order’ approach. Pushed the bill on us after our dinner plates were cleared. We wanted to order another round of drinks and desert which seemed to annoy him. He then brought our desert along with the check. We were not at the table more than 90 minutes but they seemed to be eagerly waiting for us to leave. Also had to ask multiple times and multiple people for water refills throughout dinner. Would come back for drinks and the view but definitely it for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They denied us a table after I messaged them to ask to please hold it as we had been in 1 hour 45 minutes traffic. Very rude

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vipMell
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The location is lovely. The night was a bit cool and despite heaters it was a bit uncomfortable but the view was priceless.

Service is attentive and fast.

Food is good and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, wonderful food. Small menu.

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SusieJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was looking for some new flavors. The food was good, I was just hoping to find some new flavors and innovative twists. The views are absolutely spectacular. Our server was good.

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vipCrisS
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, especially the rooftop views, were exceptional. Service was good. Drinks and food were good, also. High price point appropriate for a special occasion.

JM
JanaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Such a great view. High powered heating lamps 👍 food was very good: tried the chickpea fritters and steak frites

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AceK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The setting was beautiful and romantic. The food was not impressive. The seafood rice wasn’t fresh and tasted very fishy and old. The steak was not cooked well and didn’t have flavor. The dessert had a chewy layer on top of it from sitting around too long. No well-known chef would have allowed the dishes to go out like that. The service was ok…lots of young servers who aren’t very sophisticated or well versed in customer service.

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MaryC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really love the ambience here. Great views and outside lounge on the PH rooftop. Food menu and specialty cocktails were limited. I would go back though for appetizers and drinks to enjoy the views.

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JosephV
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent views, service and food makes this a check on your to do list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

BEST VIEW IN DOWNTOWN IMO
HIDDEN GEM
AMAZING SERVICE!

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GabrielaM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were amazing! Would definitely come back again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool place, very stylish and food was so delicious 🔥

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great overall experience!

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Boba
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The dish that’s like a small paella was very undercooked, rice was hard and shrimp was shockingly mushy, we returned it. All 3 of us didn’t like most of what we ordered (staff recommendations). We went for the “new” rooftop restaurant, but I probably would solely return for the view and try a cocktail that we didn’t this time, hopefully it’s better than the food.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cucumber gimlet is the best drink here. The ambiance is very nice. The view is absolutely to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipStylishone
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular setting. Fabulous food. Exceptional service

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MoneyMike
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Date night and beautiful view on the LA City. If you are looking for a quick and nice place to view LA at night is a must at Cara Cara.

JB
JenniferB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, cocktails, vibe and view! Service was friendly and attentive.

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Kevin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so short staffed but the 2 servers were doing their best. Tip well folks! Especially now!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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EvelynB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing and the staff was awesome and super friendly. I had the winter squash gratin and it was so delicious. I am definitely coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Service was awful. Took twenty minutes to get drinks. Got the market fish, French fries, and the mushroom focaccia. There was barely any ketchup or aioli with the fries. The focaccia was flavorless and burnt around the edges. The market fish was the least bland thing but still was not great. Also very conservative on water refills and after asking for more water it took forever to get it. The ambiance is great and it has such a good view, but if I were to go back it would only be for drinks and to show people the view.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing, the food was great and that atmosphere was superb. The view of the city is breathtaking..

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AlexisH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view, incredible service, delicious food. I went by myself and had a wonderful time and look forward to going with other people in the near future. I also appreciate the list of non-alcoholic mocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this will soon become everyone’s favorite local hang. the ambiance is unbeatable, the food over delivers and the drinks are infectious. A MUST.

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vipJudyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was yummy ... all dishes to share. The staff welcoming and friendly, and the view spectacular.

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Maria
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience5

One of my favorite rooftops in DTLA. Beautiful view! Lots of heat lamps so comfortable even in winter. Food was perfectly cooked and delicious even though some meals were not described well. Their focaccia is basically a pizza- just call it a flatbread instead to avoid confusion. Also not worth the cost. The server made us feel terrible, constantly leaving before we could ask questions or even order more food. I had to flag him down to order drinks. Seems like the other servers had a better idea of what they were doing so if we could guarantee to never have him again I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great location! Staff was amazing from the curb crew to the lobby woman to the roof top staff! We will definitely be back !

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MoniqueT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion sizes are small and prices are a bit high, but the atmosphere is great as well as the service so I would still go back!

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vipCynthia
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food isnt great and overpriced. Small potions. The drinks are great but also 15-19 for a cocktail. The view is the best part and the staff is friendly.

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James
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The presentation of dishes reminded me a bit of Spanish-style tapas.
The french fries were out of the world! We also enjoyed the pomegranate and pear salad, white mushroom foccacia, and shrimp taco. Love the ambience of the rooftop decor and pool tying in the DTLA skyline. Great music and service, too!

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Tiff
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I was very disappointed with the food quality :( The only edible thing were the french fries.

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Teresa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Javier, our wonderful server, made our experience wonderful. I would like to add that our initial experience with the hostess was rather awkward. She wanted to wedge us within inches between 2 parties. When we asked to move she seemed rather annoyed. Given the state of the pandemic, I think there needs be improvement on how people are spaced and allocated. I saw different areas that had virtually no other guests, yet it seemed guests were seated closely to each other.

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vipTravelAgent
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

booking of 5 people in new years eve.
the restaurant only served food for 3 people. And they say this was their way.
Clients leave after paying 155 usd for nothing. They didnt spent NYE there.
Too dissapointing and too expensive

not recommended. not good value for the money.

Travel agent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Christmas dinner. Server was sweet and attentive. Food was good but could be a little better. However, you go there mainly for the view. Would absolutely come back! Bartender was also very sweet when we asked him to take a few pics.

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Cara Cara is rated 4.7 stars by 172 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.