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Cara Cara, Los Angeles, CA

Cara Cara

4.6
4.6
1337 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 57 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (213) 806-1027
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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

Offers

  • Proper Sunset Sundays

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    Catch the Sunday vibe on our rooftop at sunset hour, with DJ Francesca Cloud spinning live tunes as you sip cocktails & savor casual bites.

What 1,337 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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

    Most Booked

1,337 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful dine in experience at Cara Cara for my birthday. The atmosphere was magnificent. The view at night was incredible. The bar tender Raphael was awesome! I will definitely return!

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  2. Annushka

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Outrageously expensive! I’ve probably eaten at Cara Cara 6-7 times. I recall that it was a bit pricey, but for the views it was worth it. But I won't be going back after a recent lunch for 2 people that cost a ridiculous $180. It broke down as: Cocktails: $21 each x 2 = $42 Marinated carrots + hummus starter: $16 Shrimp Tacos: $23 Branzino entre: $30 Iced Tea = $7 Coffee: $9 x 2=$18 “Wellness Fee” (to cover employee insurance) $4.50 x 2=$9.00 Tax + tip =$22.00 Did you notice the price of the coffee? $9 a cup!!!! And nowhere on the menu does it actually show coffee or the price. They just brining you a cup and smile. And forget about refills. Thank God we didn’t order any bottled water as this probably would have made it $200. The food is average and the cocktails are tasty -- but it's far from fine dining. And why I am I paying for employee insurance? Isn't that the role of the employer? Never again. Farewell Cara Cara from my favorite restaurant list.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here for the experience and we often come. Lived celebrating our mother here for Mother’s Day.

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  4. Goodfoodhappyheart36

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Beautiful rooftop with lots of shade, great food & drink with many options to choose from, and add the expansive views on top — I will be back.

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  5. shihsl

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and it’s hard to beat a rooftop setting. Appreciate that the restaurant emailed early in the day to advise we bring warm clothes—it was hot early but cooked down considerably and its rooftop location meant we did indeed end up using our jackets. The salumi dish was underwhelming, but everything else was delicious, especially the ceviche, the carrots and hummus, and the fried chicken. Cocktails were creative and tasty. Didn’t seems dedicated children’s menu but my daughter got the orchietta and cheese and it was great. They seemed understaffed so service was slow but we’d go back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From beginning to end, Cara Cara’s ambiance is welcoming and an absolutely wonderful rooftop restaurant experience. Congratulations to the entire team and staff for giving an unforgettable evening

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  7. RandeeC

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genuinely really loved the food and service here. Everyone we encountered was so nice and accommodating. We had the hummus, burger and fries and the fried chicken, all of which we would definitely order again. My only complaint is that the hummus comes with a very small portion of bread and the carrots that it comes with are very thin (not dip-able) so when the focaccia bread was done we asked for more to finish the hummus and quickly realized they charge for it (which was fine because it was delicious, but I think the appetizer should come with more focaccia OR carrots that you can actually dip in the hummus). The drinks were also delicious (whiskey business and the carajillo) We will be back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t wait to go back!!! Food was amazing and it’s a beautiful place!

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  9. Roomy

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is spectacular in every way: delicious food, friendly staff, and unbelievable views. This will be a regular location for me to frequent when I’m in downtown LA!

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  10. Angela

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cara Cara is always a great place to grab a cocktail or lunch on the rooftop or having dinner overlooking the downtown LA skyline. My partner and I love going to the rooftop, we decided to bring friends along. The food was flavorfull, the drinks were great, and the service from Victoria, our service was great! She ensured that we had everything we needed without even having to ask. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

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  11. Carolina704

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The view of Los Angeles at night from the roof is gorgeous. The service is SLOW, the food over-priced and mediocre. And the wine list is a joke. Go there for a drink upstairs but eat someplace else…

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vibes especially if you sit on the roof , our server was great ! Definitely will be back .

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  13. KarenA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but a little pricey for the quantity you receive. Staff was wonderful, view was too.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot to get a bite to eat in DTLA. Pretty views.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cara Cara always provides excellent service with amazing creative dishes that are a treat to your palate.

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  16. Lou1

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful rooftop! Great food! Everything we ordered was super flavorful! We will definitely be back!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10000/10. Amazing. Great food, great drinks, great vibe

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  18. Bubbles

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting food with a fabulous view! Can’t wait to come back.

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  19. Cjinla

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    focaccia with asparagus and potatoes was amazing, we ordered two, the cobb salad was great, i had to try the ribs, dry rub, we had the avocado toast and finished with the s’mores pie which was amazing we dined at 5pm, 8pm funny girl at the ahmanson, great date night

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here to celebrate my best friend’s engagement! I chose this spot because it is one of the few rooftop restaurants in DTLA .Incredible view with an upscale casual vibe, dishes are recommended to be shared. Parking was not too difficult, it’s downtown so it’s not great. But they offer valet and there’s a paid parking lot right next to them. My friend is a vegetarian, so we opted for all vegetarian dishes. They had a decent amount of vegetarian dishes, however I wished they had more vegetarian entrees that weren’t just salads. The menu that they had was also different than what we saw online, they might have a rotating menu. We opted for non alcoholic drinks and sparkling water. I loved the hibiscus limenade, but the strawberry lemonade was a touch too sour. Sparkling water I could’ve done without. Stand out dishes for me were the carrot tacos (best carrots I’ve ever had), the focaccia bread, and the fries. Whatever aioli they had for the fries was something I would keep going back for. On top of that, they gave us a complimentary dessert to celebrate! I think it was their dulce de leche cake w/ ice cream and bananas. So good and so very thoughtful and attentive of the staff! Dishes I wouldn’t recommend - the Mac and cheese. It was good, but nothing outstanding. My biggest complaint is the serving size is so small for $15. Not worth it in my opinion. Would I come here again, yes! I think this is great location to show off when you have people visiting or a nice lunch date. Would love to come back and try their meat and seafood items.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, unique dishes, great flavors— wonderful ambience. 

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Cara Cara was perfect! Our reservation was prompt. Our service and friendliness of staff was awesome, and the menu was great. We tried a variety of options and all were delicious!

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  23. neochu1

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was really great - from the ground floor welcoming team to the waitress that served our table. They were all attentive, nice, and went above and beyond what we were asking. The food was good (not great or phenomenal), but it was pricey which made the value of the food not feel justified. The cocktails were good but again not memorable. The views from the outdoor area was phenomenal, we went on a sunny, cool day which made it such a blessing to have a meal in that setting. would consider going back for another visit, but it would not be on top of my mind for a "must go" place to return.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best view of DTLA in town plus an amazing service, food and drinks

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  25. happyPappy

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a romantic dinner the week before however the weather did not cooperate and I opted to move indoors to the Caldo Verde. We returned a week later to a wonderful experience. I had a few special requests which were readily accommodated by the GM and staff. The server was extremely attentive and the drinks and food were magnificent. A no rush romantic dinner with a to die for view made the night perfect! I will be coming back for another Spring and Summer date for sure! Thanks so much Sarah!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Service and food was incredible as always. We ordered the Piri Piri chicken and arroz con pollo.

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  27. Shaeking

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and incredible experience! Burger, tacos and fries. Yummmmmm!!!!!

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  28. JohnH

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Excellent food, great views, real city vibe.

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  29. GeneF

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views and atmosphere but the food is just okay.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food- small portions. Great view and service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful setting, delicious food, attentive service, but very noisy.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buena comida, buena atención, el restaurante es muy lindo y cómodo

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    gorgeous and delicious! food, great vibe, felt chic yet chill- our server, V., was absolutely flawless- would def recommend and will be back- thank you!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views. Reasonably priced. Average food. Come in expecting good service and decent food.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food!! Highly recommend the Piri Piri Fried Chicken. The other food (burger, lobster roll, shrimp tacos) was good too but the chicken was amazing! The drinks were also so good.

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  36. Mell

    Los Angeles

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is wonderfully diverse with vegan and vegetarian dishes clearly marked. Portions are very generous. The view was fabulous.

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  37. SonyaG

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great as well and the food, beverage and atmosphere. Just wish the weather was warmer to fully enjoy the experience

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my friend and i were looking for places to go out to dinner with an amazing view which we found cara cara.. when we arrived my friend and i got excellent and fast service from bottom and roof top floor, the food was amazing with an beautiful view to enjoy, you can definitely take beautiful pictures at the rooftop or bottom! still beautiful on either! my friend and i loved our experience there thank you.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Decent eats but the view is a treat. I am now writing to hit the minimum

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated outside which offered spectacular views of downtown. Unfortunately it was very windy when we visited. Of course, Mother Nature and the restaurant cannot control weather. However, it was very gusty winds and one of our menus flew off the table and nocked one of our drinks off the table. This was a $27 cocktail from the lobby bar. You would think the waiter would offer a replacement drink. But no. Our waiter couldn’t care less. Asked if we wanted another drink and charged us for it. A small gesture from the restaurant would have brought us back for another dinner in the future. But given the lack of hospitality and understanding, we will not be back. What a lost opportunity for this restaurant to make a good impression.

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FAQs

Cara Cara is rated 4.6 stars by 1337 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 57 times today
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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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