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Cara Cara, Los Angeles, CA

Cara Cara

4.5
4.5
714 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 73 times today

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

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Outdoor Dining

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Scenic View

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    I love dining in at this restaurant but last night my tacos were cold when I got it. The atmosphere was on point :)
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views Great food Great drinks Great service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really good time! Drinks are really good especially the passionfruit capiranha, the food was delicious and the view is beautiful!
  4. RC

    RobinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view and amazing food- highly recommended! We will be back!
  5. DG

    DanielG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Zack was a great server and attended us great. Will revisit soon.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The salad was bitter , the view was awesome.
  7. JC

    JohnnaC

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the most fantastic rooftop restaurant in downtown LA phenomenal food, fabulous drinks and amazing service surrounded by all the skyscrapers of LA! brilliant place to have dinner downtown
  8. t

    troyn

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous site, pretty good food. Service was first-rate! Well worth it!
  9. JC

    JulieC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fantastic view/vib😍.
  10. M

    Momoftwo

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a 915 reservation but didn’t get seated til 940. It seemed pretty disorganized. Cocktails and food were great but service was SLOW. Maybe come earlier. And it was pretty loud compared to the last few times I was there.
  11. KE

    KennediElaine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cara Cara provided excellent service with exceptional views along with delicious food and drinks. I can’t wait to come back and do it all over again. A great start to a night in LA.
  12. M

    Manger4fun

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cara Cara is a great restaurant! Truly excellent food, service and extraordinary setting/ambiance. I highly recommend it!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food amazing views.
  14. JR

    JRom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Came here mainly for the view! I had a paloma and it was delicious. Food was decent!
  15. AA

    AmadaA

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance and view are incredible. Great service, great location. Menu is ok. Definitely needs improvement with a variety of options. Drink menu is great. Food is tasty but would have liked a better selection of food
  16. JS

    JohannaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The staff was super sweet and helpful, plus you can’t beat the view.
  17. GC

    GillianC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The wine by the glass was over priced but otherwise it was a wonderful experience!
  18. F

    Foodisgood

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was mediocre not that tasty. Drinks were whatever
  19. D

    Drew

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    First of all, it was buzzin on a Monday Labor Day weekend night which was surprising. I think we all came for the view. Stunning. The 270° view of DTLA skyline is everything they need for this place. Menu was great, execution was average. A bit salty and a bit bland depending on the dishes. The drinks looked amazing but I didn’t order it. Dessert was great. Server did his job. If you can sacrifice a little taste bud over an amazing view and ambience, look no further.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The view here is truly wonderful & staff was very helpful to get us a nice table. The problem was with disorganised service: the wrong drink brought to the table, items coming all at different times (they say it’s a “sharing menu” but items listed as starters were brought after items listed as mains). The staff were quite awkward & disruptive throughout the meal… We had a lovely experience overall but the service needs big improvement
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, our waiter was Frankie and he was amazing with such a great sense of humor. We had the fried chicken (placed a second order because it was so good), scallop and market fish and they were all delicious. For drinks we had the three rum and passion fruit caipirinha, magnificent. View was great and beautiful, went during the day. Thank you so much for a beautiful experience Cara Cara!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food was awesome ! The service was okay. The overall ambiance was beautiful. Moving forward, staff members should support each other more so that EVERY customer is tended to. I understand if things happen along the way, but all tables need love too. I wouldn’t mind coming back for a brunch.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 1 years wedding anniversary with incredible views of downtown LA, great food and excellent service. I would recommend this place to LA natives and folks in town for a visit.
  24. K

    Karla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Definitely great views! We requested table with a view and that’s what we got! Food was subpar. Drinks were delicious.
  25. MG

    MariaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mitchell took great care of us and we really appreciated it. We are coming to stay at the hotel Friday night! We love the interior design. Rooftop vibes were killer. ♥️🎉
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. It was a beautiful space and good food.
  27. EX

    EXPERT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You should not miss this experience if in Los Angeles downtown.
  28. GL

    GenesL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food is average. The price is high. And they force you to pay a "Wellness charge". Just a heads-up.
  29. KC

    Ketel1Chrissy

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Not sure if staffing is an issue but there was only 1-2 wait staff, took and hour to order food and another to receive it.
  30. M

    Monakiky

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were just there last night to celebrate a small get together for my birthday. It wasnt the prefixed meal they suggested but i went ahead and just booked with opentable. I usually read reviews first to make sure i am not going to waste my time coming to a restaurant that has a number of bad reviews. Despite the negative comments, i went ahead and made my reservations. Honestly, i left happy and satisfied with the overall dining experience we had. The view was indeed hands 🙌 down AMAZING. Come at sunset till late to get thr best view at its FINEST! I’ved done a lot of rootop restaurants and even Spire73 and 71Above, but this just tops the view. I love their plants everywhere. There’s so many places to hang out soecially in the lower level where there’s more privacy. I would like to thank our server NICOLE F. For an amazing service for all 4 tables she helped for my gathering. She was so helpful and patient . Shoutout to LEXTER, the restaurant manager and his team. The hostess at the bar with the curly hair 👩‍🦱 was reallly really accomodating! Thank you so much. Hands down, i was happy and very much satisfied with the experience. I guess they have bad days which unfortunately a lot of people experienced and wrote about. I am definitely coming back for a date with my husband and friends ! By the way, we stayed at the hotel overnight where the rooftop was located! And its another great choice i made #downtownproperhotel !
  31. C

    Corina

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service all around.
  32. NF

    NF14

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I was very surprised at the small portion sizes. I ordered a lobster roll and it was incredibly tiny, 3-4 bites total. Overall, I think you are paying for a nice view. Skip the food and go for drinks.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just want to thank Cara Cara and our waiter, I’m so sorry I forgot your name but he worked during the afternoon! You made my friend feel so special on her 30th birthday when she didn’t even feel like celebrating! You went above and beyond to ensure she had a good time! Thank you guys again! Food and drinks were delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was just okay… we got the fried chicken, fries, and pizza. Chicken was what ever… fries were basic af, and
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The service was underwhelming. We kept waiting for a server even after asking several times for someone to help us. The server didn’t even acknowledge we’d been waiting to get help and it wasn’t even busy. We weren’t the only was being ignored. There was another table next to us who had to ask for a manager. They ended leaving. We wanted to have more drinks but decided to go to another place where we could get better service. This rooftop restaurant has beautiful views of downtown but hopefully they’ll get their act together.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Family gathering.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    2nd time around was not as great due the subpar service we received.First visit waitress was exceptional. Food is okay, view and vibe exceptional.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No recognition for our Anniversary. That’s ok. Ordered a glass of Prosecco and got Champagne and it was $29 for the one glass. That was a shock. Everything else was great. Fun place. Food was great. Service very good. Will go back again!! Would recommend it.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot and great food. Can’t beat the view!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Food lacked proper seasoning. The fries that came with the burger and hangar steak orders were freshly fried but lacked seasoning/salt. We asked for aioli and it comes with ketchup. Both condiments were needed. Cheese plate was good. Funny portion of 3 pickles and 3 slices of toast when it is meant to be shared for two. Great views of DTLA, which is what we came for. Heaters were on if needed. Great, attentive service from Mary.

FAQs

Cara Cara is rated 4.5 stars by 714 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 73 times today
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 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–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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