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Cara Cara, Los Angeles, CA

Cara Cara

4.6
4.6
809 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 84 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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What 809 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Ambiance

  • 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

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very informative. Always a pleasant experience
  2. J

    Janey

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved Cara Cara. I was staying in the hotel and had heard about how good the rooftop restaurant was and it didn’t disappoint. The tequila drink I ordered was spectacular and I ordered the pork tacos and my friend ordered the shrimp ceviche. The incredible chef I believe his name was Elio, also suggested a couple other dishes the peach focaccia and the salad with persimmons. It was to die for. So good I can’t wait to go again you will love it.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice ambiance, good food, quick service, and great view.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, pretty good food, and outstanding service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved Cara Cara and can’t wait to go back! The service , the food , the amazing location just everything was terrific ! Just such a warm atmosphere by the staff I felt amazing as a guest and I really can’t wait to go back.
  6. AA

    AAAA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good ambience. Nice view of the city. Food and drinks were ok. Nothing special. A one time type of place just for the experience. I had the ceviche- very bland. Shrimp Tacos Al pastor tacos Chorizo and oxacan cheese flatbread I recommend having a staple
  7. TY

    TanyaY

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was very good, atmosphere was excellent. Wind picked up during sunset and staff turned on the heaters to make it very cozy. Wind died down right after sunset. Definitely recommend. The view and ambiance are very worth experiencing.
  8. a

    adamt

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice. Great food. Cool atmosphere
  9. RA

    RichardA

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a stunning view of downtown LA. The drinks were fabulous. I had the old fashion. Food was also great. Great date spot.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    BEWARE!!! Don’t be deceived by the photos and five star reviews. It was a less than ideal night for our family which would have been a thanksgiving/welcome dinner for us from out-of-town and out of the country. I made a reservation a little over a month ahead for 5people you would expect a well-prepared and thought out dining experience with five star customer service. However, when we arrived at the rooftop we ended up being sat in a table for 4 crammed in a corner with heated lamps that were not turned on. Eventhough, there were several seats open that was for 5-6 people. (Discrimination at its finest, shout out to the worst hostess that night. You need a better lesson on customer service). I had to request for my family to be moved to a more appropriate table. The place was definitely smaller than the pictures on the website and online. Food was subpar and overpriced. We ended up paying for 4 appetizer sized meals and 3 drinks. Take your loved ones elsewhere for better service, food and over-all-experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    this was a thanksgiving brunch for 3, me and my parents. were looking to splurge a bit but everything here was very affordable and the view was absolutely amazing. our server taylor was running around seemingly all by herself, dealing with potentially rude customers and killing the service. food was well balanced and the drinks looked and tasted great. a bit busy and seemingly understaffed but a great experience nonetheless.
  12. c

    carla

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my parents here for a special lunch, and they simply could not stop staring at the gorgeous view. I love the food and the people. The shrimp tacos are the best I’ve ever had. I’m excited to come back! Very thankful!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It’s a lovely place with a nice view
  14. E

    Elir

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice view and drinks. Food was ok, dessert was amazing
  15. A

    Amyyy

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    I love the view and food here. But every time I’m there, we wait for our table, we wait for water and run out of water, our food comes at separate times, and it takes a couple asks to get our check. I love the place, but I’ve hear the same thing from friends and keep leaving incredibly annoyed with the service.
  16. K

    Kenny

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I wish I recalled the waitress’s name. In fact, she never introduced herself. She was so unpleasantly rude. I’ll continue. She was unwelcoming, and incredibly unprofessional. Attitude from the moment we arrived. Very dismissive. Had a scoffing and eye rolling problem. She literally had a fit when I politely asked her to take a picture of my party at our table. Would never come back. Drinks were mid. Waitress took away the food menu away before we could sit. They also charged this unheard of “service and wellness fee” which gave scam. Highly do not recommend this place. Save yourself the time, money, and energy.
  17. F

    Fernando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The food was OK. The service wasn’t that great I feel that you were paying more for the view than for the service or the food. The size portions were very small like appetizers, and had not that great of flavor kind of disappointed with the experience and all the hype.
  18. CS

    CatherineS

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything - from the amazing view to the delicious food. Looking forward to returning soon!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, drinks are good, view is gorgeous!
  20. TW

    TanW

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 9:30 pm reservations but were able to move it to 8:15 pm. The view is amazing. The share menu is great. We had the mussels and the cheese and meat platter, it was enough to nicely satisfy our appetite. The Passionfruit Caipirinhas were delish but I love the One Night in Tulum better because it’s spicy. There were a lot of late night diners because the restaurant filled up 30 mins after we got there. The service was timely, unlike Cabra the drinks came timely. However, there was a guy, I think he busses the tables, who was very over anxious to clear plates. There’s nothing wrong with this except that he didn’t ask if he could clear things out and assumed we were done with the cheese and meat board and was about to take it away until I stopped him. He did the same with my plate. I had a slice of prosciutto/ham left and he just took my plate. I don’t bother stopping him the second time because we were wrapping up dinner and only had our cocktails to finish. Whoever reads this from Cara Cara needs to have a talk with him.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, amazing view and great food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food was ok and the drinks were so so. Love to see th improve the entire food menu please. 🙏
  23. AT

    AriaT50

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening of delicious Al fresco dining and yummy cocktails! Many thanks to Emma and Dennis!!!
  24. EA

    EricaA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The view here is incredible and I got amazing service. But the food is very mediocre and the drinks are good but overpriced. I wouldn’t mind coming back to try something different.
  25. n

    nancy

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Unfortunately I cannot give this restaurant a very good review. The service was terrible. We couldn't get anyone to wait on us, my meal was brought at least 15 minutes before my friend & it was difficult paying the bill. My salad was just ok. But I will say the dessert was delicious. I don't think I would ever go back and don't recommend for lunch.
  26. M

    Mell

    Los Angeles

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is varied, reasonably priced and always good. There was a new persimmon salad this time that was delicious. Great and decadent chocolate pie for dessert. I always ask for server Daniel who always makes us feel special and always looks after us. We will be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lunch on the rooftop. Getting a Rez b4 noon helps. Dining faces north towards the tall DTLA skyscrapers and there is plenty of covered seat if you want or some on the edges that weren’t covered. Salads were the choice today with a side of the spiced pork ribs!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Views are spectacular!!! Loved the outdoor rooftop setting, even on a chilly night it was comfortable given the heaters! The food lacked a bit of flavor and no bbq for the ribs was a game changer. Chips with ceviche were stale, did they really make them in house? I asked for extra apple glaze sauce and it came when I was done eating.
  29. C

    Carrie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a chic place to have a nice meal or drink and enjoy the lovely rooftop
  30. p

    pete

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice fat Mussels, Steak was very good. Wish they had more than just Salmon. Best LA View ever.
  31. M

    Mavigo

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had an amazing time with friends.
  32. e

    elcaris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The place was very nice and a cool experience. The food seemed to be not enough to call a dinner but it was good overall.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance were great.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding view, excellent service, delicious food and great drinks. The view of DTLA can’t be beat. Our waitress was very friendly and is a great photographer. Mussels were delicious and the drinks on point. 👍👍
  35. RA

    RAQUELG

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food was fair. Beer options was limited.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to Frankie for his excellent service, one of my favorite places in the city, food is worth the money.
  37. m

    momsadoc

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Outdoor dining with great views of LA, sunset. Excellent and friendly service
  38. L

    Lovegreatfood22

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I really enjoyed our night out at Cara Cara. The food was great for sharing, the drinks where delicious and the view is amazing! Can’t wait to come back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Rooftop ambiance was breathtaking. I was hoping for a more private setting however all the tables were close to one another. If your server can’t stand next to your table and has to assist from behind you there is an issue with spacing. I’m not going to lie the pricing for the amount of food you get doesn’t add up. On a brighter note, the staff was amazing and made that extra effort to make my night special!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great view of DTLA. Food was good

FAQs

Cara Cara is rated 4.6 stars by 809 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 84 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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