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Baco Mercat

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408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
213.687.7000
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
An Absolute Delight!

I attended a business dinner and by the end it felt more like a family dinner. The atmosphere was great and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. With so many unique tapas, all of our tastes were satisfied and we shared everything. My favorites were the double mushroom flatbread and the bacon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
BFR1920
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Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I attended a business dinner and by the end it felt more like a family dinner. The atmosphere was great and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. With so many unique tapas, all of our tastes were satisfied and we shared everything. My favorites were the double mushroom flatbread and the bacon wrapped hen. Can't wait to go back... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had an early supper at this restaurant while in LA. The fried ricotta was delicious. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was very crowded and noisy. We were lucky to get two seats at the bar as we did not have reservations. The menu is eclectic and everything looked and smelled wonderful

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The food was so delicious, full of flavor heat acid everything to delight the palate. Lovely patio table on a perfect day. Service was slightly poor as we had several different servers and received our hamachi crudo, which was most excellent after our mains. Homemade sodas were great, we had the grapefruit and ginger. The bodinga flatbread was off the... More 

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Santa Fe
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121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot for lunch with sidewalk seating under a canopy. Large area inside with bar but a bit dark for me. Imaginative menu with the Baco which is a bread that is a combo of naan and pita. Soft and chewy like naan but thin like pita. The Baco is STUFFED with lots of greta healthy items.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I love the food at this imaginative and innovative spot. But on a recent Sunday brunch visit the service could not have been more inattentive or careless. We repeatedly asked for dishes to be served sans onions as one of our party was highly allergic. That request fell on deaf ears as did our request to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Decided to try Baco Mercat for dinner before a concert in the area. The location is great, off the beaten path and its very cozy. I liked the sidewalk seating. Very interesting vegetable dishes, I tried the crispy eggplant and it was good, more like eggplant parmesan. Also tried their soup and it was just okay. My husband had the... More 

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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Always appreciate restaurants where the vegetarian options are so good that no one feels deprived . In this case we ordered a number of vegetarian options and the two meat eaters ordered a meat dish as well. Everything was well and interestingly spiced . I was glad that we were three as more people as more people allow for more... More 

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Chicago
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Absolutely awesome sandwiches and tapas. Great for Lunch. The vinegar based soda was very good. Great place for quick lunch.

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South Pasadena, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A friend took me here force birthday dinner and we made the mistake of sitting outside, which was too cramped and noisy from street traffic. We did have a good dinner and the Persimmon & escarole salad was especially yummy, as was the grilled octopus. Wine is way over-priced and they have a mediocre wine list.

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los angeles
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Loved this place in Downtown LA, sit at the bar for excellent cocktails and food, or book a table in advance! The original Josef Centano restaurant and it's still very popular and busy. Had multiple vegetable dishes that were so outstanding. My family tried the Baco's and flatbreads. I think the Potato dish may be the best potatoes i've ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 213.687.7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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