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Baco Mercat

408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
213.687.7000
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Ranked #72 of 8,569 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Silicon Valley
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Happy to secure seats at the bar during a busy Saturday lunch time. We enjoyed arctic char, beet salad, and of course, an amazing flatbread. Superbly tasty food. Hard-working staff. A pricey but quite fine glass of rosé topped it off.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had about an hour to eat before flying home, and the restaurant we took the cab to was closed. We walked around for ten minutes, and then found this place with friendly staff, and delicious food! Got out of there in time, they even called us a cab, and held on to our luggage for us! the flatbread with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the food, great wine selection, very good location Great group of help and service staff everyone Hostess Waiters and specially the buzz boys were fabulous good job contracting this great people

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New York, NY
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Met a friend downtown and she chose Baco Mercat. The scene is young and the service is very mediocre but the food is fabulous. This chef can cook! We had an amazing beet salad and a bunch of other dishes. Everything was terrific. We ordered about six or seven dishes for the three of us and each one was a... More

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Pasadena, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

With friends the other night for a first (and certainly not last) visit to this unique establishment. Larger plates than you often see in tapas styled restaurants which make them perfect for sharing. We found that 2 plates per person was more than adequate. Multiple servers is the way they have designed the experience which is delightful as you always... More

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Santa Monica, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm not a fan of talpa-style plates: they are usually a rip off - small plates for big bucks. I also don't like plates coming out separately with long waits to get all that you ordered. It forces you to eat what has come to the table before it gets cold while you await the other items. While I found... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I heard such great things about this restaurant so my expectations were very high and they were not met. The service was awful. We had 4 different servers so no consistency. I told the server we ordered our food from that I hated cilantro. The lamb and couscous was delivered to the table covered in cilantro. When we sent it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

$30 for sandwich, veggies and desert... Hmmmm everything was delicious . I could have just made a meal of the veggies but at $10-$15 a dish, that's really expensive. By the way, I just drink water.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Our experience got off to a bad start: we arrived a little early for our reservation. The hostess told us the wait would be about 20 minutes. There were two empty tables right behind her. Thirty minutes later she gave us one of those tables! Why the worthless wait? The restaurants small plates were small. While the quality if the... More

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Santa Monica, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is very popular so I know I'm not in the majority. The sandwiches, which they are known for are a little heavy for me for lunch. Some of their sides are tasty and unusual - reserve a table, even for lunch - they do get busy.

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