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Baco Mercat

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408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
213.687.7000
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Why would anyone go to a restaurant in downtown L.A.?

First the vocabulary...baco is a sandwich which is wrapped in delicious pita like bread, coca uses flatbread and is something like a pizza. These are filled or topped with pork, lamb, cheese, merguez sausage, vegetables, etc. A few of these shared are a meal in itself. But there is more, as one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Jomihl
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

First the vocabulary...baco is a sandwich which is wrapped in delicious pita like bread, coca uses flatbread and is something like a pizza. These are filled or topped with pork, lamb, cheese, merguez sausage, vegetables, etc. A few of these shared are a meal in itself. But there is more, as one can order full dinner plates, salads and there... More 

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India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If u are vegetarian this place is a treat for u, but then again u shud have taste that is eclectic and a pallet that is happy to experiment. The service, food & ambiance and is causal yet meets the required standards. Great little spot in downtown.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went to meet a fellow photographer there on a Wednesday night, couldn't get a reservation, and the bar area was packed, but we still managed to get two spots at the end. I wish I could remember the bar staff's names; my memory isn't the best these days, but the service was excellent. Brought our drinks over quickly and the... More 

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London
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63 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went here for a bite to eat with a friend and had a lovely evening. Sat outside (cooler and quieter) and had great service. The salted cod with egg, rice and potato was superb. I couldn't stop eating it!!! Other dishes of the shrimp baco, patas bravas and the cauliflower were also very good, but the cod was outstanding. Inventive... More 

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Pasadena, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Baco Mercat is a go to place for exciting small plates and an evolving palate that continues to surprise and impress in subsequent visits. A simple spaghetti and meatballs or a more adventurous fusion dish will excite all your culinary senses. And the homemade sodas continue to impress with their inventiveness and subtlety of flavor. A must visit.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Baco Mercat is a modern, hip restaurant with super good food and awesome presentation. The food is artful. Even better, it tastes super good. I had the chicken ribs and they were to die for. Some of the best chicken I have ever had! Tender, slightly crispy, delightful. Had the cheese plate for dessert and it was beautifully presented. Topped... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Such a great member of the Josef Centeno family. Warmer and more relaxed than the also delicious Bar Ama, though we were here early and seated in a nice corner, Baco Mercat is a great place to grab a cocktail and any amount of food, from a quick snack to a shared-plates meal. The Yellowtail was AMAZING, as was the... More 

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Malibu, California
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315 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Way freakin tasty sandwiches. I'm coming back. I had the original. It's not quite pita bread, not quite carnitas and filled with argulla and stuff. Hipster atmosphere with exposed bricks and air vents. Great staff that are pleasant, professional and friendly.

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

in 2013, I landed for the first time in LAX and arrived at my hotel at 9pm in the evening. Having no clue where I was staying (Downtown LA) and being starved, me and my buddy started to walk down the street for some food. We're europeans and we adooore food, so we weren't ready for settling for fast food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

BC was on my list for 2 year and they did not dissappoint. great food wine and cocktails. The octopuls and chorizo salad was great as was the BAco shrimp sandwich. Because most of the place are small you won't be unhappy. go have a great time and enjoy.

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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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