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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 - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 51
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  • 15
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great tapas and setting

Grabbed a work dinner here based on a recommendation. Managed to get here early enough that we didn't need a reservation. Ordered the lamb riblet, grilled octopus, daurade and pear salad. The food was all good and the beers on tap were great. What surprised me was how fast the food came out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Grabbed a work dinner here based on a recommendation. Managed to get here early enough that we didn't need a reservation. Ordered the lamb riblet, grilled octopus, daurade and pear salad. The food was all good and the beers on tap were great. What surprised me was how fast the food came out. Our server was attentive without being pushy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I love downtown LA...it's edgy so there's lots of new creative restaurants opening up. This is tapas style and fantastic. Only one I'd pass on is risotto fritters, otherwise all was yummy, esp the lamb! Great casual, old Euro cafe feel.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Although some rave about the vegetarian offerings -- and they are indeed great -- I can vouch for the non-vegetarian items as well. Two of us went to Baco on a Wednesday evening after work and could only be seated at the bar, but that was fine. For table service, you should make a reservation, even mid-week. The craft cocktails... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Baco Mercat

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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