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408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
213.687.7000
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Ranked #83 of 8,696 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I stumbled onto this place by accident after seeing some theatre close by. The ambiance is cozy, warm, and inviting. It's a great spot for a quiet date or late night bite and conversation. The food was a blend of spanish and middle Eastern with unique combinations. The plates are small, however family style sharing is also an option. The... More 

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Pasadena, CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We came here for a friends get together and it worked out quite nicely. We were seated right away (with our reservation) and were treated to a variety of dishes from pork to okra the menu was really diverse. Everything wasn't as great as we thought it would be considering the hype. The okra ended up being our favorite dish.... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I went alone and set by the bar, had a great chicken, the bartenders were nice, showed me some drinks, offered this great iced coffee. I liked it.

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San Pedro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My rating is based on the service alone. I can't rate the food as I haven't had the chance to try it. I hear that it's really good. The problem I had here is that I reserved a space for a lunch party with Ashley. We went back and forth on email for a few weeks but kept in touch.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I had late lunch here on a recent Sunday -- actually it was the Thanksgiving Sunday. The restaurant was not busy. I ordered the boquerones (anchoives) and the original baco sandwich along with a bottle of baco hisbicus pop. The boquerones was prepared deep fried in a very light batter and then finished with honey. Like most people I am... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had dinner here and the food is good but nothing was memorable...service needs work. A large group of us had dinner and here and were very excited to try it. Ok..drinks...get ready...they are served in the tiniest martini glass you could find...so you don't' get much for your money. Starters....Lamb Pizza good. Dinner...the whole chicken is good...chicken ribs great...pastas not... 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
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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