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“Tex-Mex can't get much better than this” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Ama

Bar Ama
118 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
213.687.8002
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Ranked #115 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Southwestern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Tex-Mex can't get much better than this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Could it be Bar Ama is better than Baco Merkat? I think so: staff is super friendly and knows their stuff, is there when you need them without hovering over you, drinks are dynamite and the crowd - a little bit hipster but not too much; a little bit artsy but not too much; a little in between but not too much - seems to have an awesome time. Guacamole is a must as are the chiles rellenos and you can't go wrong with the puffy tacos or the slow roasted chile pork. But try it all!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Sexiest Tex-Mex in LA!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Run to here! Bar Ama is the perfect marriage of chic atmosphere, exquisite cuisine and dashing cocktails! This is not your momma's Tex-Mex: picture Tex-mex with gourmet flair and much sex appeal! This restaurant experience is a must! Perfect for dates, special occasions, and a good outing with friends. Service staff in knowledgeable and dedicated to the customer experience-- Bar Ama is a non-negotiable MUST!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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