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Baco Mercat

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408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1311
+1 213-687-7000
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time I go to Baco I get an original Baco (chefs signature sandwich) lots of sauce, lots of meat. In addition, I always try to order a few of the sides, which are always changing. Interesting flavor combos, usually a lot of vegetarian options. The atmosphere is more of happening bar, than elegant restaurant. All the tables and bar... More 

Thank Jennifer N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In downtowns old banking district, stuff happens.Here you can eat Bäco, a cross between a taco, pizza and gyro. Other dishes balancing on a thin line between Mexico and the Mediterranean.A nice tavern visit with good service

Thank Phayao13
Santa Monica, CA
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165 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone has a different conception of what makes for a pleasant dining experience. This restaurant is geared to the 20/30 year old set with piped in music adding to the din and a unique menu that may not be as appealing to an older clientele. We had carmelized cauliflower (fairly good but overcooked for us), brussels sprout Caesar salad served... More 

Thank Love vacation time
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

I live in DTLA and this is one of my favorite spots. They have great beers, one of my favorites they carry is from Norway. And, although I am neither a vegetarian nor a vegan, Baco has the best vegetable dishes in LA. They have a shaved brussel sprouts dish that to me was a revelation of how good brussel... More 

Thank Melissa D
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

My son-in-law selected Boca Mercat for lunch. The Oxtail Boca with horseradish yogurt was delicious but at $17 is a little pricey. The $4 add on for a salad was very good with greens, cucumber, apple and cherry tomatoes. The pulled pork boca at $15 was dry and crusty and not worth finishing. The children's pizza for $10 had lots... More 

Thank tsadon
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

Fun low key spot with an interesting menu featuring Middle Eastern spicing. Funky drinks menu with some suprises. Good place for all ages.

Thank sitesandbites
marysville ohio
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560 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Delicious dinner. We started with veggies and they were so good they became our meal. Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and beets. Delicious!?

Thank lindas286
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

When we booked Baco Mercat, we thought it was kind of a souped up Tapas bar. But it's really so much more. Small plates are really the focus, and if you are a carnivore or vegetarian, you will both be very happy with the unique flavors. By day, Bacos (aka Sandwiches) fill out the menu, and the El Pesco with... More 

Thank GeneSandbloom
Tallahassee, Florida
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Lots of choices here! We ordered so many dishes! The choices were phenomenal. I ordered eggplant and okra, but others ordered cauliflower, beets, mussels and pork. Everyone had a lovely time. High stools might be a challenge for some and the quarters are quite tight, but the atmosphere is lively and fun. The servers are awesome. Would definitely take friends... More 

Thank peggy b
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This place had good food which was pretty quick and there was plenty of it for the price. I loved the simplicity of the menu and the unique food options.

Thank Matt W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-687-7000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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