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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 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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New York, NY
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640 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I shared three dishes (I think all were called "starters") --- cauliflower, eggplant and Brussels sprouts --- each prepared in a most creative and tasty fashion. We were just delighted with the meal. I would also point out that the service was prompt, pleasant and helpful.

Thank Trup
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a solo diner, I took the opportunity to sit at the bar- I'm so glad I did! Baco Mercat was perfect - terrific food, good wine, and genuinely lovely staff.

Thank Rowena S
Bethel, Connecticut
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fabulous! One thing more flavorful than the next. The only strange thing was that the food all came out at different times for our party. We did have a larger party (15), but we found it a tad odd that dinners were staggered, so by as much as 15 minutes.

Thank Tami O
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Baco Mercat lived up to the promise that it would be loved by young and old (er) alike. Cool understated decor, great fresh cocktails, nice wine by the glass for lunchtime indulgence. We tried the sweet piggy, and a couple of 'slayers' all prepared with the freshest ingredients. The sunny side up egg that adorns the slayer was perfectly cooked.... More 

Thank Hivesy
Los Angeles
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baco has some unique very interesting plates. Think Mexican, Mediterranean flavors The baco is only available here (Chef Centeno's creation) and is a bread-like substance flattened like a tortilla. The one I got had oxtail, cheddar tater, horseradish yoghurt,, delicious not cheap. We tried the shrimp baco as well. At the end of the day, the plates had flavor, good... More 

Thank paolola
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1,565 reviews
870 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 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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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 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 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-687-7000

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