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Baco Mercat

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££ - £££
As featured in Los Angeles In Three Days
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408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1311
+1 213-687-7000
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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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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Tallahassee, Florida
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go if you like sharing dishes. The brussel sprouts and the eggplant were an absolutely wonderful taste sensation! Do not miss this place if you're in LA! :)

Thank Rafael W
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting California and you happen to be in the area, Baco Mercat is in close proximity to a lot of other fine establishments. A friend and I get appetizers, then walk around which can be amusing. Look at Los Angeles Magazine and you will see it as a restaurant to try.

Thank Gentleman_V
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My client and I had less than an hour to enjoy a quick lunch after a meeting before heading out of LA. The food was delicious and the service was great!

Thank DeAun N
San Jose, California
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169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had dinner here on a Friday night. The restaurant was very busy, with mainly a younger crowd. It was very warm that evening and we were able to get a table outside where it was quieter. My husband actually ran into someone he knew, also from out of town, trying the restaurant for the 1st time. It clearly has... More 

Thank Diane W
Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Another great choice for Sunday lunch, much as its sister restaurant Bar Ama. The food is always wonderful, and, unlike most Sunday options, it offers a a choice of various dishes. Try the carne picada.

Thank JakCv
Montclair, New Jersey
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were told this place was really good and we were not disappointed. Reservations are a must and it can be a bit noisy. The chicken "wings" were wonderful and the Brussel sprouts and the cauliflower did not disappoint. All very interestingly made. Would definitely go back a second time.

Thank DebsDoodle
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It's been a while since I went there and I have no idea why. This was the first place in a while where I could describe the food as great-- there were bold interesting flavors not found in our usual California cuisine or sushi which are the mainstays for us in LA. At that time reservations were tough to get,... More 

Thank sondravaz
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We started out meal with the Za'atar, eggplant and fava dips. So yummy with the flatbread. Then had the amazing Bazole soup and the salad. Both were a lustful blend of ingredients which your palate begged for more. We had several other sides including the brussel sprouts and the cauliflower. Both were delicious. This was followed by the yellow beet... 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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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