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Baco Mercat

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1311
+1 213-687-7000
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
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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narberth
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111 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Thank sitesandbites
marysville ohio
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557 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank lindas286
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank GeneSandbloom
Tallahassee, Florida
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank peggy b
Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 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.

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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 2 January 2017 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! :)

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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 23 December 2016 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.

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Thank Gentleman_V
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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!

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Thank DeAun N
San Jose, California
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181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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Thank Diane W
Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews
111 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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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Downtown
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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