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Baco Mercat

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Matt W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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! :)

Thank Rafael W
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Gentleman_V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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