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Pete's Cafe & Bar - Closed

400 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013


  • Sun, Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2am
  • $$
  • Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
After years as a cozy downtown L.A. cafe (it was one of the first restaurants to open in the Old Bank District), Pete's has been reworked by Josef Centeno, who's Baco Mercat is nextdoor to the old cafe. Now with swank decor and a menu that Centeno says is inspired by James Beard, the cafe is doing classic salads and burgers, but also shrimp Newburg and moules frittes.

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    12 years ago by Michelle Huneven

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