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Bacaro L.A.

2308 S. Union Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007


  • Sun.-Wed., 5-10 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner, Brunch
  • Reservations Accepted
Plush seats and restored barnwood tables line the perimeter of this intimate wine and tapas bar where a the menu is written on a large blackboard including around 20 wine varietals from around the world. Warmly lit and small, Bacaro is a relaxing, conversation promoting atmosphere. The wine, which averages around $8 a glass, and the small, but scrumptious tapas, each around $8, allow visitors to taste different food and wine pairings without emptying their savings. Try the hanger steak with a spicy shiraz or the pan-seared polenta with roasted eggplant with a crisp pinot grigio.

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