Baco Mercat

Destination dining for Josef Centeno's Spanish-fusion fare, including his trademarked bäco sandwich.

Bäco Mercat is the home of the “bäco,” the signature flatbread sandwich that was developed by chef Josef Centeno. The original bäco was the crispy pork belly and beef carnitas with caraway pepper. Since then, the bäco bread has taken center stage and works as a vessel for all things delicious: pork, beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables.

The bäco bread is served in its original sandwich form, but we also roll it thin and bake it crispy with toppings. This inspiration is taken from the Spanish version of a pizza called “coca.”

Our menu spans Western- and Eastern-Mediterranean influences, includes both small and big plates, and continually changes with the seasons. We source our poultry, pork and beef from producers who raise their animals humanely with no growth hormones or antibiotics. We love Southern California’s produce, and you’ll find lots of vegetable dishes on our menu, too. Our commitment is to bring you the best-quality ingredients and make them as tasty as possible.

Located in the historic Old Bank district in downtown Los Angeles, Bäco Mercat is a neighborhood restaurant that also offers a focused liquor program with hand-picked spirits, beers and wines from around the world.

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South Main Street 408
Los Angeles 90013 CA US
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Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Tue 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm 5:30 pm - 12:00 am Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm 5:30 pm - 12:00 am Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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