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Bacari PDR, Playa Del Rey, CA

Bacari PDR

4.6
4.6
1027 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Bacari PDR is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the third restaurant of Kronfli Brothers, a family-owned, growing group of restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Offering a rotating curation of small-production wines, unique cocktails, and eclectic beers from around the world, we are also known for our one-of-a-kind 90-minute open bar special.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 340-8196

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lior Hillel

  • Catering

    Please contact us at bacaripdr@bacari.us to ask/inquire about catering for your event or private party!

  • Private party facilities

    We love hosting private parties! We have affordable rates and offer great flexibility. Give us a shout to set it up.

  • Neighborhood

    Playa del Rey

  • Cross street

    Culver Blvd and Vista del Mar

  • Parking details

    We are currently using our parking lot for our dining area. There is available street parking nearby, but please be mindful of the signs when parking. Give us a call if you are having an issue finding a spot, and we will direct you! 310-439-2100.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,027 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SG

    SamanthaG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food at all the Bacaris is consistently delicious. This location is not as cool as Third Street or Silverlake, but the food and service are terrific. It is a really fun place to come with a group of friends.
  2. LU

    LuanneU

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always! Had the burrata caprese and sea bass, both were delicious! Friendly and welcoming service was provided by Liz!
  3. BA

    BlessingA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was good and food even better. It was a tad bit slow on the timing for when our food came out but the manager Kyle went all out to make up for it and he completely turned our experience around. Will definitely be back and recommend to others to go.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    This restaurant food is incredible but the restaurant is notoriously understaffed — the drinks take FOREVER. They arrived much after our food on multiple visits. We go every couple months to see if it’s changed - no luck. Really unfortunate because the food and drinks are really great - I hope the owners hire more servers to help the current staff - they do the best they can and apologize profusely, I feel really bad for them.
  5. H

    Holly

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Atmosphere and drinks are nice but food is beyond mediocre.
  6. SL

    SaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fresh and well prepared and drinks were amazing
  7. E

    Emily

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    I had a reservation at 8:30 and got sat at 9:40 :) and it was my birthday so I felt horrible that all my friends had to wait for over an hour :) they gave us free drinks which was nice but cmon can’t be waiting that long when I have a reservation
  8. SM

    SusanM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small dishes were different and excellent. We ordered 4 dishes for 2 of us and that was about right.
  9. PB

    PeterB

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! We’ve been big fans of the West Adams Bicari for over a year but this was our first visit to the PDR location. Truly fantastic and a restaurant we will continue to visit. Great beach location and the service was top notch!
  10. R

    Rosiec

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After driving by for years my family and I tried bacari pdr to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. The plates were delicious and unusual. The bartender gave a wonderful presentation on the wine we ordered. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. My vegetarian daughter was pleased with her choices. The wine was a tad warm. We will be back.
  11. PE

    PaoloE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Great food and ambience. Drinks selection is large enough and bartenders craft special cocktails and concoctions with a lot of imported brands and Italian high-quality wild cherries at the two bars inside. Zazil as a server and coordinator masters her job to perfection.
  12. N

    Nieki

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was really bad. Too many things to get into here. Would not return.
  13. N

    Nicki

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bacari PDR never disappoints. Every dish is flavorful and beautifully presented. This time the two most outstanding savory dishes were pilpelchuma shrimp pan-seared, black sesame pilpelchuma, garlic & herb bulgar and the pork chop pan seared, pearl onion, parmesan-garlic corn flake, aji verde, aleppo oil. The sweets were plate licking good (but we didn't) The Best Cake You've Ever Had, medjool dates, brown sugar caramel, crispy bacon and the Double Chocolate Cake, chocolate pudding, hazelnut brittle.
  14. A

    Ayad

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was just ok. Service was ok. And the seating was not comfortable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The waitress was very sweet. She made good recommendations for food & apologized when she forgot to put in one of our dishes. Food comes out as it’s ready so patience is a virtue…however it came out much faster than the last time we dined here. Overall would definitely recommend!
  16. BL

    BrendaL

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Always good. Service as a little lacking, but otherwise no complaints. Update: can I say the contact by the management and their willingness to listen to what went wrong and to make it right was nothing short of AMAZING! This is absolutely one of my favorite LA-based restaurants and now even more so! You can’t always have a perfect dining experience, and I will continue to dine at their various locations, but the follow up erases all prior mishaps. Thanks guys! Really appreciate you!!
  17. a

    alwayseatout1

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took first timers. All thought outstanding. See you again soon.
  18. C

    Classic

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is amazing. The cocktails and wine are, for some reason, generally terrible. But the food is so great that it overshadows the bad drinks.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    If you are looking for a cheep place to eat go for this place
  20. VD

    VincentD

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Austin was a great server and the food and drinks were all fantastic as usual
  21. A

    Angelah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places for brunch or dinner. Always great food, service and atmosphere!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great food, great service! Who doesn’t love a 90 min all you can drink option!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    Food is consistently good, but the service is next level bad. Waited 20 mins after being seated until I finally decided to flag down a server for water because we had yet to be greeted/approached. Another 15-20 mins after getting water, were we approached to have our order taken. No one asked how the food was or if we needed anything else — even the bill. Eventually was able to flag for the bill after what turned into a 1hr 45min meal. (Our party was a two top and had one dish each and one coffee, so it’s not like we were getting tons of food here) Hoping the owners can staff better for peak times or change the service structure so each server is actually assigned to a table, because the food slaps but the service is unjustifiably poor.
  24. s

    skiergirl88

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    If someone hadn't recommended this place, we would have driven right by it - what a hidden gem! We dined in the back under the tent and enjoyed great ocean breezes and the great vibe. We sampled many of the plates and couldn't think of one we didn't like. And the Best Cake You'll Ever Have is really the best cake you'll ever have! Can't wait to go back.
  25. a

    alwayseatout1

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trrrific cocktails and food. Tapas.
  26. PT

    PenniT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s an awesome spot with amazing food..stumbled onto it and now it will be our go to!
  27. k

    karina

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again had a perfect dining experience. Food so tasty. And Zazil was great!
  28. MB

    MaryB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my mom’s first time in Playa Del Rey and after a week here and all the restaurants we tried she said Bacari was her favorite. The chocolate cake was excellent, so delicious I could eat it again every night! We thoroughly enjoyed the sea bass, pork chop, stuffed mushrooms, chicken sliders and burrata caprese. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I can’t wait to return! Cheers and thanks to Kevin for a great night!!
  29. m

    melaniep

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love this place. Always fun with good food except for dessert. We've had their chocolate cake with ice cream. First of all, a 2inch ball of uncooked dough The same with their sticky toffee pudding. Again 2 inch uncooked ball. It's not consistent with they're excellent main dishes!!
  30. AZ

    AlexZ

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I made this reservation for my friends and their kids. While we always have a great time and rarely have any issues, the long wait and varied delivery times (especially for the kids food) created some tension for the parents. Otherwise it was great! Thank you always, Alex
  31. I

    Iknowgoodfood

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was magical. The breathtaking views and lovely variety made this place something I need to tell you about. Without hesitation, just book this now. The food, the sun, the fresh ocean breeze blowing through your hair. The menu is quite varied and cheeky too. Everyone will find something their mouth will enjoy. Stop reading start booking.
  32. p

    peaceandlove16

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Sad to say, the experience is not one I would like to repeat. Food took forever, and nobody brought us water for at least 30 min while we waited to order. Not going back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Had been in awhile and went last night. The Sea bass was incredibly disappointing. Overcooked small piece with no taste. Dessert took over 40 minutes to get. Service very slow . I won't be going back in awhile
  34. AL

    AnatashiaL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love their food and dessert Perfect location with ample street parking
  35. t

    teresad

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service extremely bad…… Bad atmosphere , noisy Food very bad
  36. MS

    MandyS

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The hostess and one of the other waiters were not the most professional but Bella our actual server was wonderful
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service really struggled. I unfortunately had to ask for several things (like water) 3-4 times and flagging anyone I could. Not so much the server’s fault as it is the organization of the outdoor dining. So much potential with the outdoor dining but just needs some work. Will still come back!
  38. S

    Seasonedeater

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We’ve eaten at Bacari multiple times since they opened back in 2019 (2018?). The food has been consistent for flavor (we really like it). It appears that although they have tripled their number of seats, on busy evenings they cannot keep up. We will return on evenings earlier in the week and avoid Thursday-Saturday.
  39. P

    Playadelandrea7

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always love the food. The shawarma tacos are outrageously good. The shrimp ceviche and the truffle pizza always fire.
  40. I

    Ivna

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An overall great food, drinks and first time experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bacari PDR using the Order Online button. Bacari PDR also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bacari PDR also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 340-8196.

Bacari PDR is rated 4.6 stars by 1027 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Bacari PDR

6805 Vista del Mar Ln, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Culver Blvd and Vista del Mar

  • Neighborhood

    Playa del Rey

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are currently using our parking lot for our dining area. There is available street parking nearby, but please be mindful of the signs when parking. Give us a call if you are having an issue finding a spot, and we will direct you! 310-439-2100.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lior Hillel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 340-8196

  • Catering

    Please contact us at bacaripdr@bacari.us to ask/inquire about catering for your event or private party!

  • Private party facilities

    We love hosting private parties! We have affordable rates and offer great flexibility. Give us a shout to set it up.

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