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Cara Cara, Los Angeles, CA

Cara Cara

4.5
4.5
442 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

From the golden daylight to the twinkling evening, all are welcome to experience the fresh bounty of Cara Cara. Chef Suzanne Goin’s seasonal menu showcases California’s best produce with her festive and irresistible rooftop fare. The expansive outdoor space features an elevated dining area with endless skyline views surrounded by a lushly landscaped lower lounge. Slip into one of the many cozy seating arrangements or sit by the fire pit and enjoy an innovative cocktail, wine, or beer paired by award-winning sommelier Caroline Styne.

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Booked 97 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Broadway and 11th Street

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking to all our guests; rates are as follows:Restaurant: $13 (plus tax) for 3 hours

Popular dishes

Menu

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  • Douro Almonds$9.00

    • Marinated Olives$9.00

      • French Fries$11.00

        rosemary, aleppo aïoli

        • Chickpea Fritters$14.00

          black olives, pecorino, parsley

          • Piri Piri Fried Chicken$21.00

            cumin, cilantro, green aïoli

            • Halibut Crudo*$22.00

              pomegranate, cucumber, avocado, fresno chiles

              • Vegan Antipasto$20.00

                smoked eggplant, beet purée, fall vegetables, pine nut pistou

                • The Larder Plate$28.00

                  assorted cheese, salumi with grilled toast & accompaniments

                  Salads

                  • Cara Cara Cobb$18.00

                    sweet potato, avocado, black beans, beets, tomato

                    • Heirloom Broccoli Salad$17.00

                      peppers, carrots, chickpeas, saffron, black olives

                      • Fresh Persimmon + Roasted Pear$19.00

                        whipped ricotta, jamon, candied walnuts

                        Focaccia

                        • White Trumpet Mushroom$20.00

                          fontina, shaved brussels sprouts

                          • Portuguese Chouriço$20.00

                            sao jorge, blistered cherry tomatoes

                            Tacos

                            • Roasted Cauliflower Tacos$13.00

                              cashews, chipotle salsa

                              • Shrimp Tacos$15.00

                                rajas, crema, lemon pico de gallo

                                • Pork Tacos 'Al Pastor'$14.00

                                  charred pineapple, tomatillo

                                  Oven + Grill

                                  • Winter Squash Gratin$17.00

                                    roasted tomato, poblanos, queso fresco

                                    • Grilled Albacore*$22.00

                                      on focaccia with carrot slaw, sour lime pickle

                                      • Arroz de Mariscos$23.00

                                        local seafood, aïoli, calabrian chili oil

                                        • Market Fish$29.00

                                          shaved roots, avocado, green harissa persimmon, pomegranate

                                          • Hangover Burger*$24.00

                                            mahon, grilled onions, sloppy sauce

                                            • Hanger Steak Frites*$36.00

                                              arugula salad, alentejo butter

                                              Dessert

                                              • Milk Chocolate Crémeux$15.00

                                                caramel, spanish peanuts

                                                • Marzipan Almond Cake$15.00

                                                  cara cara marmalade, crème fraîche

                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                  What 442 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                  4.5
                                                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                                  • 4.1Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

                                                  • Downtown / South and East LA

                                                    Best Ambiance

                                                  • Downtown / South and East LA

                                                    Outdoor Dining

                                                  • Downtown / South and East LA

                                                    Scenic View

                                                  • Downtown / South and East LA

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                                                    StephanieS

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                    This is a classic example of "you pay for the ambiance". The staff was friendly but not very attentive and almost everything we ordered or asked for took a while to get to us. The food and drinks were extremely overpriced, especially for the small portions and average taste. Our food (all entrees) didn't come out at the same time, my husband had to wait an extra 10 minutes for his burger- to which the server just said "the food comes out as it is made". This would have been helpful to know beforehand. The view was amazing, so I would say keep this as a spot to have one drink while taking in the skyline and then move on somewhere else to eat.

                                                  2. R

                                                    Riley

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing food and an amazing view! Would definitely come back!

                                                  3. KB

                                                    KerriB

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The view of Downtown LA and the Mountains were breathtaking. The food was delicious. Shrimp Tacos and Fish Specials are always a must.

                                                  4. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                    My birthday

                                                  5. DK

                                                    DorinaK

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was amazing!!!! We Loved our server :)

                                                  6. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Shout out to our Server Frankie R. It was a fun time.

                                                  7. MO

                                                    MarcusO

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                    Ambiance is great but in my opinion the menu should have more entrees to choose from and for the price,,,,the portions should be way more generous. Not sure if it was worth the buck.

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    The hanger steak yummy. The ambiance was nice and chill!

                                                  9. DF

                                                    DeneF

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                    Disappointing food, empty dishes stayed on the table way too long, and waiter seemed overwhelmed.

                                                  10. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Orange County

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    loved dining here! such a pretty rooftop with amazing views and the food is delicious! The tacos were some of the best we’ve had as was the focaccia pizza!

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great service and food. The views are breathtaking. Can’t wait to go back!

                                                  12. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Cauliflower tacos, and spiced lamb were delicious! The crudo was delicious… my only dislike was that the fish was cut too thick and so it was too chewy. I’m a chef so take that as you will. But overall, very fresh!

                                                  13. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall3food2service1ambience5

                                                    The ambiance was fabulous, however the food and drinks were incredibly small (portion wise), lackluster, and overpriced. Service was terrible until they were about to close.

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall4food5service1ambience5

                                                    Honestly this place has been a favorite of mine but I had a waitress today I’m not sure what her name was since she never introduced herself but after 17 mins of being sat ( didn’t time it but I know due to waiting on others whom were closing out at the bar downstairs.) Seemed like she was having a truly bad night. She had an attitude and wasn’t pleasant at all. I understand we are humans & have bad days but lock it down and put a smile down when you walk into work you make tips based off the experience you’re responsible for giving and if you can’t do that then call off work. I think her name was Chynna glasses fair skin with a lanky looking figure needs more training in guest experience. I’m hopeful but if she was so overwhelmed bringing on more staff to help expedite quality of service is warranted. We ordered drinks that never arrived & waited an extensively long time for cocktails and I know for a fact the bartenders were not to blame. Also the best part of that evening was the host I wish I could have gotten her name but she deserves the responsibility of being a server since she is more capable of creating a guest experience.

                                                  15. HS

                                                    HillaryS

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Amazing view of the downtown skyline! The grilled albacore was probably my favorite dish. Tables were a little close together and the heaters were very strong, but otherwise we had a nice time.

                                                  16. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing Night Surprise Birthday Dinner was a success 💖 food was good and service was amazing the view was perfect 🤩 definitely going back !

                                                  17. s

                                                    sdboy

                                                    New England

                                                    40 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    40 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                    Go only for the view. Offers a fabulous view of DTLA The food and drinks are very expensive. The menu is limited and is of average quality. An order of fries and a 12 oz.beer was $30 before gratuity A good place to take a date and for selfies or vacationers for a one time experience.

                                                  18. t

                                                    teenypepperoncini

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                    Vibes and views are great but entirely dependent on where you’re seated and overall not worth the price of food and drinks. Don’t expect places to necessarily take cute pics like you see online, we went around sunset on a weekday and it was jam packed elbow to elbow. Pair with $30 cocktails and under seasoned food, sure maybe it’s worth for the views… but on top of everything the service is snooty and inattentive. Wouldn’t come back. Lots of other great rooftop bars in the area like Cabra across the street, or even Perch or Cha Cha Cha

                                                  19. CM

                                                    CristinaM

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall4food2service3ambience5

                                                    Food was marginal but views made up for it! Drinks were ok also

                                                  20. l

                                                    leslieb

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                    Cara Cara has AMAZING food. Not one of our dishes was a miss. I had the market fish (grilled branzino) which was out of this world. I would say the drinks are a bit pricey ($20 cocktails, $18 wine), and the tables are placed really close together on the patio to the point where you can't have a private conversation, but other than that it's a hit. Our waitress was really busy when we arrived so we had to wait to get service initially, but at the end of our meal she brought us a piece of marzipan cake on the house to make up for it. Views of DTLA are stunning. We will definitely be back!

                                                  21. C

                                                    Caroline

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                    overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                    Food was OK, scenery was amazing, a really nicely styled place.

                                                  22. SB

                                                    SteveB

                                                    Central Coast

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Wonderful rooftop experience! Amazing view, tasty food and drinks!

                                                  23. j

                                                    joanne

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    First time here - great service from our waiter Jack, We chose all of his recommendations and were spot on - he definitely did not steer us wrong. Would definitely go back!!

                                                  24. JC

                                                    JessicaC

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Beautiful, accommodating, and delicious! Bring your camera and your appetite

                                                  25. KT

                                                    KaylaT

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    The food was trash the drinks weren’t that great and I felt super rushed then they had the nerve to ask if we mind moving to another table for another reservation to sit there . Only recommend for views and maybe slight food such as fries.. just pregame before coming here and enjoy the view.

                                                  26. J

                                                    James

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Incredible food and service. A true downtown gem.

                                                  27. j

                                                    jeffh

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                    The food was delicious and the view of downtown LA was amazing. Disappointed with the customer service as our host was more interested in our neighbouring tables than us. Even the guy pouring water gave us an ugly face. Overall it was a pleasant night w/ tasty food

                                                  28. FL

                                                    FoodforLife

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Chef Suzanne Goin and her team never disappoint & those views !

                                                  29. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                    Great spot. Attentive servers. Forgettable/under-seasoned food. Drinks 2x cost

                                                  30. DH

                                                    DuranH

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                    The food was only okay. Service was rude, but the view makes up for a lot.

                                                  31. a

                                                    awhite

                                                    New York Area

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                    Fantastic views and great meal

                                                  32. MR

                                                    MattR

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                    Super fun spot with amazing views and a vibe like no other! We might have had one of the best tables in the restaurant, but atmosphere is probably delightful all around. Good mix of food for everybody!

                                                  33. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                    Service felt so rushed. Food is mediocre. Definitely a spot just for the beautiful hotel interior and the view.

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall2food4service2ambience5

                                                    The host was able to seat us 45 minutes prior to our reservation, which was much appreciated. The server was great and very attentive, until we ordered food. He literally disappeared. He didn’t go on break, we weren’t assigned a new waiter. Not once did he visit the table to ask how our food was, check if we needed a refill on water or other drinks, or even if we wanted to order dessert. We had to request the bill and it took us 15 minutes and 2 different waiters to figure out our bill. The restaurant was busy, but not full and the service was better when it was busier. Having worked in the full-service restaurant industry myself for 20 years, the service was disappointing, to say the least. This was a $300 special occasion graduation dinner booked 2 months in advance with out of town guests.

                                                  35. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                    Horrible service. We sat there for over 20 minutes before we were acknowledged. Finally someone came over to bring water. Than we waited about 10 mins to order drinks and an appetizer. When we finally got our mesls we had to call someone over to order desert. We had finished and had to call someone over to get our bill. That took awhile. Went out to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and it was the worse. I would of rather paid what i paid elsewhere where we would be acknowledged

                                                  36. SB

                                                    SusieB

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                    What a treat! Had a wonderful early evening meet up with a friend. Had the shrimp Tacos, Prosciutto & Fig Focaccia and a delicious salad. All were super tasty and beautifully presented.

                                                  37. LC

                                                    LaisC

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    The best view of dtla. Food is amazing, def recommend

                                                  38. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We love loved it

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                                                    CatherineS

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    39 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    39 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing view!! Our server Taylor was stellar and the food was great!!!

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                    Food is ok but pricey.

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                                                  Cara Cara is rated 4.5 stars by 442 OpenTable diners.

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                                                  Booked 97 times today
                                                  Google Map for Cara Cara

                                                  1106 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015-2206

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Broadway and 11th Street

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Downtown

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Californian

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Dining

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Business Casual

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    We offer valet parking to all our guests; rates are as follows:Restaurant: $13 (plus tax) for 3 hours

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