Baco Mercat, Downtown Los Angeles {restaurant}

Baco Mercat, downtown Los Angeles - Oxtail Baco

If you’re already in downtown LA, you know, shopping in the Jewelry District or something, Bäco Mercat is worth a try…

Hamachi Crudo $14

with avocado and a hash brown
Baco Mercat, downtown Los Angeles - tartare

Potato Salad $11

Baco Mercat, downtown Los Angeles - Potato Salad

Caesar Brussels Sprouts Salad $11

with pecorino, anchovy, and garlic
Baco Mercat, Los Angeles - brussels sprouts salad

Roasted Broccolini $9

Baco Mercat, downtown Los Angeles - broccolini

“The Toron” Bäco $12

A “baco,” as I sadly found out, is not a small, synthetic bacon-flavored bit that you shake over your salad, pronounced “bake-oh.” I’ll take a $12 bowl of baco bacon bits! No, a “bäco,” pronounced “bah-co, rhymes with taco, don’t you see the two dots over the a” is  just a sandwich made with flatbread folded like a taco. B(read) + (t)aco = Baco? I don’t know.

This bäco called The Toron. Don’t be fooled by the overflow of greens in the photo and think this is some sort of salad in a bun. The Toron is stuffed with a huge portion of oxtail hash (which, as more of a very red/rare oxtail burger, was totally different from the brown braised shredded oxtail I had imagined and totally weirded me out), pickles, cheddar, potatoes, and horseradish.
Baco Mercat, downtown Los Angeles - toron baco (oxtail)

Bäco Mercat

Bäco Mercat, downtown los angeles

Bäco Mercat
408 S. Main Street (downtown Los Angeles)
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melissa Klotz October 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Yum! I’ve been wanting to try this place for awhile, I just don’t get to downtown that often!


2 V October 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

This place is so unbelievably delicious. I crave the Toron baco on a regular basis.


3 chewy October 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

next time i’m getting a new chain or some jenny from the block rocks i’ll stop and get a chewbaco.


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