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Bacari PDR, Playa Del Rey, CA

Bacari PDR

4.8
4.8
950 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 58 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 950 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my visits to Bacari PDR
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, drinks and service! Fantastic time going to Bacari and would definitely go again Highlights are Matt the bar manager with amazing customer service and and drink mix!
  3. y

    yntbom

    Los Angeles

    153 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Yummy food. . Service amazing. A bit cold outside and a bit loud. The servers go out of their way to take care of their tables. It's like the Nordstrom's of restaurants.
  4. M

    Mark

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We’ve had better dining experiences here in the past than we did on a recent weekday night. The food was good, but the service was off. Our server said he was new and seemed untrained and unfamiliar with the menu and wine list; and our food was slow to arrive. There was also confusion with our reservation. From past experience, it seems Bacari often doesn’t answer phone calls or confirm reservations. If there’s a better way to make a reservation - i.e., Open Table - maybe that message should be added to the restaurant’s voicemail greeting. After dinner, it would have been nice to enjoy a cup of coffee with that delicious chocolate cake we had, but we were told the restaurant didn’t have coffee. We plan to go back. I hope it was just an off night.
  5. NI

    NICOLEG

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The first thing I will say is the food is fantastic. So flavorful and tasty that it made me forget about all of the other stuff that bothered me about my experience here. I can’t say enough about how yummy the food was. We had a party of 6. This restaurant is teenie and what they’ve done is that they have the parking lot converted into most of the dining space - so you basically sit on a vertical down grade of the parking lot which is on a hill. This kind of makes the tables uneven and quite uncomfortable to sit at. Also the tables are beat up and on the smaller side so it’s not super ideal. The whole parking lot thing was a Covid afterthought. They should look at the Golden Bull in Santa Monica and the model of what they did with their parking lot - because it’s incredibly awesome they built a whole floor and riser to even out the parking lot with lots of thought into the look and feel to get people coming back! The bathroom that’s outdoors has some stairs going down (a dark set of stairs mind you) and I almost tripped and fell down a dark hole as there’s no light to show you the way and really no way to tell if someone is actually in the bathroom or not. The outdoor lights don’t work well under the tent either. I felt like I was in a bad horror movie. The service is subpar at best. Our table ordered a whole bunch of dishes which came out very randomly in no particular kind of order. Not one person was eating at the same time - so you were left eating alone while everybody watched and drooled. I thought was really strange and odd. I get the whole small plate sharing thing but when people order individually at least try to get some food out at the same time for everybody. It was a shame to be so frustrated while watching one eat and not you. We sat for almost an hour before any food came out which was a drag. The server never did any check ins or following up and we had to ask and inquire “where’s the food?” “Where are our drinks?” That was super annoying.
  6. ML

    MoniqueL

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The servers and managers are all really nice but incredibly slow. Other than that, and the noise level which is very loud, the place is terrific!
  7. H

    Happy

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a quick drink and delicious tapas style apps!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We both got sick on the way home Way too windy to be comfortable Service was very very slow
  9. LR

    LaurelR

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always great, I eat here often. I live up the hill and usually walk.
  11. s

    snaks

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love being able to pop over to Bacari PDR whenever we want a nice, peaceful, delicious meal with wonderful service. We're so glad Bacari is doing well and they haven't changed.
  12. B

    Beautiful

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great vibe. Good food and great service. Casual and friendly atmosphere.
  13. j

    jasmine

    Palm Springs

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We shared 4 small plates brussel sprouts; pork belly, chicken sliders and bone marrow all were great dessert was incredible. Our waitress was attentive and helpful with ordering.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ordered wings, lamb stuffed eggplant, chipotle shrimp with bulgar, sea bass and French fries with fried egg. For dessert we had the bread pudding. With the exception of the wings and bread pudding, the food was excellent. It was a true “June gloom” afternoon; so what typically would have been a nice ocean view dinner on the patio was actually very grey and a little chilly. We had a lovely dinner in spite of that. Looking forward to visiting again soon.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner for my friends birthday. Everything was fantastic. The service was really top notch and the food, as always, was phenomenal!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to eat good food and get drunk on my birthday. Servers were super nice and made sure the glasses stayed full.
  17. LL

    LauraL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed sitting in the outdoor tent there was a lively dinner crowd. service was great , food was delicious, good value happy hour specials on the wine. got to try a few things that were tasty, fun and interesting. I also like the patio that's attached to the main building it's Unique place I'll definitely be back
  18. AC

    ACAC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Bacari PDR! By far my favorite spot in the city, and great to go to before hitting the airport drop off or before a flight. Romantic, fun, easy, and most importantly, delicious!!!
  19. RR

    RobbieR

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely evening: Liz is an exceptional manager. She is so accommodating, and treats everyone like you are in her own home. Her staff: Trevor, Austin and Daniella were incredible, the food was delish! I know it's a small plates kind of place, but my only "complaint" is there should be larger portion options- the food is that good!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places
  21. P

    Pastalover

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service both outstanding. Our server seemed a bit new and confused, but other workers quickly filled in and ensured we had everything we needed. Everyone was super friendly and helpful, and all dishes were excellently prepared.They’ve even done a great job of ensuring their outdoor makeshift dining area had ambiance. Looking forward to dining here again soon!
  22. J

    Johnicus

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Their food and cocktails are tasty, but some portions were smaller than expected. The multiple service staff servicing your table is either really good or you feel like a burden ordering more. Outside tables vary, which will affect your dining experience.
  23. f

    foolforfood

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual Bacari does not disappoint. Love the small plate style and especially the chicken-risotto caper combo, the chipotle cauliflower, and the burrata pesto dish. And once again-Ira is the best server around. Will be back.
  24. HF

    HollyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was excellent! Definitely ask what your server recommends. There’s a lot of variety, and the best dishes were the ones our server suggested. I do wish they had more cocktails made with alcohol other than tequila/mezcal. Bring a coat, too! You’re close to the water, and it can get chilly. Great vibes there as well. They let us sit, talk, and keep ordering dishes for a couple of hours. And the staff were all very friendly.
  25. CG

    CindyG

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so great!
  26. RT

    RosanaTP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, service and ambiance ! Would definitely recommend. Really enjoyed the outdoor patio
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very clea
  28. WJ

    WilliamJ

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Last evening we dined with friends at Bacari Playa. It is an excellent restaurant for the value. We ate outdoors on the patio. There were two large birthday parties which meant that there was background noise. However it was tolerable and we were able to converse readily. The only real concern was that the serving staff could have been a bit more responsive. However, given that it was a busy Sunday evening, that was understandable. Definitely a place to which we will return.
  29. J

    Jewel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was delicious but our servers were not attentive. We had a server from a different section come help us because he noticed that no one was helping us.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Liz was AMAZING. She made what would have already been a fantastic experience even better. Everything was delicious and perfect but seriously Liz was so friendly, helpful and fun!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my daughter’s grad school graduation with some of her friends. From the fun drinks to the delicious food to the great service, the night was a real hit. Favorite was the beet ricotta gnocchi, the fries and the cauliflower but we ate a good variety as we had a big crowd and I would say we did not have a bad piece of food the whole night.
  32. OP

    OleeneP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ira was so helpful & pleasant, thank you for the wonderful service! I
  33. j

    jojo

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambiance--as usual! One of my favorites in PDR.
  34. b

    bktrish

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is consistently good and the service is always friendly and attentive. My favorite brunch dish was probably the shrimp ceviche. My companion really liked the pancakes.
  35. JL

    JLG2018

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Small, sharable plates, all delicious! Wait staff were super friendly and helpful. Ambiance.... loved it! I took my mom and aunt (70+ yo) plus friends and son for Mother's Day Brunch. We all had the greatest time. Bloody Marys - yum! French Toast - to die for! I will definitely be going back.
  36. GF

    GaryF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Staff on Saturday afternoon not friendly to Black patrons. First server was cool but overall very noticeably not friendly to Black man arriving alone.
  37. EB

    EeshB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so nice and sweet 💕
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations for 5 but had a last-minute addition they were able to accommodate. Amazing food, great service, delicious drinks.
  39. JF

    JonnyF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing variety of original dishes to share. Cocktails were great too.
  40. CR

    ColleenR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this little gem on Yelp. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious! We ordered 8 different small plates and everything had its own unique flavor. The pizzas were very tasty and the Mac n cheese…well…I may have ordered two😬. The service was excellent both the GM and a server assisted with the menu and were very pleasant. Overall I’d say the experience was a 10!

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 4.8 stars by 950 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 58 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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