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Cara Cara, Los Angeles, CA

Cara Cara

4.6
4.6
533 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • 4th of July -- Two Hour Time & $50 per person

    $50.00 per person

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    Please note that your table is reserved for two hours. There is a Food & Beverage minimum of $50 per person--this does not include tax & gratuity. This is not a rental fee--it goes toward Food and Beverage consumed during your experience.

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What 533 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Ambiance

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Scenic View

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jack

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice view, limited options with the food. Drinks are okay but expensive
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to a lot of rooftops downtown, and Cara Cara may be, by far, the best view of the LA skyline. The drinks were made well and strong. The menu is pricey, I mean $11 French fries and $16 salad (additional $$ to add protein), but that’s the price you pay for an amazing view and atmosphere. They have great music playing in the background, but not too loud where you can’t talk with your party. Overall the view is immaculate. Food is tasty but prepare to spend $$$
  3. D

    Dennis

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dining!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my mom to the rooftop- it was her first time there. She absolutely loved our view of the city (best view faces west!). We had a few items: Food: Fries- they were good, nothing too fancy/special but really fresh - and what meal is complete without fries? Chicken- very good starter. The chicken is moist and more than enough for 2. I’d say enough for 3 if you’re having several plates. Tacos- we had the al pastor tacos. So good! The pineapple and pickled veggies make it a great choice. Drink: Old Fashion- We had the old fashion made with mezcal and agave. So incredibly delish! Loved loved loved it. It’ll be my “go-to” every time. Dessert: Almond Cake- OK! My fave cake of the moment. It is the perfect level of sweet and so moist. Goes very well with the latte we had. Saving the best for last- OUR SERVER! Her name was Nicole. She was an absolute doll… she made amazing recommendations with personalized reasons why. She made my time with my mom special and very fun and I cannot thank her enough… THANK YOU NICOLE!!!!
  5. s

    shelleyw

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Piri piri chicken delicious. Wonderful, attentive service. Fun, tasty cocktails. Definitely will be back.
  6. RE

    RachelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s rare lately to receive really great service from restaurant staff, especially in LA. However all the staff at Cara Cara was excellent and made our experience that much better. Great food and great view too.
  7. VG

    VildeG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Server was okey, friendly but seemed like she just wanted us to go. The food was expensive for such few bites. Would mix recommend if you want to enjoy yourself and not get a bill so high that you regret coming here.
  8. F

    Fuguegnus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were great but food quality didn’t match the price
  9. M

    Marcel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I usually take visitors to this place to experience the view and DTLA, however the food is very average. Tacos are usually dry, tortillas hard… they adventure a bit with the menu, but not there yet
  10. KM

    KathyM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Loved the DTLA skyline, but the service was terrible. We ordered two starters and then a main afterwards. The main never came, our waiter after the two starters told us about desserts! He put the main order back in but by that time we were over it. Also, our bill included two dishes we never ordered, which was deleted/adjusted after we told our waiter. It is a beautiful rooftop bar with a lovely view as the sun sets and the city illuminates. The service was the terrible aspect of the night!!
  11. G

    Genevieve

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and service. Drinks are very pricey, though.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Unquestionably one of the worst value propositions in DTLA. The crudo appetizer and scallop entrees were especially shocking. Four (!) of the smallest scallops you have ever seen in your life for $28. The cocktails are $20-22. Go with the peri peri chicken and a Pacifico.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great. Food, service, views and cost. The music was great but the playlist did not match the scenery and was a bit loud that caused everyone to speak louder. Overall great and will recommend for other and to be back.
  14. SB

    SoundBear

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The largest problem of the evening was the kitchen, and how things were being expedited to the tables. We had several plates presented to us that we had to say were not ours. Also, a dish that we ordered immediately with our cocktails, thinking it would be an appetizer, did not appear until much later. We were just halfway through it when our plates that we had planned as main dishes arrived. The table next to us also was experiencing delayed food arrivals. The food was fine, but nothing memorable, and the table was not the best to enjoy the skyline, but fine. There wasn’t anything about the experience that would make me want to return, but I wouldn’t object to going there. I realize that restaurants are dealing with staffing issues, so I wish to commend the waitstaff for being extremely polite and professional during what had to be a frustrating evening service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, truly amazing!
  16. BA

    BagmanAndThrobbin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    My girlfriend and I came for a date night from out of town. This place had great reviews and was recommended on TikTok of all places. However, we found the food to be subpar. Flavor was okay, prices were a little crazy for what you got, service was a little slow but the views from the top were great. This is more of a spot to come if you want a nice view and maybe some overpriced cocktails. Other than that, not worth your time if you want a good meal in a nice setting.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and great atmosphere! The views are everything.
  18. WH

    WhitcombH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    I love the food and the ambience but the service is consistently bad every time I have eaten here.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had Cara Cara in my lost for a while, and finally visited the place. You are received with a smile, the place is gorgeous with a lovely view of DTLA, the food is amazing and so are the drinks. Will return soon to try some othe dishes, highly suggest the fig and prosciutto focaccia, tacos Del Pastor, and the chocolate dessert.
  20. LB

    LaurenB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome! Great view too!
  21. C

    Caro

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it. Had business casual meeting. Will be back. Great views on deck. Nice wine selection.
  22. JH

    JulienH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food,views, kindness service, Cara Cara is doing well with the receipes of Suzanne Goin👏
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Plates were small and tasteless for the most part. Drinks were great and strong. Beautiful views.
  24. R

    Roxymae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our food. The cauliflower tacos were delicious. Our waiter and all of the staff were really friendly. It was my daughter’s birthday and they helped make the experience really enjoyable for us. The view was incredible.
  25. A

    annA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to bring out of town guests. Nice view! Food is delicious good aervice
  26. RJ

    RickyJM

    San Diego

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding view. Terrific service. I would certainly recommend for a date as well as a business meeting. Very impressive.
  27. MB

    MarianaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, the view is nicer than other rooftops in DTLA, and the food and drinks were tasty!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Father’s day dinner
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We came here for Father’s Day dinner and it was so good! The only thing I will say is that it took a while for the servers to come and take our order. Whenever we needed some thing, it was a while until we were able to get their attention. The portion sizes are decent, but some plates are smaller than others. The food is overall very tasty and delicious. The views are excellent. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Great date spot! Also good for a bigger parties.
  30. AO

    AliciaO

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Views are amazing. Service was lax. Once our server took our order, she never came back. A bus boy had to give us the bill after a very long wait. Today, I am disputing the charges as they charged $435 for only 2 people. Still waiting for a call back.
  31. CH

    ChristinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place with amazing food, drinks, and people ❤️
  32. DA

    DenniseA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at Cara Cara will definitely return.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to dine
  34. B

    Benny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very patient and friendly. The food was amazing; worth the price. Drinks were good but definitely overpriced.
  35. D

    Dave

    Los Angeles

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent views, good food and drinks!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Enjoyed the cauliflower tacos, French fries, asparagus, and mango pudding!
  37. M

    Mmartin8

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! The fried chicken was amazing as was the fig and prosciutto flatbread. James was our server and he was so attentive and friendly. Loved the outdoor rooftop vibe.
  38. RI

    RessieID

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The ambiance was great, but the food didn't live up to the hype :(
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service with an incredible view and vibe!
  40. GV

    GabrielaV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had a reservation at 8, but did not get seated until 9pm. The food was great.

FAQs

Cara Cara is rated 4.6 stars by 533 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 69 times today
Experiences are available.
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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