Bäco Mercat

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101 Best Restaurants: 15 dining destinations in downtown Los Angeles

Patricia Escárcega, Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 7, 2020

, revolving around carne asada, quesadillas in various configurations and guisados-filled chivichangas. — P.I.E. 208 E. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014, sonoratown.com 7. Centenoplex (Orsa & Winston, Bar Amá, Bäco Mercat) Orsa & Winston is a 32-seat tasting

spaghettini puttanesca is reason enough to swing by, and you’ll find his handmade pastas on the a la carte lunch menu. Centeno may be the city’s most creatively restive chef, which is evident at each of his restaurants but arguably most so at Bäco Mercat, the

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Josef Centeno's Orsa & Winston is The Times' Restaurant of the Year

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 30, 2020

Amacita in Culver City channel the Tex-Mex heritage of Centeno’s native San Antonio. The cooking at Bäco Mercat in DTLA begins in the Mediterranean regions before pingponging around the globe. Then there is Orsa & Winston, which opened next door to Bar Amá

Celebrate July 4th with the best grilling kits

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • June 29, 2020

The following is a list of restaurants and butcher shops offering at-home grilling kits for the Fourth of July. Bäco Mercat Chef Josef Centeno is putting together burger grill kits with ingredients for four double cheeseburgers, a cucumber-beet

L.A. restaurants and the unprecedented state of things

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 21, 2020

Josef Centeno is one of the chefs I admire most in Los Angeles. The owner of four restaurants — Bäco Mercat, Orsa & Winston and Bar Amá downtown, and Amacita in Culver City — he’s the kind of leader I’d nominate for a chef of the year award. On

delivery, keeping as many of his workers employed as he could. On Monday night I ordered delivery from Bäco Mercat: pasta with pork belly sugo and caramelized cauliflower with pine nuts and mints. The next morning, I went to report on the fire sale being

L.A. Restaurants That Have Closed Amid the Pandemic, by Neighborhood

Los Angeles magazine • Los Angeles Magazine • August 7, 2020

MercatCredited with ushering in a new era in DTLA dining, Bäco Mercat, the Spanish-fusion by chef Josef Centeno, has permanently closed. Centeno’s restaurants Bar Ama, Orsa & Winston, and Amacita are still open. Broken SpanishChef Ray Garcia’s popular modern

Newsletter: Countdown to the 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 7, 2019

larb and cold bottles of Beer Lao at Night + Market in West Hollywood. We snacked on fried shrimp and jerk chicken escabeche swaddled in flatbread at Bäco Mercat, and followed that with a splurgy dinner at Rustic Canyon involving ricotta dumplings, pork

Review: Amá•cita delivers comfort food with a fresh equation: Tex-Cal-Mex

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • September 26, 2019

2012. It’s part of Centeno’s conglomerate of nearby restaurants that include Bäco Mercat, where the many countries that touch the Mediterranean Sea provide primary inspiration, and the tiny tasting-menu wonder Orsa & Winston. In 2017 Centeno extended

Decade in dining: How Los Angeles became America's best and most exciting food city

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2020

cocktails. Josef opened Bäco Mercat in 2011, and when Bon Appetit recognized it as one of the top 10 new restaurants in the country, I think it really piqued the interest of both restaurateurs from across the city and downtown’s landlords. Deals were

L.A.’s dining timeline has gone through some major cultural ripples

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2020

-leaning Bäco Mercat, which both opened earlier in the decade in downtown’s Historic Core. Sticky Rice (which opened in 2013; its speedy expansion, Sticky Rice 2, came a year later) and Wexler’s Deli headline a new crop of vendors that bring renewed

Jonathan Gold reviews P.Y.T., a vegetable-centered nirvana in L.A.

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • November 11, 2016

& Winston and Bäco Mercat as you are anywhere else in town. (If you haven’t experienced the crudites board at Ledlow, you are missing out.) He was as much a part of last winter’s charred cabbage fad as anybody. But P.Y.T., which Centeno jokes may as well

with a little feta cheese – you eat the little squashes skin and all. There is a lovely, deep-flavored vegetarian pozole soup with lima beans and lovage – if you’ve had the Bazole next door at Bäco Mercat, you know how good Centeno’s pozole can be. The