"...the kitchen has the spirit of a time-tested hash house, creating such efficient and brilliant combinations as buttered bread crumbs over chicory chiffo-nade or sriracha-glazed shrimp."
- Los Angeles magazine
, 75 Best Restaurants 2014
magazine: Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2013
"... until recently, the low-key, chef-driven neighborhood spot seemed underrepresented in L.A. Bäco Mercat fills that void."
— Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit
magazine, America's Best New Restaurants, September 2012