Cara Cara

Los Angeles
Restaurant
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Available for Reservations

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If events at LA Live—or on the court inside Crypto Arena—have you stressed out, take a deep breath and try to stay above it all. And then you can literally get above it all at Cara Cara, the rooftop restaurant from chef Suzanne Goin at the Downtown LA Proper Hotel. The eclectic all-day menu features seasonal California cuisine with global influences in classic Goin style, with a particular nod to Portugal and Spain, much like sister restaurant Caldo Verde downstairs. There are tacos, loaded focaccia, tons of vegetables, and large-format proteins coming from the grill, and there are also fun cocktails and a wine list composed almost exclusively of bottles from the Iberian peninsula.

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Award-winning duo, chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur and sommelier Caroline Styne (AOC), recently expanded their LA empire with two restaurants within the Downtown LA Proper Hotel. The rooftop destination features all-day, Portuguese-inspired fare featuring California produce, ranging from salads, starters, and tacos to seasonal focaccias and grilled favorites such as Arroz de Mariscos and Hanger Steak Frites, all served in a lounge-like setting. Take a seat around a fire pit and enjoy the sweeping LA skyline alongside elevated fare and inventive cocktails.

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On the rooftop of the Downtown LA Proper Hotel is this breezy, all-day spot with a Mediterranean and Portuguese-inspired menu that’s helmed by chef Suzanne Goin, who also oversees the Caldo Verde restaurant on the hotel’s lobby level. Take in the skyline views as you take down dishes like Chickpea Fritters, Piri Piri Fried Chicken, and White Trumpet Mushroom Focaccia Pizza. A selection of wines by the glass and beers by the bottle are available, as well as signature cocktails like a Cucumber Gimlet with chili-infused vodka, lime, fresh cucumber juice, or a Passionfruit Caipirinha with mezcal, cachaça, passion fruit, and citrus.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

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