Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bacari P.D.R. Boasts a Phenomenal Brunch

Bacari P.D.R.

Bacari P.D.R. has me wishing I lived in the South Bay! Hands down, it is the best brunch I've ever experienced. The food is phenomenal. Every single thing I tried was delicious. And it doesn't hurt that the perfectly-decorated, hip restaurant is located in the small seaside town of Playa del Rey, CA

Upon entering Bacari P.D.R., you are greeted with vintage light bulbs, a ceiling covered in wine bottles, and an intimate atmosphere. The restaurant is small, but in good way that allows you to enjoy conversations with your table mates. The size didn't hinder our experience, but I hear it can get crowded. We visited for Sunday brunch and were seated right away thanks to reservations. Call ahead to be safe.

Bacari P.D.R. in Playa del Rey
Bacari P.D.R. Playa del Rey

We started off with bottomless mimosas for $20 a person and were provided with jars of champagne and orange juice. No wait at all! We later switched to sangria, also part of the $20 deal. It was nice to have variety and drinks that were promptly replenished our entire meal. Bravo to the staff!

Bacari P.D.R. brunch menu

And then there was the food. The amazing food! Portions are on the smaller side, allowing guests to try a plethora of dishes. Two to three plates per person are recommended. With our group of four, we ordered about two items each and were able to try at least half of the menu. Check out the amazing dishes below.

Crab Cake Benedict
grapefruit hollandaise, sous-vide egg
Crab Cake Benedict - Bacari P.D.R.

Poached Shrimp
citrus chili, shaved radish, parsley, micro basil
Poached Shrimp - Bacari P.D.R.

Gravlax Pizza
cured salmon, avocado, pickled red onion, creme fraiche, crispy dough
Gravlax Pizza - Bacari P.D.R.

rustic tomato sauce, bell pepper, garlic, sous-vide egg, parsley, baguette
Shakshouka - Bacari P.D.R.

Bacari Fries
chef's sunflower, roasted garlic, lemon and smoked pepper sauce, fried egg
Bacari Fries - Bacari P.D.R.

Incredible flavors! I'd say my food adventure level is a medium so some of the combos sounded a little weird and I was hesitant to try, but I'm glad I did because the ingredients work so well together.  Not pictured were a few more items that I didn't try because I'm pescatarian, but my friends said it was all delicious. I also forgot to snap photos of the veggie hash and chef's french toast. Even though I don't eat meat, I am not a big fan of fake meat. That being said, WOW was the veggie hash good! Didn't taste vegetarian at all. And I also don't care for french toast, I know, so weird!, but I was pleasantly surprised that I loved Baracri's. 

In all, I tried seven dishes and enjoyed each. Not just, eh that's OK, but really, really enjoyed each dish. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I look forward to my next visit and trying the remaining items!

If you are on the west side go to Bacari P.D.R. stat. If Playa del Rey is too far of a trek, check out their Glendale location, Bacari G.D.L. or Bacaro L.A. in Los Angeles. You can thank me later.


Kate at Green Fashionista said...

You had me at brunch and of course bottomless mimosas <3
Green Fashionista

jmj492s said...

Looks delicious!

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

This spot looks SO cool and the food looks delicious... I need to make the journey out there soon!

Marie said...

Oh this place looks so good!!

Gennie Parkman said...

Everything looks so delicious! Sorry I don't get as much time to read as I'd like, but your blog is always my favorite!!!

Laurie said...

Warning....this post might make me hungry!! I am thrilled to read your blog. I'm finally back blogging, too. Check me out. Be srue to push to FB so I remember to read up! xoxox