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Since opening in 2001 Bacaro has quietly developed an amazing reputation and consistently set the standard for outstanding food, wine, and service in our area.  As one of the first of its kind, the foundation for such longevity came from the creativity within the kitchen accompanied by a raw passion for wine and an elevated level of customer service. The result in the combination of these elements brings an experience like no other that is unique to Central Illinois.  With the continued support of our customers the possibilities are endless to grow our creative processes and resources while we continue to develop new ideas that will become the future Bacaro.


Tuesday – Sunday …………………. 5 PM – 11 PM

Friday Lunch ……………………….. 11 AM – 2 PM

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Section: Ever Changing/Culinary Delight



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Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Bacaro offers a seasonal dinner menu as well as a seven course tasting menu with supplemental wine pairings.  Additional offerings include Friday lunches, pop-ups, seasonal market Mondays and wine producer dinners.  

The restaurant’s contemporary and minimal interior features a sleek full-service bar in addition to a semi-private back room that can accommodate large parties. Be sure to check us out on facebook for up to date information on dinners, events, and menus.


BACARO restaurant

BACARO's eclectic menu reflects our efforts to source the best ingredients from around the world while continuously cultivating our partnerships with more than a dozen local and sustainably driven farms. Chef Drew Starkey and his team feature seasonal tasting menus + wine pairings in addition to our seasonal rotating dinner menus.
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantThursday, July 6th, 2017 at 2:23am
Fresh Burrata, tomato, mizuna, valgiano olive oil, sea salt. @bluemoonfarmurbana beautiful tomatoes and mizuna!! #eatlocal #summermenu #bacarochampaign
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantThursday, July 6th, 2017 at 1:58am
Summer Tasting Menu is in full swing!!! #summermenu #tasting #pairings #bacarochampaign
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantMonday, July 3rd, 2017 at 1:38am
Chicken alla Diavola, baby turnips, carrots, crisp snap peas, black truffle ranch. #summermenu #bacarochampaign #chicken #ranch
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BACARO restaurantSaturday, July 1st, 2017 at 4:30am
Squash Blossom Pillows, PFF black pepper chèvre, summer squash ragú, chive. #summermenu #bacarochampaign #squashblossom #eatlocal
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BACARO restaurantFriday, June 30th, 2017 at 10:50am
Seared 7oz Filet, sweet corn kimchi, kale, grilled mushrooms, parsley oil. #summermenu #bacarochampaign #beef #eatlocal
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BACARO restaurantFriday, June 30th, 2017 at 4:13am
Grilled Octopus, pepernoata, mixed beans, crispy polenta. #summermenu #bacarochampaign #octopus
Section: Exceptional Wine/Carefully Crafted




Carefully Crafted

Chef/Owner Drew Starkey and  culinary team work with local, sustainably driven farms as well as the finest purveyors and importers with reach around the world, to produce the best possible product for our customers.  The always friendly and knowledgeable wait staff can guide any guest through our ever changing menu and extensive wine list all the while creating an relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for your dining experience.

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