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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.
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BACARO restaurantSunday, November 5th, 2017 at 7:03am
Last vintage ever produced by Azienda Agricola Giuseppe Quintarelli - 2007, 2008, 2009 #magnums #BACAROchampaign
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BACARO restaurantSaturday, November 4th, 2017 at 10:58am
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, pickled cherry tomatoes, Triple S Farms pancetta, hook's 7yr cheddar. #eatlocal #fallmenu #bacarochampaign #yum
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BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantWednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 11:12am
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, pickled cherry tomatoes, dodge city, hook's 7yr cheddar #fallmenu #brusselsprouts #seasonalcooking #bacarochampaign
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantSaturday, October 28th, 2017 at 9:35am
Duck, Duck, seared duck breast, duck confit fried rice, shiitake, cherry vinaigrette. #fallmenu #ducks #bacarochampaign #eatlocal
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantSaturday, October 28th, 2017 at 2:55am
Cheeseburger & fries, you know the drill #everyfriday #BACAROlunch
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BACARO restaurantFriday, October 27th, 2017 at 4:15am
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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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