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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, June 22nd, 2017 at 8:42am
This Friday lunch 11-2:00! Get in while the kimchi is hot!

Guinea Hog hot dog, sweet corn kimchi + mayo, salt 'n vinegar chips & a soda - $13
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantWednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 3:23am
Happy Tuesday from BACARO! It's the last day of Spring 2017 and we can't wait to share our fresh new Summer Menu with you!
We'll be adding items all throughout the week as product becomes available.
Open 5-11pm
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BACARO restaurantSaturday, June 17th, 2017 at 11:18am
Chitarra Carbonara
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantThursday, June 15th, 2017 at 11:06am
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantTuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 7:12am
Grilling Octopus and shucking oysters!!
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BACARO restaurantMonday, June 12th, 2017 at 5:53am
Hey Y'all, BACARO will be closed FOR THE DAY.... going up the country.😎 Headed to Lake Geneva to cook for two very special birthdays!! Follow us #BACAROhousecalls and check out what we've got cooking. See you on Tuesday for the last week of the spring menu, pictured below. #BACAROsummermenu coming soon!
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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