You may have just found your new favorite rooftop restaurant. Cara Cara sits perched at the top of the Downtown LA Proper Hotel. Panoramic views of the city skyline are breathtaking to say the least, acting as an ideal backdrop to their delicious dining options. Their menu of light, coastal fare matches perfectly with the easy breezy environment. The space includes a firepit, swimming pool (for hotel guests) and plenty of places to sip and lounge if you’re looking for a more casual experience. From the moment you walk in on the ground floor, you’ll be swept away by the inviting ambiance of style and relaxation. Cara Cara is absolutely a must-visit restaurant to try in Downtown LA.
Visit if You Like:
The Rooftop at The Wayfarer • Harriet’s Rooftop • The Roof at EDITION
Cara Cara Details:
The Seafood Ceviche is a solid starter along with the tart and spicy Avocado Bruschetta. The Garcia’s Cara Caras + Blood Orange salad is also a refreshing option for blood orange fans. The Chorizo + Queso Oaxaca Focaccia is a roller coaster of flavor with just the right amount of spice–you won’t regret it. For dessert the Mixed Berry Panna Cotta may sound like an unassuming choice, but steals the show with layers of fruity and subtle sweetness.
If you’re into egg white cocktails, the “Tea Time Sour” is definitely for you. The “Straw-Basil Rickey” is also a notable cocktail made with gin, Select Apertivo, strawberries and basil. Aside from their signature cocktails, they’ve also got wines by the glass, beer, and even mocktails.
You’ll hear an ongoing playlist of cool and casual tracks that perfectly reflect the easygoing vibe.
Imagined by renowned hospitality designer Kelly Wearstler, Cara Cara offers an unforgettable setting. The open layout means you’ll get an impeccable view no matter where you look. Patterns and textures standout throughout the space with a black and white firepit as a picture perfect focal point. Guests are seated for dining at tables but also circulate through the lounge space with drinks. You’ll be in the company of date night outings, co-worker hangs, and besties catching up over wine and bites.
📸 Photo Ops:
The skyline is beyond incredible–you’ll definitely want a selfie with the DTLA background. Also depending on the time of day, the firepit is great to include in a shot or two.
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Cara Cara Info:
1100 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
- Beautiful décor and design
- Unmatched view of the DTLA skyline
- Delicious, flavorful menu
- Parking can be tough
- Leaves from the greenery may fall into your plate
- You may never want to leave 🤩