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Caboco, Los Angeles, CA

Caboco

4.7
4.7
145 Reviews
$30 and under
Brazilian
Caboco is LA’s first modern Brazilian restaurant, and chef Rodrigo Oliveira’s first location
outside of Brazil, located in the Arts District. Oliveira along with chef de cuisine, and partner
chef Victor Vasconcellos. The dishes reflect national Brazilian cuisine, with updated culinary traditions that respect the bold flavors of country kitchens above all. This is the Brazil you’ve never experienced in Los Angeles.



*Parties of 10 and larger are required to make a reservation through our email contact@cabocola.com

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, South American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 9:00 am–9:15 am

  • Phone number

    (213) 405-1434

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Rodrigo Oliveira & Victor Vasconcellos

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Corner of Mateo and Industrial St.

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking on Mateo across from the restaurant

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 145 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. LR

    LarissaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Brazilian restaurant in Los Angeles no question.
  2. JP

    JayP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    the total came up to approx 70 bucks a head of course including drinks, but what came out was very little for this amount we couldve easily eat at Fogo De Chao - i think the portions are way to small. Service was outstanding and ambiance amazing. But we are there for the food and it was lacking sorry to put that out there
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After living in Brazil for many years, I can say this is like being in the top most creative chef’s restaurants in Brazil! The ambience, the art, the music, the impeccable service, the unique ingredients only found in the Amazon region and in the north east of Brazil are all found and elevated in this hip yet chique place that is in its own class representing Brazil much more than those all you can barbecue places like fogo de chão. A winner is the vegan moqueca stew with the vegan coconut based farofa 😍Also the drinks are amazing! Must go! It’s the shortest flight you can take to the best and most interesting food found in Brazil.
  4. r

    rlee

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was outstanding! Drinks were amazing! Ordered Tapioca & Cheese Dadinhos (similar to the cheese balls at other Brazilian restaurants, but with a twist since its crispy and has a great dipping sauce), Pork Belly Crackling (this was also good and the skin was fried just like the Chicharrones snacks; super good!), Ceviche (contains only white fish and I actually used the sauce to pour on the pork belly), and the grilled Octopus with rice (the octopus was a bit bland and the rice was pretty salty; not sure if it was to offset the octopus, but wasn't a fan). The East of Amazzoni is a must! its so refreshing and slips right down!
  5. s

    saneas

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was everything, especially the cheese bread my favorite
  6. PT

    PounehT

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience. The food, the service, the decor all were amazing. Loved the casual ambience and the music. The food tasted home cooked. I’m not Brazilian but my boyfriend who is, said it was exceptionally good. Would definitely return to try other dishes on the menu.
  7. B

    Beaver

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great neighborhood restaurant.... didnt expect it to be such a wonderful experience.
  8. MA

    MichelleA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant in LA! The beef rib was mind blowingly good and the service was perfect. Everyone working together to make sure we had drinks, were happy with our meal, and understood the menu.
  9. DJ

    DanaJ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Staff was very polite. Arrival terrible. Food was okay not great
  10. HC

    HappyCarl

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday and we enjoyed our dining experience here. The appetizers were very good, tasty, and shareable. We had the ceviche (with yucca chips was a first for us), yucca fries and pao de quiejo (warm bread with cheese and spreads is always a winner). The main dishes were huge and cooked to perfection. We ordered the beef ribs that came with the biro biro rice, farofa and salad. The mushroom with cous cous was also a favorite. Since there was an occasion, they gave us complimentary dessert that was out of this world, I don’t remember the name but it was like a caramel flan and sponge cake in one with some sweet crunchy stuff on the side, so good! We also ordered the Amazonia, chocolate mousse, that was very interesting because it had an ingredient on the side that made your mouth numb with every bite. It was a fun chance especially for my son!
  11. AB

    AndressaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, great Brazilian treats to indulge yourself
  12. a

    angelak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Everything was tasty. Not what you would see at a Fogo de Chao or typical Brazilian steakhouse but more elevated.
  13. K

    Kara

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were so nice! Really relaxed with great drinks!
  14. WL

    WendyL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Very cool, tasty food and good music. Not too loud so able to have a conversation. And the waiter was fantastic. Knowledgeable about the food and made sure we didn’t over order.
  15. DM

    DanielaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! A must eat destination. Congratulations!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was great overall, service was amazing!
  17. JT

    JosephT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The food lacked flavor. The beef and chicken were dry. Food came out before drinks. Really found it not worth the value. Brought friends to check out a new DTLA dining spot. I was hoping for better and we were was less than impressed.
  18. C

    Christine

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ceviche was the best thing we had. Fried pork belly was flavorful but a little dry and chewy. Carne sol was like a meatier beef jerky but was just ok. The interior was cute, vibe was nice, seating on the side banquettes had me feeling awkward the whole meal because I felt exposed just facing the restaurant full of people eating rather than my husband haha 😄 it was our anniversary so maybe wasn't the best choice in restaurant due to seating options.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing authentic Brazilian cuisine. Our waitress was amazing and so sweet. I will def be back
  20. L

    Lulu

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great!
  21. AB

    AlexandreB

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wwenet on a Sunday to try the famous feijoada for lunch and it was great. We had coxinha as appetizers and they were amaizing too! Love the ambience and the service. We'll be back again soon, for sure!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fue una experiencia muy agradable! Amamos Caboco!
  23. R

    Rose

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food from northern Brazil. Uncommon flavors and ingredients. Good drinks, friendly staff, good music
  24. SF

    StephenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing Staff! Super helpful and made the experience great.
  25. RM

    RicardeteM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious.
  27. JM

    JamieM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were delicious. Pork belly crackling with house made hot sauce was incredible. Also had a new lamb dish that was almost like a stew with an amazingly balanced sauce. Can’t wait to co back and try the whole menu.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have some unique brazilian taste experience!
  29. KO

    KerryO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The highest compliment I can give is that the shrimp bobó transported me to Bahia with the first bite. The whole experience had us longing for Brasil. Obrigada to the whole team.
  30. CA

    ChiefAtLarge

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the other end of a large party. Our waiters were super friendly and attentive. The food they said was from northern Brazil yet the tastes were still Brazilian.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server explained the menu well, we loved the yucca gnocchi, drinks were tasty and fun. Good experience!
  32. A

    Angel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails in a relaxing atmosphere. Server Gustavo, chef Victor and everyone else made it such an enjoyable and memorable evening for celebrating my friend’s birthday. The pet friendly patio is a plus. Thank you so much!!
  33. A

    Akane

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Caboco! Unique and delicious dishes and friendly service. We had an extra 2 people in our party last minute but they accommodated us with no issues. Definitely will be coming back!
  34. LR

    LynnetteR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is excellent. Really a special meal and appreciated all the flavors and care with the food. Great place!
  35. KL

    KarlaL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding! Very friendly staff!!! I'm returning to sure!
  36. MR

    ManoelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the staff was knowledgeable about the food they were serving and extremely friendly. I would recommend it again and again, and I will keep bringing friends to know this place.
  37. TA

    TheAndrades

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is simply nothing else like Caboco in Los Angeles. It’s a wonderful culinary journey every time my husband and I have the pleasure of going for dinner. Listen to your server’s recommendations and enjoy the unique flavors that only Brazil can offer <3 10/10 location for a fun date night and the caipirinhas are to die for!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real nice food, space and service. Try the dadinhos de tapioca and the carne seca, a delicious taste of Brazilian food. Also loved the presentation of the food and drinks!
  39. E

    Eduardo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner experience. Food was creatively presented and authentic to its root. Only place in LA to get modern Brazilian.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really interesting place! I enjoyed the drinks! Service wasn’t bad but we were just greeted a couple times by different people. We also were interrupted a little too frequently, i think they had a lot of staff and at the time not enough customers to keep them busy. I liked it overall though, really tasty food and will go back to try more.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Staff temperature check required

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Caboco is rated 4.7 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Mateo and Industrial St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 9:00 am–9:15 am

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, South American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking on Mateo across from the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Rodrigo Oliveira &amp; Victor Vasconcellos

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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