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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

Chef Drew Starkey and his team work with over 12 local and sustainably driven farms, and the eclectic menu reflects the cultivation of these partnerships.
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 3:21pm
BACARO Friday Lunch
Every Friday from 11am-2pm
No reservations needed, first come first served.

This week we're serving Fish Tacos + beverage, $13.
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 4:58am
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantSunday, March 5th, 2017 at 9:45am
Looking forward to our yearly trip north!!!
BACARO restaurant
BACARO restaurantThursday, January 12th, 2017 at 9:37am
NEW: Chicken Brodo, pulled roast chicken, mustard dumplings, black truffle. #wintermenu #eatcu #chicken
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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