Home Page


food | family | wine


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

Make a Reservation



Section: Ever Changing/Culinary Delight



Join Us

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 restaurantSaturday, June 25th, 2016 at 4:20am
Fried Chicken Sandwich for lunch today! Served on a brioche bun topped with lettuce, pickle, ranch with and curly fries and a specialty soda for $15!
4 1    View on Facebook
bacaro restaurant
bacaro restaurantFriday, June 24th, 2016 at 11:30pm
2 2    View on Facebook
bacaro restaurant
bacaro restaurantFriday, June 24th, 2016 at 11:13am
Thank you for the love, Smile Politely.
25 2    View on Facebook
bacaro restaurant
bacaro restaurantTuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 1:00am
   View on Facebook
bacaro restaurant
bacaro restaurantSaturday, June 18th, 2016 at 3:28am
#softshellcrab for lunch today only! Served with tomato, mixed greens, paprika aioli, and sour cream and onion potato chips.
10 2    View on Facebook
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.

View The Full Menu


Final Banner Image