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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.


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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.
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bacaro restaurantSaturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 4:09am
Join us for spaghetti and meatballs for lunch today! Spaghetti chittara, beef meatballs, heirloom tomato sauce and garlic bread with a fancy soda for$15!
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bacaro restaurantFriday, July 22nd, 2016 at 7:58am
After more than 8 years, Julie Grubich is working her final shift at Bacaro tonight. Her natural ability and extensive knowledge have made her an integral part of the Bacaro team. Her impact and influence on so many of us, as family, cannot be measured and for that we are forever grateful. Come in tonight and help us celebrate the last 8 years. We love you, Julie!
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bacaro restaurantThursday, July 21st, 2016 at 1:00am
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bacaro restaurantTuesday, July 19th, 2016 at 10:00am
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bacaro restaurantMonday, July 18th, 2016 at 9:45am
Industry Night Special- 1/2 off all pasta.
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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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