We went to Opus last night, next to the Wiltern Theatre, to check out the Bacos, their trademark dish served Tuesday nights at the bar. It wasn't too busy so they allowed us to order them from the dining room; typically Bacos are only served in their lounge or at the bar.
The booths we sat on were very inviting armchairs, which made for comfortable eating.
John R., our friendly waiter, recommended a delicious beer, La Fin du Monde, a smooth French-Canadian beer with a hint of spice, now my new beer of choice. It went especially well with the spices in the Bacos.
Bacos -- a cross between a flatbread, pupusa and a taco, an odd creation I had especially come to try. The bread-like base is served with toppings, much like an open taco. They offer 4 types of bacos: The Baco, Spiced Tofu Baco, Market Fish Baco, and the Pork Meatball with Chorizo Baco. We tried both of the pork ones. The Pork Meatball Baco had a base of ground pork
textured like a ground beef taco filling; the other baco's base is a chunkier texture of pork belly and short rib carnitas. Both were delicious and satisfying with many layered flavors and textures. One baco per person is enough for a meal and 2 to share hit the spot.
Chatting with the waiter we discovered that the menu has been undergoing a revamp ever since the GM left. They also started serving lunch last week.
We were very pleased with the meal. Two bacos, drinks, cappuccino and dessert $45.
3760 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 http://www.opusrestaurant.net 213-738-1600