Josef Centano’s last restaurant was so excellent that my fiancé and I leapt at the chance to partner with him in Bäco Mercat. Josef’s style is completely original without being pretentious.
When Bäco Mercat chef-owner Mr Josef Centeno created his signature flatbread sandwich, he probably didn’t realise it would take on a life of its own. The Bäco has now inspired its own takeaway spot, Bäcoshop (set to open later this year). For now, head to downtown LA to sample the original Bäco – crispy pork belly and beef carnitas with caraway pepper sauce and salbitxada – to see what all the fuss is about, or try one of the six new varieties on offer.