La Barca Mexican Restaurant

★★★★★
Authentic Mexican food in Los Angeles.
  • 2414 S Vermont Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90007

    Cross street: Vermont & Adams

    Map & Directions
  • 323-735-6567

About La Barca Mexican Restaurant

Hours
Sun - Thu 10:30am - 10pm Fri - Sat 10:30am - 11pm

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This is my stable place to go if I am craving for some Mexican food. They have amazing staff in here and they always make sure that their customers are satisfied.

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★★★★★

This is my stable place to go if I am craving for some Mexican food. They have amazing staff in here and they always make sure that their customers are satisfied.

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The food is delicious, portions are big and good prices. One of my Fav mexican restaurants.

3
★★★★★

The food is delicious, portions are big and good prices. One of my Fav mexican restaurants.

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Best Mexican food in town....don't forget the delicious margaritas & drinks...!!! No doubt...!!!

3
★★★★★

Best Mexican food in town....don't forget the delicious margaritas & drinks...!!! No doubt...!!!

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the food here seems to be great! I havent been here in years but from what I recall their Mexican rice is absolutly delicious!

3
★★★★★

the food here seems to be great! I havent been here in years but from what I recall their Mexican rice is absolutly delicious!

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I enjoy their food here. Lots of mouth watering flavor and I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should say that the food comes out in successions, at the perfect timing.

2
★★★★★

I enjoy their food here. Lots of mouth watering flavor and I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should say that the food comes out in successions, at the perfect timing.

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I've been going there since I was a little girl. The people there are really friendly n their food is so good! I've never had 1 bad experience there and its true their food is cheap but they don't cheap out on taste. I have gotten my bf hooked on their food its the go to spot.

2
★★★★★

I've been going there since I was a little girl. The people there are really friendly n their food is so good! I've never had 1 bad experience there and its true their food is cheap but they don't cheap out on taste. I have gotten my bf hooked on their food its the go to spot.

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Ive been going here since i went to USC and it is STILL the best. Great staff, great atmosphere, cheap excellent food with big portions, their queso appetizer is awesome.. and lets not forget the cheap wonderful margaritas! I will always go out of my way to go here.

2
★★★★★

Ive been going here since i went to USC and it is STILL the best. Great staff, great atmosphere, cheap excellent food with big portions, their queso appetizer is awesome.. and lets not forget the cheap wonderful margaritas! I will always go out of my way to go here.

Pros: strong cheap cadillac margaritas, authentic mexican food

Cons: parking

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I have been there on more than 1 occasion but one particular time my friends and 1 went and there was a roach in the house salsa. Now when the management came by he had the nerve to infer that we put it in the salsa which made the experience worse. So long story short DONT GO!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been there on more than 1 occasion but one particular time my friends and 1 went and there was a roach in the house salsa. Now when the management came by he had the nerve to infer that we put it in the salsa which made the experience worse. So long story short DONT GO!

Pros: cheap drinks

Cons: Roaches in salsa

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I've had many great memories with LA BARCA! Margaritas, tacos and AMAZING chips/salsa! The atmosphere is ideal for large groups and socializing! There's always a positive and energetic vibe at La Barca. The waiters are sassy and welcoming in the best of ways!! If you order THE COLOSSAL Burrito, you will honestly have to share!! It's GIGANTIC, yet AMAZING!! Probably the biggest burrito in LA!! La Barca left me with many great college memories and I will always highly recommend!

2
★★★★★

I've had many great memories with LA BARCA! Margaritas, tacos and AMAZING chips/salsa! The atmosphere is ideal for large groups and socializing! There's always a positive and energetic vibe at La Barca. The waiters are sassy and welcoming in the best of ways!! If you order THE COLOSSAL Burrito, you will honestly have to share!! It's GIGANTIC, yet AMAZING!! Probably the biggest burrito in LA!! La Barca left me with many great college memories and I will always highly recommend!

Pros: Great value and MARGARITAS!!

Cons: Parking

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I really enjoyed my time at La Barca on Friday evening - it was packed with the USC crowd, as well as families with kids - in the small entrance way, it was standing room barely! But once you get in, the margaritas are flowing, the 2 big screen tv's were showing the Laker game - it was pretty much all good. Seems to be able to pull of being a family restaurant as well as a trendy, hipster hang-out.

2
★★★★☆

I really enjoyed my time at La Barca on Friday evening - it was packed with the USC crowd, as well as families with kids - in the small entrance way, it was standing room barely! But once you get in, the margaritas are flowing, the 2 big screen tv's were showing the Laker game - it was pretty much all good. Seems to be able to pull of being a family restaurant as well as a trendy, hipster hang-out.

Pros: Super great prices on all kinds of Mexican foods

Cons: Gets VERY crowded; parking

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Great Mexican food, drinks, and by far great service. You can always catch a police officer enjoying a meal in this restaurant. I definitely recommend the chicken soup. It's the best around.

5
★★★★★

Great Mexican food, drinks, and by far great service. You can always catch a police officer enjoying a meal in this restaurant. I definitely recommend the chicken soup. It's the best around.

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This is a good place to hang out with cheap food. If you are looking for outstanding food and service, then go somewhere else. There is some truth to, "you get what you pay for". This is that place, decent food for cheap prices. I like it though. I would rather wait in line for a $2.50 strawberry margarita, then go right in for a $14 apple martini.

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★★★★☆

This is a good place to hang out with cheap food. If you are looking for outstanding food and service, then go somewhere else. There is some truth to, "you get what you pay for". This is that place, decent food for cheap prices. I like it though. I would rather wait in line for a $2.50 strawberry margarita, then go right in for a $14 apple martini.

Pros: Decent food, cheap prices, always lively

Cons: bad parking, cops hang there a lot

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My family loves to go to this restaurant. Mexican food is our favorite and this place falls right in line.
The enchiladas are the best and the burritos are to die for. The shrimp burritos are my favorite. The prices are good and the staff really takes care of you.

Oh yeah the Margarita's are EXCELLENT.

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★★★★☆

My family loves to go to this restaurant. Mexican food is our favorite and this place falls right in line.
The enchiladas are the best and the burritos are to die for. The shrimp burritos are my favorite. The prices are good and the staff really takes care of you.

Oh yeah the Margarita's are EXCELLENT.

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Small local Mexican Resturant that has served the LA community for at least 25 years. Mostly local patrons including USC students and LAPD. Very clean and attentive waiters. Great Mexican experience! Food in the best in LA and very inexpensive.
Has a Margarita Happy Hour every day.

5
★★★★★

Small local Mexican Resturant that has served the LA community for at least 25 years. Mostly local patrons including USC students and LAPD. Very clean and attentive waiters. Great Mexican experience! Food in the best in LA and very inexpensive.
Has a Margarita Happy Hour every day.

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This is was my first time going here, but had heard a lot about it... it was a Saturday night, 7 PM, about a 35 min. wait. That seemed about right, but when we were seated, our waiter took a long time. We understood it was packed. Our appetizer came out fast and I ordered the Enchiladas Suizas and my husband ordered the carne asada plate. The plates were mediocre at best. We are Mex-American, so yes, we have had great Mexican food, but we expected a lot better from all of the reviews. Honestly, if you're Mexican, you will know just what I mean. I wouldn't recommend going here for Mexican. The rice was not very good and the beans didn't have much flavor and the enchiladas didn't really have any of the green sauce on them.

The wait was sooooo long to get our check. We even told the guy picking up plates that if we didn't get our check, we were going to have to leave, so finally he had to bring it over and that isn't even his job.

The only okay thing was the strawberry margarita. It was okay, not all that. I've had better.

We also had the "Pachanga" appetizer and it was more chips than anything. It wasn't very good to be honest.

You may think I'm being biased, but honestly, it's just not very good and not authentic and simply too packed to go back there again. After the food and service, we definitely will not be going back.

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★★☆☆☆

This is was my first time going here, but had heard a lot about it... it was a Saturday night, 7 PM, about a 35 min. wait. That seemed about right, but when we were seated, our waiter took a long time. We understood it was packed. Our appetizer came out fast and I ordered the Enchiladas Suizas and my husband ordered the carne asada plate. The plates were mediocre at best. We are Mex-American, so yes, we have had great Mexican food, but we expected a lot better from all of the reviews. Honestly, if you're Mexican, you will know just what I mean. I wouldn't recommend going here for Mexican. The rice was not very good and the beans didn't have much flavor and the enchiladas didn't really have any of the green sauce on them.

The wait was sooooo long to get our check. We even told the guy picking up plates that if we didn't get our check, we were going to have to leave, so finally he had to bring it over and that isn't even his job.

The only okay thing was the strawberry margarita. It was okay, not all that. I've had better.

We also had the "Pachanga" appetizer and it was more chips than anything. It wasn't very good to be honest.

You may think I'm being biased, but honestly, it's just not very good and not authentic and simply too packed to go back there again. After the food and service, we definitely will not be going back.

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La Barca is known around the USC campus for its amazing happy hour. Every tuesday evening dozens of students cram into the small waiting area waiting for a table. Despite the long lines it is totally worth it. Margaritas, pina coladas and coronas are all $2.50 and the food is good and cheap. My roommates and try to come here every Tues. It is a great little spot!

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★★★★☆

La Barca is known around the USC campus for its amazing happy hour. Every tuesday evening dozens of students cram into the small waiting area waiting for a table. Despite the long lines it is totally worth it. Margaritas, pina coladas and coronas are all $2.50 and the food is good and cheap. My roommates and try to come here every Tues. It is a great little spot!

Pros: Decent food and good, cheap drinks

Cons: No parking, crowded on Tues.

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The $5 burrito is the size of my head and oh so good but I'm also a fan of the camarones a la diabla (shirmp of the devil) but it's super spicy so beware. They serve free chips and salsa and the food is always satisfying. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

The $5 burrito is the size of my head and oh so good but I'm also a fan of the camarones a la diabla (shirmp of the devil) but it's super spicy so beware. They serve free chips and salsa and the food is always satisfying. Highly recommended.

Pros: Value, Food

Cons: Parking, Busy

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O.K. let me start off by saying that this place is like being in mexico. AUTHENTIC mexican food. But the highlight of the place is the Mexican Flan. You can't say you've had La Barca if you haven't had their Flan. One serving of Flan was not enough for me. The wait to be seated could be long.

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★★★★★

O.K. let me start off by saying that this place is like being in mexico. AUTHENTIC mexican food. But the highlight of the place is the Mexican Flan. You can't say you've had La Barca if you haven't had their Flan. One serving of Flan was not enough for me. The wait to be seated could be long.

Pros: Flan, Flan, Flan

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While a student at USC, I often went to La Barca to feel at home away from home. The food is authentic Mexican fills you up. Sometimes you can't even walk right after eating such a hearty meal. It's so good you want to finish the plate! Oh, and they recently installed those mistifiers outside so you can cool off from the summer heat. I love La Barca!

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★★★★☆

While a student at USC, I often went to La Barca to feel at home away from home. The food is authentic Mexican fills you up. Sometimes you can't even walk right after eating such a hearty meal. It's so good you want to finish the plate! Oh, and they recently installed those mistifiers outside so you can cool off from the summer heat. I love La Barca!

Pros: value, guaranteed good food, margaritas

Cons: , parking, it can get crowded

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La Barca provides great service no matter how crowded the place is, the wait is always worthwhile. This restaurant is for all, family, going alone or just hanging out.

2
★★★★★

La Barca provides great service no matter how crowded the place is, the wait is always worthwhile. This restaurant is for all, family, going alone or just hanging out.

Pros: inexpensive, great service, menu has variety

Cons: crowded, too small, needs more parking

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This is hands down the best authentic Mexican food in LA.

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★★★★★

This is hands down the best authentic Mexican food in LA.

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The food here is definitely not average, but not the best either, but just plain good. What makes this place worth wild are the prices and the service. Prices are cheap, with a hearty lunch running you $7. Try the Burrito Gigante, or the enchiladas, pretty yummy. The waitstaff is about the friendliest you'll find around these parts, always prompt and always friendly. The location is a bit shady, and the parking sucks. There is a small lot behind the building, but your best bet is to park out front.

2
★★★★☆

The food here is definitely not average, but not the best either, but just plain good. What makes this place worth wild are the prices and the service. Prices are cheap, with a hearty lunch running you $7. Try the Burrito Gigante, or the enchiladas, pretty yummy. The waitstaff is about the friendliest you'll find around these parts, always prompt and always friendly. The location is a bit shady, and the parking sucks. There is a small lot behind the building, but your best bet is to park out front.

Pros: Friendly Service, Cheap good mex food, Prices

Cons: Limited Parking, Shady Neighborhood

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Situated near USC you can usually find a mixed collection of neighborhood locals and young college kids here. Good basic Mexican fare and great margaritas.

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★★★★☆

Situated near USC you can usually find a mixed collection of neighborhood locals and young college kids here. Good basic Mexican fare and great margaritas.

Pros: Margaritas

 

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