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La Barca

Central L.A
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2414 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007-1660
(323) 735-6567
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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366 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very scary neighborhood and the inside is tired and dark. Service is super quick and friendly; looks like a popular place with locals. Huge, I mean huge portions. Food is ok, but a bit heavy on the fried and fatty.

Thank GypsyTraveller94
Long Beach, California
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We with a few friends prior to a concert and we had excellent service and food. It was very busy for a Saturday night and waited a little bit. Prices are excellent for the amount of food you receive. Do not wear red to this restaurant. Just sayin. This isn't a place for snobs. Foodies, but not snobs. Parking is... More 

Thank Mannkmm
Vancouver, Canada
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147 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Huge baskets of fresh fried chips with large bowls of fresh spicy salsa arrive at you table as soon as you sit down and the keep both full throughout dinner. Delicious and high quality margaritas served either on ice or mixed for $3.50! There menu is comprehensive and offers all the Mexican dishes. I had chilli rellanos served with salad,... More 

Thank 606KennyG
Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Terrific Mexican food. Nice atmosphere, and even at 1:30, there was a nice crowd here (so you know it's a popular place among the locals). I'll be coming back to this restaurant every time I travel to Los Angeles for work.

Thank lesliep597
Gainesville, FL
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252 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

For an out-of-town gringo, the neighborhood and security bars on the windows and doors might be intimidating. But get past that and you'll find great food at reasonable prices. I had a wonderful pork taco and tamale for $3.95 each. Paired up with frozen margaritas for $3.50 each and free chips and salsa, it was a great evening. The place... More 

Thank JFGainesville
Saint Louis, Missouri
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

La Barca is less than a mile walk from the USC Campus on Vermont. Its where all of the students and their family go to eat. The food is inexpensive and absolutely delicious. Don't let the entrance fool you. Its a diamond in the rough you will be glad you ate here.

Thank Chris K
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

La Barca was recommended by a barback at the Surly Goat in West Hollywood. The area doesn't look great, but I felt safe. La Barca was clean and open, and the staff was very nice. I ordered a margarita which consisted of liquor mixed with ice and a straw. It could've used a bit more lime juice, but for $3.50... More 

Thank Aaron Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I've enjoyed La Barca on at least 6 separate occasions, the most recent was no exception. In the past I've gone later and the crowd can get noisy, there is good energy in the place and I am told the margartitas are big. This visit my son and I enjoyed Pollo A La Plancha and it was amazing...I've found my... More 

Thank michaelh558
Annapolis, Maryland
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262 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

You would never guess that there is great food inside this somewhat hidden door on a busy Vermont Ave. Don't try to park in the street - large lot in the back with security. That was our first hint at the popularity. Margaritas were awesome. We all had fajitas which were pretty standard but tasty. Service was ok. Sometimes hard... More 

Thank janicepk
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great lunch! Food was wonderful- Awesome service-- Very friendly staff and truly authentic Mexican cuisine! Very comfortable inside with a nice old fashioned atmosphere. Parking no charge in the back of the building which is great! It is the place to go for truly good food and enjoyable staff!

Thank TShed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2414 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007-1660
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (323) 735-6567

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?