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La Barca

$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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2414 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007-1660
+1 323-735-6567
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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321 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Chapel Hill
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really good hole in the wall Mexican restaurant. Very good food, generous portions, excellent, attentive service. Arrive early as it gets crowded.

Thank Timothy T
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I've been to a lot of whole in the wall restaurants In los Angeles on Vermont, but I could say that this one is the worse. Talk about smelling like urine before going inside hoping inside would have good service. But the waiters were not Attentive to us at all. The gratitude is included in the bill therefore the waiters... More 

Thank Lupe R
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Get the big burrito. It is more than enough to share between two people. They even cut it in half for you if you tell them that you are sharing

Thank Greedo P
Los Angeles, California, United States
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Have been going to this restaurant since I can remember...never gets too old. The food is delicious, the service is great, and the prices, well even better! You all have to try the buffalo wings...I think they are WAY better than the other chain wing restaurants...simply delicious. But my favorite dish, Enchiladas Suizas...no beans, extra rice! Oh yes... The only... More 

Thank Hmtz837
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

They always have a great service, even thought its a small building, and it takes a long time to get a seat when its crowded, its worth waiting for. when I am craving Camarones a la plancha con salsa Diabla, this is where I go.

Thank Spanely
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I've been coming here for years. their food is very good, and there service extremely friendly. It is a bit noisy. especially during basketball season. It's a popular hangout for USC students. You do have to be prepared to wait though. they dont take reservations, and there is alway a long wait out the door to be seated, but once... More 

Thank Cicme
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Loved this place but it was in the ghetto. Parking is in the back and I wouldnt walk alone. It was hard to see from the street but once we fond it we were pleasantly suprised! The inside was cute and charming. The service was gerat and the chips kept coming. The salsa was amazing with a kick. The three... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: +1 323-735-6567

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