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La Barca Grill & Cantina

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11010 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-3620
+1 562-622-9100
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Downey, California
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

gave this place a second chance and will Not give it a 3rd. I'm sorry, maybe its just me and I'm used to authentic mexican food. But I was served a freezer burn NY Steak and was so grossed out. Then, the bar food was just that.. Nasty bar food. Cocktails much better.

Thank Bavilesny1
Commerce, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My friend and I sat at the bar on a Friday afternoon. The bartender, Joel, was very attentive. Both my friend and I had the empanadas. She had the beef and I had the chicken. I really preferred the beef as my friend preferred the chicken. Needless to say the food here is delicious. From the ceviche to the molcajete.... More 

Thank misscancer77
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Didn't eat here but did enjoy the cantina part of this place. I had a blast! Service was good, drinks were good and karaoke was so much fun ..all in all!

Thank aracely130
Whittier, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had the shrimp molcajete and it was delicious, the sauce was spicy but good. They brought us homemade corn tortillas and they were so good.

Thank Esther C
Bakersfield, California
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nothing special about this place. I went on a Sunday morning. The place was almost empty. Our order was served promptly and the food was OK. Nothing spectacular, but nothing bad either. Given the large variety of Mexican places in the area, I will likely not go back.

Thank msmxtoo
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We're from Albuquerque, NM visiting Thomas and family went out for a birthday dinner Had a great time, to our surprise mariachis were playing, yeah!

Thank Leanore J
Downey, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

we have been here in two separate occasions and both times we were not thrilled with the food, drinks nor service. first time the food was not what we ordered and lacking flavor. second visit we decided to go and give them a second chance my drink took forever to come out and when it did since it was blended... More 

Thank yeye2121
Downey, California
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

good food...staff very attentive to special dietary needs...plenty of parking...on the guacamole dip is very good...would recommend not going on a weekend evening it gets very crowded.

Thank Jordan D
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Was a bit disappointed. i order what I usually do .. camarones agua chiles.. this places chile was weak. The one in La Habra hit it right on the money. I havent been back to this location since then,

Thank gmartinez2016
Los Angeles
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I brought my girlfriend here and the food was awful. The live mariachi was great, but the food is way below average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11010 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-3620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: +1 562-622-9100

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