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La Barca

2414 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007-1660
+1 323-735-6567
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good51%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
2414 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007-1660
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We waited about 10-15 minutes for a table mid-afternoon. Parking out front at metered spots but also large, free lot in the back. Pretty interior where you feel like you're in Mexico. Service was attentive but not friendly. Margarita was strong but missing lime taste....More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has some of the best tasting Mexican food I've had. Cooked really well, and properly spiced. Usually you have to drown Mexican food in the US in hot sauce, but not here! The service was excellent and quick, and the atmosphere inside was...More

Thank Rico670
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is hopping! Busy Busy and you know why... Tasty Food! Wednesday night around 9:30 and this place is pretty much full. Couple blocks from USC, around the corner from my son's place, this restaurant is the local favorite. I'm glad my son took...More

Thank Danoblueeye
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and cheap margaritAs. Come here to mingle with residents and college students. Always a great atmosphere.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 25 July 2016 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
Reviewed 12 July 2016

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...More

Thank Mannkmm
Reviewed 29 March 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...More

Thank 606KennyG
Reviewed 13 March 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
Reviewed 2 March 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...More

Thank JFGainesville
Reviewed 12 November 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...More

Thank Chris K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-735-6567
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