great authentic mexican food, great service, great staff, great college memories, pretty yummy enchiladas, great atmosphere, great margaritas
Best Mexican food in town....don't forget the delicious margaritas & drinks...!!! No doubt...!!!
comida muy buena!!!!. the food here seems to be great! I havent been here in years but from what I recall their Mexican rice is absolutly delicious!
Really Enjoy The Food!!. 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.
The best in town!!!. 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.
BEST CHEAPEST MEXICAN NEAR USC. 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.
Roach Salsa!. 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!
My Favorite College Food Spot. 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!
Cheap food & great atmosphere!. 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.
You get what you pay for. 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.
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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