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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Las Barcas - Review #2

Date of Visit: March 4, 2006

21032 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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Official Site

We now have our second reader review. This one was sent in by my friend James and he included a couple pictures as well. I believe James is the one that told me about Las Barcas about a decade ago.

Las Barcas Exterior
Baby drinking glass not included with meal

Las Barcas Taco Plate
The lemon's trying to escape

I went to Las Barcas restaurant on Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm. I ordered a taco & enchilada comination plate, my wife got the machaca burrito, and my mother got the chicken tostada. All three were very good! I used to live about a block away from Las Barcas and I would phone in orders and walk down and pick them up (usually the chicken tostada, which back then was less than $4.00). I love the chips and salsa there too -- the salsa is probably the best I've tasted. This time I tried to figure out if their salsa has vinegar or Mexican oregano in it, and thought I detected the latter. The food leaves little to be desired, unlike many run-of-the-mill combo plate Mexican places. I think they deserve an extra "Speedy" for the salsa & chips too.

I'd give them four Speedys:

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Thanks for the review, James. We've still gotta hit Mexi-casa and Miguel Jr. sometime . . . and Blue Agave again. And some other places.


Dan said...

I, too, am a long time local in that area of HB. Las Barcas has really been one of my all-time favorite Mexican places. Great food and the price is right. The fact that Las Barcas has been able to survive in such a run-down strip mall is a testament to just how good the place is. The sushi place at the other end of the center is pretty good too.

I agree that Las Barcas' salsa is top notch, as are their chips. I highly recommend the deep fried beef taco, chimichangas, the fajita burrito, as well as the carnitas platter. If you like chunky guacamole (versus the creamy/runny type you usually see at fast food places), order it on the side.

ChristianZ said...

Thank you for your lengthy comment.