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La Barquita Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, Latin, Spanish
2334 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006-2440
+1 602-275-5994
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“goat stew” (2 reviews)
“flan” (3 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
2334 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006-2440
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Went 2 days in a row while on vacation in Phoenix. The best Mexican food I have ever eaten-- molcajetes are delicious. Yes, the place is worn- but an A rating. Friendly staff and cheap beer. The first time we went for breakfast but they...More

Thank JohnDoe727
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Tried La Barquita for the first time, ordered the Mexicana mochetae which is beef chicken chorizo onion peppers and cactus. You don’t have to worry about cold food coming to the table. It is served in a 500 degree mochetae, it was so delicious. Also...More

Thank cheftod67
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We were lucky enough to eat here twice during our visit. Don't let the reviews about location scare you! We took Uber and felt very safe being dropped off there. The Mexican food is "home cooked" by the Garcia family. So authentic and fresh. The...More

Thank Traveler_200950
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Took a quick trip to AZ. It was late but we found this place and from the outside you wouldn't think much but man. Whoever is cooking in the kitchen is doing it with love. We ordered the queso con chorizo, carne asada was on...More

Thank Binabear06
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This isn't a fancy place as it's small and very worn in not the best place in town. Possibly the best dish is the Mocajete. It's a bubbling hot cauldron with assorted flavorful but not too spicy meats (including house made chorizo, cactus) or fish...More

Thank TheSaltyPepper
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We met some friends who live in Phoenix and this is their regular haunt. We went by suggestions on TripAdvisor and ordered the Molcajete, Mole and Birria. The Goat stew (Birria) is the winner, but everything was great! We had a flan and some bread...More

Thank Garykurt
Reviewed 26 February 2017

In a converted house near Sky Harbor Airport, La Barquita is a must try for great Jaliscan style Mexican food. The birra is outstanding and my wife had the taquitos, Both dishes were large portions well presented. Bottle beer only, no draft. Service is very...More

Thank slaterock1704
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Ate here for lunch the other day. It's a little small inside and basically a little hole in the wall. I waffled between a 3 and 4 rating because but decided on a 3 because it's not quite a 4. I had the El Rojo...More

Thank Southwest_Gaucho
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We have been there several times for their famous molcajetes. They, in themselves, or a dining and cultural experience. Everything about them is amazingly delicious and unique. My only criticism is that the staff are very friendly unless you are a regular. I've seen some...More

Thank Lawdrum
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Drab from the outside, but colorful & cozy interior. Full with locals. Wife & I were seated promptly and our server, Jocelyn, brought us our Mexican beers. Menu is extensive, but wife had the stewed cabrito which is served with the signature thick corn tortillas....More

Thank slaterock1704
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2334 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006-2440
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighbourhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: +1 602-275-5994
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