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Jan 7, 2008 09:48 AM

Barragan's & Guantanamera in Burbank-worth a visit?

I know they're both "old school" and am in the mood for that, so are these restos worth going to? If not, would appreciate your recommendations.

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  1. Barragan's is decent on Monday nights when they have dollar taco's, otherwise their food is not very good.

    1. Visited Barragans a few weeks ago for the first (and last) time. Utterly forgettable, lowest-common-denominator fake Mexican, drowned in melted cheese with obligatory "Spanish" rice and beans -- though the service was good. I'd recommend any taco truck over this place.

      1. Oh, man, I hate Barragan's. Even Acapulco is better.

        Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
        3113 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91505

        1. I concur with the others on Barragans -- very bad, Americanized Mexican. But Barragan's will always hold a special place in my heart for purely sentimental reason.

          Worth a visit? In a word, no. Not unless you are going there for reasons other than the food.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            I too have sentimental feelings for Barragan's. Back in the day (and I'm talking when I was a toddler) it was a great Mexican-American restaurant. But I noticed that it started going downhill in the early 90s. They used to have great Ranchera sauce for their huevos and enchiladas but they got rid of it and started sauteeing peppers in their bad red enchilada sauce (which they changed for the worse in the 80s) and called it ranchera sauce. Feh!


          2. I love Barragan's Chorizo Nachos!! A margarita, chorizo nachos, and I'm good to go.