Here, at last, is a Mexican Restaurant that does not bombard you with an atmosphere of forced fiesta-mania, yet is always fun. One can actually hear one's dinner-mate here, unlike others, which assault you with a cacophany of noise produced by everything from television sports (any restaurant with a television on during dinner is OUT in my book), overly amplified music, and even karaoke going on in the bar area, sometimes all at once! (It's the throw everything but the kitchen sink into the mix approach, and hope the customers get suitably jolly I suppose. Just gives me a headache.) But Barragans, in comparison, is an isle of relative peace in comparison, and the music is background, never too loud. I've said it before and I'll say it again: if the chips and salsa are great in a Mexican restaurant the food will follow accordingly, and it does here! And the icing on this tasty Mexican cake? The staff are are attentive,good-humored, charming, and CUTE (both the waitresses and waiters!) All in all, a low-key, but thoroughly enjoyable place where one can get ones fix of good Mexican food and a nice margarita at a reasonable price. (The original Barragans on Sunset is good too if you want a slightly more old school, traditional version of the same place.) I prefer the Glendale version; they have their own parking lot.Try it! Este es perfecto!
Ambiance was ok. I wish I had made it to happy hour since prices are cheaper. This is a pricey Mexican restaurant in a shopping plaza, so expect lower quality food and higher prices. If you want really good Mexican go to a hole-in-the-wall place. The drinks were good. I had black cherry mojito and my boyfriend had the avion tequila lemonade. we each had beef and chicken tacos with lettuce wraps instead of corn tortillas. They were good, but not worth $13 a plate. We also had a tres leches cake which was really delicious but for $9? Never again. All in all, we had a fine experience, but I wouldn't go back for non-happy hour prices. Update - well, I went back for happy hour. MUCH better. My boyfriend and I spent $40, got dinner and drinks and dessert. Worth the price if you can make it. $10 for 5 tacos. The atmosphere around the bar is a lot more fun too.
I have been dying to have Mexican food since I moved up to Glendale and kept driving by this place. Finally went over and was not disappointed! I ordered one chicken taco, one carne asada taco, one carnitas taco and one al pastor taco because I needed to try them all! They were all amazing, but I'd have to say my favorite were the chicken and carnitas. The carne asada didn't have as much flavor as the others and the al pastor I used to get back in my old neighborhood was a little better. However, they were all still amazing and I would definitely eat all of them again in bulk amounts. Next time I might get a quesadilla! Will definitely be frequenting here for my taco needs. I might take it home next time on account of the flies outside though haha.