Ok, I dont have any grips about the placing being in this part or that part of Seattle, becuase I travel all the way from Ft. Lewis to go. It is the kind of place that reminds me of NY or South FL, it has a style all its own (not saying it tries to be something else). The drinks are good, yeah the staff can be kinda slow, but I go with friends and we could really care less cause we order the next one when we get our first, lol. I love the music everytime I go. Its never so loud you cant hear your own thoughts or so lame you review your agenda mentally just to pass the time. Its a very nice place to go, where even wives like us can feel comfortable, I should mention the few places we have been to closer to home tend to make us feel like outsiders. Not the case at Barca, our money is welcome there.
Calling this a "Taco Lounge" makes it sound like a fast-food place. This is a sit-down, casual eatery with great breakfasts and three happy hours a day. I've tried the evening HH, it's a little bit of a meat-market and I'm not much on ladies w/tatoos, but it's still fun. The appetizer menu changes occasionally...when I was there I had a duck enchilada washed down with Cazadores...it was great. Perfect seasoning. The breakfast happy hour is the main reason to go, though. The no longer put roasted corn into their jalapeno-spiked country gravy, which is a shame, but the AM menu still rocks. Try the benedicts or the carne asada plate. I've also put away the biscuits & gravy and the chicken fried steak & eggs, both excellent.
I have been eating here wiht my family since I was about 9 years old. The staff is great, we know them by name, and they know us. The owner is a bright sweet lady. The wait staff is awesome, always smiling and ready to serve. We normally have Gustavo as our water, who is very funny! He knows exactly what we want to order and exactly how we like it. I work in the hospitality industry and when people come and ask me for a good mexican restaurant I give them directions to El Charro. I have never ever had any bad experiences the there with food or staff. I'll be coming around with my friends and family as long as thier around.