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Bara Bara

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2754 Calhoun St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92110-2706
+1 619-291-3200
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Bara Bara for happy hour after walking Old Town on a hot weekday. Happy hour started at four. Good chips, bean dip and salsa along with good food choices. Great patio! Worth a stop.

Thank rosebud001
Zagreb, Croatia
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

this can be your place!!. We enjoy strawberry margaritas, while dipped chips in spicy, delicious salsa and black bean . Carne asada platter was excellent with plenty of various sides, as hubby loved chimichanga burrito. We left reastaurant very happy!!

Thank Pompea7
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Sweet server & delicious Mexican food. We enjoyed our lunch & the nice weather while dining on the patio. Convenient to stop for meal while also visiting Old Town.

Thank SeattleBoraBora
Bucharest, Romania
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158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were in the old town of San Diego and we were looking for some mexican food. All the places there were really crowded, but here after 10 minutes we were seated. The food was amazing. I've tried the Fajita Parrillada and it was so tasty.

Thank Vlad V
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice way to complete a day of touring Old Town. I stopped by during happy hour. Tacos and select drinks were discounted. I had the traditional chicken and pork tacos. I only had 2 but they were filling. The staff were friendly. I sat outside facing the courtyard of Old Town. The food was average and good.

Thank kymmie0025
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We thought that we might get an authentic meal here, bur it would seem it was a vain hope. The food had little or no spice, it looked like a dog's dinner on the plate and one of my tacos was burnt to a cinder. Beer was tasteless. The only saving grace was our charming waitress, although we had to... More 

Thank mjcrolla
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome authentic Mexican food! If you love real Mexican this place is a must. Great food and great (beautiful) service. 😂 Also wonderful margarita. Also you are right in old town so you can do some shopping!

Thank Malachi C
Royal Oaks, CA
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140 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the thick Chips, Salsa and black bean dip. Ordered the carnitas taco plate, good, not great, with the drink was only $10. Others got the chicken Tostada or chicken taco. Plates come with rice and beans. Great friendly service, especially since we were a large group. Loved the outdoor patio since the weather was warm.

Thank RustyWater
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent & accommodating. I had swordfish tacos - marinated & lots of spicy peppers. Not my thing but out of the world & no heartburn. Partner had Pisoli and not much hominy but loved it. Fresh chips, fresh guacamole. Cali our dog was happy to stop walking!!!

Thank bjmakesithappen
Cincinnati, Ohio
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

If you are in the historic old town area, you better have an appetite for Mexican/Tex-Mex food. After all, that's why you are here. Once you've wandered around all of the souvenir and gift shops, you will surely be in the mood for a Margarita and/or some Mexican food. There are at least 3-4 Mexican restaurants. Bara Bara advertizes the... More 

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2754 Calhoun St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92110-2706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-3200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?