Barragan’s: Genuine Mexican Cuisine for Today’s Tough Economy


By Rob Luke

Barragan’s server Carlos Landaverde with chef Porfirio Medina.

Barragan’s server Carlos Landaverde with chef Porfirio Medina.

Around these parts, there’s certainly no shortage of typical Mexican food. But to be frank, it is rather difficult to find great Mexican food. Well, Barragan’s Mexican Restaurant in Burbank not only serves up fantastic Mexican cuisine but does so in the type of atmosphere that can only be found in a family-owned eatery.
Barragan’s is certainly not new to the L.A. restaurant scene. Opening their doors in their original Echo Park location in 1961, the Barragan family’s unique brand of flavor and flair have stood the test of time. Then, in 1985, the Barragan family opened their Burbank location which has been delighting Valley denizens with authentic Mexican dining for well over two decades.
And what might Barragan’s offer that scores of other Mexican restaurants around town don’t? Well, in addition to the Barrigan family’s authentic Mexican recipes, in today’s tough economy, Barragan’s offers an embarrassment of riches that makes it a cut above. For starters, Monday nights are Dollar Taco Nights. Tuesdays offer 2-for-the-price-of-1 dinners. Wednesdays, quench your thirst with $2.49 margaritas (you can’t buy a gallon of gas for that price these days). Saturdays, Barragan’s treats you to menudo and albondigas soups for around $5. And all weekend long, Bloody Mary’s pour for a scant $2.25. Hey, don’t tell them, but at these prices, apparently Barragan’s still thinks it’s 1985. Barragan’s is available for private parties too.

Barragan’s Mexican Restaurant is located at 730 N. Victory Blvd. in Burbank. They can be reached at (818) 484-2325 or by visiting You’ll be greeted by plenty of parking in the back and plenty of smiles inside.


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