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Rudy's Restaurant

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234 E Highway 246, Ste 110, Buellton, CA 93427-9656
805-686-5268
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quick lunch

My husband and I arrived in Buellton around noon and wanted to spend the remainder of the day in the Santa Ynez Wine country but needed to eat lunch before that. We were pleased to find Rudy's which allowed us to order and pay at the counter so we were free to leave as soon as we finished eating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Carlsbadhappy
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I arrived in Buellton around noon and wanted to spend the remainder of the day in the Santa Ynez Wine country but needed to eat lunch before that. We were pleased to find Rudy's which allowed us to order and pay at the counter so we were free to leave as soon as we finished eating. We... More 

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Thank Carlsbadhappy
Solvang, California
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My wife and I go to Rudy's all the time for lunch and dinner. Great place. We have always found the food excellent and very consistent. The only drawback that we can take issue with is the service of food. The restaurant is not a sit down get waited on type of restaurant. What I mean by service is that... More 

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Thank Greg W
SY Valley
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This Rudy's is either a hit or a miss depending on the staff and/or the time/day you're here. We've had great food here and we've had very mediocre. The burritos can be great. They do have a salsa bar complete with onions, cilantro, radishes, jalapeños and limes. If you're looking for ambiance, this isn't it, but you just might get... More 

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Thank HeidiSY
Norco
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Got bean and cheese burritos with sour cream. Burritos came to the table and were massive. Bit into the burrito and it was a sour cream burrito with a little bit of beans. Thought maybe that this was just one bite, however, it was the entire burrito. Beans were a bit dry. Probably would not go back.

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Thank Trevorthompson8
Lompoc, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Expensive and the food was terrible. Ordered the Swiss Enchiladas and chicken was pre-processed. Chicken mole was bitter.

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Thank OtisBrooks
Buellton, CA
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Read the whole review - food is awesome, service is iffy, management should be terminated! Rudy's is famous throughout the Santa Barbara area. The one in Buellton is no different. Tuesday is the best day of the week to go, because it is Taco Tuesday, and you will save yourself a lot of money if your primary order is tacos... More 

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Solvang, California
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I came here for lunch and both found our food fresh and tasty! He had the chicken taco salad and said it was especially well seasoned. I had the halibut ceviche and it was beyond amazing! The server said it was hand made in their kitchen by one of their cooks. The flavors were sublime! I could... More 

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Thank travelgirl93463
Diamond Bar, California
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183 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

You won't be disappointed if you eat here, but you won't walk away raving about the place either. Good place for a decent burrito or taco.

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Thank Kirk F
Honolulu, Hawaii
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It doesn't "look" like a good Mexican restaurant but we were stuck at the laundromat so we thought we give it a try. Great choice! Excellent food, excellent salsa choices. Give them a try

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Thank SMAJ7
Buellton, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We used to love going to Rudy's but the last few times we have gone they have given us the wrong items or forgot to include items all together. We didn't notice until we got home. The prices are pretty high and it takes them forever to make the food too. We gave up on them a few months ago.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 E Highway 246, Ste 110, Buellton, CA 93427-9656
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: 805-686-5268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?