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Reynaldo's European & Mexican

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895 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4981
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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Tasty tamales, enticing ethnic pastries and even donuts!

We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of tamales on sale, and savored each bite. While there we saw a customer picking up an incredible handcrafted cake. She says she buys all of her cakes at Reynaldo's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandy N
Carpinteria, California, United States
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Carpinteria, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of tamales on sale, and savored each bite. While there we saw a customer picking up an incredible handcrafted cake. She says she buys all of her cakes at Reynaldo's.

Thank Sandy N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I've only had the tamales there as that is what the locals know it for. Not to say their other items aren't great but they have a great selection of tamales and they are large and quite good.....

Thank rick9cat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We ordered the "El Jefe" burrito which was big enough for two people. Chorizo, potato, egg, peppers and more. Most flavorful breakfast we had one the trip.

Thank Albert H
Arroyo Grande, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We got some pastries and a flan. Disappointed to find that the selection was very limited as to European breads (hoping to get some German breads). The has mostly Mexican food/breads.

Thank Mary L
Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They have really, really good breakfast burritos that cost about $2.50 a piece. I've also had their tamales and they were equally as delicious. I've never tried their pastries but I hear that are also quite good.

Thank avodoc
Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The best, fresh baked, pastries and Mexican bread. Ask what is just fresh baked, take it to-go and walk down Linden St to the beach and enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Stopped here on the way through from Santa Barbara. Superb! A smallish place that does much more business for breakfast and lunch, we actually had dinner here. Tamales were flavorful, enchiladas were great. But if you are thinking of a nice sit down place, this is not for you. This is a very good, family run business. A few tables... More 

Thank ColoTravellers
Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Like many of the other family-owned establishments in Carpinteria are still in business after all these years, Reynaldo's Bakery is the 'Grandaddy' of the Mexican restaurant/bakeries in town! A classic 'Panadaria' - with baked goods as well as lunchtime favorites like enchiladas, burritos, sandwiches, etc. Reynaldo's is THE place for customized birthday/special occasion cakes in Carp! (The 'Trois Leches' filled... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Mexican bakery/coffee shop with all the traditional pastries and cookies plus counter service restaurant for typical Baja-style breakfast and lunch plates. Two fish tacos plate for $5 is best price/value ratio on Linden.

Thank RoadBoater
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Every Spring Break we camp at Carpinteria State Beach and we visit Reynaldo's at least 3 times while we are in town. Best tamales, carnitas and breakfast burritos! Oh my! Chorizo, egg, potato. The best. Don't hesitate visiting this restaurant. Solid, Mexican food, reasonably priced. Always a highlight of our trip.

2 Thank YoHelton

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 895 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: (805) 684-4981

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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