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California Taco

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7320 Hollister Ave Ste 1, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 685-7122
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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My husband loves ground beef burritos and this is one of the rate places he can get one. These burritos are a good size filled with rice, beans and your choice of meat. The char burgers are really good, reminds me of the drive ins growing up. The prices are in line with the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
kimibean
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Bakersfield, California
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Santa Barbara, CA
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This is a little gem of a restaurant. Lots of locals go there to eat regularly. You can sit inside or outside. The staff keep the place clean and the food is authentic and tasty. One of my favorite lunch spots.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband loves ground beef burritos and this is one of the rate places he can get one. These burritos are a good size filled with rice, beans and your choice of meat. The char burgers are really good, reminds me of the drive ins growing up. The prices are in line with the area.

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Thank kimibean
Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I was very disappointed with the tacos. You have to get the meat right. Try some of the competition and make the change. Also, the service is slow. Too bad because you are so close to where I live.

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Thank jamisonmerrick
Goleta
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Get your doctor's nightmare, double char with cheese and bacon. Add peppers and salsa from the condiment bar (who needs ketchup ) and enjoy. The Habit makes a game of it but fails down the stretch. The bonus is the Mexican food, our favorite being the chicken taquitos. The place is tiny but very clean and the outside eating area... More 

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Thank Keith K
new jersey
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461 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I like this little restaurant it small very clean and very mexican with burritos for breakfast. You can sit outside under the veranda and the service is great and the owner is very friendly. You order at the counter and sevice is fast. They have a salsa bar. I really am not a fan of mexican food but I like... More 

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1 Thank Bridgetpianos
Goleta
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116 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

A Goleta favorite for Mexican and burgers both. From tacos to charbroiled burgers to the salsa bar, CalTaco is a local favorite. Breakfast burritos for a great workday beginning or a Sunday Charburger deal for $1.79!

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3 Thank DMcClureDVM
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Someone said the burgers are "like the Habit" - I disagree, I think Cal Taco makes a better burger. The mexican food is pretty good, too, and the complimentary fresh made salsa is fantastic. A very good value. Recommended.

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1 Thank Molodyets
Goleta, California
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

These are the same burgers as the Habit has but you also can get Mexican food. One of my favorites in Goleta.

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1 Thank Valerie K
Santa Barbara, California
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Delicious food for a fair price. Great Fajitas and Tacos... they do not scrimp on the meat! If you're expecting fancy decor, go somewhere else. But they have what I wanted: friendly service, delicious food, and big portions. I'd go back again and would definitely recommend it to friends!

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1 Thank hyperhobbit07
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

options are limited but the food is not bad. friendly family feel to the service. restaurant is fast food type.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7320 Hollister Ave Ste 1, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: (805) 685-7122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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