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Cafe San Martin

Mexican
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112 N A St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7004
805-736-4104
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Mexican

We are use to Tex-Mex and Southwest spices which made the food bland. It was good but bland. Eat some place else if from the southwest or Texas.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2014
Abbotson
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Okay so I had read the reviews but have friends & family that always talk about this place. So on a late friday night we decided to give this place a try. It sita off the main drag so its more frequented by locals. Which I like cuz it means not so crowded. Unless u know where to look, you... More 

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Lompoc, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband and I just moved to town and tried San Martin for lunch, The salsa was spicy and OK my husband loved the chips They are thin but not homemade, still good. I had a combination of cheese enchilada, shredded beef taco rice and beans All very tasty, enjoyed the flavors very much. A lot of food, very reasonable... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been eating at San Martin's since I was a young girl in the 70's. Not anymore. What once was the best Mexican food in Lompoc is now the worst. It pains me to say that. I use to crave their salsa!! Now, it just makes me sad. The place is run down and they don't seem to care. I... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food has become very americanized. Lots of cheese and not much flavor. The building does not appear to be updated since I went there last in the 70's.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We are use to Tex-Mex and Southwest spices which made the food bland. It was good but bland. Eat some place else if from the southwest or Texas.

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lmpoc
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This happens to be the worst Mexican food I have ever had in my life. It is not only tasteless and bland, they do not even make an ttempt to upgrade or improve in their cirrca 1979 offerings. I actually was going to send my food back, but instead ate a few bites of everything to sample and each time... More 

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Lompoc, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Hmmmm... One star or two? Let me see... * Below average food * Reasonable service * Appalling seating and decor Okay, one star is just fine. I've eaten here intentionally once in 35 years. The other three times I've been, I've done so because others were going and invited me. Some things you do things for family and friends that... More 

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vandenberg village, ca
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228 reviews 228 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Been eating at San Martin for many years. Sometimes excellent and sometimes pretty basic/standard. Their chips and salsa have always been good. Today the food was just average. prices remain good.

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Los Angeles, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Basic Mexican fare but done well, along with reasonable prices. I ordered their shrimp enchilada special, which came with lots of shrimp, not just a little as you might get elsewhere.

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Lompoc, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I have been eating at Cafe San Martin for my whole life (off and on) as it seems to be good at times, and not so good at other times. This last time was for a birthday dinner, at the request of the birthday girl. The server was great, but the place was VERY dirty, and the food mediocre at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 N A St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc
  • Phone Number: 805-736-4104

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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