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Casa Blanca

330 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.845.8966
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Ranked #189 of 437 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food is outstanding. Great Mexican food spot, a lil pricey, but its a nicer place so it is expected. Service was so-so, but the excellent food and margaritas made up for it!

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Today was Father's Day and the World Cup so the chances of good service and good food seemed like the impossible dream. To our amazement they were well staffed, the margarita was good and the fish tacos and shrimp fajitas were good. Their salsa is exceptional which is rare for us since we make our own. Chips are freshly made... More

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uk
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Visited on no particular recommendation, place was very busy. Despite this, service was quick, cocktails were good and food was served reasonably quickly and was very good. Free nachos and dip to start. Would definitely recommend.

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Isla Vista, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Went to Casa Blanca for Mother's day. Got the "Million Dollar Margarita", which was average in quality but cost $25 each. Glass was empty and it took long time for wait staff to come and bring another. Way overpriced for the amount of alcohol and slow service. Food was good, but service poor. And the place was not packed.

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Astoria, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stopped here on our way back to LAX for a bite to eat. The space is quite large with indoor/outdoor seating. The food is pretty good, reasonably priced but the service was pretty lackluster. It seemed they did not have enough servers for the amount of diners on a Saturday night. Looking around it seemed everyone was waiting for... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here the other night, meeting friends for dinner and drinks. We sat outside on the patio and it was perfect for people watching and enjoying the weather. We both got pork dishes and I'd highly recommend the carnitas. The house margaritas were pretty good, nothing outstanding, and the free chips and salsa were pretty... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is my third or fourth visit to Casa Blanca. As I told the manager this time, I have always liked the place except for their far less than stellar salsas, and it is a criminal offense in a Mexican restaurant when they are bad. And they have been terrible, watery, tasteless, the salsa verde was actually black. Well, he... More

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drew333
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Perhaps not the best Mexican joint that I've been to but a real good choice, especially with a family. Great menu selection and solid value. Good location. Taco Tuesday is only $9.99 for all the fresh fish, chicken, beef or pork you can eat - and they are pretty good!

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Pasadena, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went to lunch here at the suggestion of our hotel concierge. It was right on state street between our hotel (Holiday Inn express) and the train station. We were given a free appetizer coupon by our hotel which got us a nice shrimp ceviche. The chips were made in house, and the shrimp were cut chunky. It was good... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stopped by the bar at Casa Blanca for drinks and a snack. The horchata drink with rum tasted fine and had a lot of rum...perhaps a bit too much. My margarita was fine...nothing special. We ordered 2 beef taquitos for a snack...good flavor, a nice green salsa with some crema, but piled high with lettuce on the top. I would... More

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