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La Super-Rica Taqueria

622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
805-963-4940
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Ranked #28 of 439 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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coronado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Last year, in February, we were blown away by Super-Rica's food, and came back to try it again. Big disappointment. We ordered the #8, a dish with meat, mushrooms, onions and peppers in sauce atop a tortilla. We had loved it last year. This year it was dry, and the tortilla tasted like an undercooked pancake. Our other order was... More

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went to Super-Rica recently after a long hiatus and THEY STILL ARE THE BEST. Even tho it was almost unbearably hot, crowded, and they were clearly under staffed, the food was DELICIOUS. They did not disappoint. It is hard to avoid a line but we didn't have to wait more than 15 minutes and a table was available when... More

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Queue to order, get your own food and plastic chairs. However quality was good. All freshly cooked, friendly staff and fantastic value. Very glad I went here (only found by using trip advisor as a bit away from the crowds).

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new york
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

How can you NOT go? It's basically a little shack. Make sure you check open times, since when I went, there was a sign that it is closed a couple days during the week. You wait in line, place your order, wait for your food to be cooked, prepare your salsas and accompaniments, guard your table, wait for your number... More

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Toronto
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384 reviews 384 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A friend who grew up in Santa Barbara recommended this as a MUST DO for the most amazing Mexican food ever, and she was right. Cash only. Long lineups that move fast. Everything made from scratch to order. Worth every second of waiting and lunch for two (huge) with two beers and a watermelon drink (THE BEST) came in at... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've lived in SB over 25 years and still find Super-Rica capable of providing the most satisfying simple meals. This is not fancy cuisine, just pure, fresh ingredients artfully combined. This is why Julia Child called it her favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara. Go at the off-hour--I recommend 5-5:30--and order at least one of the daily specials. I particularly like... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

You'll find the real hole in the wall by the people lined up outside on the street corner. You'll wait in line You'll pay in cash. And chances are, you'll agree that it was DEFINITELY worth the wait!

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Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I loved this! It's got character and is a authentic experience. The queue was out the door and took 30 minutes but it is worth the wait. It's a small shack without anything fancy, but #16 is definitely worth ordering. It was by far the stand out!! The tortillas are the freshest of fresh and melt in your mouth.

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Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We walked up from the beach on a Monday evening and had to wait for 15 minutes. This is simply proof of excellence and economy of this great spot. Everything we had was fresh cooked and delicious. Some people are accustomed to more food than one of these portions but they cost 2- 5 dollars so order two or eat... More

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Los Angeles, California
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315 reviews 315 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is very unique. The food is almost entirely ala carte, as you can order 3-4 items off their chalk board menu and make a very nice meal. The food is good and the shaded patio seating is very relaxing. Every time I have gone though there is a line to order and it can take awhile to get... More

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