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La Super-Rica Taqueria

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622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
805-963-4940
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
An Experience and Great Food

A line forms outside as everyone is anxious to see the specials and look at the variety of tacos on the chalkboard once inside. As each person enters the door, the choices can be seen and one orders and pays. No credit or debit cards are accepted, but the prices are modest so this is not a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
sandytraveler93405
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San Luis Obispo, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Freshly prepared and very tasty plates like in Mexico. Drinks available like horchata and aguas frescas. A simple but cosy, airy and clean sitting area.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A line forms outside as everyone is anxious to see the specials and look at the variety of tacos on the chalkboard once inside. As each person enters the door, the choices can be seen and one orders and pays. No credit or debit cards are accepted, but the prices are modest so this is not a problem. You can... More 

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Piedmont, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have actually driven more than an hour out of our way just so that we can stop here on our way home from SoCal to NoCal. There is always a line outside and it's not much to look at, but you must stop! Line moves pretty fast and it's worth it! Remember cash only and it can ad up... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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525 reviews 525 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
646 helpful votes 646 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place became famous due to a comment by Julia Child that it was her taqueria. We decided to try it. We arrived at 11 AM on a Monday. There were 4 people ahead of us. It was a 20 minute wait to order and then get the food. The line grew long and parking became scarce. We watched the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food is very good, no question about it but the restaurant is a dump, the lines can belong, the portion tiny, you need to order 4-5 item to meal a meal. $$$ for a dumpy place. Los Agave a few blocks away does a better job.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is the place that Julia Childs said was her most favorite Mexican restaurant. I believe her. Food was VERY fresh, tortillas handmade, cash only, and line was out the door. Well worth the wait.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Happy only about 4 people on line ahead of us. By the time we finished our meal, line was at least 15 people long. We ordered a pork taco, a steak taco, the cheese and chorizo special, and a grilled chicken taco. Thought the ingredients were all fresh, and well cooked. There... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal at La Super Rica, you order at the counter and they have indoor seating available. You are lucky if there isn't much of a line. Cash only.

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Fountain Valley, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were traveling up the CA central coast, & needed a quick place for a meal. Heard about this place and had to give it a try. It is walk up service, and the wait can be long. We were there about 3pm and still had to wait about 10 minutes to place our order. Talk to the locals in... More 

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Sint Maarten, St Maarten-St Martin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My LA family wanted us to try this place. I know I'm from New England and I don't know what Mexican food really is but I was not impressed by this joint. We stood in line for about 30 minutes and when it came time to order I really didn't see anything except tacos. No beans or rice. Maybe I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-963-4940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?