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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 #25 of 442 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
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Midhurst, Ontario
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We loved trying La Super-Rica - I promised our daughter we would try it since Katy Perry sings about it! The food is very fresh and prepared to order. The gentleman taking the orders was helpful and friendly. We didn't have a long line when we went for lunch but it was very long by the time we left. It's... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

You might call it a local grill, but they make - while you look - some of the best and most authentic mexican food I have ever had, including Mexico. No white cloth and silverware here, but very cheap and very good.

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

The line is long and so is the wait. Be prepared to wait for a while. It is completely worth it though. They have amazing food!

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Central California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Love the food. No place has these flavors! Hate that they close on Tuesday & Wednesday now& there is always a long line to get in.

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Santa barbara
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Wow this is by far the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara!! If I could like this post 1,000 times I would.. It's a must!! ask any local they will tell it's the best.. Would recommend a #16

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The broad appeal of La Super-Rica makes it an easy recommendation for visiting guests, and it tops the list a family favorite. From picky kids to health-conscious friends it never disappoints. Never. And we've eaten there since the beginning. The line out front is proof...and no matter how long, ALWAYS worth the wait.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had to get to this place because of all the hype. Tried a few items and waited to be dazzled. Wasn't. The pork taco was a bit dry. I didn't love the white sauce that the rellano or the tamale was smothered in. It was all good, just not "great". I have heard that Lilly's is better so I'll have... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

as food lovers, my girlfriend and I, always prepare our trips not to only to please our eyes but our senses too. Food is part of what I consider...living for eating well and not eating for living. So when we heard some many good reviews about La Super-Rica Taqueria we decided to make the first stop in Sta Barbara (we... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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195 reviews 195 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch here. Yes, it is a dive but often that just adds to the experience. We had the #7 with tri tip steak, sauteed onions and peppers with bacon. Also the #16 special as mentioned below. They both came with hand made (as you watch) tortillas which were really special. The homemade salsa was fresh and... More

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South Pasadena, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Can't pass Santa Barbara without dining here!! Favorites are the Super Rica Especial #16 (spicy pork with Pasilla chile and melted Monterey Jack Cheese) frijoles with bacon, handmade tortillas, and the chilaquiles which are the special for Mondays or Thursdays. If you're lucky (in the summer) they will have the watermelon drink which consists of small diced pieces of watermelon... More

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