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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 162
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 11
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  • 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
Quite yummy!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Sailgirl22
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Maplewood, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Maplewood, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Casco, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Really didn't find it anywhere near what reviews said. And how do you have a taco stand in Santa Barbara without fish tacos. The steak was dry and chewy. Sauces where homemade but nothing to write home about

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Having lived in SB my whole life there is a reason why La Super Rica is not voted the best Mexican food in SB. It's not even the best Mexican food on Milpas Street. Los Agaves down the street is much better but this review will focus on the recent time I did eat there with some friends from out... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Setting: Right on Milpitas street. You will recognize over the weekend by the large queue- Yes, we waited 50 minutes in line. Parking is a challenge and parked like 10 minutes away. Food: You order and you get to pickup your food, once your number is called. It is real Mexican - so don't expect fajitas. We had tacos with... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The long waiting line in front of the restaurant already set some expectation. And the Super-Rica did not fail to deliver. Good Mexican food for an unbeatable price! Don't miss it while driving by, though. Pay close attention to the pictures! ;-)

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Santa Barbara, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everybody who comes to Santa Barbara MUST go to Supa Rica. Don't mind the line, it moves fast and it's worth the wait. Featured on TV and numerous blogs, books, reviews etc., this Mexican eatery is simply the best of its kind. Serving tiny street tacos and other delish treats before,they became trendy, the fantastic funk of this old Orange... More 

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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63 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I will not discuss whether or not the real Mexican food. What I know that I experienced an extremely tasty food, made with super fresh ingredients, performed in front of the customers, fast service and rows and rows of people at the door! A very good experience in terms of gastronomy. The restaurant is penalized by the "simplicity" of the... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?