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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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Palm Desert, California
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The menu is expansive and it's always a challenge to know what to order. After waiting in line for about 15 minutes (we went early) I decided to get the pork soft tacos. The meat is amazing and there is lots of it. I split it up between the two soft tacos and there was plenty for a meal. Very... More

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

we went on a monday night when we were already hungry and so the hour long wait was difficult. Go before you are hungry! We asked a local lady in front of us in the queue what she recommended and she said "no 7 and 8 and 16" . I can't remember what they were but they were amazing as... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is family owned and they do it RIGHT! Everything is made to order, hand pressed tortillas, fresh salsa, meats & veggies grilled and seasoned to perfection. There is typically a bit of a wait, but it's well worth it. The prices haven't changed since they opened (cash only). Very simple, relaxed setting. Place your order at window, grab... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I moved from TX to CA 12 years ago. My husband always tries so hard to take me to good restaurants in the Bay Area and nothing ever comes close to what I consider "real" Mexican food. He always talked about a taco stand in Santa Barbara that Julia Child gave amazing reviews to. I respect Julia as a chef... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The reviews of this place are right. Good Mexican food at reasonable prices. There was a small line when we got there and a little wait for our order to be prepared, but we were completely satisfied. This is an order from a window, pick up at another window and find a place to sit on their patio type place.

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coronado
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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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396 reviews 396 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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