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Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant

14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
805-962-5541
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Ranked #49 of 429 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Seattle
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a meal at the West Figueroa location two years ago and liked the food so much we returned here on this trip. I ordered the fish taco with grilled veggies; very tasty. My husband thought his chicken fajita burrito was excellent, too. As portions are ample, we did not need the chips and delicious guacamole but ate every... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We frequently travel through SB and often stop for Mexican. Our favorite restaurant is - not this one. But we like to try new places and this had a very good review. Pros: City parking lot across the street, and it's free if you don't go much over an hour. Also - our chosen dishes were good. The salsa bar... More

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Portland, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were in Santa Barbara because our cruise ship stopped here. We walked up the main drag (State Street) and after touring the area, my husband was interested in eating Mexican for lunch. We were discussing it while sitting on a bench at a city bus stop. A woman overheard us and recommended this restaurant as we were only a... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Wonderful restaurant, big portions, reasonable prices. Had a carne asada burrito; One of the best I've had. A block off State Street. A must Visit for lunch (I'm sure dinners are terrific as well). A bonus.... Very friendly, helpful staff..

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Huntington Beach
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best mexican food in Santa Barbara. Good chice of salsas. Reasonably priced. Quick service.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The food is great here, and they're very fast for to-go orders. I like the alambres, burrito mojado, enchiladas, steak nachos. I'm not a big fan of spicy food, but here you can select the salsa you want yourself to make it as spicy as you want it.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

this is a very clean, busy , and nice looking mexican restaurant. you order in the front when you walk in. there is a table where you can pick your own sauces and spice level. they bring the food to the table after you order. we stopped into santa barbara on the way to san diego and came here after... More

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New York City, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Los Arroyos is pretty unassuming along the main drag in Montecito, CA. It's a small restaurant with some outdoor seating but reservations are a must on the weekend. The tortillas are handmade and absolutely out of this world. I also highly recommend the margaritas and the ceviche.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Very very very good!!!!! I was in holiday with my sisters. We ordered nachos, quesadilla, enchilada and burrito. Everything was delicious!!! I'm sure we'll come back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Be aware this is a "take out" type place but definitely authentic Mexican! It was absolutely delicious. Service was fast and speedy where you order at the counter. I had Maria's enchiladas (oh, my, gosh GOOD!) and my dad had the la tampiqueña (best skirt steak I've ever had as well as my dad, and he's a fiend lol). The... More

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