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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 #54 of 442 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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Payson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The motel clerk where we stayed recommended two Mexican restaurants, he said one was pricey, but worth it ( don't remember the name of that one, but the worth it was his opinion), the other one was Los Arroyos and he said the food was good. The food was better than good! I wanted to go back again, but we... More

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Oregon, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Los Arroyos catered a wedding which we attended in Santa Barbara, and we could not have enjoyed it more. As we were traveling from far away, we contacted the staff ahead of time to be sure that there would be something for our kids to eat, as they have severe food allergies. Aurielle responded to my email immediately, and we... More

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent food, homemade corn tortillas, fresh ingredients. A bit noisy and crowded at lunch. Recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews I was looking forward to eating here. However, my food was really bland and not at all tasty or spicy, neither were the 'spicy' sauces. Really disappointing. The service was good though.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

From the Margaritas...to the quesadillas.... to the fish tacos, this authentic Mexican restaurant provides a terrific sidewalk experience with a friendly and efficient wait staff.

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Bothell, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Los Arroyos is just north of the main shopping area and off State Street. You order at the counter and then find a seat in the next room. There's not a lot of seating available and it's kind of tight to maneuver around. The food is not fancy, but tasty. There's a salsa bar area with some options. It has... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Visiting from the UK. Was recommended this restaurant whilst looking at the special offers outside another! Went in without booking with my two teenage sons Busy, noisy, a little bit basic and we had to wait (5 mins) for a table. Was full of locals who were mainly Mexican Huge, reasonably priced menu and we all made different choices. Staff... More

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Seattle
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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