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Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant

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14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
805-962-5541
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Today
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Mexican food I have had

This was by far the best Mexican food I have had. We had Crab Enchilada and Chile Rilleno Burrito. Bothe the dishes were excellent. They have a nice bar where you can make your own salsa and that was interesting. We made like four different types and they were all good. The service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
foodman1
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best Mexican food I have had. We had Crab Enchilada and Chile Rilleno Burrito. Bothe the dishes were excellent. They have a nice bar where you can make your own salsa and that was interesting. We made like four different types and they were all good. The service is reasonable. You have to order and... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Food was great, nachos weren't as amazing as I'd hoped but still really good. Burritos were amazing however! Great service and staff. Will visit again.

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Manhattan, KS
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Nothing really stood out with the food to make me say "wow". The food was hot and tasted good. Service was ok. I think they got slammed with a lunch rush, so our waitress took a while getting to us. But that's ok...we were enjoying the beautiful SB weather.

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food is authentic and quite delicioso!!!!!! They have a salsa bar that satisfies ALL palettes. I always look forward to going there. I love the décor as well. It transports you to Mexico.

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ordered the nachos with chicken, no drink. It was almost $15 and it was quite small. There was no salsa on it. Yesterday we went to La Salsa had chicken AND pork on the nachos sr crean and guac and cheese and it was less than $10 with a soda. And it was huge! Very fresh and delicious, fast... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Friendly staff, decent food, reasonable prices! Semi self service (order at the counter). Thanks for the bottles alejandra!

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Santa Rosa, California
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193 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We found this restaurant to be just average: Very average food with typical offerings at a higher price point than most Mexican restaurants; very average service since the waitstaff seemed quite rushed. We did enjoy our table on the veranda. The margaritas were ok. We think we can do better next time we're in town.

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a group of 12, there was not quite enough room to have another group that size in the small restaurant. The food that we ate was quite good. My wife had the fish tacos which she loved and I had the ketose which were very good. There is no tableservice, you order at the calendar and then they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Steak Burrito Mojado, Crab Enchilada, Tacos del Mar were all excellent. Staff was very busy but still very friendly. My world-wide favourite.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We discovered this great little restaurant while strolling around Santa Barbara. Their food is soooo delicious! Their staff is very friendly and helpful. Servings are large. The first evening we each ordered an entree... but the second night we split an entree and it was more than enough! The staff treated us to freshly baked corn bread:) We highly recommend... More 

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Additional Information about Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant

Address: 14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
Phone Number: 805-962-5541
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-962-5541

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?