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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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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Delicious Lunch

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. You place order at counter and food is brought to your table. Counter help was very good at making suggestions. Food was served very hot and fresh. Wonderful presentation and food. Delightful area with many shops around. Fun walking area. Parking lot right across the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Runnergirlx2
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Utah
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Utah
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. You place order at counter and food is brought to your table. Counter help was very good at making suggestions. Food was served very hot and fresh. Wonderful presentation and food. Delightful area with many shops around. Fun walking area. Parking lot right across the street. Very convenient.

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Thank Runnergirlx2
Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

In a city filled with Mexican restaurants, this place stands out. The food is really, nicely designed and a cool vibe. Choose this over the tourist traps on State Street. It's only a block away.

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Thank rcwick
Hobart, Tasmania
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273 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We had planned a visit to another place but our hotel suggested this one was closer and similar. Very happy with a casual 'order at counter' approach. Staff efficient and happy to explain things to us...and food arrived quickly. Salsa bar had some nice options - left happy and full.

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Thank richmet
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Ate in with 2 small children. The staff promptly served the kids - a big help. The staff is friendly and prompt. The food isn't overly spicy, but you can add several different toppings for as much heat as you'd like. It gets crowded around six. Found it to be clean and the food well prepared.

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Thank Bill R
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Good atmosphere in a locally run 'cantina' type eatery with friendly staff. Food had plenty flavour and was very fresh, especially salsa, however the depth of chilli was lacking. Good value for money.

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Thank Andy A
Diamond Bar, California
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183 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A small hole in the wall with limited seating, but the El Pastor tacos are outstanding, as are the rice & black beans, Very friendly staff.

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Thank Kirk F
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best Mexican food I've had. Got the fajita burrito with chicken. The quality of the chicken was great and the burrito was the right size. Packed with beans, peppers and onions. Definitely hit this place up.

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Thank Tim T
Tracy, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The line was out the door on a Friday evening and well worth it. It was odd to stand in line to place and pay for your order but it was really very efficient. The food was great. The young man who took our order could see that we didn't have a clue on how to order and he was... More 

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Thank 2012SkyClub
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Los arroyos prove that a beautiful waitress can make costumers feel that the food is more delicious。 Last saturday,I went to Los Arroyos to have my lunch,when I came into the restaurant,I felt nervous,because I didnt know anything about the restaurant, I just stood like a nitwit,The waitress saved me from an embarrassing situation,she was helpful and beautiful, I finally... More 

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Thank BanshinX
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

What a great restaurant! I love the idea of ordering at the counter and then seating yourself it keeps it very casual. The waitress was very helpful and friendly. The food was excellent - guacamole and chips, chimichanga, and red sauced enchilada. The menu is big and you have the ability to get a smaller portion of some items which... More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?