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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, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Excellent food

The menu differs from Montecito, but it's still among the highest quality in town. We did takeout as it was crowded. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
wilsonpickett
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Bordeaux, France
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Bordeaux, France
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

The menu differs from Montecito, but it's still among the highest quality in town. We did takeout as it was crowded. Highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Fast, good food! We lived in Santa Monica/LA for two years and got spoiled by good Mexican food. We live up in Seattle now and there's a few ok Mexican places - especially since, after 6 years up here, we've pretty much forgotten how good it can be. Oh boy, a quick trip down to Santa Barbara was a swift... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have been eating at Los Arroyos for nearly 10 years now and never disappointed. The main course helpings are huge so plan to split unless you are starving. They offer many styles of margaritas all of which are delicious. Enjoy!

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food tastes good enough but they cheap things out despite being very expensive. They are stingy with the key ingredient (e.g. chorizo) but not hesitant to charge full bore. There are better deals in town - equally tasty. I don't eat at Los Arroyos anymore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Two Brits wanting quality Mexican street food were not disappointed at all. The menu was varied for street food type fare, don't come here for artisan mole, but do come here for top quality burritos, soft tacos, gorgeously fresh guacamole and smiling, friendly staff. The salsa bar alone had me win over. Then the $40 overall cost for two including... More 

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Orange County, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My family and I visited SB a couple days ago. Found Los Arroyos on TA as I always look for new restaurants to try when travelling. I have eaten at MANY Mexican food places and this place is just, Eh. Not bad, not great, just ok. I got the steak burrito, my husband got some taquitos and my kids both... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We got lucky, it was taco Tuesday!! The chicken tacos were excellent. I just wish they served "real" margaritas. Only wine margaritas. Huge disappointment..

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Food at this place is good. It's a serve yourself type of place so you go to the counter to order and then when your food is brought over, you add your own salsas and sauces. HUGE portions!

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Newbury Park, California
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great food! Pozole is delicious. Love eating there when visiting Santa Barbara. Also recommend fajitas as well as side of guacamole.

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Temecula, California
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73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

On two occasions my local sales reps have taken me here. I assume it is a local place. Taste is great. Portions are great and the price is just above average for a sit down spot. Tasty salsa but you have to buy the chips?

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?