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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, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Always good food..fun dining spot!

This is the place to eat in Montecito if you want very good Mexican food in a very cheerful, casual environment.. you don't have to get dressed up.. you can just drop in! The food is always good, and doesn't leave you with that "overstuffed .. I should never have eaten that!" feeling you sometimes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
missy004
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santa barbara, california
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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santa barbara, california
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is the place to eat in Montecito if you want very good Mexican food in a very cheerful, casual environment.. you don't have to get dressed up.. you can just drop in! The food is always good, and doesn't leave you with that "overstuffed .. I should never have eaten that!" feeling you sometimes get from Mexican food...The service... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went here on taco Tuesday and really enjoyed their tacos. They were on sale for only$1.50 each, and we ate lots as they were so delicious! We had the carnitas and the chicken tacos. All very delicious, and they had a girl there making the tortilla shells by hand so the were hot and very fresh.

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Germantown, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Good solid Mexican food. But, not any better (or different) from the good Mexican food I have had on the East Coast. I did enjoy the live music outside.

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california
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143 reviews 143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

seafood enchiladas were off the chart. the salsa bar was terrific. food was so fresh and chock full of vegetables. it could become an addiction, for sure. very clean.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my guilty pleasures...whenever I have a craving for some good Mexican food I come here and get the chicken chimichanga burrito...omg it is soooo good, maybe not the healthiest but delicious! Another thing I appreciate is they're always consistent.

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Long Beach, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The quality of the food was rather good. There were six of us and everyone ordered a different item. I would say that the food was acceptable. Two of us ordered carne asada tacos. They came in a tortilla with nothing else but the meat. For the six of us there was one small bowl of taco chips. When we... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Santa Barbara was one of our ports on a recent Cruise from San Pedro. We were craving Mexican food even though we were going to be in Mexico the next day! We did a Trip Advisor and saw the great reviews and decided to give it a try. They have a great Salsa bar where can choose between a lot... More 

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California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We ate here for dinner and then lunch the following day. This is truly saying something with the hundreds of delicious places to dine off State St and in Santa Barbara. Family owned, quaint and absolutely the freshest Mexican food around. The Tostada Salad was the best I have ever had, anywhere. Would go again tonight if I was still... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my family on the road trip we did in USA last month. Santa Barbara is a nice quite little town. This restaurant is loacted in city area, only walking distance from the main tourist areas. The food is very mexican, and very nice! I had a fillet wrap or something.Not much senery as we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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299 reviews 299 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

So my husband and I are very picky when it comes to Mexican food. Only because there are so many options in most places you visit. The salsa bar here is great and you get to really pick what mood you are in. I had the fajitas which were really good with the steak and chicken combo! My husband had... 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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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?