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Rudy's Mexican Restaurant

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811 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3246
(805) 564-8677
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican Food in Santa Barbara

I had Rudy's for dinner last night and had crispy beef tacos and chicken taquitos. Both were very good. They got my order wrong but were nice enough to give me the extra food that they accidentally served me, so I ate way too much. Very good salsa bar. Nice chips. I suggest you get the specials on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2014
Marc L
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Santa Barbara, California
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Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A Friend Took to Me To Rudy's and I was Very Impressed. Service Excellent, Food Excellent, Lots of Chips and Salsa. Very Generous Portion Sizes. Great For Friends, Families, Social, a Nice Date Night Out. Food is Very Very Good, Great, Delicious. I Will be Back. Great Prices. Highly Recommend.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had Rudy's for dinner last night and had crispy beef tacos and chicken taquitos. Both were very good. They got my order wrong but were nice enough to give me the extra food that they accidentally served me, so I ate way too much. Very good salsa bar. Nice chips. I suggest you get the specials on the board... More 

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California
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209 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had lunch here, and I liked it. Very tasty and, at the hour I arrived, it wasn't crowded at all. You order at the counter, and the server brings it to you. The cuisine was a cut above average, so I'm rating the joint as very good. Service is fast, and it is the kind of place where you... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

For what it is, this place gets a 5 star from me! What I mean by that is that it's not fine dining or anything like that. But when u need some good quick Mexican food this place is great! Very large portions at a great price. I usually get the chicken quesadilla which comes topped with fresh lettuce and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The guacamole is very good, tostadas are crispy and fresh, food in general very good. Great place for a quick lunch that is very good and fresh made.

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Long Beach, California
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67 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Lots of glop factor, fair guacamole, good but greasy carnitas, largwe portions. Small dining area, order at counter. Don't expect a fine dining experience.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I eat lunch here often! A soft taco with carnitas is divine. Always cooked to perfection. I tend to stick with the same thing as the burritos and enchiladas are just way too big. Too big for me anyway. Plenty of other people can be seen enjoying the larger sized portions.

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Rudy's on Montecito St. in Santa Barbara, CA, is the old, relaxed, eat in or outside original restaurant that serves authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, nachos, and other dishes. The tacos are huge! Loaded with shredded lettuce, a pile of shredded cheese, and a big handful of shredded beef or chicken - just excellent!

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eastbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I loved this restaurant, looked it up on T A before we left and as the reviews were good gave it a go. It's no frills,order at the counter,collect the food yourself and diposable cutlery and plates but my enchilladas with chicken, rice and black beans was beautiful.Unfortunately they had run out of my husbands first choice and he didn't... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This one is just "ok." Nothing really stood out to me. However, the place was clean, the service was ok, and the food was edible.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 811 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3246
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 564-8677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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