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Romantiezer

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701 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3313
805-730-1612
Today
9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem taqueria, dog friendly

On Chapala just behind Paseo Nuevo shopping center, you'll find this unpretentious looking taqueria with seriously good food at reasonable prices. The corn tortillas are hand made, fresh and delicious. I had the carnitas tacos, which had a very generous pile of tasty and not greasy meat. After... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
50waystogo
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

On Chapala just behind Paseo Nuevo shopping center, you'll find this unpretentious looking taqueria with seriously good food at reasonable prices. The corn tortillas are hand made, fresh and delicious. I had the carnitas tacos, which had a very generous pile of tasty and not greasy meat. After ordering at the sidewalk window you get a basket of fresh chips... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I just had lunch there and had to rush back and write this review. Delicious and great service. It's a walk up & order at the window place with a patio and small inside. It looks like a hole in the wall but the food is amazing. I love finds lime this place. Great for locals and tourists. Central area... More 

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Absolutely top notch Mexican food prepared by people who know and love to cook. Fish and shrimp tacos are, without a doubt, the very best you will ever eat. Everything on the menu is superb. Homemade Flan is perfect. Very gracious owner and staff with a nice, simple outdoor eating area adjacent to the restaurant. Don't miss this one if... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

the food is good and the staff is always GREAT. it's fresh and made to order. I love the chips with mole (complementary) with food order

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Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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214 reviews 214 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

If you are looking for a quick Mexican meal this is the place. I've been to La Superica but this place is better, Love their Chicken fajitas, Soooo good, One of the few place thats open on the Thursday - Saturday till 2 AM, Call in your order so you don't have to wait. They have a walk up window... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Mexican is my favorite food and I am always searching for good places to eat. Looked this place up on yelp and it got good ratings. So it also deserves a good rating here. Best mole I've ever had hands down!! So good I bought some to take home. I had the Ole Mole Burroto and it was spectacular! My... More 

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New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I lived for a while in Mexico many years ago, including in Puebla, the home of mole poblano. I haven't had much luck over the years finding decent versions in the US, especially on the East Coast. (I don't have an abuelita at home to gather all the ingredients and spend the time needed to make it properly.) The enchiladas... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Have lived in California my whole life and have eaten at a million Mexican food restaurants up and down the state. This place has the best, hands down, Mexican Food I have ever eaten! Everything we had was great! Recommend the Ole Mole Burrito and the fresh grilled tacos. Wow! The outside doesn't look like much but, the food is... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We went with my wife as we stopped by santa barbara on our way to san diego. The quality and amount of the serving in this place is amazing for a hole in the wall style join (don't worry, they have a nice patio with some tables if u want to eat right there). The burrito i ate was spectacular.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-730-1612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 am

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