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Lilly's Tacos

310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3408
805-966-9180
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Ranked #36 of 437 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Solvang, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Found this on TripAdvisor and ended our SB/Goleta shopping day here. Great tacos - 3 were enough for me. Got three different kinds - pork, asada & pollo. They serve tacos. Only tacos. Great tacos.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If there is one place in SB that you must eat at it is Lillys. Nothing fancy but it is top in flavor. They are slinging out the best street tacos you have ever tried. The menu changes regularly depending on the fresh ingredients they are able to acquire. The pork tacos are my favorite.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

So glad I found this hole in the wall place. We are deprived of authentic tacos in the metro Wash DC area. I knew it had to be good when there was a line out the door. I ordered a taco adobada (marinated pork), lengua (tongue), and cachete (cheek). Cashier was nice and friendly, service was quick. The tacos had... More

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Total whole in the wall of a place serving the best asada tacos. There are tacos de ojo (eye), lengua (tongue) and traditional carnitas, chicken and asada. There was a line out the door on a Sunday afternoon at 5:30 pm.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The tacos here are pretty good and relatively good priced. Only thing is that i think the tacos are a bit on the small side for the price. This place is located on the end of a street (dead-end area i believe). The only bad thing is the parking here, but i guess there's not much you can do about... More

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Temecula
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It fast and good! Best carne asada tacos around. Great prices and its close to State St so you can just pop in fast if you want or stay for dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Forget the spartan décor. Just dig into the fantastic tacos. The only problem is which to have? The delicious beef tongue or beef cheek? The pork was great. The chicken was succulent. At 1.60 per, you can't go wrong!

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Encino
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Just yummy, what else can you say? Come at strategic times, otherwise prepare to wait in a long line. That said, the line tends to move reasonably quickly. Mostly meat tacos on the menu, but they've recently added chicken & veggie taco options. Have tried both. It's all delicious. Reasonably priced; ready quickly, always consistent. Big fan of this place.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Well, saw the other reviews and they were spot on. Do not go if you do not want tacos as that is all they offer. As far as the choices, they have about 10. The salsa bar has 3 sauces, onions, cilantro,radishes and limes. Yummy. Went for lunch and lucked out in finding a parking spot. The line was out... More

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Goleta, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is one of those amazing stories about a little 'hole in the wall' that becomes 'the taco place' everyone knows about. Its very simple. They make great tacos. What do they put on the tacos? Nothing. They hand you a plate with tortillas and meat. Then you take your plate to the condiment bar and put what you want... More

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