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Lilly's Tacos

310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3408
805-966-9180
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Ranked #34 of 441 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

we had spent an hour on Monday night queuing outside La Super Rica Taqueria, which was amazing (also reviewed) and so it was a blessed relief that Lilly's queue was quick. The choice of dishes is not as extensive as at La Super Rica and that is what makes it proper "fast food". We had so many tacos of every... More

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Solvang, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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38 reviews 38 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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