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Taqueria El Bajio

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129 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3303
805-884-1828
Monday
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Doesn't get any better than this!

I had friend in SB introduce me to this gem a couple of years ago. And now every time I come to town I always eat here. Personal favorite is the crispy taco plate. You get three tacos, rice and beans. Always super friendly service, but small area for seating. Always a packed house.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
bchgrrrl
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Redondo Beach, California
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Redondo Beach, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I had friend in SB introduce me to this gem a couple of years ago. And now every time I come to town I always eat here. Personal favorite is the crispy taco plate. You get three tacos, rice and beans. Always super friendly service, but small area for seating. Always a packed house.

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westlake village
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Drove any hour today to go to my favorite watering hole La Superica. UGH, it's closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays folks. Anyway, I Googled "alternative to La Superica" and Taqueria El Bajio came up. We were excited to find a great new dining experience. Boy were we disappointed. First, it was expensive. $3 for ONE taco. Second,, the meat was... More 

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Oro Valley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Surprised that this isn't rated higher among SB eateries. Ate here twice on a recent trip, and we loved everything we had. Tacos dorados were delish, as were gorditas and caldo de pescado.

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160 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I live in Washington State which has an abundance of American style Mexican restaurants. This is so different and authentic that I hardly recognized it. Try the tacos de lengua. Fabulous.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I love El Bajio. We discovered this place a couple of years ago and we always go back when we're in town. It's small and unassuming so if your going for ambience this probably isn't the place for you. Don't let this fool you though because they have great food. My favorite is the pork tamale. The tamales are huge... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Got take out to eat at our hotel. The entire group loved their choices, its now officially on our list of must stops when we are in Santa Barbara

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California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Just a hole in the wall, but they have the best Chile Relleno and sweet corn tamale we have ever had.

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San Jose, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A small place that has plenty of traffic, both Spanish-speaking and not, so that's a good sign right there. I like the lengua (e.g. tacos) and torta de carne asada looked really good but I personally prefer stuff made with masa over tortas or anything with flour tortillas, so I didn't order a torta. Don't remember what we got the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have always driven by this little restaurant sitting on the corner of the street and thought that the food looked good. Then one day I decided to go and try the food and drinks. When I walked in, I could smell the amazing flavors of burritos and more. When I looked on the menu, I saw something that stood... More 

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Malibu, California
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242 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stopped for an easy breakfast. Some of the best chilaquiles (Roja not verde) I've ever had. Real rice and perfect beans. Only thing improvement would be metal instead of plastic silverware...Don't let stop you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3303
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-884-1828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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