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Taqueria El Bajio

129 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3303
805-884-1828
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Ranked #176 of 443 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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westlake village
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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Upland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stumbled upon El Bajio while making a road trip up north. Pricey but really good tongue street tacos! We had pleasant and fast service. If they had been open on Mondays we would have stopped for 'seconds' on our way back.

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