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Magic Dragon

Chinese, Vegetarian, Healthy
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800 S. Broadway, #105, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 928-2525
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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My favorite Chinese restaurant in Santa Maria.

This is not the only Chinese restaurant in town, but overall, it is the best. Lots of choices, nicely prepared and served hot and fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magic Dragon is the best Chinese food Restaurant in Santa Maria! Housed in the old Landmark Building across from the Santa Maria Inn, the menu has a plethora of delights to choose from- including sushi- and the food is great! There's a reason tourists from China eat here! Pricing is reasonable,as well.

Thank Originalzaena
Santa Maria, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is not the only Chinese restaurant in town, but overall, it is the best. Lots of choices, nicely prepared and served hot and fresh.

Thank pclarno
Oceanside, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The property is large, very nice and clean. Food is pricey for portion size and quality. Most dishes came out in a few minutes from ordering and were a bit soggy like it was pre made and then microwaved. There were about 3 other tables and several waitresses that just all disappeared towards the end of dinner. Could be better.

Thank Jeff K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great restaurant for Asian cuisine in Santa Maria, CA. Always have had great service and food! We usually eat there whenever we are visiting family in Santa Maria.

Thank Doraine H
Santa Maria, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Where do I begin? How about.... the 60 lunch specials they offer. And add 8 butterflied shrimp for an additional 2.50 or 3 spring rolls for 1.50. My favorites.... Beef With Spicy Garlic Sauce, or Walnut Crispy Shrimp. I read a past review where the customer complains that the Hot and Sour Soup is too big of an order thus... More 

Thank Dan C
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Small selection of items most were empty and it seems they forgot to buy beef this week because there wasn't any out there I won't be back

Thank Beaux S
Central Coast, Ca.
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Not a picky family at all! Frequent the local chain gourmet spot in town all the time. Ordered three different entrees(all of which you could find at any Chinese resturaunt) and all three were disgusting! Tasted like frozen food reheated, which I could over look, had it tasted good at all!! Not only was the food inedible (tossed almost everything)... More 

Thank CaliSummer_10
Santa Maria, CA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you are looking for Chinese Food in Santa Maria with quality on a consistent basis...learn how to cook Chinese. Very disappointing on a recent trip with many items sold out. Sometimes it has been flavorful but most times ... last trip they put pot stickers in the wonton soup...????? Now our Sushi...that is excellent at most every venue.

Thank Tara L
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband ordered a small bowl of Hot and Sour Soup. It was almost a quart of soup, way too much. Worse than that it was so overly spiced with chili that he couldn't eat more than a bite or two. On the other hand, the chicken and green beans was delicious as was the beef and mushrooms. The rice... More 

Thank Daniel H
Chico, CA
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great prices and good food. All items ordered were delicious. Didn't try the sushi. Place was clean and had cute decor.

Thank ctunnell

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 S. Broadway, #105, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: (805) 928-2525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian, Healthy


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