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Tia Babe's

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125 S 10th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
805-525-5441
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The old Tia Babe's was a bit of a dive, but the food totally rocked. The new one, not so much. It's big and new and atmospheric, but the food doesn't begin to compare with before.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
CarmichaelVentura
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Los Angeles, California
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The food here is excellent. As a vegetarian I just get a drink here but all friends love the beans here because they put bacon in the refried beans (their secret).

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Thank OneOrchidLover
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have been here three times and keep swearing I will never return. I should follow my own advice! taco stand food in a nice huge restaurant at taco stand prices. It's nothing special and the wait staff is incompetent. The place is beautiful, but so slow, they have actually had to resort to putting out a sign saying, "Yes!... More 

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Thank Joe G
California
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1,700 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 905 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The old Tia Babe's was a bit of a dive, but the food totally rocked. The new one, not so much. It's big and new and atmospheric, but the food doesn't begin to compare with before.

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Thank CarmichaelVentura
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

You need to eat there corn burritos with secret sause. You'll come back again and again. I've done this for 20 years.

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1 Thank Chatasp
California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Liked all of it. The salsa is good but it's a little on the hot side for most people. I had the enchilada special with a salad on the side, with a glass of ice tea. The service was very good and served promptly. She kept my tea topped off and the salsa dish filled, along with the chip dish.... More 

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1 Thank Dale1930
Ventura, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The old location of Tia Babe's had a restaurant that served great Mexican food at good prices. The new location of Tia Babe's not so much.

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2 Thank MaterQueen
Santa Paula, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The food is horrible, no spice, no flavor! No choice for a spicier salsa, it's a shame, the beautiful building, one would hope for more! It did taste like it was old and had been microwaved. Never will go again, wonder why the parking lot is so empty? Tia Babes was good as a "to go place" before she built... More 

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Thank susan h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We went with family and everything tasted old and rancid!!! Never going there again. Service was slow not the same as the old Tia Babe's

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1 Thank GILBERT G
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I asked the waiter about the carnitas, and he said they were outstanding. So I ordered them. When the server set the food in front of me, the smell was that of pork that had been stored in a refrigerator for a couple of weeks and then microwaved. And it tasted worse. Terrible understates the case. My friends ordered Carne... More 

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Thank WorldTraveler6548
Santa Paula, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The food was average, the presentation was okay...service was a bit slow. Servers are very friendly...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 S 10th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: 805-525-5441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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