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All 17 Santa Ynez Restaurants

Dos Carlitos

3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805-688-0033
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Ranked #5 of 17 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Oxnard, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had lunch here while in town and it is not your typical mexican restaurant. Very nice decor and atmosphere. I had the Cadillac margarita and it was as good as how I make the. At home😍 my hubby and I had combo fajitas and they were very good and came with a really nice side dish of ad dons -... More

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Hesperia, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We've enjoyed their happy hour appetizers that came with each drink, in past visits, but this is not offered anymore. The margaritas are still pretty good, the stuffed chiles are incredible. The place was pretty empty though, not like it used to be.

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Santa Ynez, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When they first opened, the food was wonderful! Unfortunately I've had some just ok meals lately. Don't know if it's a new chef (raw veggies with burnt veggies) or if the management is cutting back... but I don't go for meals any more.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The town of San Ynez may be small in size but it is definitely spoilt for choice in good restaurants and Dos Carlitos was a standout. The food & wine menus offer great variety. The meals were authentic and flavoursome. We shared two menu choices and left feeling full & completely satisfied. The wait staff were attentive and the service... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On our recent trip home to family we gathered to dine al fresco (albeit with heaters on pleas). Fajita, burritos, tacos, great chips,, guacamole and salsa. The Mexican food gamut. Personal service with fine cuisine and good drinks. What else could you want for a dinner in marvelous, little Santa Ynez.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very upscale Mexican food. Innovative, delicious. And one of the few Santa Ynez restaurants that has a full bar. Amazing margaritas!

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Great ambiance and restaurant with superb food. Service was above average and overall, a wonderful experience. I had the Pozole Pork Soup and highly recommend it. FIVE SPOONS!!

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Morro Bay, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Countless times that we have come here, even though it's about 1 1/2 hours away from home...it's worth it! We stopped here on a trip back home and they never disappoint. Best service, best atmosphere, amazing drinks and food. This time everything came out in plastic ware (thought maybe because of the water situation) and they were quick to inform... More

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San Jose, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stopped by after wine tasting. Small little place in Santa Ynez but worth checking out. I ordered fresh halibut ceviche and guacamole. Huge portions of both more than enough for two people. They also have huge selection of tequilas. Since it was cool evening, we sat outside in the patio, so as to avoid the noise environment inside. I will... More

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Santa Ynez, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great local Mexican restaurant with wonderful margaritas. Within walking distance of the two Inns in town. Good Service too.

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Additional Information about Dos Carlitos

Address: 3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone Number: 805-688-0033
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: South American

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