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California Tacos

606 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA
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Santa Ynez, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Their food is so well done - it seems like a "fast food" type of restaurant... but their food is so NOT fast food! It's all homemade, all incredibly delicious - their lingua is tender and flavorful, their carnitas is a favorite, their breakfast burrito will fill you for the DAY! Run, don't walk, and enjoy their amazing food!

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Springfield, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

They have delicious tacos, and we tried a few different types including chicken and asada. They were all great, and we loved all of the cilantro on them. I also got an enchilada plate with rice and beans, and it was okay but not very good. Next time I will just get tacos, because they were wonderful.

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Dallas, Oregon
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300 reviews 300 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were looking for quick, but good Mexican takeout for a casual supper on our Solvang trip and California Tacos hit the mark. Asada and carnitas tacos and a HUGE beef fajita burrito were more than ample for a filling dinner and at only $13.25, probably the cheapest meal of our trip (compare with $100-plus for each dinner at Hitching... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Had to travel to Solvang and specifically wanted Mexican chow. Checked tripadvisor and folks seemed to really like this place. There's a good reason...Excellent tacos for $2.50. And for $6 you can get 2 tacos and a fountain drink. Lots of meat and freshly made tortillas. They have been in the Nielson's shopping center for about a year. The center... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Best Mexican Food!!! Extensive menu, felt like I was in Cancun. This is the place to stop for lunch.

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Santa Ynez, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

While the food is good here, the wait is ALWAYS far too long. We have gone at least 6x, and every time it is the same thing...which includes at least 3x when were were the only customer. They have reasonable locations, good prices, and great fresh options, but the wait is impacting them greatly. It isn't getting better after more... More 

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Richmond, VA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Don't let the location in a smal strip mall fool you - this place has great food! We ordered the extreme tacos - 5 tacos for $10 and you choose what type you want. We did a mix of beef and pork and all were so good. Chips are home made and you have a choice of salsa from the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Nice surprise...these were really really good tacos. From the tortillas to the tri tip to the sauce these were really fresh tasting ingredients - unlike some of the other taco places. Tasted like they were made with love. Would highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Unlike other typical U.S. "taco shops," California Tacos' fare is like the food you'd expect to find in the heart of Mexico, with unique regional specialities and flavors. And they make their own tortillas! You can watch them pressing each one with a hand press in the open kitchen (which also translates into incredibly delicious tortilla chips). The cool green... More 

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Additional Information about California Tacos

Address: 606 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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