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Rudy's Restaurant

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234 E Highway 246, Ste 110, Buellton, CA 93427-9656
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Arroyo Grande, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten here several times. There's nothing fancy about the place, but the staff was very courteous and the food terrific. The food is fantastic. I had the fish fajita bowl--very generous serving (really enough to split with someone). The service was prompt and reasonably priced. Highly recommend. Stop by on your way to the Chumash Casino!

Thank scotttrees
Pismo Beach, California
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we had training at the close-by Marriott, we decided to come to Rudy's since it is one of my colleague's favorite Mexican place. And I can see why. First, they have a salsa bar with tons of different house made salsas. Such a nice variety to try. I had a burrito with pork al pastor. It was very tasty... More 

Thank Knabebug
Buellton, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My favorite quick (not fast food) Mexican, for take out or eat it. Great salsa bar to spice up your dishes too. Always fresh and good quality food. My favorite dish is the Santa Barbara salad...

Thank Robin S
Paso Robles Wine Region, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We ate dinner on a Saturday evening at 6 pm. There were 4 adults. It was busy both for eating in and for the take-out service. Orders are placed at the counter and paid for then your food is brought to you. We ordered Tacos and enchiladas. There servings were ample. My plate of chicken enchiladas was luke-warm. My daughter,... More 

Thank ylc515
Buellton, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Best and most wholesome Mexican food in the Valley. Always fresh and generous helpings. Room to sit and enjoy or take out. Love this place.

Thank Shirlsgarden
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

For a fast-casual Mexican restaurant, the food and service was outstanding. The chicken enchiladas were made from scratch while waiting; super fresh and tasty. Friendly staff that kept checking on you; very good and unusual for this type restaurant. Great salsas too.

Thank Mike m
Santa Clarita, California
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190 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

One of the best "Authentic" Mexican Restaurants I've visited. And, the prices are very reasonable, but it's the food that's really good. Easy access from Highway 101, and a good place to get a Gas fill-up is in the same Shopping Center. Highly recommend Rudy's.

Thank Kent S
Los Alamos, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you have time to wait and don't expect good service, it's a good place to eat. If you're in a hurry or with people who are impatient, go somewhere else. Food doesn't come out in an organized fashion - like the whole table won't be served at the same time - and the staff isn't very friendly or helpful... More 

Thank Alicia W
Fort Worth, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Small place so prepare to take out or wait for a table and we were not there at peak time. Have to order at a counter so if you don't review menu early that's a timely process. Chips are served at table but small salsa bar you get yourself. Had quesedilla and quality was fine the guacamole is good but... More 

Thank Teresa N
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I arrived in Buellton around noon and wanted to spend the remainder of the day in the Santa Ynez Wine country but needed to eat lunch before that. We were pleased to find Rudy's which allowed us to order and pay at the counter so we were free to leave as soon as we finished eating. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 E Highway 246, Ste 110, Buellton, CA 93427-9656
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: 805-686-5268

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?