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Freebird's World Burrito

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Mexican, Fast Food, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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879 Embarcadero Del Norte, Goleta, CA 93117-4812
+1 805-968-0123
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10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Orinda, California
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479 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous sunny day ..sat outdoors and this beats student union and most on campus dining. Missed the graduate and LOVE Woodstocks.. this place is not cheap for what it is..but we all wolfed down our tacos burritos and nachos.. walked from Campus, walked to beach, charming and clean downtown with only 3 smoke shops.:( habit and Starbucks close by, parking... More 

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Thank drmader
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

My favorite burrito. This is nothing like the chain locations elsewhere. This is the real deal. Get a chicken burrito and be sure to get BBQ sauce. It's not a sweet type sauce - more tangy, and it goes great with pico de gallo and cilantro. Completely awesome. Nachos and quesadillas are also very popular here (and likewise enormous). If... More 

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Thank kmfesq
Isla Vista, California
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Was an exchange student at ucsb and this was the place we used to eat after partying. Miss these burritos

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Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Do not be fooled by the chain of the same name - this one is the real deal. Best burritos, nachos, and quesadillas! Chicken is better than steak here. Get lots of the BBQ sauce, which is unique and reallly delicious. Be warned: the food is huge. Nachos easily feed 2-3 people as an entree. You can request a whole... More 

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Thank kmfesq
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the original location for the chain. My girlfriend went to UCSB and we try to head out that way at least once every couple months. We always have to stop at free birds, normally get it to go and then head over the the drive in theater nearby. Makes for a great way to finish off a beach... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

While visiting the UCSB campus for a college tour, we were looking for a local lunch spot to give us a feel (and taste) for the UCSB campus life. We were directed to Freebird's and were treated to wonderful burritos overflowing with meet and other toppings. Although we did not try the nachos, that looked to be another tasty bargain,... More 

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Melbourne, FL, United States
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

A burrito for the ages. Fresh ingredients to choose from. Chicken or steak. Save your appetite for this one or cut in half and save for another meal. Delicious. Only negative is limited seating and parking. If you like burritos and tacos , you need to come here. Not much else on the menu for good reason.

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Thank Paul D
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

A few friends recommended this place, so after dropping off our child at UCSB for a summer camp, we went for lunch. Isla Vista has college town charm, Freebirds in in the middle of the action, fun to people watch, but the food was average. Large portions in the regular size burritos: too much for my wife. Nothing was bad,... More 

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Thank Lee-Tarbet
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

fast service, great taste, wonderful surprise, if you are hungry and in a hurry, they will serve you fast enough with a great burrito, the quesadilla is great too.

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Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Living in Isla Vista for 4 years, and now a Goleta local, I often visit Freebirds. It's a landmark for those living in IV and there's a reason it's still standing. Open late and serving up massive amounts of fresh food, Freebirds is the perfect place catering to a late night crowd or a lazy weeknight. Burritos and nachos are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 879 Embarcadero Del Norte, Goleta, CA 93117-4812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-968-0123

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