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Cafe San Martin

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112 N a St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7004
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Cafe San Martin is a long-time family favorite with us. The food is always good, the staff is very nice, and the ambiance is a nice retro, warm, Mexican family restaurant. A nice place to linger with iced tea, a yummy enchilada, and good friends and family. I always recommend this cafe to visitors.

Thank knittypigCA
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Okay so I had read the reviews but have friends & family that always talk about this place. So on a late friday night we decided to give this place a try. It sita off the main drag so its more frequented by locals. Which I like cuz it means not so crowded. Unless u know where to look, you... More 

Thank amjacobo
Lompoc, California
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband and I just moved to town and tried San Martin for lunch, The salsa was spicy and OK my husband loved the chips They are thin but not homemade, still good. I had a combination of cheese enchilada, shredded beef taco rice and beans All very tasty, enjoyed the flavors very much. A lot of food, very reasonable... More 

Thank Judy J
Santa Barbara, California
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been eating at San Martin's since I was a young girl in the 70's. Not anymore. What once was the best Mexican food in Lompoc is now the worst. It pains me to say that. I use to crave their salsa!! Now, it just makes me sad. The place is run down and they don't seem to care. I... More 

1 Thank Linda C
Spokane Valley, Washington
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152 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food has become very americanized. Lots of cheese and not much flavor. The building does not appear to be updated since I went there last in the 70's.

1 Thank Marcia S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We are use to Tex-Mex and Southwest spices which made the food bland. It was good but bland. Eat some place else if from the southwest or Texas.

Thank Abbotson
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This happens to be the worst Mexican food I have ever had in my life. It is not only tasteless and bland, they do not even make an ttempt to upgrade or improve in their cirrca 1979 offerings. I actually was going to send my food back, but instead ate a few bites of everything to sample and each time... More 

Thank rb252
Lompoc, California, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Hmmmm... One star or two? Let me see... * Below average food * Reasonable service * Appalling seating and decor Okay, one star is just fine. I've eaten here intentionally once in 35 years. The other three times I've been, I've done so because others were going and invited me. Some things you do things for family and friends that... More 

Thank Joe M
vandenberg village, ca
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344 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Been eating at San Martin for many years. Sometimes excellent and sometimes pretty basic/standard. Their chips and salsa have always been good. Today the food was just average. prices remain good.

Thank billkathy88
Los Angeles, CA
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Basic Mexican fare but done well, along with reasonable prices. I ordered their shrimp enchilada special, which came with lots of shrimp, not just a little as you might get elsewhere.

Thank Grabit177

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 N a St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc
  • Phone Number: 805-736-4104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?