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La Super-Rica Taqueria

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622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
805-963-4940
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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boulder city, nv
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always long line for mediocre Mexican food. Went there with my companion to ask what they thought of the place. Agreed with my assessment of mediocrity and either customers have never tasted good Mexican food or afraid to disagree with Julia Child. Any place with long line should at least provide Internet access but not here. You've been warned. Caveat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 30 minutes in line and more 30 minutes to find that my order was lost. When asked my money back they back they tried to give less than I had paid...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a restaurant I could eat at every day and be very happy, but since I moved from Santa Barbara in 1981, I only get to eat here when I make it back for an occasional visit. I dream of the simple, clean flavors here - grilled dark flavorful peppers, creamy cheese flavored by the grilled peppers, tasty meats,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At 2 in the afternoon, there was a line out the door! It's worth all the hype. Wait in the line. It moves quickly and the food is delicious. The tortillas are handmade right before your eyes. I have never tasted a better tortilla. And the fillings are equally amazing. Sample a couple of the different tacos so you savor... More 

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Thank sheilabk2016
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove out of our way to come and it was definitely worth it! The food was so good my 1 year old was grabbing the food out of my hands! We will be back!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb, tasty Mexican in a casual environment. We love local places where you get lots of great food, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and the prices are affordable. We filled our whole table with delicious Mexican food for a party of 3 for less than $50, which is amazing in Santa Barbara. The food is freshly made to order, including the... More 

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Murrieta, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So as the story goes, if people are waiting more the 45 minutes in line for a fast food joint it must be amazing? Well my wife and I waited in line for over 45 minutes and we ended leaving without eating because the line just wasn't moving at all and we only had 6 people in front of us.... More 

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Thank Robert N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

There's a wait, but it's worth it! We were driving through the area and saw the reviews were amazing and we couldn't agree more! You'll need to order 2 items per person, they're pretty small, but very reasonably priced. Make sure you bring cash too, they don't take cards.

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Thank Nikki R
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Unusual Mexican food that is excellent. I think #16 (roasted chili pasilla with marinated pork) is the best in my opinion and one of the best things I have ever eaten! But everything is superb. Sometimes there is a wait but it goes fast and is worth it. I can see why this was one of Julia Child's favorite places.... More 

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Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Really the best Mexican street food I can imagine. Long lines for a reason. One can observe the food preparation - everything is very fresh. Very strong recommendation!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-963-4940

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?