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Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant

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14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
805-962-5541
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a late lunch. I love the corn, olive, tomato as well as nacho salsa snacks that they give before ordering. My husbands fish tacos were delicious. The portions are large and generous. I would ask them to go light on the dressing though. With such fresh ingredients it's not necessary to have overwhelming seasoning. My prawn,... More 

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Thank Senyum
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This casual, counter-service restaurant serves delicious, authentic Mexican food. The menu is typical for casual Mexican - tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. - but the quality and presentation is like higher end restaurants.

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Thank JLS102704
Santa Barbara, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely one of our two favorites lunch or dinner Mexican restaurants in Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

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Thank mickmankowski
Chocowinity
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet setting on patio. Shrimp tacos and Quesadillas were delicious. Service was prompt and courteous. Will stop there next time we are in CA.

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Thank B S
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Consistently super yummy - we love the Mojado Burrito and the Tostada Ranchera with the cilantro sauce!

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Thank S R
Kensington, Maryland
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

You can see why this place is popular. Great food and casual atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Would go there again.

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Thank JoTraveler47
Santa Barbara, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I had dinner here last week, and brunch today! Just happened that way because friends wanted to go there. I have to say that both meals were, at best, just average! The dinner I had was overcooked and had been sitting under lights for a long time. The pork carnitas were dried out and crispy and had no flavor at... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting Chimichanga. Not ground beef and not beef chunks. It was pulled beef with good spices and flavor. Big also. A lunch that is a meal. Didn't have lettuce and tomatoes like I am used to, but the rice was good and moist. Beware, the rice comes with some kind of crumbled cheese.

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Thank Wperume
San Luis Obispo, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had a memorable meal, and I love the shrimp dish, cooked just right with fresh, flavorful ingredients. Friendly staff, payment upon order so that there is no wait for the check when finished. We will definitely be back!!

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Thank Pauline N
Downey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I might live in LA but my favorite Mexican restaurant is in Santa Barbara. When I travel north I always take time to make a stop for a little bit of 'Mexican Heaven". This charming little piece of California is a delight in every way. From authentic, creative and delicious food to the welcoming, warm atmosphere, Los Arroyos is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-962-5541

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