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Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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All 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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Santa Maria, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Order at the counter and then be served quickly... the food is consistently excellent, as is the service. This s my favorite downtown lunch spot, I've never ordered anything that wasn't perfectly prepared and satisfying.

Thank beachtravel
Melbourne, Australia
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468 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy but if you want a genuine Mexican food experience and a beer or wine this is a great place for a quick lunch Good service, clean bathroom great tasting and very genuine food Enjoy!!

Thank DeniseLock
Los Angeles, California, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

got there early, 4:30 on a Saturday and no waiting; service was fine, but not great; food was very good and nice presentation; the outside patio was a little crammed, but OK; we left when the guitarist started setting up next to us

Thank Dennis S
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347 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fast food type of place. I had the Rajas con Queso. It was a simple taco with charred mexican peppers - a perfect blend of flavors without being over done. They have a salsa bar and their salsa is very good. Guac is also very good. Very good. Forget the chains and come here instead. Staff very... More 

Thank clubnev
St. George, Utah
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted as we walked in! They are so friendly in here! They have a full salsa bar! The food was amazing!!!

Thank jhess00
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very rude staff. Asked the gal what she recommended and she rolled her eyes and pointed at the most expensive thing in the menu without speaking a word. Flung the dishes in the table where half the meal spilled on the table. Chimichanga looked good but was tasteless. It was quick.

Thank David B
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Unique dishes with excellent flavor and variety - nothing fancy but food is fantastic. Fast service and friendly staff.

Thank Pete P
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 

Thank Senyum
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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.

Thank JLS102704
Santa Barbara, California
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Thank mickmankowski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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?