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Lito's Take Out

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514 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3108
(805) 962-1559
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great burritos. Love this place and hope it never leaves. Tacos are awesome, Pozole is great. Very small but good spot.

Thank j5b8r
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204 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

It's delicious, simple and you're going to want to get one of everything. That is, unless you aren't into some of the more exotic delicacies like eye, brain, and tongue. Still, aren't you a bit curious?!

Thank David J
Beirut, Lebanon
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Family owned and operated, you feel instantly at home when you walk in. The chips, the salsa, the food is so good! Guy Fieri from Diners, Drives ins and dives has also visited here. My favourite things are carnitas burritos and taquitos.

Thank Amber R
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This is a great place for lunch. They serve great Mexican food. They get fairly busy during luchtime so be be prepared!

Thank Lisa K
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Family owned and have making great food. It was on the food network (dinners/drives/dives). This was our first time here and food is Great. It only seats about 25 people so get their early. They have some street parking and little parking in the back.This place small and you can miss it.

Thank bowman99
Somerset, New Jersey
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124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten path. Small, no frills, but awesome food. Friendly and inviting. Had the carne asada taco. Huge. Only needed one. Glad I followed the woman's advice. My parents both got burritos, big enough to take half home. Fountain sodas free refills. Very reasonable prices. Noticed that there were a lot of locals going in and out. Good sign.... More 

Thank cindy l
Isla Vista, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Lito's has excellent Chili colorado and verde burritos. You can get them with beans and rice or just meat which is very tasty and filling. These are the best burritos in Santa Barbara. Looking forward to trying out the breakfast burrito next.

Thank BallsofThunder
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

My family and I always look for GOOD Mexican food since we are used to New Mexican food. This place definitely delivers. The chips, salsa, burritos, taquitos, chile, carnitas, beans, rice... are all delicious! The food is definitely almost the same as New Mexican food. The staff are really friendly, too. Please note there are tables and chairs to sit... More 

Thank BrideVA
Newbury Park, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The carnitas nachos are AMAZING!! It's a small restaurant but we'll worth the visit if you're in Santa Barbara and craving Carnitas.

Thank luckydean23
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Serioulsy a great pork taco, shredded, moist with wonderful burnt ends. We also ordered pork verde and beans, but they did not put them in the bag, so do check your items before you leave! The fish taco was fine but the tri tip taco much too tough. Stick with the pork for sure!

Thank leanne c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 962-1559

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