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701 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3313
9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Ventura, California
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218 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We stopped at this little walkup place a couple of days ago just to get some drinks on a hot day, and were intrigued by the menu. So yesterday we decided to have a quick lunch there before we went to a matinee performance. Wow, what a great idea that was! I love a good carne asada burrito, and this... More 

1 Thank DonaldYokum
Paso Robles, California
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

On Chapala just behind Paseo Nuevo shopping center, you'll find this unpretentious looking taqueria with seriously good food at reasonable prices. The corn tortillas are hand made, fresh and delicious. I had the carnitas tacos, which had a very generous pile of tasty and not greasy meat. After ordering at the sidewalk window you get a basket of fresh chips... More 

Thank 50waystogo
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I just had lunch there and had to rush back and write this review. Delicious and great service. It's a walk up & order at the window place with a patio and small inside. It looks like a hole in the wall but the food is amazing. I love finds lime this place. Great for locals and tourists. Central area... More 

1 Thank PerkinsPartyof6
Seattle, Washington, USA
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Absolutely top notch Mexican food prepared by people who know and love to cook. Fish and shrimp tacos are, without a doubt, the very best you will ever eat. Everything on the menu is superb. Homemade Flan is perfect. Very gracious owner and staff with a nice, simple outdoor eating area adjacent to the restaurant. Don't miss this one if... More 

Thank Francophile4330
Santa Barbara, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

the food is good and the staff is always GREAT. it's fresh and made to order. I love the chips with mole (complementary) with food order

Thank nic e
Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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303 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

If you are looking for a quick Mexican meal this is the place. I've been to La Superica but this place is better, Love their Chicken fajitas, Soooo good, One of the few place thats open on the Thursday - Saturday till 2 AM, Call in your order so you don't have to wait. They have a walk up window... More 

Thank Mark M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Mexican is my favorite food and I am always searching for good places to eat. Looked this place up on yelp and it got good ratings. So it also deserves a good rating here. Best mole I've ever had hands down!! So good I bought some to take home. I had the Ole Mole Burroto and it was spectacular! My... More 

Thank Kevinross0311
New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I lived for a while in Mexico many years ago, including in Puebla, the home of mole poblano. I haven't had much luck over the years finding decent versions in the US, especially on the East Coast. (I don't have an abuelita at home to gather all the ingredients and spend the time needed to make it properly.) The enchiladas... More 

Thank Newyorker10027
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Have lived in California my whole life and have eaten at a million Mexican food restaurants up and down the state. This place has the best, hands down, Mexican Food I have ever eaten! Everything we had was great! Recommend the Ole Mole Burrito and the fresh grilled tacos. Wow! The outside doesn't look like much but, the food is... More 

1 Thank NormandLouise
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We went with my wife as we stopped by santa barbara on our way to san diego. The quality and amount of the serving in this place is amazing for a hole in the wall style join (don't worry, they have a nice patio with some tables if u want to eat right there). The burrito i ate was spectacular.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-730-1612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?