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Taqueria El Bajio

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129 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3303
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Things to try to tantalize your taste buds: Bajio Burrito, Asada: tons of food, packed into a giant burrito, bursts of flavor at every bite. Too big to finish (at least for me) but incredible taste. Caldos: especially the Cameron: the sexiest sizzling shrimp soup you'll ever eat, packed with veggies and shrimp, and HOT, both temp and with peppers.... More 

Thank SharonB567
South Jordan, Utah
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This place is small but clean. The staff was friendly. The food was fresh and very favorable tasting. The menu was large. Our family was very impressed and plan on making this a must eat at when in Santa Barbara.

Thank ihawkfan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

There are lots of great Mexican restaurants on Milpas Street... I'm going to review my personal favorites, where I have eaten many times over the years. Here they are, not in any particular order. El Bajio, Super Rica, Cesar's Place, and Los Agaves . Each has a different cuisine, and I have favorite menu selections for each, which I'll provide.... More 

Thank docdickcalifornia
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Love this place, truly. Got the spicy polo combo plate and was depressed when the last bite came. Tried to go to a place a couple blocks up because it was rated as the 4th best place in SB, but it was insanely crowded with a long wait. Hungry, I ran into this place, and I couldn't be happier how... More 

Thank Chris T
Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

While the tacos were pretty good, I was very not very pleased with the overall experience. I requested a slightly larger cup for the salsa because what was offered was a thimble. The employee tried to avoid the question until she explained I need the owners permission!!!! The owner both ignored my request and would not really even acknowledge me.... More 

Thank Gumby111
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

If you want to eat authentic Mexican food come here. The menu has a very wide range of options including vegetarian dishes. They also serve fresh fruit drinks. It's by no means a fancy restaurant, but the food is delicious.

Thank murat9700
San Jose, CA
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

We accidentally found this place while driving through Santa Barbara. Our first choice was jammed and forced us to look for alternates. As we were driving back to 101, we found this place. The place is a hole in the wall, but it is clean. The food came pretty fast and it was delicious. The fish tacos were very good... More 

Thank RamKunda
Miami, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

My sister took us here and there was a line down the block. Everything was tasty and worth the wait.

Thank Laurie R
Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place is very clean, really good food and delicious! Made to order and the staff is very friendly and helpful. If you are visiting Santa Barbara this is the place to get the best Mexican food.

Thank Saul A
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great family run shop. Friendly fast and cheap. The carne asada is cooking with the pico de gallo to perfection. A lot of care goes into every bite.

Thank danno20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3303
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-884-1828

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