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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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1.2 miles from Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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Reviewed September 14, 2020

Wandered in here with some friends for breakfast while riding our bikes in Santa Barbara. Saw it on the street, pulled in to read the menu and stayed to eat! We all ordered food and were very impressed with flavors and the quantity! I had...the Menudo and it was great! Very flavorful, lots of tripe and not greasy or oily. A place we will definitely return to.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2019

Their Asada burrito is so delicious and massive! I go here often because I have tried other places Asada in SB, but this place is the best by far.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Off the beaten path and not much to look at, but the food was very good. I tried 3 tacos with different meats (including their special of the day) and all were wonderful. The salsa bar had everything from mild to major chili, and all...were great. I will come back on my next drive through SB.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

I love funky little taco joints! this one has great tacos, but lots of other dishes as well; busy, but not long waits. What can be better than sopes stuffed with spicy pork and lots of vegetables. Oh, and a mexican coke. Not expensive for...the quantity of food. Two tiny tables outside are ok, a bit noisy.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

They have a standard mix of sauteed fresh vegetables - green peppers, onions, zucchini, etc. that you can substitute for meat in any dish, or have in addition to meat. The grilled fish tacos, which included the vegetables, were excellent. The salsas I tried were...all too spicy for me to taste anything but the burn.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

There are 5 tables if you want to eat in, but this appears to be more of a to go operation. Fresh papaya drink and horchata, plus they have breakfast all day, mole and chile rellenos. We ordered food for 5 and everything was correct!...Good quantities - enough for lunch the next day.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I am sad to report since my last review - it hasn't gotten any better - what you get for your $$$ - we decided to eat there again as we have always enjoyed and appreciated the freshness and tastiness of their food. One liners...from our recent visit: - now their very homemade fresh delicious salsas are so hot that it almost leaves blisters on your lips - mentioned this to them before, they said it was due to the hotness of the chile peppers - well other Mexican food places tone down the heat in their salsas - it's almost like if they make it so hot, you won't use very much - they charge these over-top-prices and still serve on paper plates (smaller ones than before) and you're encouraged to clear your own table - I mentioned to the staff that the carnitas they serve in their tostadas and other dishes have a lot of fat / gristle - this time, I again mentioned this to them, same thing - if you want beans in your tostada, you have to pay extra - they used to use fresh grated cheese, now its just a little bit of packaged cheese on top - the tortilla at the bottom of the tostada was harder than cardboard - I did find 3 beans at the bottom - the avocado was sliced but old I could go on and on - but you get the drift, we used to see a lot of regular patrons coming in but now not very many - have been to other Mexican restaurants on Milpas, ran into people who used to eat there regularly, they recognized us and stated for the same reasons above why they don't go there any more. I hope the owner gets wise and get back to where his restaurant was a few years ago. Sorry that we are moving on to where our business is really appreciated!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

There's not much to this place but the tacos are great. there are around 6 tables inside and 3 out front on the side walk. The tortillas are super fresh and the ingredients very tasty. Good, cheap spot to fill up when in SB.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Wow! A new favorite. I like authentic and this fits the bill! Amazing móle, shrimp cocktail (spicy), homemade tortillas, lots of salsas, aguas frescas, and a friendly clean and enjoyable place to eat. Prices are fairly reasonable. Our whole family enjoyed our lunch. I left...full, content, and ready for a siesta!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Prices are a little on the high side for a taqueria ($12 for a burrito) but that’s kind of expected considering the area. The burritos were made fairly quickly and were very tasty. The meat was juicy and flavorful and the burritos were pretty big....We liked that there were small tables outside since we had our small dog with us. Overall, a great choice for quick, fresh Mexican fare.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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