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California Tacos

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606 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2284
8056919495
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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I decided to go grab some dinner while in Solvang and were delighted to find California Tacos. They had a great range of offerings for the more adventurous eater. I ordered the fish tacos and wow, they were delicious. My husband ordered some single tacos and was equally impressed. The beans and rice were wonderful too. It... More 

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Thank Tina E
Santa Barbara, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The food was awful, and so salty we ended up throwing it away. Tortillas are a little too thick for my taste but that is just my opinion.

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1 Thank CaliMustanGirl
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We went there based on the positive reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The fish tacos were wonderful, the guacamole freshly made and the chips delicious. The service was friendly and they have a good choice of local beers. This is a simple but comfy space at the Nielsen shopping mall, and they seem to do quite... More 

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1 Thank Marie L
Chicago, IL
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is better than your average taco joint in a strip mall. The food is fresh, tasty, and well prepared. I could have easily drunk every one of the salsa's on the salsa bar. The tacos were nicely made with big healthy flavor. If you need a break from nicer dining in the area, this is a great choice.

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1 Thank jkap910
Santa Ynez, CA
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Their food is so well done - it seems like a "fast food" type of restaurant... but their food is so NOT fast food! It's all homemade, all incredibly delicious - their lingua is tender and flavorful, their carnitas is a favorite, their breakfast burrito will fill you for the DAY! Run, don't walk, and enjoy their amazing food!

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1 Thank jeg4
Springfield, Missouri
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

They have delicious tacos, and we tried a few different types including chicken and asada. They were all great, and we loved all of the cilantro on them. I also got an enchilada plate with rice and beans, and it was okay but not very good. Next time I will just get tacos, because they were wonderful.

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1 Thank jcb2282
Dallas, Oregon
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272 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were looking for quick, but good Mexican takeout for a casual supper on our Solvang trip and California Tacos hit the mark. Asada and carnitas tacos and a HUGE beef fajita burrito were more than ample for a filling dinner and at only $13.25, probably the cheapest meal of our trip (compare with $100-plus for each dinner at Hitching... More 

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1 Thank OregonJohn97338
San Luis Obispo, California
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153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Had to travel to Solvang and specifically wanted Mexican chow. Checked tripadvisor and folks seemed to really like this place. There's a good reason...Excellent tacos for $2.50. And for $6 you can get 2 tacos and a fountain drink. Lots of meat and freshly made tortillas. They have been in the Nielson's shopping center for about a year. The center... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Best Mexican Food!!! Extensive menu, felt like I was in Cancun. This is the place to stop for lunch.

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Thank Robynn R
Santa Ynez, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

While the food is good here, the wait is ALWAYS far too long. We have gone at least 6x, and every time it is the same thing...which includes at least 3x when were were the only customer. They have reasonable locations, good prices, and great fresh options, but the wait is impacting them greatly. It isn't getting better after more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2284
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 8056919495

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