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down home Mexican restaurant within walking of Mission Inn

Santa Barbara, CA
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down home Mexican restaurant within walking of Mission Inn

Any good Mexican restaurants within walking distance of Mission Inn? Any can't miss hole-in-the-wall restaurnats nearby? Thanks.

riverside, ca
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1. Re: down home Mexican restaurant within walking of Mission Inn


The mission inn has its own mexican restaurant, but it is very expensive and the service is below what you'd expect from this hotel. The Tamale Factory is on Main, just next to the hotel, but is only open for breakfast and lunch. The food is given to you cafeteria style, the prices are ok, and the food itself is good, not great. There is The Taco Station

down on University in a 1950s refurbished gas station. Their food is average quick Mexican, but the place is nicer. As far as a better hole in the wall, please go to Zacatecas at 2472 University Ave or Templo Del Sol at 1365 University Ave. Neither are walking distance but are a couple miles from the hotel(I wouldn't walk).

Zacatecas' hours are pretty screwy, so'd I'd call before I went. Templo Del Sol has standard hours, but beware Friday and Saturday nights, they are packed and service gets bad then. I prefer templo Del Sol myself.

Do not go to El Sarape if directed, just a warning. Otherwise, there are probably a bunch more I'm forgetting, but these are the closest to the hotel.

Happy eating!

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