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Mexican restaurant with good margaritas

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Mexican restaurant with good margaritas

We are having friends visit from England. We thought it would be nice to take them to Santa Barbara for the day (a Sunday). I feel they should have Mexican food while they are here. Do you have any recommendations for GOOD Mexican food and margaritas in the Santa Barbara area?


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1. Re: Mexican restaurant with good margaritas

La Super-Rica wouldn't work, would it? Bit grimy. Not really a restaurant. And probably don't serve margaritas. But boy is it authentic and a great experience. And delicious food.

Edited: 12:33 pm, February 12, 2013
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2. Re: Mexican restaurant with good margaritas

If you want a trendy place with great food & margaritas, with an innovative twist I'd recommend Cielito!

It's not your standard Mexican fare but it's delicious! Inside can get loud but there's a lovely courtyard outside with a fountain for a quieter experience.

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3. Re: Mexican restaurant with good margaritas

Socal described Cielito well. It is a good place for celebrating & special occasions. Nice atmosphere. Unique menu. It is located in the La Arcada - with interesting shops, art stores, chocolatier, statues, turtles in a fountain, and nearby art museum,

For traditional Mexican food, Los Arroyos' Montecito location, serves margaritas. Los Arroyos is a local's favorite. www.losarroyos.net/locations/montecito/

Competing with them is Los Agaves - good traditional mex with a regional flair. (don't think they serve margaritas though.)

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