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“The best mexican food during our entire three week trip through California”

La Super-Rica Taqueria
Ranked #43 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Excellent value, great food. Really nice atmosphere. It was a huge relief to find this place and escape from the horrible tourist fodder on offer almost everywhere else. I would highly recommend a trip here.There is not a queue outside for nothing!

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Food was awesome and the service was very good and fast. We were in line for about 20 minutes and behind over 20 people but the food order taker was very efficient and friendly. Food was reasonably price and was excellent. Guy ahead of us said he times his travels to coincide with meal time so he can eat here and has been eating at the location for years.

Thank Ina B
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

My family lives in Santa Barbara, but I live on the east coast. The FIRST place I want to go is La Super-Rica! #8 The Especial!! Everything is great, really, though. It is a bit out of the way, but it is worth finding. Count yourself lucky if there is only a short line...

Thank Lizponi
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

This isn't Taco Bell, thank goodness. Everything is made when you order it. You can watch the cook pat out tortillas that she grills along with your lunch. Because of this, it takes a few minutes to get your meal.

Everything we had was tasty. The 3 salsas were freshly-made...a little tame for my taste, but good quality.

The one thing that really stood out was the watermelon agua fresca. Hard to find anywhere that serves aguas frescas. They ladle out the watermelon puree and mix it with ice while you watch.

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Thank biker_dan
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We took Julia Child's recommendation more than 20 years ago and always come back whenever we're in the area. We even took the longer route to San Francisco in June just to stop for lunch here and only to find its closed on Wednesdays!
Don't know how to describe it. We're from Orange County so we have plenty of Mexican all around but this is unlike anything else we've found. If you love Mexican food, just try it. Order what seems good to you when you read the posted menu and you won't be sorry. Go early or expect long lines. And it is a hole in the wall. Nothing fancy at all. Don't think it's changed in 20 years!

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Thank Hapitrails2u
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