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“Cheap, delicious and authentic”
Review of Lilly's Tacos

Lilly's Tacos
Ranked #45 of 536 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Go here. Order. Spoon on as much onion/cilantro hotsauce as you like. Enjoy.
This is the perfect hole-in the wall place to stop at for some authentic tacos. We ordered 3 per person and it was plenty, though I wish I had room for more. Feeling adventurous? Try the eyeball taco!

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Very straightforward taqueria - limited selection but what they have is excellent. Highly recommend the tacos al pastor - delicious! Expect to wait in line but it moves quickly.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Loved eating on the outside patio. Lots of ambiance in a beautiful location and the fish tacos were great!

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Lilly's is a largely unknown (except to locals), family owned, gem of a taqueria. The fare is very simple, and they use many parts of the cow that many "first world" nations just throw away, which is great if you're an adventurous diner. In addition to the usual carne asada tacos, you can get cachete (cheek), lengua (tongue), labio (lips), ojos (eyes) or cabeza. All their tacos are $1.60 each, and they don't skimp on the meat. You can also buy the Coca Cola in a bottle there, and take your bottle home and fill it with sand or beads. Lilly's for the win!

Thank Yoshi23
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

Lilly's has become a Santa Barbara institution and since I first went there, more and more anglos have found the delicious tacos and salsas to their liking. They only serve meat, so remember that, but the steak, pork, beef cheek, lip, tounge or eye ball(!) are all excellent. That eyeball and steak cost the same is interesting but if you go there, and eat two or four (and some of my younger male friends eat 10) tacos, you will be full and happy!

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