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Rudy's Mexican Restaurant

305 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5729
+1 805-899-3152
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (11 reviews)
“tortas” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican
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LOCATION
305 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5729
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2017

I really enjoy going to Rudy's for their delicious Mexican food. They have a great range of dishes including tacos, burritos, quesadillas and tortas. I personally recommend their tortas. The salsas on offer are also great!

Thank Aidan T
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Rudy's has been around for over 30 years and is a favorite of the locals. Take out is popular or you can eat at inside or outside tables. You order from the cashier...no servers. You fix your own salsas at the salsa bar. The burritos...More

1  Thank PRCarey
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great cheap eats! Flavorful and satisfying! If you are ravenous or need a snack - great food! Carne Asada was off the charts- I had it in the taco!

Thank Mismel2kl
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This place was recommended to us by our hotel. It did not disappoint. There was a lot of food and it was very tasty.

Thank SunDancer1
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Definitely a locals spot with great Mexican food. Portions are huge! Really enjoyed the different types of salsas.

Thank Pam-travelfan
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Saturday night, crowds everywhere no one taking reservations, saw Rudy's reviews, not hungry for large sit down, hard to find, does not stand out, on corner just before "the Neighborhood" block long, set back from street. Basically a fast food place, most are takeout, but...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Being in Santa Barbara, I knew that we should be able to find a great inexpensive Mexican Restaurant. My husband looked on TripAdvisor and found Rudy's just a few minutes away. We both got the fajita bowl with steak and it was perfect. Very fresh...More

Thank PSCOnline
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

More than a dozen breakfast options. Burritos, omelettes, etc. No-frills, but clean...and a short walk up from the beach. Most everything was $9. Very friendly staff.

Thank Vamos5_Trip
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food was very good. My bf and I decided to try it out. The service was very nice and quick. We didn't expect so much food for what we paid for.

Thank JuneBug1974
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you come here and don't order a crunchy (huge) taco stuffed with meat, cheese, and lettuce you have done yourself a disfavor. Everything on the menu is going to make your tummy happy, especially the salsa bar. The green is my favorite to scoop...More

Thank TheTravelingDuckie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-3152
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