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La Super-Rica Taqueria

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622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
+1 805-963-4940
11:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food. Old school and delicious. Beware of the long lines but it will move quickly. Everything is delicious but I love the #6, 7 & 8. The specials menu always has great stuff like the shredded beef tacos and chicken enchiladas. It's no frills, cash only but consistently great.

Thank Seaurchineceviche
Alpharetta, Georgia
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to Santa Barbara's State Street, we stopped at La Super-Rica Taqueria for lunch. We found the staff to be very friendly, the authentic Mexican food very tasty and unique, and the overall prices reasonable. Only cash is accepted. The home made tortilla chips though amazing took quite a long time to arrive and our guacamole was long... More 

Thank Milton316
Thousand Oaks, California
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I read a Newspaper review by a Professional once who said he didn't understand how a restaurant could have lousy food and yet have people hanging out the doors for years...the only thing he could figure out was that some places people were just comfortable going to??? WELL that is La Super Rica!!! We read reviews of this place a... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

La Super-Rica is a Santa Barbara institution - they told me they opened in 1980 (36 years ago!). I have yet to find Mexican food anywhere like this. Order a bunch of things on your first trip - spending a little extra is well worth getting to sample all of the different styles and flavors they offer.

Thank Max C
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were lured here because we are Julia Child's fans, but we were highly disappointed. First it is a hike out of city centre, and then you have to queue for 30+ minutes before ordering your cantina food. In a cantina wait has to be short, but not here. Afterwards a wait for food, that you ordered with very limited... More 

1 Thank Jens U
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We based our visit on Julia Child's recommendation from sometime ago... Don't be fooled by that old date, just maybe better than when she visited.

Thank Fivecentman
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nothing special as far as taste goes. Horrible atmosphere. Try Los Agaves a few blocks further north. That's the real super rico food!

Thank were2cheap
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We got there about 1130am and the line was starting to form down the street. This is where you go when you want fresh and delicious tacos. Try the chile relleno with vegetables. My boyfriend had the #16 and loved it. Go early, as it is packed with locals and tourists.

Thank susantF1596TS
boulder city, nv
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Always long line for mediocre Mexican food. Went there with my companion to ask what they thought of the place. Agreed with my assessment of mediocrity and either customers have never tasted good Mexican food or afraid to disagree with Julia Child. Any place with long line should at least provide Internet access but not here. You've been warned. Caveat... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Waited 30 minutes in line and more 30 minutes to find that my order was lost. When asked my money back they back they tried to give less than I had paid...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-4940

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San Rafael, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?