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Lilly's Tacos

310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3408
+1 805-966-9180
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tongue” (18 reviews)
“lengua” (11 reviews)
“tacos” (96 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3408
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific authentic taqueria near downtown. Many Latinos eating here, which is always a good sign for a taqueria. Plenty of street parking nearby. Stand at the counter and order from the simple menu, wait for your number to be called, then carry to the dining...More

Thank RCSColumbus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoy finding this little hole in the wall on the backstreet to Santa Barbara. They do street tacos the right way offering a variety of meats as well of some of the more standard south of the border fair such as tripe on certain...More

Thank RangerRik54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SB was a pit stop along the PCH. Googled tacos and came across Lily's. What a find! Great food. Quick bite and cheap. Think we got 8 tacos and 2 drinks for under $20. For the rest of the trip we wished we could bring...More

Thank Nate G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to Lilly's Taqueria and weren't disappointed. You order at the counter and when they call your number, you pick up your plate steaming hot tacos. They had quite a variety of meats and I selected chicken. There was a lot of meat...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tacos are small but packed with meat. The tongue tacos are delicious! The tongue melts in your mouth and is buttery. The head and cheek tacos are rich and tender. Pork was full of flavor and spice. Chicken was delicious and juicy. The tangy green...More

Thank CAtravelerLA
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Found this place by chance and what a find the menu is very basic and so fresh the queues were out the door today. Had the steamed beef cheek and chicken tacos $1.80 each Wasn't brave enough to try some of the other menu options...More

Thank acquirer
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A tiny bit out of the way, but worth a stop in to get the best tacos in SB. They do great al Pastor tacos, and have a bunch of different tyes. if you're feeling a bit more adventurous. Pro tip: ask for the grilled...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite after a late meeting. This hit the spot. At 9:30pm, Had to stand in a line for about 15 minutes before ordering, but then the tacos were ready in less than 5 minutes. Everyone in the place (guests...More

Thank Ben and Eve p
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We called by here as we arrived in SB. There was a line out of the door when we arrived and can see why. A really tasty, good value lunch. We sat out on the couple of tables. Really enjoyable!

Thank UkSil
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Delicious, authentic tacos!!!!!!!! Price is unbeatable!!!!!!! 3 minute walking distance from the train station, highly recommended!

Thank FarmerMickey
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9180
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