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Dos Carlitos

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3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
+1 805-688-0033
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious mexican dinner at this restaurant. The service was very nice and prompt. The food was stellar. The fresh guacamole was awesome. Look forward to returning. We went on a Saturday night...very glad we made a reservation or we would have been waiting.

Thank clgarb111
Santa Maria, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great happy hour and appetizers. love to wind down here with friends. try the tequila flight and carnitas nachos ...woohoo!

Thank tricrzy
Santa Ynez, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Strong on fish based Mexican dishes w/ awesome ceviche as a full dish....despite being noted as an appetizer

Thank Greg S
Carlsbad, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They prepared the Chili Relenos in a tomato broth and they were beyond delicious. Pleasant setting, little noisy at times but that means that people feel at home and enjoy themselves. We had a great evening and I even went to trip advisor just to let you know. If you ever are in Santa Ynez and there are plenty wineries... More 

Thank Evertosterman
Santa Ynez, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The food is always consistent as are the drinks. This is definitely a local spot. We end up here when nothing else seems to fit the bill.

Thank MerQueen
Stockholm, Sweden
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637 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

First, if you want a romantic dinner go somewhere else. This place has many happy people with happy voices. We had really good margaritas. And the combo plate with burritos and tacos was nice! Do reserve a table, long line if people waiting.

Thank R_Sweden
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I made reservations a week in advance. The morning of our dinner I received a confirmation call. That was the first awesome thing that happened! Reservations were for 815p. Our party of 8 arrived at 730 and decided to see if we could be seated early. It was a full house but they were able to accommodate our early arrival!... More 

Thank Jen D
Morro Bay, California
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176 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Made a stop here on the way home and thy never disappoint. From their hot chips with two different salsas (one red, one with black beans, corn and a whole lot of goodness). I was glad we were there for lunch menu because I just LOVE their Huevos Rancheros. Crispy form tortilla, tasty black beans (and I hate black beans)... More 

Thank jamaicabitty
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Surprisingly delicious and excellent service! We can't wait to return to the Santa Ynez area so we can dine at this delightful restaurant again. It was a birthday celebration and Dos Carlitos did not disappoint.

Thank fltravelwriter
Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The 1st time I visited Dos Carlitos it was a great experience. I sat at the bar initially and the service was not great but managed to get there in time just for one happy hour drink. The 2nd time just over X-mas was far too crowded. They were short staffed as they told me. We had a 45 +... More 

Thank Lisasview

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-0033

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