Carlitos Café y Cantina

$$ • Mexican

1324 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-7117


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

I have been a patron of Carlitos for over 15 years. The one thing they do their best at is their fajitas. The steak is cooked perfectly and the vegetables are charred with goodness. I haven't deviated from that order- ever. I highly recommend trying them if you haven't. You can do a combo with chicken, steak or any kind of fish. The ultimate margarita is one of their best. I get it blended with a Tajin rim. They have a sister restaurant in Montecito, Cava, if you choose a full review

Disappointing- steak fajitas were disappointing. The portion of meat was not there and instead had a pile of vegetables. The rice and beans were cold. Ordered a Diet Coke and that was watered down. Party of four ordered and all were disappointed. We won't be coming back.

Never a bad meal at Carlitos. We had different varieties of margaritas, ceviche app was good. Wish it had a bit more avocado though. The chicken tostada was amazing and the shrimp tacos were awesome. Service was attentive and on a beautiful afternoon as we sat out on the sunny patio with an umbrella. Worth a visit if you are looking for quality mexican food.

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Monday 12 - 8PM
Tuesday 12 - 8PM
Wednesday 12 - 8PM
Thursday 12 - 8PM
Friday 12 - 8PM
Saturday 12 - 8PM
Sunday 12 - 8PM

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