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Mexican Restaurants in Santa Barbara

4.6 - 302 votes

Hours: 8AM - 9PM

119 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 883-3593

Santo Mezcal

It is a busy restaurant on a busy Saturday. Luckily there were couple of seats available at the bar. We order our food and they brought us the dry yummy... More reviews

4.6 - 294 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

38 W Victoria St Unit 122, Santa Barbara
(805) 845-0282

Corazon Cocina

I've tried a number of things now, and this is a spot to enjoy a modern/contemporary take on Mexican food. It's really great quality ingredient... More reviews

4.5 - 296 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara
(805) 963-4940

La Super-Rica Taqueria

Saddest experience in Santa Barbara. The food was almost tasteless. Really unfortunate, especially after waiting 50 minutes for the good to be ready. It ... More reviews

4.5 - 291 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara
(805) 564-2626

Los Agaves Restaurant

Los Agaves was exactly the restaurant I was hoping to find my first night in Santa Barbara. Yummy food (loved trying the salsas with the complimentary ch... More reviews

4.6 - 248 votes

Hours: 10AM - 9PM

310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara
(805) 966-9180

Lilly's Taqueria

Tacos that are well-priced, delicious, and filling! Really hard to achieve all three at other restaurants... either the food is cheap and tasty but with ... More reviews

4.6 - 230 votes

Hours: Closed today

217 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara
(805) 895-2978

Mony's Mexican Food

A hole in the wall but worth the long wait. Best burritos I have had. If you are in Santa Barbara and have time then do yourself a favor and eat here. Th... More reviews

4.3 - 284 votes

Hours: 12 - 8PM

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

Carlitos Café y Cantina

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 vegetable... More reviews

4.7 - 150 votes

Hours: 8AM - 8PM

217 N Milpas St #3281, Santa Barbara
(805) 770-8979

Tacos Pipeye

Tasteless food and salsas, ortillas ok, cashier thinks he's the real deal. Hard to decide who's more pathetic, him or the one from taqueria C... More reviews

4.6 - 163 votes

Hours: 9AM - 8PM

827 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara
(805) 845-2000

Rosales Mexican Restaurant

Stopped at Rosales in the middle of our road trip, and it was absolutely the right choice. The food was so fresh, service was great, and portions were ex... More reviews

4.3 - 239 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

2911 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara
(805) 682-2001

Los Agaves

We always stop here when we are going up the Coast on PCH Highway! They have fast friendly service and the food is delicious! They have a fresh salsa bar... More reviews

4.4 - 190 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara
(805) 966-2860

La Playa Azul Cafe

Some of the worse service ever!!! I have been dinning at Playa Azul off and on for the past 20 years. I have always had good experiences with both the fo... More reviews



4.1 - 265 votes

Hours: 9AM - 2AM

514 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 966-1388


We ordered the Perfect Margarita, the Recommended Patron Margarita, shrimp cesar salad and Rib-eye enchiladas. Drinks were good, not too strong. Food was... More reviews

4.3 - 212 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara
(805) 569-1872

Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch

My wife saw this place after a search for cheap eats In Santa Barbara. The mesquite wood smell was wonderful as we made our way inside. My take? Friends ... More reviews

4.4 - 184 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

29 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
(805) 679-5258

Flor De Maiz

We had a group dinner here and food was so great. Highly recommend porterhouse steak. Great cooked with minced garlic, so delicious. Margaritas is good too. More reviews

4.4 - 181 votes

Hours: 6:30AM - 3PM

514 E Haley St, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-1559

Lito's Mexican Restaurant

Tried three burritos: chicken, fish, and a egg & potato breakfast burrito. I appreciated the chicken not being dry and the fish burrito was seasoned ... More reviews

4.3 - 191 votes

Hours: 7AM - 9PM

4123 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 683-3074

Palapa Restaurant

I What a disappointment!! I ordered a chili verde combo to go for $20.02 when the server delivered my food I looked in bag and asked if it came with chip... More reviews

4.4 - 169 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

508 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-9494

Natural Cafe

Excellent selection for all types of eaters. You want healthy they have it! You want bad they have it! However, even though its good I wouldn't s... More reviews

4.3 - 179 votes

Hours: 6AM - 10PM

626 W Micheltorena St, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-4028

Super Cucas

Rodolfo and his family own my favorite Mexican restaurant in Santa Barbara. I started buying breakfast burritos for my company back in 2007. The traditio... More reviews

4.4 - 152 votes

Hours: 10AM - 8:30PM

201 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
(805) 564-1414

Taqueria Cuernavaca

Great authentic street tacos! Fun atmosphere with Mexican music. Nice patio to sit on or there's indoor dining. Clean restroom. More reviews

4.2 - 172 votes

Hours: 12 - 8PM

3613 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 318-3161

Vegan GreenGO

Strange place, terrible food. Burrito fell apart. Too wet to eat and cost $20. Will never eat here again :( More reviews

4.2 - 172 votes

Hours: 10AM - 8PM

14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-5541

Los Arroyos Downtown Mexican Restaurant

Great spot for chilaquiles. You check out the menu then pay at the register. Pick a spot you want to sit at and they'll bring your food to your tabl... More reviews

4.3 - 153 votes

Hours: 8AM - 9PM

318 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara
(805) 845-8898

Los Altos Restaurant

Great food and value for the price. Server left us alone, but prefer that way. Parking in the back always a plus. More reviews

4.3 - 140 votes

Hours: 8AM - 8PM

138 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
(805) 845-5446

Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant Presidio

The food here is so fresh and delicious every time. Love the staff!! Also, they have a vegan menu!! More reviews

4.4 - 118 votes

Hours: 7AM - 9PM

836 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-2200

Taqueria El Buen Gusto

Good food & friendly service. I hade the fish tacos & my wife had the chicken soup. More reviews

3.8 - 207 votes

Hours: 9AM - 2AM

525 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 845-9572

Baja Sharkeez

have always heard about this spot from friends so decided to stop by during my stay in SB. We were seated promptly and headed to get our drinks at the ba... More reviews

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