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Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch

2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3824
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“tri tip” (9 reviews)
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2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3824
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I've tried many times to duplicate the flavors of the grilled chicken you get from this place, to no avail. So, do what I do. Call for takeout--quarter chicken dinner with sides (beans or coleslaw, or rice) pick it up or eat in with really...More

Thank WanderJenn
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Get the combo plate. The beef was unreal, the chicken divine. $12 with beans, rice and tortillas - pretty cheap for around here!

Thank BillyOnWheels
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Found this little place in walking down the street in Santa Barbara. Chicken is excellent cooked on mesquite wood with some Mexican spices. Sides of beans, rice, and tortillas all homemade as well. Good salsa bar with marinated onions and jalopenos. If ever back in...More

Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Picked up food for take out. Only about a 15 minute wait for food for 10 people. Basic menu and we tried it all. They have quesadillas for kids not shown on online menu. Food was fresh and salsa was hot. Good food but at...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Their chicken is great too, but I can't get tri tip where I live now and this place is great!!! A place I must go to when in town!

Thank bhcastle
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while vacationing in Santa Barbara. We have had chicken many many times but this was some of the best seasoned chicken I have ever tasted. Great sides and very friendly service. Not fancy but definitely some good chicken.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you're looking for fried chicken, this ain't the place. No fried chicken on the menu. It's skinless, broiled (I guess). Healthier for sure, but not Colonel Sanders or Pop Eyes. Not my thing, but maybe yours???

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had a family meal here. Ordered a whole chicken plate an this came with a whole lot of lovely salsa, rice and beans. 3 rolls which contained 4 corn wraps. All of it was wonderfully hot and tasty. We ordered further chicken. I wouldn't...More

Thank beebad2013
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The chicken is grilled perfectly. The tortillas taste home made. Great rancheros means and rice. Coleslaw is good. Everyone friendly. Only thing to make it better would be a side salad.

Thank selizabet
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I eat here all the time and highly recommend it. My only complaint is from time to time the chicken can be a bit salty. I suggest trying the combo plate also the have great burritos

Thank 62rg20k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3824
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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