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La Super-Rica Taqueria

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622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
+1 805-963-4940
11:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 21:30
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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I went to Super-Rica recently after a long hiatus and THEY STILL ARE THE BEST. Even tho it was almost unbearably hot, crowded, and they were clearly under staffed, the food was DELICIOUS. They did not disappoint. It is hard to avoid a line but we didn't have to wait more than 15 minutes and a table was available when... More 

Thank travelgnat
Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Queue to order, get your own food and plastic chairs. However quality was good. All freshly cooked, friendly staff and fantastic value. Very glad I went here (only found by using trip advisor as a bit away from the crowds).

Thank NigelP99
new york
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

How can you NOT go? It's basically a little shack. Make sure you check open times, since when I went, there was a sign that it is closed a couple days during the week. You wait in line, place your order, wait for your food to be cooked, prepare your salsas and accompaniments, guard your table, wait for your number... More 

Thank ellen5181
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922 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

A friend who grew up in Santa Barbara recommended this as a MUST DO for the most amazing Mexican food ever, and she was right. Cash only. Long lineups that move fast. Everything made from scratch to order. Worth every second of waiting and lunch for two (huge) with two beers and a watermelon drink (THE BEST) came in at... More 

Thank MaraFromToronto
Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I've lived in SB over 25 years and still find Super-Rica capable of providing the most satisfying simple meals. This is not fancy cuisine, just pure, fresh ingredients artfully combined. This is why Julia Child called it her favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara. Go at the off-hour--I recommend 5-5:30--and order at least one of the daily specials. I particularly like... More 

Thank StoneHome
Thousand Oaks, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

You'll find the real hole in the wall by the people lined up outside on the street corner. You'll wait in line You'll pay in cash. And chances are, you'll agree that it was DEFINITELY worth the wait!

Thank SethBrady
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

I loved this! It's got character and is a authentic experience. The queue was out the door and took 30 minutes but it is worth the wait. It's a small shack without anything fancy, but #16 is definitely worth ordering. It was by far the stand out!! The tortillas are the freshest of fresh and melt in your mouth.

Thank Heiners
Boulder, Colorado
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We walked up from the beach on a Monday evening and had to wait for 15 minutes. This is simply proof of excellence and economy of this great spot. Everything we had was fresh cooked and delicious. Some people are accustomed to more food than one of these portions but they cost 2- 5 dollars so order two or eat... More 

Thank Bob L
Los Angeles, California
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914 reviews
673 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

This place is very unique. The food is almost entirely ala carte, as you can order 3-4 items off their chalk board menu and make a very nice meal. The food is good and the shaded patio seating is very relaxing. Every time I have gone though there is a line to order and it can take awhile to get... More 

1 Thank ZumaDawg
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145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had a late lunch (1:45 p.m.) on Friday at La Super-Rica Taqueria and waited in line about 15 minutes. We ordered three specials (tamale with vegetables, sopas with chicken, empanadas), guacamole and rajas tacos. Also tried the refreshing resca de sandia (watermelon drink) which was sweet and good -- tasted like fresh watermelon with chunks. We ordered a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3032
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-4940

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