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217 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3281
+1 805-845-3546
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Homemade tortillas really make a difference, as you will notice here. Wonderfully thick sopes for the "huaraches" made the perfect bed for this delicious dish. Tacos were good, especially the rajas, wich peppers and grilled cheese. Unusual and good. The salsas were good, not great, and it was really surprising that at 1:30pm they were out of pico de gallo... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,000 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

We tried the more famous taqueria down the street on Milpas yesterday and decided to try La Colmena today. We liked the corn tortillas here better; we had a shorter wait even though we arrived at a busy time, and it was even cheaper here (6 tacos for a total of $7.28 including tax). The rajas taco (pepper) was great.... More 

Thank Torte_Sue
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Our first time here and we'll be back. My husband had the Adobado plate with rajas, etc. and I had the rajas tacos.....both have very tasty melted cheese - not your usual jack cheese. And they have a very unusual, very spicy and totally delicious peanut salsa. I was in heaven. The place is small with only one young gal... More 

Thank ytc50
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Great people. Homemade stuff. Salsa Bar to die for. I like the little tacos and mixing and matching them

Thank glassbygarrett
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Authentic and not crowded....better than SuperRica up the street...lengua and carnitas tacos were great...a lot for little money

Thank CBinSB
Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We've gone to La Colmena the last few times we've been to S.B. It's a great little hole-in-the-wall.

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  • Address: 217 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3281
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-845-3546

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