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Taqueria El Buen Gusto

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836 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
+1 805-962-2200
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Ventura, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I ate lunch here on the advice of a co worker. The food was good, tasty Mexican fare but what really stood out was the service. I'd forgotten my wallet and the guy asked me if I wanted to come back and pay tomorrow. Huh? I had never been there before but he recognized the logo on my work shirt.... More 

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Gallup, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

My daughters and I stumbled upon this place and had a nice dinner here. The food was very fresh and yummy. I loved every bite.

Thank Rippy W
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Standard Mexican fare, but excellent and authentic flavors. Great soups. Reasonably priced. One of my favorites for inexpensive Mexican food in Santa Barbara.

Thank Lee N
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We asked a local for a recommendation for lunch and we were glad we went. The building looks a bit worn and the inside at first glance is as well. Pictures above the counter of menu items are faded. Employees are very friendly, Mexican music was very nice, chips were hot and food delicious! There is a bar with different... More 

Thank Jeanne H
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We live just up the hill from El Buen Gusto and are always delighted when a quick, amazing meal is needed. There's no shortage of taquerias on Milpas, but this one is well worth a few minutes' additional drive. Who knew shrimp tacos could be so good?

Thank Derek_Stef
Phelan, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We found this gem after standing in line for over 20 minutes down the street, and we are so glad we came here. Food is authentic, everything from the al pastor tacos to the carne asada gorditas and the chile verde is so tender. But the very thing you must have here is their menudo. Only served weekends, we stay... More 

Thank Laura L
Santa Barbara, California
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Lynda and I did not feel like cooking one night recently so decided to go to the Super Rica on MIlpas St. for carry out. I drove up Milpas only to find out it was closed on Tuesdays. So I continued on up to find any place that might be open. Was about to give up when I spotted a... More 

Thank DrBud_12
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is my favorite little taco shop. $1.49 tacos, fresh fish not tilapia, really great service. i love this little joint! Check it out. Beats La Superrica in my opinion hands down.

Thank Suzanne A
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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288 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I love it that as of this date the only other review of El Buen Gusto is in German -- it is definitely off the main path, well below the reviewers' radar -- and definitely worth a visit. It's probably an old chain restaurant property, clean but tending toward shabby, photos of the dishes above the counter, clientele largely hispanic... More 

Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 836 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-2200

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?