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Taqueria El Bajio

129 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3303
+1 805-884-1828
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“tortas” (4 reviews)
“taco” (6 reviews)
“tortillas” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
129 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3303
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

For the last few years, every time I visit Santa Barbara, I stop here for lunch. The food is authentic and tasty. Homemade tortillas are a key part of this menu. Try the Asada Taco, which is loaded with scrumptious ingredients: Marinated beef, pico de...More

Thank Darwin F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

ok let me start by saying that I stayed in santa barbara for 1 night, and I went to the taqueria 3 times.... The fresh juices were sooo good (all the flavours)

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome Mexican restaurant. I really enjoyed the vegetarian tostada. There is a salsa bar as well which took it to the next level

Thank danielleceulemans
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I read about this dining gem in a magazine from Santa Barbara. It was the famous Julia Chiula's favourite eatery when she was in Santa Barbara. A small cosy eatery with authentic Mexican food. When I was there I noted there is only 1 chef...More

Thank amtel02
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food. Fresh, tasty. Been here every time we come to Santa Barbara and are always glad we did! Breakfast burritos, chilaquilas, tortas, all exceptional. Sauces are genuine and HOT. Highly recommend this little place!!

Thank britt824
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh food and fast service make this taqueria Ideal for a quick and Rasto lunch. We stopped as we were driving on the freeway and it was very convenient. Do not expect a fancy place --- only good food and fantastic papaya juice.

Thank M K
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Things to try to tantalize your taste buds: Bajio Burrito, Asada: tons of food, packed into a giant burrito, bursts of flavor at every bite. Too big to finish (at least for me) but incredible taste. Caldos: especially the Cameron: the sexiest sizzling shrimp soup...More

Thank SharonB567
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place is small but clean. The staff was friendly. The food was fresh and very favorable tasting. The menu was large. Our family was very impressed and plan on making this a must eat at when in Santa Barbara.

Thank ihawkfan
Reviewed 31 July 2016

There are lots of great Mexican restaurants on Milpas Street... I'm going to review my personal favorites, where I have eaten many times over the years. Here they are, not in any particular order. El Bajio, Super Rica, Cesar's Place, and Los Agaves . Each...More

Thank docdickcalifornia
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place, truly. Got the spicy polo combo plate and was depressed when the last bite came. Tried to go to a place a couple blocks up because it was rated as the 4th best place in SB, but it was insanely crowded with...More

Thank Chris T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3303
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-1828
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