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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 good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“carnitas” (5 reviews)
“torta” (4 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 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
Reviewed 12 July 2016

While the tacos were pretty good, I was very not very pleased with the overall experience. I requested a slightly larger cup for the salsa because what was offered was a thimble. The employee tried to avoid the question until she explained I need the...More

Thank Gumby111
Reviewed 8 July 2016

If you want to eat authentic Mexican food come here. The menu has a very wide range of options including vegetarian dishes. They also serve fresh fruit drinks. It's by no means a fancy restaurant, but the food is delicious.

Thank murat9700
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We accidentally found this place while driving through Santa Barbara. Our first choice was jammed and forced us to look for alternates. As we were driving back to 101, we found this place. The place is a hole in the wall, but it is clean....More

Thank RamKunda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
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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