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Altamirano's - Goleta
5838 Hollister Ave, Goleta
Phone: (805) 681-3292

  • Category: Mexican
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
  • Price: < $10
  • Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
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Reviews by the General Public

Great Mole !, 7/15/2015
Reviewer: Steve Gonzales from Santa Maria, CA
I am 60 years old and my mother is 86. We are originally from Los Angeles but have lived on the central cost since the 1970's. My wife and I moved to Santa Maria in 1985 and my mother has been in Goleta since 1978. WE KNOW MEXICAN RESTAURANTS. My mother and I visited Altamirano's for lunch the other day. We both had chicken mole and it was awesome! A very tender thigh and drumstick immersed in just the right flavor and texture of home made mole sauce. The fresh handmade flour tortillas were the perfect compliment. Anyone who is a mole fan at all need not go anywhere else!

Checken mole!, 6/1/2015
Reviewer: Salmo from Santa Barbara, CA
I went here with a friend after work on Friday and we both ordered chicken mole from a pleasant waitperson. We received it in a timely fashion and both enjoyed our meals very much. There are plenty of other items on the menu which we're curious about, and so I'm sure we'll be back soon.

Great food
Reviewer: Victor from Santa Barbara, CA
Great food the best Mexican restaurant in Goleta it tastes fresh also good prices and great service I will defenetly go back again and again

Reviewer: Del*Nav from Santa Barbara, CA
Tried the beef alambre & it was superb! Beef, bacon, onions & bell peppers topped with melted cheese & served taco style, over 3 corn tortillas. Generous portion... could have easily made another taco with this portion. Reasonable prices, too. The waitress was friendly, however, she was the only waitress for a packed house of patrons that came after us so service towards the end of our meal was a bit slow, but overall I would recommend you give this place a try. I will definitely be back.

Saturday is Pozole Day !!!
Reviewer: Jon from Santa Barbara, CA
I wait all week long for the Pozole on Saturday. Super Good. Chicken with just the right amount of heat ! Cant miss on the Mole here too for sure. They make there own Mole sauce from scratch which is rare. Most restaurants use a pre made base. YUM ! Owners care alot about their guests !

Welcome Addition to Goleta
Reviewer: jimstoic from Santa Barbara, CA
I am an aficionado of cheese enchiladas, and tried the Enchiladas Rancheras at the Goleta Altamirano's today. They were a revelation. Cheese enchiladas are often heavy, but these were light and delicate. The service was friendly and attentive. I will definitely return.

Good, Not Great!
Reviewer: Aaron from Santa Barbara, CA
The chicken mole is enough to make me go back. I also had 2 tacos, the adobado was pritty good (not as good as lillys tacos tho), but i would say pass on the asada, very bland, and a bit fatty. Over all, I'll be back.

Decent Food/Service
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Ok stuff. A little understaffed and slow but overall Ok. Parking issues obviously right on Hollister 9-5. Recommended for a sitdown dinner if you have the time over takeout.

great specials, love the spaciousness
Reviewer: lemonjelly from santa barbara, ca
I've eaten here several times, and each time I've been very pleased. This is the second Altamirano's, the original is on Milpas. This location is much more airy and spacious, with options to sit at the counter, a couple booths, or freestanding 2 and 4-tops. Lots of chips and salsa are included with the meal. I've enjoyed their seafood tacos and dishes, and also the chile colorado. I had the chile colorado just recently and found the pork tender and the sauce spicy. I've also had the sopes, the order comes with three sopes with choice of chicken or beef. I preferred the beef as it was shredded and seasoned. I've heard good things about the seafood soup, and when I'm in the mood for a very spicy dish and a generous portion I will give it a try. Just remember, atmosphere is nothing fancy. Think of it like eating at the parents of a good friend of yours - comfortable and friendly.

Reviewer: Heather from Santa Barbara, CA
I tried this restaurant in hopes of finding a great new Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately, the food was less than stellar. I oredered a basic enchilada plate and it was quite bland. However, they get credit for having very low prices.

Disappointed by an Old Friend
Reviewer: Alan from Goleta, CA
I had always enjoyed the great-tasting, high-quality, fresh lunches at Altamirano’s on Milpas. (I also really like the family's hospitality.) I was delighted when Alamirano’s opened in Goleta, where my company relocated. I was quite disappointed by my first visit. The beef tostada I ordered was much smaller than I remembered from Milpas. The lettuce was soggy, and the shredded beef was flavorless and had a boiled texture. The beans tasted like they were from a can, and I could not find any cheese. For $5.50, I felt that it was a poor value. My companion's chile colorado burrito was similarly disappointing. Service was average, same as the other location. I remember “Mom” from Milpas cooking up a storm and how good the food on the grill looked and smelled! Maybe she needs to come over here and show them how to do it right.

Reviewer: Jessica P from Santa Barbara, CA
i have been here twice and i guess it's okay. It hasn't been the best,the enchiladas weren't so good, i didn't like the chiken in it, it was to stiff. Service is good, the lady who served us was very nice. i recommand EL rincon.

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