After two years in business The Mex Authentic at 413 State Street has closed their doors. Here is a message to you from the owners:

Just wanted to thank all of our loyal and much appreciated customers! Gabe and I have enjoyed every minute of our two years here The Mex Authentic We truly believe we gave our all and stuck to our high standards of home made authentic recipes from Gabe’s family. Our family suffered a tragic loss of our beloved Mom Angelina H Franco and for that reason we feel we must return to our other restaurant to help and be with our family. If your in the area today stop by and have a beer on us to thank you! Please remember us well Santa Barbara. Muchas Gracias

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  1. Yulelog says:

    What is the “other restaurant” ?

  2. Susa says:

    I think it is Flamingos in Laguna Hills.

  3. Lily says:

    I heard that location’s rent is close to 10K a month. I really liked Pace, and they were busy, and still couldn’t manage to stay in business.

  4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo says:

    I’m sure the owner lady’s responses to Yelp reviews didn’t do them any favors business wise. Sometimes it’s better to just keep your mouth shut when dealing with crazy upset customers on Yelp even though your business was completely in the right. Difficult location, that section of State St. is mostly a vagrant urine soaked ghost town nowadays. They gave it a good shot

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