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La Super Rica Taqueria
622 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 963-4940


Reviews by the General Public

35 years and lovin' it, 3/7/2014
Reviewer: Phil from Santa Barbara, CA
The food is great here. For those out of towners...no burritos. Just tacos, soft tortilla ones. Pining for some tonight. BTW, D. Crosby does eat here...but you gotta come at the quiet time of the day (secret).


Excellent Food...Highly Recommended, 1/24/2014
Reviewer: Billy Brown from Salt Lake City, UT
My wife and I were planning a visit to Santa Barbara for the first time. I contacted a friend of mine who lived in the area, and he told me to check out the La Super Rica Taqueria while were in town. We absolutely loved it! My first impression was an eyebrow-raising one, given the appearance...however I soon felt that the appearance of it is part of the allure and charm. Our friend warned us, "It doesn't look like much, but believe me....best place in town." So given that, we jumped in with both feet. The food was delicious, and the service was friendly and fast. My only disappointment was that my friend told me I might spot Jackson Browne or David Crosby eating there, which didn't happen (as if I thought in reality it would). Anyhoo....check it out! Best tostada's EVER.


I haven't actually eaten there, 11/13/2013
Reviewer: KatyCat_hanab123 from Natick
I haven't tried it yet, but I am a serious Katy Cat and Katy Perry mentions it in her new song This is How We Do, and it is her fave taco place so I want to try i


Great food. Would eat here every time when in SB. , 6/9/2013
Reviewer: Kathi from Santa Clarita, CA
Posole was amazing and authentic! Pork, guacamole and tortillas were very fresh! Piping hot and worth the wait!


Delicious!
Reviewer: Melanie-Noree from Makaha, Hawaii
My husband and I ordered the chorizo taco, guacamole, chille relleno, and their pinto bean soup. YUM! YUM! YUM! YUM! YUM! We are hooked, everything was freshly made to order, hot, and DELICIOUS!!! It's now a must do whenever we're in the Santa Barbara Area. It may look like a "dive" or a "whole in the wall"... It's part of the ambiance. When I compare it to Hawaii, restaurants that were a "dive" were the best restaurants in town. I wish I had one closer to home. Aloha!


Recommended by a friend.
Reviewer: Bill K. from Canoga Park
Since this place was so highly spoken of, I was preparing to be let down. Well, after a five minute wait to order, and another few minutes to get our food, all three of us took one bite, stopped, and smiled. We ordered tamales, tacos, and guacamole, and all was great. Meat items were cooked well, guacamole fresh, and tamales tasty and light. Especially nice were the tortillas! We all live in L.A. and have hundreds of Mexican places to choose from, but this has become a "go to" spot when near Santa B.


No other place like it!
Reviewer: Tony Sandrich from Santa Barbara, CA
Many people expect Mexican dishes to be similar. I love posole, or chorizo tacos for example but Isidoro has his own take on these dishes. There are specials that I would choose for my last meal on earth, for example the chilaquiles on Monday, or sopes on Tuesday or Posole on Sunday. The asada tacos are nothing special but what he does with these other dishes is priceless to me. If you try it and don't like it, that is fine, less wait for me next time. I would just suggest trying a few specials.


Insanity
Reviewer: Sal from Santa Barbara, CA
The only thing Super about this Place is the Super long Wait.The food was tasteless. Too expensive, small portions


Chili Relleno Best Ever
Reviewer: Elbert from Santa Barbara, CA
We have been going for nearly thirty years. It is our favorite place to eat in Santa Barbara. The Chili Relleno is the best ever.


I will eat here again and again
Reviewer: Glenn from Los Angeles, CA
I was driving home and decided to stop by because I heard about it on the Man vs Nation show. The food is pretty good and tasty but really depends on what you order. I ordered the tri tips tacos with grilled bell peppers and onions and etc. They were great with good amount of food for about 5 dollars. I also ordered braised pork with cheese tacos. They were a little cheesy for my taste but I still polished them off in a jiffy. I think I will try to eat something different the next time around with my tri tips tacos. You should try this place out and don't bother with the negative reviews.


Good but....
Reviewer: Mike from Works in Goleta
Sorry but I just canít give this place a rave. It is good food , in a street food sense. The menu does include many items that you wonít see at your typical Mexican restaurant. However, itís not great food and itís certainly not great Mexican food. Comparing it to a place like El Sitio, you will see similar items on both menus and items are largely equally well prepared in both establishments. The ambiance in both is somewhat similar as well. Rustic to put it politely. However, at the price point, Iíll save my money and go to the later. For great Mexican food, Santa Barbara isnít there yet. Iíve yet to see a place that can match the offering of say John Sedlar, or Rick Bayless.


Super delicious Super Rica
Reviewer: Jane from Boca Raton, FL
Be prepared to wait in a long line unless you arrive at off hours. There is no menu posted outside, so no one makes selections until they get to the order window--that makes the wait even longer. You also won't get a seat if you're there at the busiest time. Is it worth it? YES! Extremely well prepared food. We sampled four different tacos and each one was superb. The green chili and cheese was creamy and made me want more. The guacamole was thick and chunky with perfectly ripe avocados. The chorizo was cooked to perfection. We've eaten food all over Mexico and that prepared by our Mexican friends and this is a stand-out. Enjoy their excellent food....just spend time answering all those old e-mails on your phone while you stand in line.....or GET THERE EARLY.


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