Santa Barbara > Restaurants > El Sitio - De La Vina
Omni Catering

El Sitio - De La Vina
2830 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 682-9747

Reviews by the General Public

Great Mexican food at a great price!, 12/3/2018
Reviewer: Judith from Santa Barbara, CA
We love El Sitio! We've been coming here for over 15 years & never had a bad meal or wrong order. Our favorite is the #8 steak tacos. Always so good! Not a lot of seating, so we always get our order to go and get an extra order for a late night snack or mixed with eggs for breakfast the next morning. The ladies here have always been sweet to me, maybe because I always tip well, (they work hard for the money). I would highly recommend for a great homemade Mexican meal at great prices!

Ya’ll Salty because you’re soft
Reviewer: Mr Wonderful from Santa Barbara, CA
Ya’ll soft out here, food is amazing worth all the attitude honestly.... it adds extra spice to the flavor. Pretty simple you don’t like something walk away and let it be.

Great food! The staff is language-challenged
Reviewer: Janet from Santa Barbara, CA
I love the food at El Sitio. The staff hardly speaks English. One day I told the 50-year-old lady in English that she had a pretty complexion. She smiled at me and smiles at me every time I walk in the door. She's just shy! Be nice to these hard-working people; it helps!

Grumpy in Goleta too
Reviewer: Charlotte from Goleta
I've gone to both locations and the women that work there are grumpy to the point of being rude, at least to me. When I was eating my food, I couldn't help but notice how pleasant they were to their fellow Hispanic patrons. Hmmm... I'm never going back. Too bad La Hacienda closed! Paloma and Del Pueblo are still delicious and VERY friendly to EVERYONE!

Just try to smile!
Reviewer: Foodie Dan from Santa Barbara, CA
Ugh.. this site has potential!... until you walk in and see the grumpy people.

Love the food here & it's convenient...
Reviewer: Jennifer from Santa Barbara, CA
Ok, ok, I know the cashier is not the friendliest - but I get it; I'm in the food biz and sometimes I just can't be friendly anymore - I'm exhausted. So I get her; She has never messed up my order and maybe because I don't judge her too harshly she is actually nice to me and smiles. I am super boring - rice bean & cheese burritos but I do occasionally break out and get the #2 pork plate - DELISH. Their breakfast burritos are also a thing of magnificent beauty and you don't need lunch later if you have one. Everything always seems clean and they take pride in their work. I love this place and I hope our town supports them; they serve great food!

None English-speaking employees
Reviewer: bob from Santa Barbara, CA
You're not required to speak English in United States. But if you want to do business here and expect people to visit your restaurant you need to at least have someone that speaks the native language at the counter. Every time I come in my order is incorrect and the person that runs the register is extremely rude!

Cashier in the morning need to be more friendly
Reviewer: caroline smith from Santa Barbara, CA
I love chicken burritos from this place. I could eat chicken burritos every day but I stopped visiting this place because they changed the nice and friendly cashier that was in the morning. The new cashier doesn't speak English and never smile. Every time that I go they give me something different to what I ordered. I have been calling to have some information about catering but nobody speaks English there. Dear owner you need to act fast or you'll lose more customers.

New Review w/ different cashier (morning)
Reviewer: RODNEY from Santa Barbara, CA
Yes I wrote the extremely disparaging review about the rude service from the cashier. I went in this am for a call-in breakfast burrito, and the younger woman who was the cashier was as nice as one would expect, and spoke excellent English. The cooks are always fantastic and the food is really the best...period! Perhaps the woman that I and so many other people find rude, is just not getting the language and it frustrates her. I don't know....but it is the difference between night and day.

Agree with Rodney about the cashier
Reviewer: Dianne from Santa Barbara, CA
I like the food and the cooks are fine. Have not gone there in four or five years because of the rude treatment by the cashier. Too bad because it's in my neighborhood and I used to go there frequently after work. She must be related to the owner because a lot of people have complained about her.

Great food - Horrid Staff
Reviewer: RODNEY from Santa Barbara, CA
I live in San Roque and have been eating in and taking out food from El Sitio for quite some time. I adore their food, especially the Rajas. On the other hand, the woman who works the register with the short black hair who appears to be in her 50' unbelievable rude. She rarely smiles, has gotten my order wrong too many times to count, has messed up phone-in orders so bad, I don't even bother to order that way.....just tonight she pretended to not understand when my wife tried to order fish (pescado)tacos and then hung up on her when she got frustrated. She wound up going to Rudys. It's not me and I'm not crazy. She is downright mean and rude. I really think she despises Caucasians. She has to go, or learn to be friendly whether she feels like it or not. At this point I think I'm just going to have to go to another place than go through another encounter with her.

Good food, no problems
Reviewer: BD from Santa Barbara, CA
The adovada burrito is probably my favorite burrito in town. The people who work there are always friendly to me and service is prompt. Maybe they just have a thing for balding middle aged white guys who are polite and smile.

Have you eaten here? Write a review of this location!  Terms of Service