Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Santa Barbara

La Super-Rica Taqueria

It's small, there's usually a line and the decor is basic, but all that's forgotten once you've tried the most authentic Mexican food in Santa Barbara. The fish tacos, tamales and other Mexican staples have been dra…
Top Choice Mexican in Santa Barbara

Corazon Cocina

The usual Mexican crowd-pleasers are all here (tacos al pastor, quesadillas, agua fresca) but made to such perfection that previous versions pale in comparison. Head into the Santa Barbara Public Market and prepare …
Mexican in Santa Barbara

Los Agaves

In the heart of east Santa Barbara's Mexican culinary scene, Los Agaves stands out for its well-cooked food and hacienda-style decor. Start with the zucchini-blossom quesadillas if they're in season and then take yo…
Mexican in Santa Barbara

El Buen Gusto

At this red-brick strip-mall joint, order authentic south-of-the-border tacos, tortas, quesadillas and burritos with an agua fresca (fruit drink) or cold Pacifico beer. Mexican music videos and soccer games blare fr…
Mexican in Santa Barbara

Lilly's Taquería

There’s almost always a line roping around this downtown taco shack at lunchtime. But it goes fast, so you’d best be snappy with your order – the adobada (marinated pork) and lengua (beef tongue) are standout choice…