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La Super-Rica Taqueria
Mexican Restaurant$
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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622 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103
622 North Milpas StreetUSCaliforniaSanta Barbara93103
(805) 963-4940
$Mexican RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday ClosedWednesday ClosedThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmSunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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Celebrated Mexican spot for fish tacos, tamales & more served up in modest digs with patio seating.- Google
"Tacos de rajas and the super rica especial."
"Fresh tortillas made as you watch."
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Lee J Jones
in the last week
Pretty good food at a decent price. Parking is horrible, but I enjoyed eating here. Drinks are overpriced, but otherwise seems a decent value. Fresh made tortillas help.
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Jeff Lander
in the last week
Still a huge fan after all these years. The same owner has served me up for as long as I can remember. Like visiting your best friend on vacation. It may have lost my top spot to other places, I always enjoy my visit.
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Joan Sanger
3 months ago
great food but the older guy over charges certain people, so watch him when you DON'T get your receipt. he will put 3 instead of 2 tacos on big orders and when you question him, he re-does it really fast so you don't notice and feel rushed because they are so many people lined up.not a reason to stay away--just notice the billing .
Edward molina Jr
a year ago
Los Arroyos is better and I prefer the Rose Cafe on the mesa rather than the one downtown Rose Cafe 2. I'm 12th generation born and raised here in Montecito and my dads mexicano, chicano and my moms jewish, so I have the best of both worlds. Comida De Mexicano is just average here in town because in LA you have the trucks and great places!!! that I go to when I leave paradise here!! my bro's come over to my casa here in Monticeto because my abuelita on my dads side Josephina ran a restaurant in the 1930's and she said that on state street during that period different lamps were placed out front designating what was being served like a green lantern meant "Chlil Verde" and a yellow lantern meant "Carnitas" and all those mole recipes and tacos were passed down and I'm licking my fingers as we speak. Cuca's is totally overrated, most locals don't go there. My grandmothers next door neighbor was Julia Child's here in Montecito and my granny use to go there to La Super Rica a lot with Julia and please don't get me wrong but as soon as the celebrities got the green light,it became nirvana, mistake!!!!! go to the Rose Cafe on the Mesa or Los Arroyo's or even one of the many locations of "Rudy's", like the one on Montecito street and Bath street or upper state. I'm not a tourist and most locals will tell you the best places to go. La Super Rica is quite expensive also, one $ is a misrepresentation! even Steve Martin, Jonathan Winters and other local celebrities frequent the Rose Cafe on the mesa. Bill Clinton ate here at Rose Cafe when campaigning before he became the man!!! and its up on the mesa,away from all the tourist spots. Rudy's is killer the jumbo chicken fajitas burrito is insane,man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the salsa's are picante. mi hambre!!! la semana que entra mi gente's.
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Justin Levine
a month ago
La Super Rica seems to be the most talked-about taqueria in Santa Barbara; whether that talk is positive is a different story. Some say it is worth the wait. Some say it's good but you can do better. Some say it's terrible. What cannot be disputed is that most people know about it, and that the reviews skew positively. It is a brighly colored white shack with teal trim, and a line that stretches out the door. Inside there is a fair amount of seating at basic wooden tables with white chairs. Service is relatively fast (for Cali at least) as well as friendly, so the line should move fast--except when someone makes a huge order. Everything--including the tortillas-is made fresh, and the prices are only a little north of what you typically see at taquerias. Controversy aside, I like the place a lot. La Super Rica was so good the first time I went, that I came back a second time before my flight back home. During those 2 visits, I tried the following with overlap: tacos con chorizo, rajas, tacos con bistec, alamore de pechuga, huarache and guacamole. First off, the homemade tortillas are heavenly; they almost make the restaurant alone. But there is no doubting the quality of the ingredients used here. The only issue lies in how they are used sometimes. The standouts were the rajas in particular. Maybe it was the seasoning they used, but this combo of cheese and peppers was addictive; combine it with a meat, and you're golden. The alamore de pechuga/chicken came with peppers and onions, and worked perfectly on the tacos. The chorizo was greasy and lightly fried in its own fat from its time on the grill, but not as spicy as I would've liked. Similarly, the tacos con bistec were good but the steak tasted a bit plain compared to other dishes. The guacamole was great the first time I had it, and just good the second time. Their salsa bar has 3 salsas: one red, one green and one that is just chopped onions, tomatoes and peppers with cilantro. Go with the latter, as it is fresh and tasty whereas the other 2 were very muted in their flavors. The huarache was the best I've had, bar none.
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shelley pierce
2 months ago
Cliche as it is. Julia was not wrong. Their chile con queso makes me weep. Just made tortillas with a hunk of melted cheese and a perfectly seared poblano, top it with their homemade pico de gallo, and perfection.
Ace L
6 months ago
Quick Trip up the coast, and decided to re-visit La Super-Rica again. First visit was around 5 years ago. The line is still there.....we waited in the hot sun while the line of 20-30 people slowly (very slowly) made its way to the counter to order. The line seemed to go very slow because half of the people there were out of town (us) tourists (not us) who read about this place on review sites, but were unfamiliar with the food, so they had to pepper the order taker (owner?) with multiple questions before ordering. Our order was simple -- Pozole, Tamal, and Taco. Tamal was a bit expensive and mostly dough, but the corn sauce covering it was excellent....you could really taste the fresh corn flavor. The taco was good....better than most street tacos, but a bit more expensive too. The pozole was excellent....best I've had for a long time! Good balance between the hominy, meat, and veggies in perfectly spiced soup. This made the wait worth it! So, next time, I'll get the pozole for sure, but will probably pass on the fish tamal and the street taco.
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Maggie Nance
8 months ago
Amazing. We keep eating even though we're full because it's so good!