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Rudy's Mexican Restaurant

305 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5729
+1 805-899-3152
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrito” (14 reviews)
“tacos” (10 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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305 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5729
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely a locals spot with great Mexican food. Portions are huge! Really enjoyed the different types of salsas.

Thank Pam-travelfan
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Saturday night, crowds everywhere no one taking reservations, saw Rudy's reviews, not hungry for large sit down, hard to find, does not stand out, on corner just before "the Neighborhood" block long, set back from street. Basically a fast food place, most are takeout, but...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Being in Santa Barbara, I knew that we should be able to find a great inexpensive Mexican Restaurant. My husband looked on TripAdvisor and found Rudy's just a few minutes away. We both got the fajita bowl with steak and it was perfect. Very fresh...More

Thank PSCOnline
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

More than a dozen breakfast options. Burritos, omelettes, etc. No-frills, but clean...and a short walk up from the beach. Most everything was $9. Very friendly staff.

Thank Vamos5_Trip
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The food was very good. My bf and I decided to try it out. The service was very nice and quick. We didn't expect so much food for what we paid for.

Thank JuneBug1974
Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you come here and don't order a crunchy (huge) taco stuffed with meat, cheese, and lettuce you have done yourself a disfavor. Everything on the menu is going to make your tummy happy, especially the salsa bar. The green is my favorite to scoop...More

Thank TheTravelingDuckie
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I visited Rudy's many times with colleagues while working close by. Their meals are always fresh, beautifully crafted and yummy! I especially like their cheese enchiladas with sour cream. Their combo platters are very tasty and reasonably priced. WOW! I am salivating right now, wishing...More

Thank Beaglesm0m
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Worst meal I had in America by far. It was that bad my partner (who literally eats everything and anything) couldn't eat it.

Thank Amy1218
Reviewed 22 July 2016

just felt like a local taco joint - well it would coz it is!! Great service lady serving had a good sense of humour esp for a Brit visiting

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food !!!! Great prices , not fancy just yummy ! Visited this place on word of mouth from a friend , so glad I tried it.

Thank neeniec
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-3152
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