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Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch

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2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3824
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had a family meal here. Ordered a whole chicken plate an this came with a whole lot of lovely salsa, rice and beans. 3 rolls which contained 4 corn wraps. All of it was wonderfully hot and tasty. We ordered further chicken. I wouldn't hesitate in returning here again. Highly recommended

Thank beebad2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The chicken is grilled perfectly. The tortillas taste home made. Great rancheros means and rice. Coleslaw is good. Everyone friendly. Only thing to make it better would be a side salad.

Thank selizabet
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I eat here all the time and highly recommend it. My only complaint is from time to time the chicken can be a bit salty. I suggest trying the combo plate also the have great burritos

Thank 62rg20k
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Chicken plate - family size with a Kind of pork - was ok, prices Cheap ,Personal nice, sitting outside is possible

Thank Janson1987
Beavercreek, Ohio
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Ate here yesterday. Had the combination plate. The leg and thigh was moist and packed with flavor. The tri-tip easy a bit chewy, but filled with flavor. Since this is a short walk from Cottage Hospital, I came back today and ordered the same thing. Wish I had specified dark meat. The breast was good, but didn't carry the same... More 

Thank Mike B
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I ordered a combo burrito plate which included tri-tips and chicken and it was the biggest burrito I've ever had!! The food was extremely fresh and absolutely delicious. I came in with a very large party and they got our food out in no time!

Thank Georgiapeachhh
Santa Barbara, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great quick easy lunch. They have a great bean burrito even though the name is chicken ranch. Their portions are enough to have left overs or share with a friend. Amazing fresh salsa bar.

Thank nic e
Long Beach, California
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Great chicken, tri-tip, and sides. The combo plate is a must have.There's also a location in Goleta at the Fairview Shopping Center.

Thank white0rca
Hanford, California
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Every time I'm in SB I stop here at least once for the BBQ chicken dinner, whole pintos, rice, and four corn/flour tortillas, and it's a really great dinner. You can get 1/4, 1/2, or whole bird; If you prefer beef, they have that, too. They have burritos, too. They also have alternatives to fountain drinks, plus a free salsa... More 

Thank Robert U
San Diego, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Good chicken, beef, rice, beans, tortillas and price. That's about it! It was off the main street in a laid back little neighborhood in downtown SB.

Thank Stantrav

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3824
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?