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Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
+1 805-962-5541
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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San Diego, CA
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was one of the only crowded ones when walking around State St on a Tuesday night. You order at the counter, they bring it to your table. Very, very good! Lot's of choices.

Thank DebDaveLuke
Cypress, California
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Looking for fast Mexican food with restaurant quality at reasonable prices? then you need to eat here. With many options to choose from and everything on their menu is excellent. The basic rice and beans are fantastic to start with and then just add anything that you are craving for to complete your lunch or dinner. Iced tea and all... More 

Thank Pete T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was definitely an authentic Mexican restaurant and you know it's good when it's filled with locals! They had a lot of unique dishes that stay true to Mexican authenticity. The service was great and the prices were really good considering the portions. The shrimp cocktail ceviche was out of this world!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Santa Barbara, California
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great spot right off State Street. I always get the Combo, Chile Relleno and Chicken enchilada and have always been more than happy. Great food!

Thank mickmankowski
Santa Maria, California
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Order at the counter and then be served quickly... the food is consistently excellent, as is the service. This s my favorite downtown lunch spot, I've never ordered anything that wasn't perfectly prepared and satisfying.

Thank beachtravel
Melbourne, Australia
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515 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nothing fancy but if you want a genuine Mexican food experience and a beer or wine this is a great place for a quick lunch Good service, clean bathroom great tasting and very genuine food Enjoy!!

Thank DeniseLock
Los Angeles, California, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

got there early, 4:30 on a Saturday and no waiting; service was fine, but not great; food was very good and nice presentation; the outside patio was a little crammed, but OK; we left when the guitarist started setting up next to us

Thank Dennis S
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356 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a fast food type of place. I had the Rajas con Queso. It was a simple taco with charred mexican peppers - a perfect blend of flavors without being over done. They have a salsa bar and their salsa is very good. Guac is also very good. Very good. Forget the chains and come here instead. Staff very... More 

Thank clubnev
St. George, Utah
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were greeted as we walked in! They are so friendly in here! They have a full salsa bar! The food was amazing!!!

Thank jhess00
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Very rude staff. Asked the gal what she recommended and she rolled her eyes and pointed at the most expensive thing in the menu without speaking a word. Flung the dishes in the table where half the meal spilled on the table. Chimichanga looked good but was tasteless. It was quick.

Thank David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-5541

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