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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
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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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Redondo Beach, California
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173 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the food. I had the carnitas. They were very tasty and lean. Not fatty at all. Go there and enjoy the good food.

Thank yannis63
Brookline, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The food here was quite good and my entire party enjoyed it. All of us were incredibly happy with our authentic tasting food. You order first, grab your drink and salsa, and then go find a table. So it's a good place to go if you have a little bit less time. That also makes it a bit less relaxing... More 

Thank Deb E
santa barbara ca
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

several years ago, i bad mouthed this restaurant for charging for chips without telling you in advance along with some other reviewers. well im here to eat crow because of other complaints, they changed their policy and now only charge you for the second basket of chips, which is fair because some people waste the second serving. the food has... More 

Thank donandlouiseh
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 1 December 2016

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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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 23 November 2016 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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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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531 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?