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Rudy's Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

811 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3246
+1 805-564-8677
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
26 Mar 2018
“Taco Tuesdays and everyday”
2 Aug 2017
“actually ate at 3612 1/2 state road branch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Latin
811 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3246
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We discovered this place for their taco Tuesday special and have fallen head over heels for their food any day of the week. Massive crunchy tacos for less then $3 on Tuesdays. And I mean massive. Like a street taco on steroids, massive. So you...More

Thank DanielleRenee805
Reviewed 3 August 2017

staff couldnt be more helpful to Brits ignorant of what was what and even helped us with the change. Portions were great, i had the burrito and my wife had the enchiladas verde, both really tasty, quick service and felt full at the end. Go...More

Thank cjajensenmk3
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My new favorite taco of all time! Prior to this was the taco from Tee Pee in Phoenix, AZ. Amazing balance of flavor and texture. I am in my 60's and being a So Cal native, I have consumed a few tacos. I have also...More

Thank Desertrose56
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a simple local Mexican restaurant that does what it does well. It is really busy and that says it all. The fish is grilled and it is great. No negatives. Do not expect high end atmosphere or prices!!

Thank Irsihpete
Reviewed 28 January 2017

the paseo mall location is not there anymore, the upper state street location food is hit or miss, sometime you get your avocado on your taco sometimes not, and the help is really rude and insulting. don't like the shreaded meat in the taco.

Thank hearthis09
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We needed a quick bite on our way down to LA, and stopped in SB for Mexican food. We got a random suggestion to try Rudys from a local. Ugh. We got carne asada tacos and a burrito. $19 for tasteless, bland food. The tortilla...More

Thank traceorama
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been eating at Rudy's for thirty years at least, and look forward to every time. Not much decor to ruin the eating experience. Wow, I'm hungry and Rudy's is only a mile...

Thank skip2go
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Do you want something that is Santa Barbara? Try Rudys! This establishment has been located off of Bath street since I was a kid in the 80s. For me I always get the chili relleno, chicken tacos or chimichanga. Don't get your hopes up on...More

Thank scotticus77
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I love, love, love this place! It's family-owned and the food is delicious! The service is okay (you go up to the counter and order, then they bring it to your table). But, oh my! The food is awesome, especially my favorite, the cheese enchilada....More

Thank Beaglesm0m
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Rudy's is really starting to step their game up. It started to slide a bit, but with the renovation and upgrades, I gave it another chance. I was impressed with the food, the service, and the location. I will be back.

Thank HBWilliams
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3246
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-8677
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