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Taqueria Rincon Alteno

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115 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2340
+1 805-962-9798
07:00 - 21:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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635 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

No ambiance to speak of, but wow are the tacos fantastic! One of the very best authentic taquerias in this town that has so many of them. Recommended.

Thank Waterloonie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic like a so cal mex real thing Our family loved it Best in santa barbara for authenticecican food. We r from orange county

Thank John V
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Seriously, California has some superb Mexican food. Of course there is the little taco stand nearby, put on the map 40 years ago by Julia Child who wrote a review, but if that's all you do then you are missing out. This place, won't disappoint.

Thank Martin S
Windermere, Florida
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330 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Really liked this place, with very good tortillas (tasty fish burritos!) and Hot salsa bar. It's certainly nothing fancy, so just go for the food and ignore the lack of ambiance. A couple blocks from State Street, it was worth the walk for us.

Thank Robogator0
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

I found this place based on the great reviews. The food is tasty, the service is friendly and the price is right. I will be back for sure.

Thank Trei2
Santa Barbara, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

After every business trip I have to go back and get the Huevos Rancheros. The best flavor combination I have ever experienced. I can also highly recommend their super burrito with a nicely marinated chicken. If you are really hungry go for their beef soup, lots of meat, half a corn on the cob, potatoes, and tortillas. It doesn't look... More 

Thank M_Schali
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

You could walk right past and not even know. Dingy building, off path neighborhood. Seemed safe enough. Interior like a prison cafeteria but super clean. Here's where it gets good. Amazing food! We ate gringo style and got pork chile verde and chicken enchiladas. But they had tripe, chorizo and a lot more. Flavorful ruce and beans and many fresh... More 

Thank tomjet3
Bradenton, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

If you enjoy REAL Mexican this little out of the way place is just what you are looking for. Great lunch!

Thank Jacksgirl53
Henniker, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Little hole in the wall. Order at the counter then they bring it to your table when it's ready. Wonderful flavors in all of the food we ordered.

Thank travelknh
Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

great cheap Mexican food. The chicken Burrito or crispy shrimp tacos are sooo great! It is nice and clean and cheap!

Thank chefmeesh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2340
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-9798

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