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Lilly's Tacos

310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3408
+1 805-966-9180
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tongue” (19 reviews)
“street tacos” (12 reviews)
“lengua” (12 reviews)
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3408
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is off the beaten track. It's on a dead end street close to the freeway. Parking is difficult... however, this place is worth the effort to get to. Great yummy authentic tacos! Salsa bar to custom-dress your taco. This is cheap eats but...More

Thank reeshot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 4 chicken tacos, the service was quick, the food was fresh, and the price was right. $8.00 for four tacos. Went back again, but the line was too long.....maybe next time.

Thank Gypsydahb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this little local bit of splendor! The taco's are authetic, mexican tradition. So amazingly good! Its a little hole in the wall and worth the wait if there's a line!

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The tacos were good. It was definitely a no-frills experience. I wasn't as blown away as I think others were because we have very good street tacos at home. But it was good nonetheless. The lines were very long.

Thank Katie_h905
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The food was great but I really couldn't enjoy my meal because the owner of the restaurant asked me "does the dog need to be here" while emotional SERVICE DOG was wearing the vest. She wasn't even causing an trouble whatsoever. How hard is it...More

Thank Laila I
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a very basic restaurant , very much like a school dining hall but the food is very good , certainly authentic Mexican fantastic tacos.

Thank lillyKent
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A man at the hotel recommended Lilly's Tacos. I had no idea how large a taco would be so ordered one and went back for two more. Yum, yum, yummy. I had the beef tacos and they were satisfyingly good. I am from the north...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The best mexican tacos in Santa Barbara, real flavor and authentic thing! It can get really crowded, so be ready to be in a long line but no worries, service is fast!

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Lilly's Tacos has a very basic feel, but you can tell that they are dedicated to producing the best tacos in town! I've tried all their tacos and not one disappointed me. However, if you really want the true "Lilly's" experience then I strongly recommend...More

Thank Aidan T
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Happened on this place by accident. And oh my am I glad I did!! I had chicken fajita, steamed beef and veggie tacos. With all the fixings it was an amazing lunch. Everything was top notch and satisfying. And having spent a bit of the...More

Thank seeksocean
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9180
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