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Dos Carlitos

3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
+1 805-688-0033
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (31 reviews)
“enchiladas” (13 reviews)
“black beans” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was recommended by a local and we were looking forward to having some good Mexican food in California. Everything was bland or too salty. Extremely uninspiring.

Thank michellehY7527XY
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for Mexican food and Margaritas. Inside and outside seating in postage stamp sized town in wine country. The eggplant quesidias are a great starter and the fajitas are an ample meal. A wide selection of tequila and mescal.

Thank michaelh409
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

healthy mexican food (and some not healthy if you want), but nice big servings of vegetables, great setting. make sure to sit outside. tables could be a bit cleaner, but have a drink and you won't notice! well worth the stop! note the menu online...More

Thank anengineeredtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near or in Solvang I recommend dining here, I would have gone every day if I could have. Service fantastic, the building is cool and the tiny area of town it is in is cool. A true find away from everything.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for an early lunch with the family. Split three appetizers amongst us and satin the sun wig some drinks.

Thank alice320
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Every time I return to Santa Ynez I look forward to my Fajitas and white wine at the Dos Carlitos. Top Startet with Chips and Salsa. Wonderful wines and lovely waiters.

Thank Goldengirl1976
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Great Mexican food option in the heart of Santa Ynez. Food was fast and friendly, they make a great Guac (although a little smaller that our party would have liked). There is an inside table by the open fireplace you can reserve

Thank MikePrz78
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Just great Mexican food. Clean taste, fresh ingredients and great margaritas. Quality food at a reasonable price with a friendly, professional wait staff. Go. Go now. What are you waiting for?

Thank Sherry T
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Tasty mexican food and great service. We had a late meal with friends and we all had a great time. We ordered food and drinks and everyone was merry. The place was full and the ambiance was great.

Thank Emmanuel B
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The hostess at the place we were staying recommended this restaurant for dinner. I was not real excited about Mexican food at first but...the chips & salsas hooked me and then, the food, honestly, the very best Mexican food we have ever had this side...More

Thank Andy-Cathy O
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Response from cyndyd860 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant directly for that.
24 January 2016|
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Response from Sam M | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-0033
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