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6831 Hollister Ave Ste K, Goleta, CA 93117
+1 805-685-1141
11:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I stopped here on the way through town based on some of their reviews. I've never had better chicken anywhere (don't tell mom) and the Tri-tip was as moist and flavorful as I could dream it to be. This is the best no frills restaurant I've been to in years.

Thank GBinVent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a great place to have lunch or dinner if you are looking for casual dining and delicious Mexican food! The owner and his staff are very friendly and welcoming!

Thank PAM I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Love this family owned shop. Think flame grilled BBQ with a Mexican flair. Love their salsa bar and grilled green onions. Their homemade BBQ sauce is a BBQ sauce and Italian dressing mix and is good enough to drink. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Tamraabel
Santa Barbara, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

This is the real deal. The absolute best bbq'd chicken salad I have ever eaten - period! The only complaint is that there is only one Jerry's Pollofino. Go out of your way to eat good and fresh bbq'd chicken Mexican food here.

Thank Neilly R
Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

This little hole-in-the-wall makes good salads and chicken/beef BBQ. We like it for the fresh romaine lettuce and generous chicken on the tostada. Their shrimp is also fresh tasting. They have a small salsa bar that makes it easy to suit your taste. This is a place that you will think about and crave their food.

Thank janiee11
Santa Barbara
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

In a shopping center anchored by KMart near UCSB, there is a small restaurant that serves grilled chicken, tri-tip, and beef ribs as well as other Mexican food standards like burritos, quesadillas, tacos, etc. Despite extremely informal setting (about 7 tables) and strip mall like location, it serves up the best grilled chicken in Santa Barbara. It is always tender... More 

Thank ptsuts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2008

Every bit as good as Freebyrds in my opinion except for they never have horchata

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6831 Hollister Ave Ste K, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-685-1141

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