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Rudy's Mexican Restaurant

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305 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5729
+1 805-899-3152
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Rudy's many times with colleagues while working close by. Their meals are always fresh, beautifully crafted and yummy! I especially like their cheese enchiladas with sour cream. Their combo platters are very tasty and reasonably priced. WOW! I am salivating right now, wishing I could have some Rudy's! By the way, they also have beer and wine! You... More 

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Leeds
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Worst meal I had in America by far. It was that bad my partner (who literally eats everything and anything) couldn't eat it.

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Thank Amy1218
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

just felt like a local taco joint - well it would coz it is!! Great service lady serving had a good sense of humour esp for a Brit visiting

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Thank markcD7294HC
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food !!!! Great prices , not fancy just yummy ! Visited this place on word of mouth from a friend , so glad I tried it.

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Thank neeniec
Lompoc, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Stopped by for a quick lunch. Can eat outside. Tasty taquitos, and some nice speciality items. Chicken mole burrito very good. Good prices.

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Thank seawife2
Ontario, California
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78 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

You order at the counter and then can sit in the restaurant or take away. Very large portions and good food.

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Thank Skamom
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We had a quick dinner here after biking all afternoon. The ambiance was simple and super casual with lots of locals. The salsa bar had a nice variety of sauces. Hubby and I split nachos and a couple of drinks. Food was tasty and inexpensive.

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Thank SweetPeaAdventures
Chicago, Illinois
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Rudy's original ( there are four more now) restaurant is not fancy, but offers real home-cooked Mexican food. Order from the menu at the counter and then later pick up your plates of food at the same counter. The specials are always worth trying, but it is all good. No margaritas, but plenty of Coronas. There are tables inside and... More 

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Thank Ace J
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great, authentic mexican food. Their crunchy beef taco is delicious and inexpensive. If you want great food in a casual atmosphere this is the place to go!

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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246 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Large plates full of good food. My husband had two grilled beef tacos with rice and pinto beans, I ordered chicken enchiladas with verde sauce and black beans. The food was inexpensive considering the portions. I found the rice very bland and the black beans too salty, but the pinto beans were wonderful. You place your order as you walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-3152

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