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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
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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151 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come here and don't order a crunchy (huge) taco stuffed with meat, cheese, and lettuce you have done yourself a disfavor. Everything on the menu is going to make your tummy happy, especially the salsa bar. The green is my favorite to scoop with their salty crispy chips.

Thank TheTravelingDuckie
Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 

Thank Beaglesm0m
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank Amy1218
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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

Thank Mark C
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Thank neeniec
Lompoc, California
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26 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.

Thank seawife2
Ontario, California
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77 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.

Thank Skamom
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75 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.

Thank SweetPeaAdventures
Chicago, Illinois
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229 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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 

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!

Thank beachskater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?