La Super-Rica Taqueria

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant · Lower East
622 N Milpas St (@ Alphonse St.), Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • None
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Outdoor Seating:

Based on 211 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    "Julia Child's favorite Mexican place marianted pork..."(3 Tips)
    "Yes please...also delicious pasillas!"(2 Tips)
    "Best horchata I have ever had, and I've tried em all."(4 Tips)
    ian r.
    "The chorizo and the hand made tortillas, best ever."(6 Tips)
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79 tips and reviews.

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  • tacos
  • julia child
  • pasilla
  • horchata
  • authentic
  • tamales
  • casual
  • cheese quesadillas
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
  • chile rellenos
  • pork
  • good for a quick meal
  • spicy food
  • lively
  • vegetarian food
  • great value
  • meats
  • homemade food
  • tortillas
  • Don L.

    Great tacos

    Don Loeb · 2 weeks ago
  • Greg S.

    Love this place. Everything is terrific!

    Greg Spector · February 26
  • Dan B.

    The guacamole is the bomb.... Number 18....

    Dan Burro · October 30, 2015
  • Chris S.

    The best thing this place has going are its freshly made tortillas. Its platters are forgettable and usually doused in too much cream. Stick to the tacos and quesadillas and grab a Jamaica to drink.

    Chris Steele · October 19, 2015
  • Anna R.

    Amazing food!!! Cash only. Julia Childs knows her mexican food. Authentic and and cheap.

    Anna R · October 5, 2015
  • Rem K.

    Best Pozole I have ever had. Must stop if you are taking 101 from LA to SF.

    Rem Koning · October 4, 2015
  • Maryann B.

    This place is the bomb! there is a reason Katy Perry gives a shout out to this place in her song "This is how we do". My fave is the bacon cheese quesadilla!

    Maryann Baum · September 6, 2015
  • Jessica C.

    Spectacular Mexican food. Not your typical fast food Americanized food. Try the rajas and Super-Rica Especial for something different but delicious!

    Jessica Choi · June 2, 2015
  • Elie B.

    Expect long lines on weekends

    Elie Bleier · April 26, 2015
  • Varun S.

    Bring your kid here and hypnotize them with the delicious food. The tamale, steak tacos and pork lomita were great. Rajas were so-so.

    Varun Shetty · March 13, 2015
  • Scott M.

    Everything is excellent at this place. I think this would be my last meal!

    Scott Mason · January 9, 2015
  • Maia K.

    Calabacitas! Pork tacos! Everything!

    Maia K.S. · November 18, 2014
  • Brendan K.

    Tortillas are made on the spot!

    Brendan Kent · November 7, 2014
  • ian r.

    The chorizo and the hand made tortillas, best ever. Love the casual vibe. I'd eat there over Los Agaves any day.

    ian r · November 4, 2014
  • Elizabeth D.

    Everything is good, chorizo, la Superica special

    Elizabeth Dennehy · August 30, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
  • Brendan C.

    It takes a little while, but well worth the wait. The meat is delicious and the menu contains lots of queso.

    Brendan Curran · August 8, 2014
  • goop

    The tacos, tostadas, salsas, and specialties are pretty much unmatched. Casual to the max, line up for delicious Mexican food served on plastic plates. Read more

    goop · July 30, 2014
  • Verna

    Lives up to the hype. Possibly the best tacos I've ever had. Cash only and long lines so plan head. Over order but always get at least one order of the chorizo and cheese taco.

    Verna · July 5, 2014
  • Lara A.

    This cash only establishment is the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara. A Vegetarian chile rellano will melt in your mouth and you will want to bathe in the horchatta :)

    Lara Alameh · June 1, 2014
  • Greg D.

    The best food south of the border I've ever had. No doubt! Thank you Isidoro for keeping it real for all these years. I regret not taking that job you offered me many years ago. A missed opportunity.

    Greg Dillon · May 27, 2014
  • Chris B.

    The line is longer than you think. It's the slowest taco stand line ever.

    Chris Baccus · May 25, 2014
  • Lea F.

    Their horchata is the best I've ever found in Santa Barbara, and they are masters at pork! Get the Super Rica Especial!

    Lea Futuro · April 28, 2014
  • Vivian R.

    Chile rellenos all the way!

    Vivian Ramirez · April 7, 2014
  • skyle

    Hand made to order tortillas? Yes please...also delicious pasillas!

    skyle · March 15, 2014
  • Kira T.

    #12 is amazing

    Kira Thompson · February 18, 2014
  • David t.

    Not worth the wait at all. Milpas St has 29 other great taquerias and these guys put put one helva lot of peppers on everything. Nice people, fair rate. Gr8 4 those of you that like waiting in line!

    David travis · January 3, 2014
  • Connie W.

    lives up to the hype. Decent veg options!

    Connie Wang · December 31, 2013
  • Mitch M.

    Before you die, come here.

    Mitch M · November 25, 2013
  • DeLuxe Personal Concierge

    Simply the best! A must try! Bring cash

    DeLuxe Personal Concierge · October 18, 2013
  • Heidi G.

    Beat tacos in SB!!

    Heidi Goodspeed · September 24, 2013
  • Eyal

    If you are in the area, this is a must. Simple, delicious and so flavorful. Tacos done right.

    Eyal · August 26, 2013
  • Claire T.

    What a gem! #10 #12 and #16 were on point- basically any one with cheese will do. #7 was a bit bland. Small portions so you can try a lot! And I did.

    Claire Thibeau · July 16, 2013
  • Aris B.

    Excellent chuleta, and the lomito suizo is no slouch either. Gordita is spicy but no tears.

    Aris Blevins · July 12, 2013
  • Edwin

    Closed Wednesdays

    Edwin · June 13, 2013
  • Anne M.

    been eating here since 1982. Worth the wait in line. Superica especial and chorizo tacos. Willing to drive here from Idaho now!! Everything is delicious

    Anne Mason · May 17, 2013
  • Tracey L.

    When asked if you would like a small or large horchata, large is the correct answer.

    Tracey Larvenz · April 21, 2013
  • Armando G.

    Cash only!!

    Armando Garcia · April 14, 2013
  • Carlyn L.

    If the pork and hominy stew is up, get it. Worth a stop on the drive from SD to SF.

    Carlyn Lamia · April 2, 2013
  • Cory Y.

    Cash only, authentic Mexican food. My first time eating here I saw Rob Lowe dining with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Great experience

    Cory Yoshida · March 28, 2013
  • Kevin B.

    Sunset Magazine (July 2012) - Milpas St.'s Mexican dive is famous for serving freshly made antojitos. Try: La SuperRica Especial (marinated pork and cheese stuffed pasilla chile

    Kevin B · February 22, 2013
  • John G.

    Sopas!!! Everything is good.

    John Girard · September 5, 2012
  • Mindi R.

    Just so you know...there are no burritos here. Just taco variations.

    Mindi Rosser · August 12, 2012
  • Mindi R.

    Be prepared to stand in line on weekends - it's well worth the wait.

    Mindi Rosser · August 12, 2012
  • Mindi R.

    Make sure you bring CASH for your meal, since they don't take credit or debit cards. There's an ATM just down the street near the liquor store if you're in a pinch. :)

    Mindi Rosser · August 8, 2012
  • Laura D.

    Number 12 is the best!

    Laura Denenholz · July 7, 2012
  • Carla E.

    Absolute yum for a great

    Carla England · June 18, 2012
  • Arlen L.


    Arlen Love · May 7, 2012
  • Elisa

    The handmade tortillas are better than anything you can get at a supermercado.

    Elisa · April 6, 2012
  • Matt H.

    They don't take credit card, so bring cash.

    Matt Hunter · March 28, 2012

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