La Super-Rica Taqueria

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Lower East, Santa Barbara
  • This place is famous for their tacos. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Jack
    "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)
86 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • julia child
  • pasilla
  • horchata
  • authentic
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  • Esti M.
    Esti MarieOctober 21
    Perfect spot for a quickie taco! Delish. Park style bench eating, indoors.
  • Allison
    AllisonJune 12
    Everything is good! Tortillas are made fresh when you order.
  • Jarryd C.
    If I had to choose my final meal... it would be Super Rica.
  • Ona D.
    Ona DNovember 15, 2016
    #6 for vegetarians- omg.
  • Adam T.
    Adam TothSeptember 22, 2016
    One of the best Taco places. Cant go wrong.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PertofskySeptember 4, 2016
    Everything is great!
  • Nancerella
    NancerellaMay 16, 2016
    A little hut of a place but the food was simple and reminds you of binge nights in Mexico
  • Don L.
    Don LoebApril 20, 2016
    Great tacos
  • Greg S.
    Greg SpectorFebruary 26, 2016
    Love this place. Everything is terrific!
  • Dan B.
    Dan BurroOctober 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The guacamole is the bomb.... Number 18....
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleOctober 19, 2015
    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.
  • Anna R.
    Anna ROctober 5, 2015
    Amazing food!!! Cash only. Julia Childs knows her mexican food. Authentic and and cheap.
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningOctober 4, 2015
    Best Pozole I have ever had. Must stop if you are taking 101 from LA to SF.
  • Maryann B.
    Maryann BaumSeptember 6, 2015
    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!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChoiJune 2, 2015
    Spectacular Mexican food. Not your typical fast food Americanized food. Try the rajas and Super-Rica Especial for something different but delicious!
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierApril 26, 2015
    Expect long lines on weekends
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyMarch 13, 2015
    Bring your kid here and hypnotize them with the delicious food. The tamale, steak tacos and pork lomita were great. Rajas were so-so.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MasonJanuary 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is excellent at this place. I think this would be my last meal!
  • Maia K.
    Maia K.S.November 18, 2014
    Calabacitas! Pork tacos! Everything!
  • Brendan K.
    Brendan KentNovember 7, 2014
    Tortillas are made on the spot!
  • ian r.
    ian rNovember 4, 2014
    The chorizo and the hand made tortillas, best ever. Love the casual vibe. I'd eat there over Los Agaves any day.
  • Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth DennehyAugust 30, 2014
    Everything is good, chorizo, la Superica special
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out La Super-Rica as seen on Man vs Food Nation Read more
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranAugust 8, 2014
    It takes a little while, but well worth the wait. The meat is delicious and the menu contains lots of queso.
  • goop
    goopJuly 30, 2014
    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
  • Verna
    VernaJuly 5, 2014
    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.
  • Lara A.
    Lara AlamehJune 1, 2014
    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 :)
  • Greg D.
    Greg DillonMay 27, 2014
    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.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BaccusMay 25, 2014
    The line is longer than you think. It's the slowest taco stand line ever.
  • Lea F.
    Lea FuturoApril 28, 2014
    Their horchata is the best I've ever found in Santa Barbara, and they are masters at pork! Get the Super Rica Especial!
  • Vivian R.
    Vivian RamirezApril 7, 2014
    Chile rellenos all the way!
  • skyle
    skyleMarch 15, 2014
    Hand made to order tortillas? Yes please...also delicious pasillas!
  • Kira T.
    Kira ThompsonFebruary 18, 2014
    #12 is amazing
  • David t.
    David travisJanuary 3, 2014
    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!
  • Connie W.
    Connie WangDecember 31, 2013
    lives up to the hype. Decent veg options!
  • Mitch M.
    Mitch MNovember 25, 2013
    Before you die, come here.
  • DeLuxe Personal Concierge
    Simply the best! A must try! Bring cash
  • Heidi G.
    Heidi GoodspeedSeptember 24, 2013
    Beat tacos in SB!!
  • Eyal
    EyalAugust 26, 2013
    If you are in the area, this is a must. Simple, delicious and so flavorful. Tacos done right.
  • Claire T.
    Claire ThibeauJuly 16, 2013
    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.
  • Aris B.
    Aris BlevinsJuly 12, 2013
    Excellent chuleta, and the lomito suizo is no slouch either. Gordita is spicy but no tears.
  • Edwin
    EdwinJune 13, 2013
    Closed Wednesdays
  • Anne M.
    Anne MasonMay 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Tracey L.
    Tracey LarvenzApril 21, 2013
    When asked if you would like a small or large horchata, large is the correct answer.
  • Armando G.
    Armando GarciaApril 14, 2013
    Cash only!!
  • Carlyn L.
    Carlyn LamiaApril 2, 2013
    If the pork and hominy stew is up, get it. Worth a stop on the drive from SD to SF.
  • Cory Y.
    Cory YoshidaMarch 28, 2013
    Cash only, authentic Mexican food. My first time eating here I saw Rob Lowe dining with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Great experience
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BFebruary 22, 2013
    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
  • John G.
    John GirardSeptember 5, 2012
    Sopas!!! Everything is good.
  • Mindi R.
    Mindi RosserAugust 12, 2012
    Just so you know...there are no burritos here. Just taco variations.
  • Mindi R.
    Mindi RosserAugust 12, 2012
    Be prepared to stand in line on weekends - it's well worth the wait.
  • Mindi R.
    Mindi RosserAugust 8, 2012
    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. :)
  • Laura D.
    Laura DenenholzJuly 7, 2012
    Number 12 is the best!
  • Carla E.
    Carla EnglandJune 18, 2012
    Absolute yum for a great
  • Arlen L.
    Arlen LoveMay 7, 2012
  • Elisa
    ElisaApril 6, 2012
    The handmade tortillas are better than anything you can get at a supermercado.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HunterMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't take credit card, so bring cash.
  • Stef M.
    Stef MillerFebruary 18, 2012
    Comida AWESOME! Cash only, head to the ATM at First Business Bank, 2 blocks away: 800 N MilpasSanta Barbara‎ CA‎ 93103United States
  • Kjetil H.
    Kjetil HolmefjordNovember 21, 2011
    Best tacos I've ever tried in the us! By far...
  • Arch Rock Fish
    Arch Rock FishNovember 9, 2011
    Another Top Mexican Restaurant in SB.. If you want Tacos, we highly recommend it.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 7, 2011
    Adam devoured the La Super-Rica Especial. As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MillerSeptember 25, 2011
    Pozole on Sundays is a must!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MurrayJuly 14, 2011
    Best horchata ever.
  • Mara R.
    Mara RieckJuly 13, 2011
    They are closed on Wednesdays...we found out the hard way
  • Adam F.
    Adam FazeJuly 10, 2011
    Get the #1. The best in town.
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DominiqueJune 6, 2011
    Chorizo Especial. That is all.
  • Tara W.
    Tara WalkerMay 31, 2011
    Try the Rajas - Sweet, savory - the best!
  • Ben P.
    Ben PierceMay 31, 2011
    "authentic" = super basic food + super long wait. Food was good if not quite great but be forewarned, especially if you are w/ kids or anyone who is super hungry. (ALSO: best bet for kids is quesidill Read more
  • Nina T.
    Nina TApril 23, 2011
    Chorizo tacos with fresh salsa are to die for.
  • Anna R.
    Anna RayaMarch 14, 2011
    Order whatever is the special of the day and you won't regret it.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LynchDecember 30, 2010
    Get the tamale norteno!
  • Kelli B.
    Kelli BerezinNovember 23, 2010
    Not a lot of options for vegetarians. Cash only.
  • Robin D.
    Robin DNovember 18, 2010
    Today we were feeding 11, and ordered one of everything on the menu. You simply cannot go wrong.
  • Koko Y.
    Koko YoungOctober 10, 2010
    THE best tacos in town! i always get #12 or the super rica special. i dont remember the #. best mexican food!
  • Justin
    JustinSeptember 24, 2010
    Best horchata I have ever had, and I've tried em all. Great tamales. Cash only, and they don't serve chips.
  • Edwin
    EdwinJuly 23, 2010
    CASH ONLY! , there's a bank 2 block away on E. De La Guerra St. Servings are small so double up your order, Worth the wait.
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy SmallJune 25, 2010
    Definitely order #11 & 12; stop by on Thursday for homemade chilaquiles. Worth the long wait. Cash only.
  • Jack
    JackJune 7, 2010
    Julia Child's favorite Mexican place marianted pork tacos and #16 are the best. Great salsa - spicy!
  • Mike A.
    Mike A.May 17, 2010
    Go on Mondays and Thursdays - those are the days they serve chilaquiles... insanely good spin on the traditional nachos.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MacomberApril 10, 2010
    Julia child made this taco stand famous by visiting and standing in line w everybody else! It is excellent and the more adventurous you get the better!
  • Rina
    RinaMarch 27, 2010
    My favorite is #16. Come with cash and don't be afraid to try a few things! This isn't your typical Mexican eatery (not the way most Americans think...)
  • J
    JJanuary 17, 2010
    The cheese pot...sickening to say, wonderful to eat.
  • Norm Y.
    Norm YeeDecember 30, 2009
    lines can go out the door and around the corner, so be ready for a long wait. try Los Agaves down the street to avoid the wait
  • Bere C.
    Bere CarrascoFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best hand-made tortillas ever!
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherOctober 16, 2013
    Tacos de rajas per JGold Read more
  • Delyn S.
    Delyn SimonsSeptember 3, 2012
    #4 Taco de Adobado, #6 Rajas, #11 Lomito Suizo + 2 Pacificos = Que Rica
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