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Altamirano Restaurant

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5838 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3624
+1 805-681-3292
08:00 - 21:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I am from AZ, so I know Mexican food. I will definitely be back for their tacos. The salsas looked wonderful and it was really relaxed.

Thank treas12017
New York City, New York
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592 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican food, big menu with lots of choices. Friendly, helpful staff. Local Spanish speaking folks show it's good Mex. Good value, moderate prices.

Thank cararro
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

As we walked in, the smell of fish was very strong, maybe because the long table in the middle had not been cleaned up. There were other tables unclean and remained that way the whole time were there. The food was ok. but it makes you wonder how clean the kitchen is if they don't even clean the tables. Service... More 

Thank paola A
Heredia, Costa Rica
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I stayed in Goleta for 5 nights to join my nephew in the Michael Jordan Flight School and ate twice in this laid-back taco joint, everything tasted great !!, I lived in Mexico for a year and the flavor was almost the same. After 9:00 pm they open up a taco stand for $2 a taco and they have a... More 

Thank David_RS_21
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Was visitng the area and decided to give this place a shot. Very glad that I did. Very good, fresh, authentic Mexican food.The service was kind and attentive.

Thank Staffing_Man
Camarillo, California
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847 reviews
632 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

Inexpensive and good. I really liked the gordita. Seem to be house made tortillas and they are thick. Informal sit down place with beer and wine bar.

Thank Hitcher84
Longmont, Colorado
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

This place has the best Mexican food, for a great value. I live in Colorado. To my surprise, the Mexican food is fAirly grim here. So, whenever I'm in Goleta, I'll eat dinner here at least one night. The food is well prepared and full of flavor. The staff is super friendly. I've never been here when it's busy (probably... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

This is not your prettied-up faux-Mexican yuppified bar and grill. One hears very little English spoken by the customers. But the food is well-prepared, the recipes authentic (with the substitution of vegetable oil for lard), the prices right, the service friendly. On a nice day you can sit at one of the two tables on a porch out in front.... More 

Thank APM_01
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

From http://Wakeandwander.com: The night before I disappeared into the woods for a couple days, my friends and I decided to go out for a meal - to celebrate various things - and we wanted a casual place where we could push back our chairs a little bit, get our fill, and throw back a few drinks. Mexican won out over... More 

Thank WakeandWander

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5838 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-681-3292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?