We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cafe San Martin

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
112 N a St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7004
+1 805-736-4104
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 23: English reviews
Level Contributor
46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is one of my favorite places and has wonderful Chicken tortilla soup, chicken tacos and green chicken enchiladas!!! It is one of the few places that uses white chicken breast meat.It seems that the owner of this place does not want to spend the money to keep us old timers coming. The bathrooms are disgusting and need toilet seat... More 

Thank Spinner48
Level Contributor
50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Very Friendly, Great Prices , daily specials . For those who love Tequila, this is your place extensive Tequila menu. Service is usually very good . Not a large up scale place .have around 16 tables/booths . All their Heart goes into the food . You won't be disappointed, they offer takeout as well.

Thank Patricia R
Lompoc, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Walking into Cafe San Martin is like taking a trip to th 1950's. Big buffet booths with vinyl seating and round fountain in the center. Food is consistently good with reasonable pricing. Loved the chilie relleno and chimichanga. We will be back.

Thank Adrienne S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Cafe San Martin is a long-time family favorite with us. The food is always good, the staff is very nice, and the ambiance is a nice retro, warm, Mexican family restaurant. A nice place to linger with iced tea, a yummy enchilada, and good friends and family. I always recommend this cafe to visitors.

Thank knittypigCA
Level Contributor
49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

Okay so I had read the reviews but have friends & family that always talk about this place. So on a late friday night we decided to give this place a try. It sita off the main drag so its more frequented by locals. Which I like cuz it means not so crowded. Unless u know where to look, you... More 

Thank amjacobo
Lompoc, California
Level Contributor
105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

My husband and I just moved to town and tried San Martin for lunch, The salsa was spicy and OK my husband loved the chips They are thin but not homemade, still good. I had a combination of cheese enchilada, shredded beef taco rice and beans All very tasty, enjoyed the flavors very much. A lot of food, very reasonable... More 

Thank Judy J
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

I've been eating at San Martin's since I was a young girl in the 70's. Not anymore. What once was the best Mexican food in Lompoc is now the worst. It pains me to say that. I use to crave their salsa!! Now, it just makes me sad. The place is run down and they don't seem to care. I... More 

1 Thank Linda C
Spokane Valley, Washington
Level Contributor
168 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

The food has become very americanized. Lots of cheese and not much flavor. The building does not appear to be updated since I went there last in the 70's.

1 Thank Marcia S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We are use to Tex-Mex and Southwest spices which made the food bland. It was good but bland. Eat some place else if from the southwest or Texas.

Thank D A
Level Contributor
71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

This happens to be the worst Mexican food I have ever had in my life. It is not only tasteless and bland, they do not even make an ttempt to upgrade or improve in their cirrca 1979 offerings. I actually was going to send my food back, but instead ate a few bites of everything to sample and each time... More 

Thank rb252

Travellers who viewed Cafe San Martin also viewed


Been to Cafe San Martin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 N a St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc
  • Phone Number: +1 805-736-4104

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe San Martin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?