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California Tacos

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606 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA
+1 805-691-9495
10:00 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went to eat dinner after a family member recommended it. Very good meal. Prepared well. Excellent variety of specialty meats and fish to choose from on the menu. We will go back.

Thank John R
Redondo Beach, California
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went here for the first time last weekend. Had the tri tip tacos and they were really good and the beans were delicious! Also, the taco salad was great.

Thank SBayKat
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

My husband and I decided to go grab some dinner while in Solvang and were delighted to find California Tacos. They had a great range of offerings for the more adventurous eater. I ordered the fish tacos and wow, they were delicious. My husband ordered some single tacos and was equally impressed. The beans and rice were wonderful too. It... More 

Thank Tina E
Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The food was awful, and so salty we ended up throwing it away. Tortillas are a little too thick for my taste but that is just my opinion.

1 Thank CaliMustanGirl
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We went there based on the positive reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The fish tacos were wonderful, the guacamole freshly made and the chips delicious. The service was friendly and they have a good choice of local beers. This is a simple but comfy space at the Nielsen shopping mall, and they seem to do quite... More 

1 Thank Marie L
Chicago, IL
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

This is better than your average taco joint in a strip mall. The food is fresh, tasty, and well prepared. I could have easily drunk every one of the salsa's on the salsa bar. The tacos were nicely made with big healthy flavor. If you need a break from nicer dining in the area, this is a great choice.

1 Thank jkap910
Santa Ynez, CA
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Their food is so well done - it seems like a "fast food" type of restaurant... but their food is so NOT fast food! It's all homemade, all incredibly delicious - their lingua is tender and flavorful, their carnitas is a favorite, their breakfast burrito will fill you for the DAY! Run, don't walk, and enjoy their amazing food!

1 Thank jeg4
Springfield, Missouri
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

They have delicious tacos, and we tried a few different types including chicken and asada. They were all great, and we loved all of the cilantro on them. I also got an enchilada plate with rice and beans, and it was okay but not very good. Next time I will just get tacos, because they were wonderful.

1 Thank jcb2282
Newberg, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We were looking for quick, but good Mexican takeout for a casual supper on our Solvang trip and California Tacos hit the mark. Asada and carnitas tacos and a HUGE beef fajita burrito were more than ample for a filling dinner and at only $13.25, probably the cheapest meal of our trip (compare with $100-plus for each dinner at Hitching... More 

1 Thank OregonJohn97338
Santa Barbara, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

Best Mexican Food!!! Extensive menu, felt like I was in Cancun. This is the place to stop for lunch.

Thank Robynn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-691-9495

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?