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3613 1/2 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (805) 563-2232

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Additional Dining Info

No delivery

Credit Cards Accepted

Parking Lot

Good for Kids


Beer and Wine


Price Point
$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)


Outdoor Seats



Restaurant Description

Rudy's has been making, award-winning fresh Mexican food in Santa Barbara for over 40 years. Our food is handmade daily from scratch, using only fresh ingredients, never using lard or MSG. Please take a look at our Main and Breakfast Burrito Menus, and call your neighborhood Rudy's to order pick-up or dine-in.

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review_stars 05/04/2013 - paul
Only Mexican restaurant (been to many) who does not serve tortillas with fajitas. Found this out when I got my order and asked where my tortillas were. They are a side order that you buy, same for tortilla chips. This is not a high end restaurant folks where something like that might happen. The food is pretty good, but their lack of attention to simple details and customer expectations gets low review from from me.

review_stars 11/14/2012 - Familia Garcia
I've been to Rudy's in buellton and it's the absolute best!
I love their taco salad and burritos. Staff is friendly and food is done quickly. Keep up the good work!

review_stars 11/03/2012 - Julio
I love Rudy's burritos but you have to be careful that you get the right order. I've seen at least three people given the wrong TO GO order (including myself). I highly recommend getting food to go. The restaurant is small and not so clean.

review_stars 05/12/2011 - Viv
Rudy's is amazing Mexican food! I always have weird requests when I order food, and they actually got it right without any questions and it tastes amazing. I highly recommend eating here, they're pretty quick for quality.

review_stars 11/28/2010 - Gracie
Delicious Wholesome Mexican Food. Just like eating at Grandma's house. Friendly Staff and great service. Reasonable and family orientated. Make sure to try the Large Beef Taco.

review_stars 08/06/2010 - Kirk
The food is good, but the restaurant is so dirty!

The tops of all tables were so dirty as well as the top of all window sills which were covered in layers of dirt.

The floors are so greasy with dirt.

I saw a cook remove the exhaust van filter while a pot of chicken was cooking under it, also he placed some roasted peppers into a Vons plastic shopping bag in order to release the charred skin!

review_stars 05/26/2010 - The Cuevas family
We love Rudy's Mexican food Restaurant. They make the most authentic delicious Mexican food in Santa Barbara. Thank you for serving Santa Barbara the best authentic Mexican food and great service.

review_stars 08/04/2008 -
The chicken taco salad is a take-out regular; leaving off the sour cream makes it light and healthy and it isn't too spicy for late night meals. If you're not too concerned with light and healthy, the chimichanga is equally addictive!

review_stars 07/31/2008 - Richsuddth
So good with out having to dress up. Just good grub. Can get busy so take out is a good idea.

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