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Carlitos Café y Cantina

$$ • Mexican, Pet Friendly

1324 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-7117

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4.3 - 318 reviews
Great patio location with many (but probably not all) of your familiar favorites. Pro-tip: call for reservations, you can’t make them online… especially for weekends and festivals Also, upper patio is better than lower, lower is better than the parklette… and all can be heated if things get chilly. Service is usually good but can get a little distracted when the patio gets busy, but always consistently pretty solid.Parking: Limited parking available in shared lot, otherwise...read full review

Delicious Mexican food in Santa Barbara. Our stop for lunch when traveling North. Outside patio. Delicious chips with black bean relish. Mole enchiladas are excellent. You have to ask for them.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you are in Santa Barbara, you have to check out the Margaritas at Carlitos! They are so GOOD! My friend got the Blood Orange Margaritas and I got the Cadillac. Both are very good. I do miss the big saucer-type glasses though. I had the Sizzling Steak Fajitas, yum! My friend had Halibut Tacos. The service was a little slow, and the waiter didn't check on us. But the quality of the food and drink made things pretty enjoyable.Parking: There is free street...read full review

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Monday 11AM - 10PM
Tuesday 11AM - 10PM
Wednesday 11AM - 10PM
Thursday 11AM - 10PM
Friday 11AM - 10PM
Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 10PM