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Taco Bell - Upper State
3771 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 569-1447


Reviews by the General Public

dont have all day. should have gone to any other taco bell, 11/8/2013
Reviewer: joy from Santa Barbara, CA
For some strange reason this taco bell always takes very long time ... Other than that its OK,ooh also sometimes it has a very fail smell


watch the fingers inside the cups, 4/28/2013
Reviewer: Keith from Santa Barbara, CA
Watch the workers when they hand you your cup with your order. They will pick up the cups with their fingers inside the cup. Disgusting and rude. Not to mention a health hazard. The managers and asst managers should enforce a hygiene protocol on their workers. Terminate those who don't follow that policy.


Had to Quit Taco Bell
Reviewer: Paul from Santa Barbara, CA
With all due respect to the owner of this location...whom I've met there running the cash register a couple times, this restaurant is the reason I had to quit Taco Bell after 25 of good eating. Two reasons: 1 - The service here is awful. The employees do not enjoy working there. No smiles. No pleasantries. Just there for a paycheck. When they greet you it's barely audible. That's fine. That's their choice to work there and it's the owners choice to train or not to train. 2 - The food has been progressively getting worse. Perhaps my digestive system is getting worse, but it was getting harder and harder to enjoy myself after eating there. I'll spare you the details. Not sure if that's entirely Taco Bell's fault. I've loved Taco Bell for many years. Grew up here in SB with the Taco Bell at Fairview. Sorry to say that the owner just let this location down/go. The Fairview Taco Bell is exceptional. You actually get a smile and you have workers with great English skills. I'd like to leave with some advice that may or may not help others, but the advice I would leave for the owner is to hire people who have a genuine smile and care about more than just a paycheck. Let me just say that having met you many times there, a genuine smile is all that I ask for. You can spot a fake, cheesy, I don't care kind of smile or attitude. It's not hard. On one of my last visits I asked a worker if she would be kind enough to grill my burrito in the waffle like iron. They had been doing it for me many times. She said no. No more. No explaination. Very little English skills, etc. They seriously don't care if you come back again. Do not eat somewhere where the workers do not care if you come back. And to the owner...I hope you can make the necessary changes or this will go the way of the De la Vina location. Also, I would suggest playing some kind of music in there. The ambiance could be improved by some music. Best to everyone.


Worst Taco Bell Ever!
Reviewer: Patrick from Santa Barbara, CA
this taco bell is a serious disgrace to all the other taco bells, the food is not cooked the same and the sauces are awful. the service is terrible as well, most of them cant communicate with you past ok and yes or no.


GOoD fOod
Reviewer: Len churn from Santa Barbara, CA
I LOVE THE TACO SALAD hERE


Pleasantly surprised
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Better quality,maybe its me but it blew away the Goleta Taco Bells I am more familiar with, put the sauce on for the flavor. They apparently have a "light" menu now too though not for me! Service quick, they take credit.


Open your minds
Reviewer: Floyd Stoats from Santa Babara, CA
Taco Bell has inexpensive food, great variety, lightening fast service, and I love the food. You get a lot, and it's cheap. Also, Taco Bell has one of the largest selections of low fat items of any of the traditional fast food chains. Soft chicken tacos without the sauce is an excellent healthy choice. If you think that eating at our traditional Mexican places is healthier than Taco Bell, like Rudy's, and especially Rose Cafe, you are sadly mistaken. You'll go home with more saturated fat, cholesteral, and transfats in one meal than you'd get at Taco Bell in a year.


odd taste
Reviewer: Juan Florez from Santa Barbara
when i went here for luch today, i was nothappy with the food. my taco was not as it should have tasted #1 the sheel was very week, whene i picked it up, the shell craked in half and the taco stuffuing fell onto my tray. the shell was crunch, but porrly made. the beef seem a bit old and lacked flavor and texture. it may fast but the their are plenty of other good mexican resturants that are better and take only a littel bit longer i think it would be worth the extra 5-10 minutes and choose a acutall mexican resurant, i guess i my taco craving continues


t-bell 4 life
Reviewer: Behroz from Beaver Dam WI
first of all i wanna holla at my boi pat and uli cuz they go to t-bell with me the most..now i dont care what they say bout t-bell..it is the best restaurant and the most amzing thing that has happened to me..i adore taco bell and respect it very much. Also kyle and t-bone are great workers and i think that they are great people with great friendliness.. taco bell has not only gotten us through hunger..but made us happier..if anyone tries to get t-bell out of business your fighting a losing battle b.cuz me and my homies will fight back at you..i love taco bell and it will never change...T-Bell for life!!!!!!!


Here is the truth about the meat
Reviewer: Jamey Lewchanin from Fredericksburg, va
http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/badmeat.asp Here is the truth about the meat. Taco bell is good


The Truth About Grading Meat
Reviewer: Tanya Babcock from Evart, MI
I love Taco Bell! Jacob from Cad. Mi. was the best worker ever... But that's beside the point. I went to http://meat.tamu.edu/beefgrading.html as was asked and found that 'maturity' is based A-F on a grading scale... Not quality... Who cares about the maturity? It's quality that counts unless you are an animal rights activist... I pursuade you to go to this web site...And also others to check it out if you don't believe me... I think there is a lot more myth in fast food than truth but with a nation that thrives on issues, why wouldn't there be?


yes theres is
Reviewer: Zipolite Emerys from Staunton Va
USDA does rate there meat Grade A-F ignoramis....check out meat.tamu.edu/beefgrading.html


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