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Del Pueblo Cafe
5134 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 692-8800


Reviews by the General Public

Disappointing, 4/3/2014
Reviewer: Dana from Santa Barbara, CA
Had the Mexi Bowl and it was not good. Everything was way overcooked (veggies, fish) and there was no distinguishing flavor at all. Very bland. The "bowl" was old and limp and greasy.


FOOD OKAY, STAFF NOT SO OKAY
Reviewer: Ruben from Santa Barbara, CA
Food is okay, kinda pricey. Staff has got to be family because none (at least whom we've seen) work as if their jobs depended on the manner in which they serve. It's sad...


Amazing
Reviewer: A.J from Santa Barbara, CA
This place is delicious, I normally go to Del Pueblo Cafe on weekends, I always order Huevos Rancheros with my eggs over easy. The Cheese Mole Enchiladas and the Menudo are also very delicious- but the H.R. dish is do die for. There is this wonderful young lady Yesenia, always making sure that mine, and every other table thats around is doing well although I have not seen her lately- Other than her the service is not so good. She is always in the best mood and with a amazingly bright smile! The place is beautiful, The bright colors and the decor is exquisite. I love this place and I dont plan on stopping my visits here. The Owners Alejandro and Esperanza Arreola have done an amazing job front the ground up. May I just say, please work on getting better employees, I would love to go during the week, other than just weekend mornings.


Huevos Motulenos!
Reviewer: Lil from Santa Barbara, CA
Oh how I love Del Pueblo Cafe. I stop in for breakfast weekly. Try their mexican mocha (made with mexican chocolate). The huevos motulenos (over easy eggs over tortillas with bananas and ham) are delicious and elegantly presented. My boyfriend loves the Huevos al gusto with chile negro. All of their soups are made daily and are very healthy with an abundance of fresh veggies. Albondigas and their chicken soup are my favorites. Everything on the menu is tasty and the atmosphere is unbeatable. There is colorful artwork on the walls and a lovely outdoor patio to dine on. Definitely worth a try!


This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in SB
Reviewer: Jeff from Goleta, CA
The food here is absolutely delicious. I love the combinations - chile rellenos, enchiladas, tacos, refried beans and rice - perfect. I consider the prices reasonable. It's not a bargain place but you get what you pay for, and it certainly is not overpriced. Service is always been what I consider to be good. I am not a universal fan of every Mexican place in SB but I do like this place.


Goleta jewel
Reviewer: Charlotte from Goleta
Last night (Sat.) my family and I had the perfect Mexican dinner! Everything was homemade, fresh, nice heat and spice. The Enchiladas, tacos, beans & rice were terrific! My husband had a steak dish with cilantro, tomatillos and cheese..WOW! I'm getting that next time! Generous portions and affordable. Charming ambiance, (reminds me of the restaurants in Baja) bright colors and lots of Mexican street art. We miss the guy who would play the Pan Flute though. All the waiters are so friendly and crazy efficient! :) I can't tell you how many overpriced places I've been to that have such sluggish, rude staff?? We love Del Pueblo! How do you say jewel in Spanish?


I love it!!!
Reviewer: Jessi from Santa Barbara, CA
I love their food.. Their tacos, enchiladas..I love the entertainment they bring to goleta. The service is really great too. I love the art and culture and how it's displayed everywhere. =) Their prices are very reasonable. The Santa Barbara area is always pricey. Free birds is more expensive and that is NOT Mexican food. You want Mexican food? Go to Del Pueblo Cafe =)


This place is Beautiful!
Reviewer: Michael from Goleta, CA
Best decorated Mexican Restaraunt in Santa Barbara hands down. Not only is it really nice inside but the food is great too. Waiter was really helpful and i tried his favorite dish, the Crispy Mixed Tacos, some of the best tacos ive had in a long time. The guacamole is also very good and the chips are actually warm!


Just Okay
Reviewer: MB from Santa Barbara, CA
I have eaten here for lunch and dinner at least a dozen times in past two years. Recently had dinner. I ordered the enchilada and chille ralleno (sp?). The enchilada had way too much sauce and it was round. Most enchiladas are served flat. The beans were bland, and the chille was good. The service was very spotty. Restaurant only had six tables filled at 6pm on a Saturday, and I had to request drink refills, more chips, more salsa, instead of the waiter asking if something was needed. Salsa on the table is served in these tiny dishes, almost making it impossible to dip your chip. When we left, there was not a single customer in the restaurant at 6:30 on a Saturday night. I have had the burritos for lunch, and they serve good buritos. Overall, it is average, with spotty service.


Good Stuff
Reviewer: Aaron Gosnell from Santa Barbara, CA
Hey,Good Stuff.


Who has the best Mexican food in town? - this is a contender
Reviewer: Mike from Santa Barbara, CA
Had a very good meal here today. The rice was some of the best in town and the rellanos are right up there too. If I didn't know I was in the middle of Goleta...I'd think I was someplace in Mexico. Viva Del Pueblo!


Third Review!!
Reviewer: Foodie Dan from Santa Barbara, CA
Every six months or so I write about my favorite mexican restaurant. Two years later and I still love this place!The reallnos are still excellent. I also reccomend the chicken enlechada, the menudo,mole,sopepillas.. I think the service has gotten better with the addition of Gabe. Mom is still in the kitchen!


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