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Mexican Fresh Taqueria
No longer in business
Opened: ? Closed: 2016-03

315 Meigs Rd, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 963-7492

  • Category: Mexican
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Price: < $10
  • Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
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Reviews by the General Public

been there done that
Reviewer: Karen from Santa Barbara, CA
I have to admit the cook is loud and the cashiers can smile alot more but the food is good not only the burritos but the fish tacos are pretty good...they might take a while but if you want fresh ingredients then it's a place to go...no regrets on my behalf


Perhaps the worst Mexican food in town
Reviewer: Chris from Santa Barbara, CA
The carnitas in their torta has the consistency of cat food. No crispness to it whatsoever. Their chicken is so plain and bland that it tastes like what you would get as hospital food. Not sure what cheese they use in their quesadilla, but it's tasteless and almost non-existent. And their tortilla chips are like cardboard...no salt and no taste. And $3.00 for a soda??? Are you kidding me? I didn't try their burritos, but I never will as I'm never going back again. Thank God they took my Axxess card so I didn't have to pay full price.


refused my axxess card
Reviewer: jack from Santa Barbara, CA
They advertise in Axxess, but when you get there they refuse it.....A long ride for nothing. Not going back there....7-19-13....7:00 pm


Great food for over 2 decades
Reviewer: Katie from Santa Barbara, CA
I've gone to this place since I was a kid, and it's AMAZING. I don't know what the person who commented before was talking about it ONLY being about burritos. My favorite dish there is the chicken tortas. So cheesy and meaty and delicious and their salsas just make it THAT MUCH BETTER. You don't wait for people to serve you, you can get your food yourself. The people running this place are wonderful, especially if you talk to them for a little bit. So give it a chance, it's a great place to get a bite to eat after being at the beach all day.


I love this place!
Reviewer: Niklas from Santa Barbara, CA
I love this place! Read the reviews below and think some of them must have the wrong restaurant. been eating there for years. They've always had tortas, tostadas etc. menu is very large. they didn't use to put chips on your plate,but now they do give you chips. Service is a bit slower than some restaurants but that's because every order is made for you. Quick serving places usually have the food sitting on a burner. I think they make the BEST shrimp tacos and vegetable quesadillas in town!!


One note food cooked by loud and obnoxious employees
Reviewer: Mike from Santa Barbara, CA
This place was not so good. The food all tasted the same and there really isn't much to it. Bland and boring. The staff were all gathered around talking loudly and pretty much ignoring the customers. We sat down and after awhile were wondering where the food was. I turned around and the cook had the food up on the counter and waved me over to pick it up while the other employees just talked. Salsa bowls were empty...won't be back.


Fast, clean, healthy & affordable
Reviewer: Elaine from Santa Barbara, CA
The grilled veggie burritos are my and my husband's favorite--huge, stuffed to the brim with healthy, fresh veggies, beans and rice, single tortilla, for a fair price. Unlike other customer reviewers, I've always found this place to have fast and reliable service. I live less than 5 minutes away, and for a to-go order, I can leave and be back at my house in 15-20 minutes. I can't cook a meal that fast myself. Granted, it's slower than Taco Bell, but it's also fresh, unprocessed, real food. The veggie burrito has at least double the quantity inside than the one we've had at a popular downtown Mexican restaurant, so Mexican Fresh is a much better value. Plus,the place looks clean, and has an upbeat atmosphere.


Great burritos
Reviewer: Jennifer from Santa Barbara, CA
The best burritos and juicy. We tried Super Cucas for the same burrito and prefer Mexican Fresh. It's a longer wait but worth it. My husband and I get the bean and cheese burritos and add carnitas meat and love it.


They are SLOW!!!
Reviewer: Heather from Santa Barbara, CA
Not a fan of this place at all. The are SLOW! The food is Mediocore at best for Mexican food. I've been there 3 times and everytime the food takes FOREVER! It took 20 minutes with one customer in front of me to get a breakfast burrito. Another time, I called ahead and still had to wait 1/2 an hour. So if your in hurry steer clear, if you got a whole evening to kill and are on the Mesa and HAVE to have Mexican food...go for it!


Ok food, nice environment to eat
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Good to Ok food, Insides are neatly decorated including lots of tables inside and out and you feel like its mexican over other places. Salsa is good. People nice. I would agree the meat could be tastier(compare with Super Cucas close by) and they could add chips to a burrito order. Drinks are behind the counter. They have a 2 for 1 with discount card so worth to go for that.


Good burritos
Reviewer: Foodie Dan from Santa Barbara
I had the little pepe with carnitas. Don't let the name fool you this thing was huge! I found the carnitas to be a little dry but the salsa was very good. The have some pretty basic things on the menu, soft tacos, nachos,burritos. All of it seems fresh. They do a good lunch time business and parking can be tight. I think I'll try something else next time.


Great Burritos!
Reviewer: Gabriela from Goleta, CA
Fabulous burritos. You can get fresh grilled veggies in them that are wonderful - mushrooms, green peppers, etc. The carnitas are divine. Yeah - not much more than burritos - but hey, that's what you come for here! Love love love this place.


Nothing special
Reviewer: dime2 from santa barbara, ca
First of all, burritos should come with a few chips. It's ridiculously cheap not to do this. Next, the chicken they use in the burritos is plain and I do mean plain. Would it kill them to marinate it? Or to add something to the Little Pepe so it doesn't taste like PLAIN chicken, beans, and rice. Did I mention it was plain? I am not of the school that says that all of the seasoning in the burrito should come from the salsa you put on it but maybe others are?


Best burrito in town
Reviewer: Michelle P from Santa Barbara, CA
With so many burrito choices in town - this is one of the best hidden and least known. Tasty meat or veggie options will leave your mouth and tummy happy! (Not much else on the menu is worth mentioning.) I think the difference is the fresh quality ingredients and the tasty cabbage. My personal fave is the Steak Monster.


UUUuuummmm...
Reviewer: Aaron from Santa Barbara, CA
I love this restaurant so much. It has the best burritos (better than Freebirds!). The service was great and the location is so easy to get to. I wish I could have Mexican Fresh once a week!!!!!


Nothing But Burritos
Reviewer: Megan from Santa Barbara,CA
They pretty much only have burritos & not many menu options for vegitarians. What about Taquitos? Chimichangas? Tortas? Taco Salads? Soft-shell/ Hard-shell tacos? Good service though.


Excellent Food, Nice Employees

I´ve always enjoyed the food at Mexican Fresh. Even the rice has a great taste! Their fresh salsas are quite good too. My one complaint is that the music gets loud sometimes, but even when I´ve asked them to turn it down, they smile, and do so. So it is hardly a complaint. The prices are very reasonable for what you get. YUM!


" The best"
Reviewer: Gildardo bueno from santa barbara, ca
i like this place because ,,im from mexico and to find mexican food in other country that taste good is impossible. but in mex fresh they have the same food as in mexico so i think that mex fresh is the only restaurant with real mexican food. i want to know if i have a chance to work in mex fresh because i want to work in the best mexican restaurant and that restaurant is "MEX FRESH"


Great traditional Taqueria

Great outside patio, The food is always fresh and healthy, delicious salsa´s at the bar. Fun and colorful.


My fav place to eat in SB!
Reviewer: Karen Wiginton from Chillicothe, Ohio
Whenever I´m in town I stop at Mex-Fresh, it´s my favorite. Great food, great prices and the serving´s are so big I can never finish my chicken burrito, they make sure to add lots of fresh cilantro too. We love to sit outside and take our time eating. The people that work there are nice and friendly!A+++++


Best Mexican EVER!
Reviewer: Alex from SB, CA
i eat there almost 3 times a week. The food is so good. i love it so much!


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