This little place is great. The menu with specials is on a chalkboard at the order window. Food is really tasty and as in earlier comments, Julia Child was crazy about the place. It's funky and pretty small.If you don't want to be standing in line for lengths of time... I recommend going at off hours.
Tuesday is my favorite day @ LA Super
Rica - that's the day Sopas are the especial of the day.... YUM and double yum...
All food is a la carte - so when you order from the regular menu - think family style and get several dishes so you can try a little bit of everything. Fabulous marinated pork !
Don't be surprised - Super Rica doesn't serve chips - but they make a killer guacamole and the hand made tortillas are perfect for dipping.
overhyped and overrated.
After hearing and reading about how great the food is, I decided to try it out. I am from San Diego and I have eaten at many taco stands rom Tijuana to Mexicali, Mexico. I can truly say that La Super-Rica taqueria's food is nothing special and definitely not worth the long wait nor the price. However, I am envious of whoever the owner is. He has hyped up his taco shop resulting in many (majority caucasion) people believing that his tacos are made of gold. He maintains this illusion by intentionally creating long lines (frequently takes breaks whiile taking orders or takes orders very slowly). Check it out if you don't believe me. Yes, the older guy who was taking the orders, just walks away from the window for 5 minutes. I saw him at the back of the kitchen hanging out. The line grew longer and he returned. Nice trick...It obviously works.
Also, with the amount of business that this taco shop makes, they should purchase some better chairs and tables or at least clean the one's they have. Another illusion.
Playing "hard to get" really works. Also, they do not take credit cards or atm cards only cash (hmmmm..).
In my opinion, La super Rica Taqueria is no better than most taco stands. Save your money and time and go to a real taco shop.....just look for one where there are a lot of hispanics eating there. I bet you that it will be better food than this place.
Julia was right about this place!. Just wait in line, it always moves quickly. Like everybody says the Super- Rica Special is great. But don't worry - just look at the board, find anything with the ingredients you like and go for it, you'll love it. I've been eating here for decades and never been disappointed; you won't be either.
Different type of mexican... same love!. I have finally found this place again! Went here with a couple of friends a few years ago, and was completely blown away! The food here is outstanding. Not your typical mexican. Thought it might be from a different part of the country or something. Whatever it was, we all left very happy and very full. Was totally shocked to hear about all the negative reviews. Funny, those are probably the same people who would call Tito's tacos in L.A. horrible too! I say, go try it for yourself. It's got to tell you something when there's a line outside the door!
Truly a Gen.
First of all after reading a few reviews, these people are completely WHACKED.
This is the best Mexican food ever. I've traveled extensively throughout Mexico, even one trip trying to find the best Tamales in Mexico. I believe the owners are from Spain and add their own flair to the dishes. So its not traditional Mexican. If Julia Childs thought this was an amazing place I would agree.
B-L-A-N-D. After reading the reviews and eating there I have only one thing to say. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This place doesn?t even come close to being decent Mexican food. I don?t know if Santa Barbarans just don?t know what Mexican food is or if these reviews were all written by the company owners. Yes the line was out the door but not because there were so many people but because they are so slow. We had 6 orders in front of us and it took 45 minutes to fill them. That?s not including the 30 minutes we waited outside behind the same 6 orders. I?m not some nut that has to have everything hot as fire and spiced till you choke but the food was the blandest tasteless garbage I have eaten. We tried 4 different dishes and they were all bad. I really couldn?t believe it. Even the salsa was tasteless and I?m not sure how they did that. BUY A SPICERACK. Now I know some of you reading this think ?this guy must be the Taco-Bell type.? Well you?re wrong. I know TB, Tex-Mex and I know Authentic. I?m a guero married to a Mexican and I can cook better Mexican food that that place any day and I?m not even that great of a cook. Don?t believe the hype.
Extremely Overrated. My husband and I stood in line for 20 minutes at the recommendation of my co-worker on this stand having the best mexican food ever - NOT the case at all! We have had better tacos and quesadillas at Chevy's and El Pollo Loco. The steak tacos were unseasoned, and without any toppings - just some grilled steak thrown on a tortilla served on a Dixie paper plate. The quesadillas were also boringingly bland. Julia Childs has no idea about mexican food and locals in Santa Barbara are definitely missing out if they believe this is as good as it gets. Save your time and money and go elsewehere for a good mexican dish..this place is not it.
tacos you got to be kidding. La Super Rica has to rank as one of the worst dining and eating places i have ever been to in my life. My wife and i thought the food was horrible very little to eat expensive and just plain awful. i had read for years about this being the worlds greatest tacos and we were both extremely disappointed in the whole deal. you got to be kidding. best tacos. the people in santa barbara dont know s--t from shinola when it comes to tacos. i would recommend if you travel up that street is to go to jack in the box for two tacos for 99 cents and you will save a lot of money and have better tacos. this place is horrible. if i were to give it a rating i would even give it a star i would use the little dog symbol to show its a dog. drive by this place and go elsewhere.
Nothing to brag about..... I think because this place give the feel for a genuine taco stand you'd find in Mexico. Not exactly the same but in some ways. I am Not going to knock the food, it was good, but not worth the price (well it is high priced Santa Barbara) and the selection is not great. Although the rice on the other hand was quite possibly the worst I've ever had. I got two small tacos as did my girlfriend for a grand total of 15 bucks. The tacos are very small and unsatisfying. I believe people in the area don't know good taco stands when there aren't many around to compare. I'd stick to the sit down restaurants and steer clear of this place.
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