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5134 Holister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111
+1 805-692-8800
08:00 - 21:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is hidden in a neighborhood shopping center. The servers were friendly and attentive. There is outdoor seating available. The food is very good and portions were plentiful. The mexi-bowl I ordered was delicious and made with fresh veggies and the tortilla bowl that the food was served in was not greasy/oily.

Thank NoStopSigns
Santa Barbara, CA
Level Contributor
118 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Large portions, good service and served hot. Only negative was I ordered the chili Verde burrito and when asked if I wanted it wet thinking red sauce poured over it was part of the meal price. To my surprise it was an additional $3.00 added.

Thank Lynette51
Ventura, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

What a great find! How have we missed this restaurant since they have been open for 20 years??!! Well we know where it is now and we will be back. The decor is so authentic Old Mexico. The friendliness was amazing. The young man that seated us and waited on us made us feel like we were daily customers. Such... More 

1 Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Unless you were familiar with Goleta, you would never see this restaurant because it is tucked away in a small shopping center. Serves very good Mexican food. I had the carnitas soft tacos & my wife has the fish tacos along with a couple of pints of Negro Modello beer. It hit the spot, can't wait to go back

Thank NGTB_1
Brockworth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Awful food - the "salsa" is just a basic smooth tomato sauce, I opened the pepper and poured it in to give it kick! The serving girl couldn't describe anything on the menu nor recommend anything. The À la cart item I ordered as a starter and asked to turn up first came with my main... I ate the starter... More 

Thank Graham G
Carmichael, California
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159 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Stepping into Del Pueblo is a cultural trip. The art on the walls was a feast for the eyes as much as the food was a feast for our palates. I ordered the mole enchilada - one beef and one chicken. It was simply delicious.

Thank FaithGalati
Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a work of art. Actually filled to the brim with artwork from local artists some of whom work there as well. It's a delight on the eyes and the food is just as good. Many authentic recipes in addition to the traditional fare. Breakfast is just as good.

Thank gsconnor2016
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Del Pueblo is a cool, friendly and delicious restaurant. The service we received was top notch. The margarita's are delicious and pack a bit of a punch.

Thank Louis S
Santa Barbara, California
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103 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I finally tried the Dell Pueblo café! This little hidden away Jim had fantastic food, and great prices. The service was stellar. The place is quaint and decorated in true Mexican style!The chips and salsa were good and all the food was prepared hot and delicious. I had the combo plate with enchiladas(very good!) and a taco that was packed... More 

1 Thank Dutchman101
Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Del Pueblo has been around for 20 years - it is in a neighborhood shopping center. It has some tables on the sidewalk and a very authentically decorated interior. Traditional Mexican menu - outstanding mole and alambre. Very good value. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Great takeout service. Limited wine and beer offerings. Outstanding value.

Thank gordon b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5134 Holister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-692-8800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?