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Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch

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2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3824
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Scotch Plains
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while vacationing in Santa Barbara. We have had chicken many many times but this was some of the best seasoned chicken I have ever tasted. Great sides and very friendly service. Not fancy but definitely some good chicken.

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Thank Joe D
Santa Barbara, California
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you're looking for fried chicken, this ain't the place. No fried chicken on the menu. It's skinless, broiled (I guess). Healthier for sure, but not Colonel Sanders or Pop Eyes. Not my thing, but maybe yours???

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Thank Steven M
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had a family meal here. Ordered a whole chicken plate an this came with a whole lot of lovely salsa, rice and beans. 3 rolls which contained 4 corn wraps. All of it was wonderfully hot and tasty. We ordered further chicken. I wouldn't hesitate in returning here again. Highly recommended

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Thank beebad2013
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The chicken is grilled perfectly. The tortillas taste home made. Great rancheros means and rice. Coleslaw is good. Everyone friendly. Only thing to make it better would be a side salad.

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Thank selizabet
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I eat here all the time and highly recommend it. My only complaint is from time to time the chicken can be a bit salty. I suggest trying the combo plate also the have great burritos

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Thank 62rg20k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Chicken plate - family size with a Kind of pork - was ok, prices Cheap ,Personal nice, sitting outside is possible

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Thank Janson1987
Beavercreek, Ohio
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Ate here yesterday. Had the combination plate. The leg and thigh was moist and packed with flavor. The tri-tip easy a bit chewy, but filled with flavor. Since this is a short walk from Cottage Hospital, I came back today and ordered the same thing. Wish I had specified dark meat. The breast was good, but didn't carry the same... More 

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Thank Mike B
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I ordered a combo burrito plate which included tri-tips and chicken and it was the biggest burrito I've ever had!! The food was extremely fresh and absolutely delicious. I came in with a very large party and they got our food out in no time!

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Thank Georgiapeachhh
Santa Barbara, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great quick easy lunch. They have a great bean burrito even though the name is chicken ranch. Their portions are enough to have left overs or share with a friend. Amazing fresh salsa bar.

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Thank nic e
Long Beach, California
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Great chicken, tri-tip, and sides. The combo plate is a must have.There's also a location in Goleta at the Fairview Shopping Center.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3824
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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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?