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“Great food, good prices”
Review of California Tacos

California Tacos
Ranked #35 of 71 Restaurants in Solvang
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

While the food is good here, the wait is ALWAYS far too long. We have gone at least 6x, and every time it is the same thing...which includes at least 3x when were were the only customer. They have reasonable locations, good prices, and great fresh options, but the wait is impacting them greatly. It isn't getting better after more than a year's experience (or two year's).

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Reviewed 19 October 2012

Don't let the location in a smal strip mall fool you - this place has great food! We ordered the extreme tacos - 5 tacos for $10 and you choose what type you want. We did a mix of beef and pork and all were so good. Chips are home made and you have a choice of salsa from the salsa bar. Definitely worth checking out!

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Thank mulva8
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

Nice surprise...these were really really good tacos. From the tortillas to the tri tip to the sauce these were really fresh tasting ingredients - unlike some of the other taco places. Tasted like they were made with love.
Would highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back.

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1  Thank cmyview
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Unlike other typical U.S. "taco shops," California Tacos' fare is like the food you'd expect to find in the heart of Mexico, with unique regional specialities and flavors. And they make their own tortillas! You can watch them pressing each one with a hand press in the open kitchen (which also translates into incredibly delicious tortilla chips). The cool green sauce is to die for, and tastes good on everything. In short, California Tacos offers, hands down, the most authentic quick Mexican food I've had north of the border. And it's family run -- so when they say the mole sauce is Mother's traditional recipe, or Father made his chile rellenos today, they mean that's literally who's in the kitchen cooking for you. Other quick Mexican eateries just don't compare.

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4  Thank Kirsten W
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