Carlitos Cafe y Cantina

1324 State St (at Arlington Ave)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-7117
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm



  • outdoor seating and table servers! yay!
  • Best Mexican in town, in a town of great Mexican! The service is genuine and plenty. I eat here weekly and and happier every time
  • Lovely sopa de albondigas
  • Try the Carlito's Tostada With Chicken
  • Try the Halibut tostadas de ceviche it is delicious!
  • Ask for the smokey salsa verde for sure, and get a beer traditional style with lime, ice and a salted rim, delish!
  • really everything i've had has been great. this is the 1st place i'd ever had a pomegranate margarita & it was awesome; i've tried them elsewhere & they have SUCKED; if you are into them, have 1 here!
  • Empanadas de camarn y micheladas
  • So yummy and live music on Saturday nights! My fave is the enchiladas!
  • The grilled chicken tacos al carbon were fresh, hot, and delicious! And the homemade corn tacos - yum!
  • Free nachos and nice terrace
  • The shrimp empanadas!!! So good. One of a kind!!!
  • Tacos were pretty good, steak was great
  • The fajitas are the best. Share with a friend if you want
  • The setting and the margaritas are my favorite things here. Great spot before seeing a movie at the Arlington.
  • Tacos were great for lunch
  • God damn their Cadillac margaritas are strong
  • Great place to have a seafood burrito. Yum !
  • Fajitas come with only 3 tortillas - and they charge you 2.50 for 3 more!

Nearby places

1317 State St (at Arlington Ave.)
1122 N Milpas St (at Anapamu St)
1235 State St