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Feb 11, 2007 04:20 PM

La Super Rica (S.B. area)--what do you love?

We're going to Super Rica (Santa Barbara) for the first time later this week after hearing about it for a long time--any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Please tell us how it was. I haven't been yet.

    1. It appears that the only stuff worth ordering at LSR will contain cheese as its primary ingredient. Veer away from that bit of advice, and you're on your own.

      1. Don't get the plain meat tacos...small and dull.

        I love the #14, #16 and the specials...tamales, etc...

        Also, guacamole, rice/beans are excellent.

        PS.'s just a taco stand.

        1. Look at the specials first. Anything with the cream sauce, especially the tamales de verduras, is worth getting. As mentioned above, I give a thumbs up to the beans (charro style with bacon and cilantro) and the guac. Seeing as none of those contain cheese, I would discount the advice posted previously. That being said, the tacos with cheese (and anything else that strikes your fancy) are quite good. It's white cheese that is cooked long enough so it gets nice and gooey, complementing the grilled meats nicely.

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          1. re: GroovinGourmet

            Ha! You and Manku just proved my point: They can barely execute a simple taco, yet slather a dish in some dairy product and watch 'em line up!


            1. re: Joe Blowe

              It's more than a bit of exaggeration to say "they can barely execute a simple taco." A taco is meat and tortillas. Period. There is nothing wrong with their plain grilled meat tacos de chuleta or bistec. Do you have some kind of axe to grind? Yes, it's just a taco stand, but it's pretty good. Yes, it gets a lot of mileage out of its "hype" as well, but what's wrong with that? What's your alternative recommendation for amazing, superior, out of this world tacos, Mr. Blowe?

          2. I almost always order the "especial" which I think is the #16 and I loooove the rajas - chiles (poblanos?) and onions auteed very soft with some cream - more lush than I can describe. Beans are also very good and the toRtillas themselves, fresh, fresh, fresh are about half the draw for me!

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            1. re: Junoesq

              The tacos de rajas are just amazing. I also like the tamal de verduras, though the sauce is a little weak.

              Get a side of tortillas. You will want them. Oh, and the horchata is to die for. Get the large.