Family Owned - Rudy in the Kitchen
Fresh Ingredients
Handmade Daily
Award Winning Food

Our Story

Using the pots and pans from their kitchen, Rudy and Alma Alvaro opened the original Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant on Montecito Street in 1976. With his mom, Evangelina, prepping the ingredients in the back, Rudy cooking in the kitchen, and Alma cashiering in the front, Rudy’s began to develop a menu based on familial influences and customer preferences. 

Beginning with a basic menu of burgers and burritos, our menu has now expanded to our popular crispy tacos, enchiladas, and chimichangas. Continuing the legacy are his three children, Rudy, Claudia, and Andrea, who advance the mission of what Rudy and Alma established 40 years ago. 

Fresh ingredients coupled with our daily, handmade products ensure the continued success of our five restaurants. Come by any of our restaurants, try some of our award-winning traditional recipes, and see Rudy in the kitchen making some of the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara.


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Join our family in celebrating over 40 years at serving some of the best Mexican Food in Santa Barbara County at our 5 locations

305 W. Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 899-3152



1001 Casitas Pass Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-7839



138 E. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 845-5446



3613½ State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-2232



234 East Highway 246
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 686-5268




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