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Cali Fajitas and Trio Tacos de la Casa - California Tacos Cantina & Distillery - San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA

California Tacos Cantina & Distillery - San Luis Obispo

4.5
4.5
26 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
California Tacos Cantina and Distillery is a restaurant that offers authentic Mexican food, great ambiance, a full bar, and distillery. Our new location in San Luis Obispo is located at the SLO Public Market. Our fresh, handmade tortillas are at the heart of many of the signature plates, and we offer a full bar and the best selection of 100% agave tequila. We are motivated to provide San Luis Obispo County with authentic Mexican food, as every flavor, color, and shape in our food is inspired by the best of Mexico's culture. Anyone who has visited our original location in Solvang and Buellton can attest that eating at California Tacos is a fun and authentic experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 439-2450
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

26 Reviews
  1. kflovesgoodfood

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    GREAT service! Food was good. Could’ve had more chicken in enchiladas tho but good flavor.Good margaritas but not worth $16 if you dont go at happy hour when its $12.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Had great carnitas. Really nice staff. Main dining room a bit loud when there are large groups but food. Is really wonderful

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  3. RoyE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is getting a poor review because we made or reservations for 6pm and they apparently closed at 3pm for some reason. No call or notice just a note on the locked door when we arrived. A call or advanced notice would have save us and our guests a lot of time and hassle.

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  4. Daniel

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great food, great service! our server was on point! We had 15 minutes left before happy hour ever he suggested some margaritas which were great. I would definitely come back here with my partner.

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  5. FoodieMare

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty but too expensive for Mexican food!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Kate

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious fish tacos! Loved the arugula side salad.

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  7. kelbyz

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend. Best Cali Mexican food in SLO. Drinks were on point. And food was even better.

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  8. bonvivant1

    Central Coast

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This was my 3rd visit. The margarita was still good but seems pretty small for $14. It was gone in about 4 sips! I ordered the fish tacos this time. They were overly sauced even though I asked to have the tartar sauce withheld. Impossible to pick up so definitely knife and fork food. White rice is just meh. My other meal choices were more satisfactory. Sound level extreme and I wish it was set up with some choice for booths/more intimate areas. The ambiance is cafeteria….no art or decor, just a big open space filled with tables which mostly seat larger parties (we were a twosome).

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  9. Justjulie

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Green Chile verde pork was terrible - waiter didn’t ask me how I liked my meal and I had only had a couple bites.

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  10. Jaime

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Restaurant! We will be back for dinner next!

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  11. NicoletteM

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We go here all the time. Great new server named Noah. Just the right amount of conversation.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. I would say elevated Mexican food.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a great experience with wonderful affordable food.

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  14. jilla

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was just ok for the price. Nothing to rave about. Service was average at best. Chips came and looked like they were from the bottom of the bag. Carne asada nacho app was pretty good, and carne asada tacos as well. Ordered the steak and shrimp board for 50 plus dollars and it was below average. Not a lot of flavor. Not sure we'd go back.

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  15. Mike

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always great. Service is usually mediocre.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place really lived up to the local hype. Incredible flavorful dishes. We loved the chips and salsa, our enchiladas entrees, and the quality of the handmade margaritas 🔥

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  17. TerriE

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to support our new local restaurants and we're excited about this one! Really good fresh Mexican food and great service. We'll be back!

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  18. cillaS

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited 5 minutes before an employee came to the greeting desk and spoke with uant. When we left it was s. I has a reservation. The guy didn't ask at all, I let him know. When he sat us he did not give us menus. We sat there for another 5 mins. I finally got up and helped myself to a menu that was at the front greeting area desk. Finally an employee came over and asked if we want water. Then 2 mins later a waitress came and asked if we wanted anything else to drink besides water. She took our order. In the meantime another employee brought us chips and salsa. The salsa was watery and spicy green salsa. Drinks came, then the waitress took our order. The drinks are a bit more than most restaurants. The tacos were good, not great. The waitress was friendly. When we first sat we and another couple were the only ones in the restaurant. When we left it was full and very noisy like a cafeteria. I wish them good luck. We need more small local restaurants. Will try again in 3 months. Hopefully they can work on their greeting & work on the menu.

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  19. Katrina

    Orange County

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Aidan was a great server. The bus boys needed to make sure people had water and if they wanted more chips. I had the Cadillac type margarita with double shots. It was really good but rather pricey for $20. I had chili Verde and it was totally different but very good and my husband had Carnitas taco and Chile Relleno. The beans were really good, but the rice was so so. 

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  20. DMWL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Just a little bit loud inside.

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  21. MelissaC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wow! The molcajete was the show stopped. Everything was fresh and fantastic 😍

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  22. ChrisC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Second visit and food spot on again. Music was much louder and hard to hear ourselves talk. Service was a bit slower too. Hope it was just a fluke, because we want this to be good.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. StephanieM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great about this place! Food, service and ambiance were perfect. I have nothing negative to say. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  24. Kimmer

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Really enjoyed the margaritas and the food was really good albeit lukewarm. Noise level was high but we look forward to warmer weather and eating outside. I would recommend it to friends.

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  25. KathyA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Best Mexican restaurant and food we’ve had in years. We were visiting from the Midwest and will definitely return the next time we are in the SLO area.

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  26. PamH

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So impressed! The food and drinks were incredibly delicious! Do yourself a favor and dine at this wonderful establishment.

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FAQs

California Tacos Cantina & Distillery - San Luis Obispo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 439-2450.

California Tacos Cantina & Distillery - San Luis Obispo is rated 4.5 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for California Tacos Cantina & Distillery - San Luis Obispo

110 Tank Farm Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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