Right off highway 101, heading north or south, through Carpinteria is Taqueria El Tapitio.  Obviously, this online magazine is about bringing you top quality authentic Mexican food that soothes the post-surf burrito obsession, and this place does just that!  This is California Mexican food the way we surfers like it:  the owner only speaks spanish as well as most of the employees.  It’s family run, and their business is their livelihood.  This definitely shows in the mellow, friendly service, and the scrumptious tastes of the food.

Taqueria El Tapitio is also a great place for the family or a big group, as the set-up is construed to handle a mellow dinner or a party!

Coke in the “medio litro” bottle tops it off for you under 21er’s or those of you who have to drive, and a good selection of Mexican beer sits in the cooler for the rest of you.

The next time you’re heading to Rincon, this place is just a few exits north in Capentaria, and it’s totally worth saving an appetite for.


Address: 4835 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013       (805) 684-0384