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Taco of the Day: Taco de Canasta de Chicharrón ~ Taqueria La Colmena, Santa Barbara

12:12 PM PDT on September 10, 2013


Taqueria La Colmena is a two-year-old taqueria in Santa Barbara on Milpas street. The small dining room has a counter and a  handful of tables and is run by really nice people who bring a bit of Mexico City to Santa Barbara. Excellent tacos of all types with fresh tortillas are served, along with house-made salsas, gorditas, and other items. On weekends they have Tacos de Canastas (steamed tacos) with various fillings. The tacos are served with a side of roasted pumpkin seeds and sauteed onions. Absolutely delicious.

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