Restaurants

Delicious Santa Barbara Restaurants

With more than 450 different Santa Barbara restaurants to choose from, you’ll find the perfect spot to enjoy, from five-star dining to mom-and-pop cafés to the burger joint voted Best Tasting in the United States. Treat yourself to a farm-to-table dinner you won’t soon forget. Seafood lovers will delight in tasting the catch of the day, fresh from our own waters off the Channel Islands. And no matter where you choose to dine, there’s likely to be a selection of local wines grown in one of the nearby AVAs. No matter your tastes, you’re sure to discover something delicious here that you won’t find anywhere else.

Santa Barbara has some of the best weather year-round, which makes for bountiful harvests in our fields and vineyards. Our restaurant’s creative chefs are sourcing from daily farmers markets that feature beautiful local produce and fish markets situated adjacent to the Santa Barbara Harbor for the freshest seafood. These wonderful local ingredients build the foundation for incredible dishes and an unforgettable dining experience. If you’re wondering what wine or beer to pair with your meal, just ask your server — they’re likely a trained sommelier or cicerone and can offer insights into a fantastic local discovery.

Featured Restaurants in Santa Barbara


The Bistro at Bacara Resort & Spa

Named “Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America” by OpenTable, The Bistro offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere to dine and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline. Chef Vincent Lesage’s American cuisine can be enjoyed…

Olio Pizzeria®

lunch: monday-saturday 11:30am - 2pm dinner: nightly from 5pm up to 32 guests in the TAVERNA ROOM at Olio Pizzeria welcome to olio pizzeria, our simple pizza bar-wine bar-full bar casual concept that was inspired by the myriad neighborhood pizzerie…

El Paseo Restaurant

The romantic and historic El Paseo Restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine and has been a  favorite for local patrons and visiting guests for decades.  Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, the El Paseo has been a restaurant since…

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