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 1922, and was originally built as part of an 1826 adobe complex which housed the Commandante of the Presidio Royale de Santa Barbara and was the home of the civilian governor of the area from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles.
The El Paseo Restaurant features Mexican dishes including sizzling skillet fajitas, combination plates of homemade beef tamales, chicken enchiladas and char-grilled beef tacos. Enjoy shrimp sauteed in a tequila-lime sauce or prime filet mignon medallions. Full cocktail service is available, including tastes of over seventy tequilas.
Home to many Santa Barbara celebrations, including the city’s Fiesta party, the El Paseo Restaurant is the perfect setting for wedding receptions and corporate group events for up to 250 people, featuring an indoor/outdoor courtyard, attractive balconies and fountain.