Taste the best of the Central Coast’s food and drinks in The American Riviera®. From the Santa Ynez Valley to downtown Santa Barbara you’ll find the freshest ingredients on your table and in your glass at restaurants in Santa Barbara. Locally sourced, farm-to-table meals, craft brews and criticallyacclaimed wines await your palate. When it comes to food and drink here, perhaps the hardest choice you’ll make is where to dine. Fresh-off-the-boat seafood, Santa Maria-style barbecue, authentic Mexican cuisine and other coastal-inspired creations all pair perfectly with local wines and beers.
If you’re looking for a new way to discover Santa Barbara, plan an unforgettable foodie feast through town and indulge in unique, creative, and delectable dishes. You’ll be hard-pressed to find chain restaurants in our neck of the woods!
For more of a hands-on experience, treat yourself to a fun and educational cooking class or book a food or wine tour where you’ll go behind the scenes, meet the makers and find out why our restaurants and tasting rooms are so special. And keep Santa Barbara on your calendar during the month of October, as the abundance of harvest is celebrated with food- and libation-centric festivals.
Dig in and discover new places to dine and drink every time you come to Santa Barbara. Every meal is a reason to celebrate.
Frog Bar & Grill at Glen Annie Golf Club is one of Santa Barbara’s most popular dining venues. Our first class restaurant & bar is housed in award winning architecture and features spacious patios, three fireplaces and an elegant…
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…
With 6 different markets to choose from each week, take your pick on which day and location to visit. No matter where you choose, you’re always guaranteed the freshest produce around. Photo Credit: Instagram @yummymummykitchen
Loquita’s cocktail list showcases Spanish vermouths, farmers’ market Sangria, handcrafted cocktails and a rotating selection of Spain’s king of cocktails, the Gin-and-Tonic. Photo Credit: Instagram @loquitasb
Taste a delicious spin on the quintessential breakfast burrito with an order of Milpas flatbread, a Mexican-style pizza covered in salsa verde, potatoes, chorizo and fried egg. Photo Credit: Cecilia Rosell
Treat yourself to a gorgeous table right on the patio overlooking the ocean and eat our way through the menu at Bella Vista at Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Photo Credit: Instagram @_thomasdawson
Enjoy a taste of Italy at Olio Pizzeria Enoteca & Bar. More in the mood for pasta? Don't fear! The formal Italian dining is just around the corner at Olio Limone. Photo Credit: Instagram Fan @oliosantabarbara
This mouth watering dish comes with a melange of wild mushrooms, toasted almonds, red peppers, carrots, zucchini, red and green cabbage, surrounded by fresh capri tomatoes, avocados and crispy wontons. Photo Credit: Instagram Fan @opal_sb