10Best Santa Barbara, CA Restaurants
Mexican food, mexican food, and more mexican food. Visit La Super-Rica for a taste of Julia Child's favorite tacos.
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New & Notable Santa Barbara Restaurants
Hot, new Santa Barbara restaurants & notable dining experiences you shouldn't miss.
There's a new restaurant in town, and it has a menu that's sure to add a little flavor to the Santa Barbara dining scene. Chef Ricardo Zarate is serving up Californian fare with a few twists and turns inspired by his native country of Peru. Local produce and seafood are used to create pizzas, ceviches and more. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or happy hour. Read more »All New & Notable Santa Barbara Restaurants »
Do you want to eat delicious tacos? Are you short on cash but high on expectations? Are you in or near Goleta, CA? If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, then stop whatever you're doing and head directly to the new Lilly's Taqueria location on Storke Road, where delicious, authentic tacos cost less than $2 apiece. Read more »All New & Notable Santa Barbara Restaurants »
About Santa Barbara, CA Restaurants
With hundreds of eateries in the Santa Barbara area, it's been rumored to have more restaurants per capita than any other California town. Locals love to eat out - and everyone has their favorite spots - but if you're visiting for the first time choosing a place to eat can be overwhelming.10Best to the rescue! No matter what kind of food you're looking for, we have recommendations for you.
If you're looking for a Southern California classic, pop into to one of many Mexican restaurants. Italian cuisine is also very popular, perhaps owing to the Mediterranean climate, so pizza and pasta is always a good choice. And there's plenty of great seafood, too! Worth noting is that many restaurants are independently owned; chain restaurants are few and far between within city limits. Call ahead to make reservations during weekends and holidays - seats fill up quickly!
- Santa Barbara Expert Geneva Ives