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Best Santa Barbara, CA Restaurants

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    Toma Restaurant & Bar

    Enjoy Italian and Mediterranean dishes with a view of the ocean! This romantic waterfront restaurant is located near some of the best hotels in the west...

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    Palace Grill

    "Laissez les bons temps rouler," is the motto at The Palace Grill, a phrase that translates to: Let the good times roll! A night at The Palace isn't...

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    Sama Sama Kitchen

    Sama Sama Kitchen is a restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara that serves up satisfying, Indonesian-inspired dishes and cocktails for brunch and dinner....

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    Via Maestra 42

    Tucked away on landlocked upper State St. is a gem of an Italian eatery, Via Maestra 42. The restaurant is very small and, at first glance, barely resembles...

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    La Super-Rica

    For an authentic taste of Mexico, drive up Milpas until, on the right, you see a little white shack with aqua trim. There is no sign, but a line extending...

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    For cuisine that makes the most of regional ingredients, look no further than Bouchon. Fresh vegetables are sourced from our daily farmers' markets, and...

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    The Lark

    The Lark is a large, visually-impressive restaurant located in the heart of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. The menu here celebrates Central Coast fare, from...

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    Brophy Bros.

    Unbeatable harbor views issue a siren's call to patrons at this popular restaurant. Of course, their menu full of delicious seafood doesn't hurt business...


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