The community of Santa Barbara restaurants combines excellent food and an ingrained regional sense of casual luxury and hacienda hospitality. The mild climate and idyllic views make alfresco dining an enticing option virtually all year long. With more restaurants per capita than most cities in the world, Santa Barbara promises to dazzle your palate no matter what kinds of flavors you crave.
Choose from Argentinean, American, Italian, Japanese, French, Mediterranean, or Thai cuisines – just to name a few. Taste the city’s rich Hispanic heritage in our spicy Mexican restaurants or savor flavors from our own backyard. California cuisine emphasizes fresh, regional ingredients and resources. Here in Santa Barbara County, fresh fish is paired with produce, wines, and other items brought daily from the region’s abundance of local farms and vineyards.
The county’s thriving wine industry has further spurred local culinary efforts; from the waterfront to the inland eateries of the North Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara wines complement traditional tastes as well as innovative flavors.
Dining out should be an experience, and the ones Santa Barbara restaurants offer are a diverse range unlike many others worldwide. It’s nearly impossible not to have a perfectly relaxing vacation when the food is this experiential.