Santa Barbara Restaurants

Santa Barbara restaurants combine excellent food with casual luxury and hacienda hospitality. With ideal weather year-round and breathtaking views, Santa Barbara makes alfresco dining an enticing option no matter when you visit. And with plenty of dining options, Santa Barbara promises to dazzle your palate no matter which flavors you crave.

The cuisines here are nearly limitless! Choose from Argentinean, American, Italian, Japanese, French, Mediterranean, or Thai dining–just to name a few. Taste the city’s rich Hispanic heritage in our delicious Mexican cuisines or savor the seafood from our own backyard. California cuisine emphasizes using fresh, regional ingredients and you’ll taste that difference in every dish. In Santa Barbara County, we pair fresh fish with local produce, wines, and other items bought fresh each morning from local farms and vineyards. 

The county’s thriving wine industry continues to influence local culinary endeavors; from the waterfront to the inland eateries of North Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara wines compliment traditional tastes as well as innovative flavors. And with plenty of award-winning wineries, visiting and local wine connoisseurs alike are sure to find exceptional tasting experiences

Dining out should be an experience, and Santa Barbara restaurants offer a diverse range of culinary experiences. It’s nearly impossible not to have a vacation full of perfect dining experiences when the food is this exceptional.

Santo Mezcal

The Red Piano

Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company