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Sandbar Cocina y Tequila

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-252-5409
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, lovely servers and yummy cocktails! This is one of the best Mexican restaurants we have ever visited! The portion sizes were generous, full of flavour and reasonably priced. Our server was great with her recommendations and we loved everything we ordered (pork tacos,...More

1  Thank s_hearsum90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for diner, 2 adults and 3 children. Dishes are delicious, big portions and service is swift. Budget wise it is very fair for the quality and quantity served. Thumbs up for the staff. Atmosphere is also great.

Thank deberail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the atmosphere at this place and the food is really good too! The staff are friendly and the people watching along State Street is always entertaining.

Thank Gail E
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We were passing through Santa Barbara, and Trip Advisored our lunch. Sandbar took us to the old downtown. Very quaint! Parked in the parking deck, and stayed under 75 minutes, so it was free. It was Taco Tuesday, and we had a combo of steak,...More

Thank Shommybird
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with a friend from the U.K. We wanted chill bar food, and got much better experience. Ate at the bar with Ginny and Jeremey serving us. Great people who made the experience a great place to eat and drink on a Monday night!...More

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here after a disastrous experience down the street at Casa Blanca. Total opposite! Good food. The best service from Amanda at the bar of our entire vacation. Sorry we are leaving but when we are back in Santa Barbara we will be back...More

Thank JonnWinterWilson
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this lively Mexican on our first night in SB and I'm so glad we did. Atmosphere was incredible. The Guacamole was the best ever.........although under pressure I have to say my wife's is better 😂. Lillian was our server and she was the...More

Thank Vincent S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We walked the streets of Santa Barbara for a place to eat lunch on our way from LA to Pismo beach. Quite randomly we went into Sandbar, and this was a pleasant surprise. We were met by a very helpful server, who could recommend a...More

Thank fiveeats
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal of fajitas and burritos with the "perfect margarita" served by the brilliant Aliex who was on top of everything all night. Our best meal at Santa Barbara by far. Definitely recommend.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We found the Sandbar while we were walking down State Street. We arrived for the Happy Hour which was 1 drink at regular price and the second for a quarter. The tacos were amazing especially the Pork Carnitas. We highly recommend as a nice and...More

Thank ZoeLafortune
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
    (Between Haley and Cota on State St.)
  • Public Transportation: Local taxis pick up and drop off at a designated area 20 yards from our front door. The State Street Shuttle runs in front of our restaurant from 9am-11pm. It costs $1.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-252-5409
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Sandbar in Santa Barbara, CA serves up delicious Mexican food and some of the best handcrafted cocktails. For great food and fun times, visit us today. At Sandbar, our menu features the freshest seafood, finest cuts of meat and market fresh produce. Our extensive cocktail menu features handmade margaritas and specialty cocktails designed by world famous mixologist Manny Hinojosa. We freshly prepare all of our ingredients daily. During the day we are a full service restaurant and by night we transform into a thriving late night destination featuring dancing, live music, and dj's seven nights a week. Sandbar has been named to the "Top 100" by Nightclub & Bar Magazine for the last 4 consecutive years. We are known for our fun-filled and wild bachelorette parties as well as our music and dancing. Enjoy dining and socializing in a contemporary hacienda setting inside, or on one of our multiple patios just steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful downtown Santa Barbra. For some amazing drinks, amazing food, and a great time, visit Sandbar today. **Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 3pm-7pm, buy one cocktail, get second for only a quarter. Our handcrafted drinks are only $6.25 (Cantina only) and our non-seafood appetizers are half off.
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