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Cadiz Restaurant & Bar

509 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
+1 805-770-2760
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (74 reviews)
“lamb meatballs” (27 reviews)
“diver scallops” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
509 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Four of us ate dinner here on a Sunday night and each ordered a different entree. None of us were impressed, the food was just OK. Although very few people were dining in the restaurant service was very slow and the waiter inattentive. On the...More

Thank opieks
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely alfresco dinner on the patio at Cadiz last night, the cool February evening warmed by the space heaters. We had read the excellent reviews on trip advisor, and the restaurant did not disappoint. We started with a tray of home made...More

Thank El_Pelicano
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of us ate there. Every dish was delicious and the service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, right on the strip. Quiet, relaxing patio dining. We enjoyed the ‘by the glass’ selection, the pork belly, which was perfectly crunchy and still juicy. Beet salad needed more balance between beets and yogurt (heavy on the beet side), or the addition of...More

Thank TDJ10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Treated six of us like royalty. We wanted a quiet corner where we could talk and boy did they produce. We ate a variety of their tapas, grilled shrimp, beet salad, ahi bruschetta, meatballs, garden salad. Good craft beers and a nice selection of wines....More

Thank julie41940
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the patio, it was a cool night but they had heaters. Great menu online, got there and it was different but still delicious. Our waiter was great and helped with the wine selection. Hands down best meal on our trip.

Thank Sumerle D
Reviewed 17 November 2017

5 stars! What a fun place!! Delicious food, fun DJs and great staffs! Thank you for accommodating 23 of us with grace and top spirit. Loved scallops, risotto, cheese cake and chocolate mousse.

Thank ringoappleberry
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Business dinner on a Monday night... so the place was rather empty. Excellent bartender- knew how to make a good drink. Shared appetizers- scallops were amazing. Service was very good and everyone agreed their dishes were tasty. Was a little disappointed there were only four...More

Thank dms5ex
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed several tapas and split a main course. Lamb meatballs, California bruschetta, and mushroom risotto. All excellent.

Thank Bernie R
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Nothing not to like. Food was good and fairly priced, atmosphere was fine, location is good service was good

Thank Clive59
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23 November 2017|
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Response from daroldmark | Reviewed this property |
Pretty good environment to celebrate an Anniversary w/13 total diners. Might have a band that night which could be a pro/con. Food very good and yet not elite. I might also consider Convivo or Olio Limone...
6 November 2017|
Response from phxaz54 | Reviewed this property |
I would look at Jane. Very nice restaurant. Private balcony upstairs. Not sure you’ll like Cadiz
5 March 2015|
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Response from Barb D | Reviewed this property |
It says that vegan is available upon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
    (Haley and Cota)
  • Public Transportation: Right in front of our building at 509 State St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-770-2760
Cadiz Restaurant & Bar offers a Seaside Cuisine influenced by flavors from the seaside villages of Italy and Spain. Cadiz offers tapas, pastas, flatbreads, seafood, and entrees. The menu is seasonally driven, and all produce is bought from the local Farmer's Market right outside our front door. Our wonderful selection of seafood dishes come from local, harbor fresh seafood, purchased daily. Our mixology bar offers seasonal, market-fresh cocktails, and on weekend nights Cadiz transforms into an upscale European style bar/lounge at 10:30 until 2am.
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