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El Paseo Restaurant

10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2230
+1 805-962-6050
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2230
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Go before 6pm and get appetizers and margaritas at half price. Order the nachos and the shrimp diablo, sip a couple of margaritas and you'll be a happy camper.

Thank grahamc100
Reviewed 28 April 2017

If service were all that mattered, this would be your place. Unfortunately, even a great waitress can't make up for everything. This is a fine dining Mexican restaurant, not your basic burrito and taco joint. The dining room is lovely, although not intimate, booths are...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Our daughter's team made a reservation for 40 and we were glad they did. The dining room was huge and there were a few other large parties. The twinkle lights in the trees and the fountain made it quite festive. Each family had a separate...More

Thank TooMuch2Do
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara. Great service especially the bartenders. The food is fresh and well served.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A really great space for the weekly taco Tuesday offers all over town. The selection was great and the wait staff were very attentive. A bit noisy for a quiet evening but great for our business gathering. Food tasted great as did the margueritas!!

Thank Garry S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had a large group of 10 and they had it set up on their patio which was an amazing venue. They were prepared for our large group and we very accommodating for this group. The margaritas were fresh and delicious and the food was...More

Thank LivingLife500
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

First time having brunch at El Paseo. They have everything including Tamales, fresh handmade Flour and Corn Tortillas!! $24.95 per person $10.00 more for unlimited Margaritas!!! Great place to visit!!

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were at a rehearsal dinner here this past weekend! Great Margaritas, appetizers, and dinner. Pretty room too. However, we decided to go back for dinner 2 days later. Ten of us were meeting there at 6:30 at night. Their website said they were open,...More

Thank AlgernonofChrisKay
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner here and could not have asked for a better location or food. All our guests loved the food, drinks, and ambience. It was truly a magical evening.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Loved this place. We we're visiting from the UK and this was our first stop in Santa Barbara. We appreciate that it might be a bit touristy but hey, we were tourists. Loved the ambiance, very romantic and they had live music (a mariachi band)...More

Thank Brudda J
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not work at El Paseo but recommend it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-6050
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