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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

New American Restaurant
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“$$$ - Our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara! Amazing food with a trendy vibe. Best if you have a reservation. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“The best in town.. Fresh, sushi bar or table, sake, incredible menu selections and more than just sushi. Enjoy.”
  • 70 locals recommend
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“~ Some of the Best Mexican Food in California ~ Our Recommended Favorites: -Agaves Enchiladas -Queso Fundido -Alambres -Molcajetes -Arrachera ”
  • 48 locals recommend
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“Famous for Julia Child saying it was the best Mexican food outside of Mexico. It always has a line, but worth the wait! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
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“Joe’s is where the locals go, traditionally locals go here first and then stroll downtown at night. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The best pizza for a nice night out on a date or just a fancier pizza night. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Farm to Table California French Cuisine using all the finest local ingredients from our local farmer’s market.  Knowledgeable servers often suggest a wine pairing from their extensive wine list. Dinner only. $$$”
  • 29 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“They bring some great musicians. Check their website to see who's playing during your stay. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
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“If you like authentic meat tacos, this is the place to go! There is usually a line to get your tacos! Worth the short wait. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Upscale Middle Eastern. Firepits and twinkle lit patio. Magical. Dog Friendly Reservations”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Classic Mexican dishes with award winning Margaritas served on a delightful patio.   They have been in the same location for 40 years. Lunch and Dinner.  $$”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Downtown Staple, from this location you can wander up/down State St and enjoy all the restaurants/bars/shops of Downtown.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“High end Indonesian fusion cuisine. Probably one of the “hipest” places to eat on state street.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Freshly baked bread each and every day! The croissants are so good! Pick up your baguette in the morning or afternoon and head off to the beach or picnic! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Awesome bar that also serves food in the funk zone! Great if you are looking for cocktails. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Hotel
“It's on the pricy/fancy side but great for a relaxing brunch or to grab a cocktail with a gorgeous view.”
  • 21 locals recommend