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El Paseo Restaurant

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10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2230
+1 805-962-6050
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

It's really too bad the food was very good and the restaurant offers a very nice ambiance. The service was horrendous from the moment we walked in the servers acted as if we were inconveniencing them. It took 10 minutes to be noticed for a drink order when we initially sat down, an additional 15 to have our orders taken,... More 

Thank Maxine B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great food, very nice service and a unique atmosphere is the offering in this place. The restaurant is located in a courtyard which creates a feeling of sitting in a Mexican village, especially after dark. The food is great and portions quite large and the guacamole was prepared by the table - very nice.

Thank CopenDane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Our meal was simple and delicious. We ordered table side guacamole and the seafood enchiladas. The service was very good and we enjoyed the outdoor patio setting. Would definitely go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Long Beach, California
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100 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This restaurant used to be my wife's favorite places to eat. We took the kids this weekend. My wife was embarrassed and apologetic about how poor our service and food was. Our server would pull a disappearing act on us. When we needed more water, napkins, chips, the bill, anything - she was no where to be found. The restaurant... More 

Thank JC_Cheese_25
Santa Clarita, California
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Outstanding quality food and very good service. We found the place by chance and will return for sure. The variety and quality of the food is top notch. My wife and I had their brunch at around 11am on Sunday morning. They have everything from omelets, to fresh veggies, pork, chicken sausage, eggs Benedict, all the very best Mexican food... More 

Thank TCBJ36Yrs
Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

we loved the location in an arcade and the atmosphere was relaxed. we had a super meal and the service was quick and friendly. what a great find - the restaurant had character and a feeling of space! a lovely light and airy place to eat and the glass roof meant that you felt like outside dining! I can definitely... More 

Thank Glynis2014
Santa Barbara, California
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Go on Monday night, for cheap margaritas and great Mexican comfort food. Good prices, VERY friendly servers, and a quiet, delightful courtyard. In the middle of everything, but off the beaten path.

Thank Steven M
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal after a long drive. Great service, lovely venue, delicious margaritas and delicious fajitas! Definitely recommended!

Thank MMJSIrl
Westchester, NY
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were glad that we found this place, hidden in an arcade, as we had here the best meal over our seven-day stay in Santa Barbara. The patio is everything that you can imagine and then some, with a large magnolia tree on one side and a fountain trickling in the middle. The high ceiling and beautiful balcony create a... More 

Thank happytraveller914
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

$8.95 for all you can eat Taco bar. Great prices and great tacos. One of the best Mexican food places in town and extremely underrated.

Thank Jon H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?