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Rabalais Bistro

861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
+1 805-525-2109
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“po boy” (8 reviews)
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We are so thankful to have found this place! The food was TOP NOTCH. It all reminded me of my grandmother that passed away last year. She was everything to me and this food took me back. The service was great and our server was...More

Thank sarasanders805
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. We ordered fried chicken and homemade potato chips (6 pcs chicken strips $12.95) and seafood chowder - a bit pricey for $9.95. Mindy was cheerful and friendly. They gave my dog a bowl with ice water. Ambience is so relaxing....More

Thank OC_M_Lu
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely a must visit. Food is amazing here, as well as the coffee and pastries. You cannot go wrong with anything you get.

Thank Juan V
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to try this place for a while, but their bistro hours aren't the greatest for out of towners like myself. Today I ate their gumbo, greens and fried green tomatoes. All were superb! Our first time trying fried green tomatoes. They were...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were in town on business but when leaving decided to try this since it is #1 on TA. What a delight, the food and the service were top notch and the espresso was much needed. We ordered the Redneck with fried green tomato and...More

Thank glacierhiker
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful spot in Santa Paula. A good reprieve from west coast Mexican food and bad coffee. This has the feel of New Orleans. Solid gumbo, good Po boys, well rounded menu and great coffee. Coffee is centri - a local roaster and intelligencia on the...More

Thank zkrscasa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's probably not a stretch to suggest that Rabalais Bistro is in the top ten of casual eateries in Ventura County. Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere - we always aim for an outside table and watch the world slowly pass by on Main Street - great,...More

Thank BritinSoCal
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We decided to take a day trip along the Highway 126 heading for Ventura. We didn't get past Santa Paula. We asked the locals where the ABSOLUTE BEST resturant was and they pointed us in the direction of the Rabalais' Bistro. With the admonition "And...More

Thank David_DeMulle
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We usually stop by Rabalais Bistro for breakfast, but today we decided to have lunch there. We ordered their seafood chowder, gumbo, and BBQ pulled pork 'po boy sandwich. Everything was delicious! The seafood chowder is similar to clam chowder but had an abundance of...More

Thank SgtBuffy
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The beignons are very very good The staff is very good the location is great downtown Santa Paula The breakfast is very close to New Orleans the food is outstanding if you like Cajun

Thank josephcfp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: +1 805-525-2109
  • E-mail
Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not limited to: Gumbo, Fried Chicken (Tuesday Night), Po'Boys, Shrimp, Biscuits & Gravy, Soups & Salads. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday including full beer and wine list. Beginets hot out of the fryer, or hand crafted breads and baked goods. Proudly Serving Intelligencia Coffees and Teas.
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