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Barbareño offers American fare in downtown Santa Barbara.

Book Ends Cafe
Book Ends Café offers what you’d wish to find at most delis: quality foods that satisfy.

Finch & Fork
Finch & Fork crafts seasonal menus reflective of the diversity of Santa Barbara.

First & Oak
California cuisine offered via small plates at Mirabelle Inn.

Goodland Kitchen & Market
Goodland Market is a nice stop in Old Town Goleta for fresh local food with crisp, bright flavors and healthy options.

The Honor Bar
Casual dining in upscale Montecito.

Los Agaves
Mexican food gets redefined and elevated at this casual family-owned eatery.

Mattei's Tavern
The cuisine at Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos takes inspiration from both the past and the present.

Mony’s Mexican Food
Flavorful food and reasonable prices makes Mony’s a solid choice for Mexican food in the Funk Zone.

Ocean House
Enjoy ocean views while dining at Bacara Resort & Spa.

Olio Crudo Bar
Part of the Olio Cucina restaurant group, this small spot offers crudo (Italian raw fish) as well as cooked dishes.

Outpost at the Goodland
Fresh, creative food, along with cocktails and wine, at this hotel restaurant.

Paloma Restaurant & Tequila Bar
Paloma (meaning “dove”) has flown into Goleta with creative and upscale Mexican food.

Santa Barbara Wine Collective
A communal wine tasting room in the Funk Zone neighborhood of Santa Barbara.

Yellow Belly
Simple, fresh and full of flavor, the food at Yellow Belly takes flight on Upper State.


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