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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bay Cafe Seafood Restaurant & Fish Market

131 Anacapa St. (Yanonali St.) Send to Phone
Nestled two blocks from the beach, the Bay Café serves fish dishes from one of the city's most extensive menus.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bay Cafe Seafood Restaurant & Fish Market Restaurant Review

: The building that houses the Bay Café was a seafood market back in the 1940s. Today, the Pecorari family runs it as one of the hippest seafood restaurants in town. We love the signature tacos, warm flour tortillas layered with fresh cabbage, cilantro, onion and avocado, then topped with slices of seared yellowfin tuna and drizzled with a homemade Asian hoisin sauce. For lunch, we recommend the Dungeness crab cakes, baked golden brown and served with a roasted bell pepper sauce; or the slow-roasted rosemary chicken, served with rice and veggies. Dinner menu standouts include steaks, homemade pizzas and paella. The indoor fireplace makes for a cozy setting, but we prefer the tree-shaded outdoor terrace. The wine list is lengthy.


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