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Mesa Cafe

1972 Cliff Dr. (Carrillo St.) Send to Phone
805-966-5303 | Menu
Mesa Cafe's home-style food is served in comfortable surroundings.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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Mesa Cafe, Santa Barbara, CA

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Mesa Cafe Restaurant Review

: Mesa Cafe is a locals' favorite, a noisy, bustling family-style restaurant where inexpensive, quality food is the order of the day. The lengthy menu includes classics like the humble tuna melt on grilled rye with french fries and house-made ranch dressing, and pot roast made with red wine, carrots, onions and celery and complemented by mashed potatoes, vegetables and salad or soup (we advocate the buttery and thick clam chowder). But there’s also a solid selection of Mexican food, such as the filling chicken tostada salad and the chile verde three-egg omelet with green salsa, simmered chunks of pork mixed with Jack cheese, sour cream, avocado and hash browns. Service is usually good and pleasant, though sometimes staff is overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people flooding through the doors.

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