Restaurants in Santa Barbara Downtown


$22 for $35 Worth of Pasta and Seasonal Italian Food at The Pasta Shoppe

The Pasta Shoppe

The Pasta Shoppe

Chefs hand-make pasta noodles before diners’ eyes at this Italian restaurant, which specializes in seasonal dishes and imported wines

$35 $22

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$11 for $20 Worth of Bistro Cuisine at California Pasta

California Pasta

California Pasta

Made-from-scratch pasta dishes, sandwiches, soups, and salads

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Crepes at Pacific Crepes

Pacific Crepes

Downtown Santa Barbara

Crepes include ingredients such as prosciutto, goat cheese, sautéed onions, walnut, chopped fuji apples, and butter and sugar

$20 $12

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New American Cuisine at Blush Restaurant + Lounge (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Blush Restaurant + Lounge

Blush Restaurant

Roasted Chilean sea bass, double-cut pork chops, and artisan cheese plates served on an outdoor patio or in a dining room strung with lights

$50 $30

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$12 for Two House Margaritas and a Shared Mexican Appetizer at Baja Sharkeez (Up to $24.49 Value)

Baja Sharkeez

Baja Sharkeez

Baja-style Mexican appetizers such as shrimp ceviche or mini chicken tacos pair with hand-shaken margaritas that can be infused with fruit

$24.49 $12

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Bar Bites and Drinks at Blind Tiger (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Blind Tiger

The Savoy

Charcuterie, flatbreads, and sliders pair with craft beer and cocktails at a multi-level bar and lounge

$30 $18

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Mexican Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina (40% Off)

Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina

Casa Blanca

Cooks use locally sourced produce and ingredients to craft housemade tortillas, tacos, and menudo

$50 $30

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Seafood and Drinks at Santa Barbara FisHouse (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Santa Barbara FisHouse

Water Front

Seasonal seafood such as spiny lobster and local seabass as well as a regular menu with sautéed Alaskan halibut and petrale sole

$50 $30

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Seafood and Drinks at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

Stearns Wharf

Chefs rely mainly on local catches for chowders and bisques, oysters on the half shell, and lobster tacos

$50 $30

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Japanese Food and Sushi at Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Santa Barbara

Sushi rolls filled with ingredients such as roasted eel, mussels, and spicy crab meat defeat hunger alongside rice bowls topped with meat

$20 $12

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Select Local Merchants

  • Aldo's Italian Ristorante
    A link to Santa Barbara's past, Aldo's Italian Ristorante resides on the grounds of the Janssens-Orella adobe house, which was built in 1857 and holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1986, Aldo's has done its part to write its own chapter into the historic site's story, serving homemade Italian specialties for lunch and dinner every day of the week. During visits, diners may enjoy freshly prepared dishes inside amid ornate pillars and elegant artwork, or outside in the heated courtyard.
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    1031 State St.
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Spice Avenue
    Traditional Indian cuisine can be found at Spice Avenue. If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Spice Avenue's menu. Parents appreciate Spice Avenue's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. It's party time! Head to Spice Avenue to share great food with a large group of friends. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Spice Avenue with their charming outdoor seating. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. You can also grab your food to go. You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking. The average check at Spice Avenue will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Spice Avenue — swing by for your favorite meal.
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    1027 State St
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Cafe Shell
    Wine and dine at Cafe Shell in Santa Barbara. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Cafe Shell's full bar. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Cafe Shell. Your large group can all sit together at Cafe Shell. Cafe Shell tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Cafe Shell. Diners can opt to leave their vehicles in the nearby garage or an adjacent lot. Your tab at Cafe Shell will usually run to about $30 per guest.
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    1112 State St
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Cielito Restaurant
    For Mexican fare beyond the traditional taco, check out Cielito Restaurant. The weekends are for going out for amazing combinations. Save the salad for the weekday and come grab a meal at Cielito Restaurant. Don't go thirsty during dinner! Cielito Restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Cielito Restaurant. Wifi is on the house at Cielito Restaurant, so bring along your tablet or laptop. Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment. Put the suit away when heading to Cielito Restaurant — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Or, take your food to go. At Cielito Restaurant, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Cielito Restaurant's moderately priced fare. For a quick and easy payment solution at Cielito Restaurant, pay by major credit card.
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    1114 State St
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Gino's Sicilian Express
    The chefs at Gino’s Sicilian Express pile house-made crusts with fresh tomato sauce and all-natural mozzarella cheese to animate a menu of more than 20 New York–style pizzas, as well as calzones and a selection of beer and wine. Pies range from classics, such as the margarita ($12–$16) and pepperoni ($13–$17), to specialty creations ($16–$20) such as the Polpette, festooned with basil, garlic, and sicilian meatballs. The Spinaccia pizza, strewn with fresh spinach and feta cheese, is also amenable to the New York fold-and-bite or the Antarctica freeze-and-lick technique. Diners taste test crust-free creations with a handful of hot wings ($4–$7) or sandwiches such as the chicken parmesan ($5). Chefs also present an evolving selection of desserts; ask Gino’s staff about the day’s saccharine selection or their opinions on mixing corduroy and plaid.
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    12 West Figueroa Street
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Chase Bar & Grill
    The cozy, Old-World spirit of an Italian trattoria has endured at Chase Bar & Grill since 1979. Familiar Italian dishes appear throughout the menu, including creamy, ricotta-stuffed eggplant rolletini and veal piccata sauteed in a tangy combination of lemon, white wine, and caper sauce. Homemade ravioli and fresh mozzarella di bufala further reinforce the restaurant's commitment to its Mediterranean roots. At the same time, the chefs also indulge diners with classic surf-and-turf items, such as grilled Pacific Northwest salmon and cuts of locally sourced filet mignon, ribeye, and new york strip steak that have dry-aged for 21 days. The wine list also takes a mildly international approach, highlighting both Californian and Italian producers, while the handmade cocktails feature unique twists on old classics, such as The Moscow Mule and The Al Capone. The decor in Chase Bar & Grill's dining room fosters a casual spirit that complements the eatery's inviting ambiance. Vines intertwined with strands of lights run along the walls and the ceiling, creating a lush yet somewhat intimate setting. Additionally, the space features a handful of Old World-inspired accent pieces, including vintage photographs and ornately framed mirrors hanging from the Tuscan yellow walls and a stout wooden barrel filled with magma from Mount Vesuvius.
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    1012 State St
    Santa Barbara, CA US
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