Top 10 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Top 10 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Santa Barbara is one of the most popular places to visit in California. This is because of many reasons, not the least of which are the beautiful beaches and weather. But the wide array of amazing restaurants that can be found throughout the city are another reason why it is a great place to visit. Here are some of the most delicious and unique Santa Barbara restaurants!

Toma Restaurant and Bar

It is not only the delicious amalgam of Italian and Mediterranean dishes that make this restaurant a must-visit. The beautiful views of the ocean afforded to guests in the dining room are another huge part of the allure of this restaurant.

D'Angelo Pastry and Bread

This is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast or lunch on historic State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. All ingredients used for the perfectly poached eggs, finger sandwiches and much more are locally sourced and fresh.

Palace Grill

This is one of the best places to get classic southern dishes like gumbo and crawfish. Pair these delicious options with the fun and relaxed environment and you have the perfect place to get a bite to eat with friends.

Renaud's Patisserie and Bistro

This place has become a local favorite because they dish out some of the most delicious chocolate croissants that you will find anywhere. A menu featuring much more makes this the perfect place for brunch.

Sama Sama Kitchen

The unique Indonesian cuisine along with delicious specialty cocktails make this the perfect place to unwind in downtown Santa Barbara. Classic dishes like the chicken sate and nasi goreng are all the rage at Sama Sama.

Via Maestra 42

If you don't mind a small wait for a table, then you will be pleasantly rewarded upon receiving your food at Via Maestra. They have been serving up Santa Barbara's most authentic Italian food in a charming location for years.

La Super-Rica

In a small white shack, you will find La Super-Rica, the most authentic Mexican food in all of Santa Barbara. This place is so delicious it was one of Julia Child's favorite places to eat and patrons are always greeted with a line out the door.


This restaurant reflects the heart of Santa Barbara with vegetables from the farmers' markets, meats from local ranchers and of course an extensive wine list. Everything is always fresh at Bouchon, take a look at the seasonal menu to see the unique opportunities that you have today.

The Lark

The Lark is known for its amazing local food coming in massive dishes. Be sure to make a reservation though as you are sure to not be the only one wanting an authentic taste of Santa Barbara.

Brophy Bros

One of Santa Barbara's most popular restaurants, Brophy Bros has made a name for itself for its unbeatable views of the harbor and the best seafood in the city.

Regardless of your tastes and budget, there is something for everyone to love in the variety of restaurants in Santa Barbara. Contact us today for more information, or click here to find out more about our vacation rentals in Santa Barbara!