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Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
+1 805-969-8500
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“guacamole” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Offers traditional mexican food and some really special dishes. I had the lamb last time and it was excellent.

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanna to have fajitas, then search a mexican restaurant. Quite disappointed, it's not as yummy as expected. Price is average. Waiter is very attentive and helpful. Interior design is okay.

Thank piaHongKong
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Love eating here... several times a month. They have the BEST Cadillac Margaritas... along with fresh homemade chips and salsas... and their salad with salmon is fantastic. The chicken taquitos are also quite good... needless to say, it's hard to pick just one thing to...More

1  Thank Kalai K
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Cava is always a fun place and if you like Mexican food you can find something you like. Really good variety of options. Sitting outside in good weather is a treat. The booths are cozy and the place is comfortable. The service can be frustrating....More

2  Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had lunch at Cava with three friends. It was a nice day so we sat on the patio in front of the restaurant. We ordered guacamole for the table and it was very good. I had the fish tacos and I enjoyed them. Another...More

1  Thank Helen F
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Good variety of quality Mexican food available. Have had a number of different dishes and found that all are good. Good service and drinks as well.

Thank jamespK4196GK
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for a Mexican lunch. If the weather cooperates sit on the front terrace. Try the Vegetable Quesadilla; haven't ever seen this option before...great.

Thank KenNYC150
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped at this cute little place for a quick bite to eat. Had the soup and Cava burger which were TASTY! I would've liked to had dinner here, however, we had dinner plans elsewhere that night. Will stop in again next visit to Santa...More

Thank Kimberlyg120
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We wandered in here on Valentine's Day without reservations, but the host moved a table around to squeeze us in. Service was attentive and efficient despite the incredibly busy nice. And as if that wasn't enough, the food was fantastic.

Thank EydneW
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Very clean, and inviting seating. Even a table for two by the fireplace. Personal service, and Great food at reasonable prices. Their corn, bean, salsa is fresh and complimentary. Diverse selection, so something for everyone.

Thank Eliz102
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
    (Middle Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-8500
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Experience the bold flavors of superb Latin cuisine from Spain, Mexico and South America in a romantic setting in the village of Montecito. Sunflower colored walls, original artwork, cozy fireplace, relaxed outdoor terraza and a beautiful bar and Tapas lounge to sip Sangria with friends while listening to live Spanish guitars.