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Sandbar Cocina y Tequila

) #13 of 422 Restaurants in Santa Barbara $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-252-5409
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrito” (38 reviews)
“tacos” (42 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been there just for drinks. Ordered a Mojito and a Pina Colada...well we had tried both drinks on 3 different continents but this was really not close to the cocktails we were used to. Can't recomment it in any way. The location is...More

Thank Matthias K
Reviewed yesterday

The vibe at this place looked cool, and the tripadvisor reviews were good, so we thought we'd give it a try. Not a good choice. First, there was confusion about where to seat us. We were there for happy hour and apparently some tables are...More

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Terrible service, waited over an hour with young children while all tables seated after us were served. Manager took a round of drinks off for us, but I would not come back.

Thank Katie I
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast at the Sandbar while waiting for the Summer Solstice parade, when downtown was still fairly quiet. Good points: + Nice menu choices and enjoyable food + Attractive outdoor seating areas Not so good points: - The servers struggled a little to keep...More

Thank Corb2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a day of visiting the sites of Santa Barbara we visited the shops and attractions of Sate Street. Asking for a good place to eat the Sandbar was recommended. They were right on we found it a great lunch choice. We had the pork...More

Thank Cary1126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the food as well as drink. Delicious Fajita.. so yummy! Margarita as a drink was so good 😋 Fully recommended place for dinner or lunch

Thank Shayegh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a Mexican meal here whilst in Santa Barbara! It was nice to eat outside and the atmosphere was nice!

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great chips and salsa the burrito was tasty. I would recommend going back the portions were huge. I felt a bit queasy at the end .

Thank josephcorbin911111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious watermelon margaritas. The good menu had many great options. Fish tacos were tasty. Loved the outdoor seating area.

Thank Daye A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We split a carne asada burrito, amazing flavor, large portion and lots of terrific chips and salsa. We got it to go because they don't allow dogs inside the fenced area but it was well worth talking elsewhere to eat. Wait staff was very friendly...More

Thank palapas_rule
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
    (Between Haley and Cota on State St.)
  • Public Transportation: Local taxis pick up and drop off at a designated area 20 yards from our front door. The State Street Shuttle runs in front of our restaurant from 9am-11pm. It costs $1.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-252-5409
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Sandbar in Santa Barbara, CA serves up delicious Mexican food and some of the best handcrafted cocktails. For great food and fun times, visit us today. At Sandbar, our menu features the freshest seafood, finest cuts of meat and market fresh produce. Our extensive cocktail menu features handmade margaritas and specialty cocktails designed by world famous mixologist Manny Hinojosa. We freshly prepare all of our ingredients daily. During the day we are a full service restaurant and by night we transform into a thriving late night destination featuring dancing, live music, and dj's seven nights a week. Sandbar has been named to the "Top 100" by Nightclub & Bar Magazine for the last 4 consecutive years. We are known for our fun-filled and wild bachelorette parties as well as our music and dancing. Enjoy dining and socializing in a contemporary hacienda setting inside, or on one of our multiple patios just steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful downtown Santa Barbra. For some amazing drinks, amazing food, and a great time, visit Sandbar today. **Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 3pm-7pm, buy one cocktail, get second for only a quarter. Our handcrafted drinks are only $6.25 (Cantina only) and our non-seafood appetizers are half off.
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