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El Paseo Restaurant

10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2230
+1 805-962-6050
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“taco” (9 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2230
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous patio and good service. The happy hour is a great deal: half price margaritas and appetizers. But the food and drinks aren't very tasty. Even the chips were kind of cheap.

Thank Franklin W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My parents hosted a morning after the wedding brunch here for my brother and his wife. My mom booked over the phone from out of state, wasn't sure what to expect, and ended up being pleasantly surprised! The restaurant has a beautiful courtyard setting! The...More

Thank Brooke N
Reviewed 16 November 2017

SUCH A great space!!! TACO tuesday is such a good deal...all you can eat TACOS. we came to meet friends who are regulars,

Thank barbara c
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We arrived at the upscale Mexican Restaurant and 8:15 PM (they close at 9:00 PM) and they did not want to seat us. Business was slow and they wanted to close early to set up for a wedding the next day. Ultimately, we were seated....More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

All you can eat taco bar including chicken, shredded beef, and carnitas. I liked the beef best but my friends say they like the pork carnitas better. One friend says they have the best margaritas in town as well.

Thank RM-advisor
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We have been going to El Paseo for 20 years. Their Sunday brunch has been a family favorite for special celebrations. However, we will never go back. This Sunday was like going to a fraternity party. They now have unlimited drinks with their brunch menu....More

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We went there for Brunch, and the selection was great! They had a ton of food of all different types, omelettes to order and unlimited drinks if you got that package. The service, while limited because of the buffet, was very good as well. The...More

Thank georgeg844
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Go before 6pm and get appetizers and margaritas at half price. Order the nachos and the shrimp diablo, sip a couple of margaritas and you'll be a happy camper.

Thank grahamc100
Reviewed 28 April 2017

If service were all that mattered, this would be your place. Unfortunately, even a great waitress can't make up for everything. This is a fine dining Mexican restaurant, not your basic burrito and taco joint. The dining room is lovely, although not intimate, booths are...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Our daughter's team made a reservation for 40 and we were glad they did. The dining room was huge and there were a few other large parties. The twinkle lights in the trees and the fountain made it quite festive. Each family had a separate...More

Thank TooMuch2Do
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Susan N
21 May 2017|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not work at El Paseo but recommend it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-6050
  • E-mail
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