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El Paseo Restaurant

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10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2230
+1 805-962-6050
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great space for the weekly taco Tuesday offers all over town. The selection was great and the wait staff were very attentive. A bit noisy for a quiet evening but great for our business gathering. Food tasted great as did the margueritas!!

Thank Garry S
Venice, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large group of 10 and they had it set up on their patio which was an amazing venue. They were prepared for our large group and we very accommodating for this group. The margaritas were fresh and delicious and the food was quite good. We all had something different and the staff did a good job. I... More 

Thank LivingLife500
Santa Monica, California
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

First time having brunch at El Paseo. They have everything including Tamales, fresh handmade Flour and Corn Tortillas!! $24.95 per person $10.00 more for unlimited Margaritas!!! Great place to visit!!

Thank Bob P
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were at a rehearsal dinner here this past weekend! Great Margaritas, appetizers, and dinner. Pretty room too. However, we decided to go back for dinner 2 days later. Ten of us were meeting there at 6:30 at night. Their website said they were open, but when we arrived, it was closed. An employee of a different store said sometimes... More 

Thank AlgernonofChrisKay
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner here and could not have asked for a better location or food. All our guests loved the food, drinks, and ambience. It was truly a magical evening.

Thank Emily B
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Loved this place. We we're visiting from the UK and this was our first stop in Santa Barbara. We appreciate that it might be a bit touristy but hey, we were tourists. Loved the ambiance, very romantic and they had live music (a mariachi band) the evening that we went. The service was friendly and informative and they never missed... More 

Thank Brudda J
Apache Junction, Arizona
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

It's really too bad the food was very good and the restaurant offers a very nice ambiance. The service was horrendous from the moment we walked in the servers acted as if we were inconveniencing them. It took 10 minutes to be noticed for a drink order when we initially sat down, an additional 15 to have our orders taken,... More 

Thank Maxine B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great food, very nice service and a unique atmosphere is the offering in this place. The restaurant is located in a courtyard which creates a feeling of sitting in a Mexican village, especially after dark. The food is great and portions quite large and the guacamole was prepared by the table - very nice.

Thank CopenDane
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Our meal was simple and delicious. We ordered table side guacamole and the seafood enchiladas. The service was very good and we enjoyed the outdoor patio setting. Would definitely go back.

Thank dvalella
Long Beach, California
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102 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This restaurant used to be my wife's favorite places to eat. We took the kids this weekend. My wife was embarrassed and apologetic about how poor our service and food was. Our server would pull a disappearing act on us. When we needed more water, napkins, chips, the bill, anything - she was no where to be found. The restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?