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509 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601 (Haley and Cota)
+1 805-770-2760
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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Boulder City, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Santa Barbara is so lucky to have this amazing restaurant. I visited last week and can only say that I can't wait to get back there! We started at the bar with beautiful cocktails and then our dinner of tapas, salad, and Paella for entree. I have had Paella in many different places, and this was the best ever! The... More 

Thank jcjewelstudio
1 review
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My wife and I have been to Cadiz multiple times, as regulars in Santa Barbara it's always our "go to" for drinks and dancing on the weekends. So when we got married we obviously wanted to bring all our friends and family there! We had a large group and Messina was able to accommodate us all. They area they set... More 

Thank Greg B
Parker, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We hosted my son's rehearsal dinner at Cadiz. My guests were amazed by the beautiful restaurant and patio. Everyone said it was the one of the best meals they ever had! Food was plentiful and the wine flowed freely. (We chose the family style service with unlimited beer and wine.) This restaurant did not skimp or cut counters in any... More 

Thank cobbbunch
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Booked Cadiz for my 40th birthday party. I have never been to Cadiz but based on all the great reviews, I took a chance. Messina helped me plan the evening and all I did was show up. There were 45 of us and we took over the bar and back area. My party started @ 8:30 pm and we stayed... More 

Thank Diana H
1 review
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had our wedding reception at Cadiz Restaurant with about 130 guests. We had it during the day with passed appetizers and wine and beer. Everything went very smoothly and Messina was very accommodating with all of my requests. She allowed the DJ in as early as needed to set up, she catered the menu to my special diet, and... More 

Thank Tara M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We held a "welcoming reception" for our son's wedding weekend at Cadiz Restaurant. It was lovely in every way! There were 100 guests and all were treated with courtesy by this exceptional staff. The passed appetizers were delicious and plentiful and the bar service was excellent. We received so many compliments on the evening and send appreciative thanks to Cadiz... More 

Thank MJC505
Las Vegas
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Cadiz is my family's favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara, hands down. We have eaten at the restaurant on multiple occasions, and loved it so much that we even held our wedding reception there. We have sampled most of the menu items, and the quality and consistency of the food has always been excellent. The atmosphere is charming, and the service... More 

Thank Andrew G
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I planned a dinner here at Cadiz for my corporate clients and it was an AMAZING experience! Everyone was raving about the incredible food (from taste and quality to portion size and presentation) as well as the awesome atmosphere!! Also impressive was their ability to capture the mediterranean vibe in a way that reflected both it's history and it's trendy... More 

Thank hunter286
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Excellent dinner here. We were in town for a impromptu anniversary weekend and stumbled upon this - not disappointed. The menu has a little of many different cuisines - this makes it sound like just another chain restaurant w/ a too-large menu, but that's not the case at all. And they have a great wine list! I'd eat here again... More 

Thank Anna D
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Since my first visit to Cadiz a few months ago I must have been back a dozen times by now. Everything on the menu is worth trying if not trying twice or three times! As I always go in a small group of friends we usually find ourselves at the bar. The bartender, Richard, has been a fundamental factor in... More 

Thank mark w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
    (Haley and Cota)
  • Public Transportation: Right in front of our building at 509 State St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-770-2760
Cadiz Restaurant & Bar offers a Seaside Cuisine influenced by flavors from the seaside villages of Italy and Spain. Cadiz offers tapas, pastas, flatbreads, seafood, and entrees. The menu is seasonally driven, and all produce is bought from the local Farmer's Market right outside our front door. Our wonderful selection of seafood dishes come from local, harbor fresh seafood, purchased daily. Our mixology bar offers seasonal, market-fresh cocktails, and on weekend nights Cadiz transforms into an upscale European style bar/lounge at 10:30 until 2am.

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