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Blue Tavern - CLOSED

119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
+1 805-845-0989
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
2 Feb 2015
“overpriced and dispassionate service”
19 Dec 2014
“Quaint, awesome cocktails”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Peruvian, Pizza, Pub
119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

the pizza was delicious, while everything else was so-so. The waitress was pretty absent, and sometimes the cook would deliver the food. would not go back here- food was not notable in any way.

Thank drmrussellphd
Reviewed 19 December 2014

The bartender will make anything you want, I mean anything. The craft cocktails are based on season. When I was there he has using liquid nitrogen to crystalize ice for a special holiday drink !!!!

Thank wavesandwine
Reviewed 6 December 2014

i have been in many places this year and I have more than 100 reviews, I was not expecting much by eating Peruvian food in Santa Barbara. We order the chincharrones de pollo, a fish in salt and the pumpkin stew. All three were phenomenal!!...More

Thank william w
Reviewed 6 December 2014

My husband and I had been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile. I am glad we decided to go without our teenagers. The food was good. We had a mushroom pizza and a caramelized beet salad. The on tap beer was unique and tasty...More

Thank Jana J
Reviewed 1 December 2014

I only had 45 minutes before my train left. I walked to the wharf and passed the Blue Tavern. On my way back I stopped in for a quick lunch. I can't eat gluten so the very helpful waitress suggested the Quinoa Risotto. It was...More

Thank Josuccess
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I stayed at the attached hotel, and so experienced a few meals at the Blue Tavern. It was a great place, with friendly service and a casual vibe. Both breakfasts I had were excellent, and the service was great. Had one room service meal of...More

Thank bnohr
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Love love love BT. We are locals and enjoy our local wineries in the funk zone whenever guests visit, or we want a go out. The BT is great foodie small plates within walking distance. wonderful ambiance to people watch just 3 blocks from the...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 24 October 2014

The food is of very high quality in this contemporary classy little eaterie. We had crispy chicken and halibut anticucho appetisers, steamed mussels in a tomato/pepper sauce and seafood risotto (rice and quinoa) entrees, with a cauliflower casserole. They were all delicious with intense flavor....More

1  Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We walked past this several times on our way to downtown Santa Barbara and one day stopped for lunch. The food is different, we had a pizza that was not smothered in tomato, had pork and cheese and very tasty. The staff were polite and...More

1  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Had lunch here this week, sat outside and watched the world go by. My friends and I ordered the lunch special which came with soup and salad -- and boy were we pleasantly surprised with coconut jalapeño soup (delicious) and a nice crisp salad. The...More

Thank Ontheroad05
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-845-0989
  • E-mail
Blue Tavern is Chef Ricardo Zarate's newest creation, which fuses New Californian dishes with a Peruvian Twist. The Restaurant is located at 119 State St, inside the Indigo Hotel, in Santa Barbara, California. We offer a full Bar that mixes great Craft Drinks from small batch spirits with home made Juices and reductions. We are open everyday at 8:00 am for Breakfast, Lunch is served from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. We have great Happy Hour from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM everyday as well. Sunday thru Thursday we close at 10:00 PM and stay open until 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. Come join us for a wonderful dining experience.
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