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Cadiz Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cadizsb.com
  • Phone: (805) 770-2760
  • Hours of Operation: Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday, 5pm-9pm

    Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5pm-10pm

    Lounge/Nightclub: Friday-Saturday, 10:30pm-2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: John Pettit
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer various options for catering. Please call for details.
  • Entertainment: On Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30pm Cadiz transforms into a lounge/nightclub with DJ's for entertainment.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Cadiz can be used a venue for many different events. Rehearsal dinner's, wedding reception's, the after party to your wedding, bachelorette dinner's and private luncheon's to name a few. Please call to book or inquire

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Haley and Cota
  • Public Transit: Right in front of our building at 509 State St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet Thur - Sun . Please around to our back entrance on Fig Ave. and valet will assist you. Monday - Wednesday there is a public lot across the street on Anacapa and Cota .
A word from Cadiz
Cadiz Restaurant & Lounge offers a Seaside Cuisine influenced by flavors from the seaside villages of Italy and Spain. Cadiz offers pizzas, pastas, seafood, entrees, and a variety of "small plates." 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 lounge/nightclub at 10:30 until 2am. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The apps and mains were just OK, but the dessert was good. The service was below average for the price."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "My friend and I came in for small bites the other night and ended up staying for a full dinner! We started with the Bruschetta and Caprese salad and Pesto gnocchi and it was all so good that we ended up staying for a full dinner and dessert! Everything was delicious but my personal favorite was the bruschetta, which was a different take on bruschetta with avocado's. Fun vibe and our server Chris was great! We will def be back for girl's night again"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at Cadiz. I'm always looking for a place with good, inventive cocktails. I loved the "Andalusian!" ...cool name btw. My boyfriend had the steak for dinner and really liked it. I had the halibut with gazpacho mmmmmm so delish. Recommending to all my friends."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • " Food was beautiful, tasty and distinctive. The hostess was polite and so was the wait staff. Menus took awhile to arrive as did the food (the hostess finally brought our main courses), even though the restaurant was not even half full. The big problem started when our server asked if we wanted dessert. We said "yes" and waited 5 to 10 minutes for the dessert menu. Then we waited another 15 minutes for our server to come take our dessert order. We finally flagged down the hostess, asked for our check and went elsewhere for dessert."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "I like this restaurant. Very nice feel to the restaurant.The food is usually very good but I had the pasta with the meat sauce this time and won't order it again. It was extremely dry. Extra sauce didn't help as the meat part was so thick. The staff offered to make something else without any problem. I decided on an appetizer and got the lamb meatballs. It also had a gamy taste to it. The pasta with just tomato sauce is very nice. The beef skewer appetizer was very tasty and so were the lamb meatball appetizer. I have eaten here before and enjoyed my meal and was disappointed this time. I will still go there and just not order the pasta with meat sauce. Great wine list."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Very disappointed. Uninteresting food. Some fairly good appetizers, main courses poor. Pasta dishes mushy, heavy, salty. French fries soft. Gnocchi little balls with rich sauce.............."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Scallops are one of my favorite dishes and whenever they're available at a restaurant, I order them. These were some of the best tasting, freshest scallops I've had in a long time. Also got the bruschetta which was different than your classic bruschetta but was great. Definitely recommended"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Nice ambiance. Beautiful seasoning and flavors, unique and delicious. Server was experienced and knowledgeable, however when then kitchen slowed because of volume we were sitting with no service....no water refills, no inquiry if we wanted more drinks. Needs to fine tune kitchen and service. Attitude was somewhat arrogant towards the customer as if it was the customers obligation/privilege to dine at the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "If you enjoy bad service, small portions, and bland overpriced food then I highly recommend Cadiz. For me and my family, Cadiz did not please."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our sever was very helpful and enthusiastic, which made for a good dining experience. Neither our peach nor Caprese salads were fresh. The peaches actually tasted like fried oil, unfortunately. Our main courses were also a bit soggy. Again, a great place to visit and have a drink, but the food can be off."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Every Aspect of our experience at Cadiz was perfectly on point! Atmosphere, cocktails & food we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had a very nice experience at Cadiz. The food was an inventive take on southern Italian food, not your everyday Italian joint but still authentic. I started with the pesto gnocchi which was some of the best gnocchi I've ever had. Great summer dish. Then I went with the Halibut with gazpacho which was more of a Spanish dish, and was delicious. Spot on service, and solid wine list. My wife and I will be back soon."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent - the flatbreads are superb and creative. Salads are fantastic and the chef is very creative in creating a blend of Italian and Spanish Mediterranean style cooking. Definitely worth a visit and Cadiz is definitely worthy of their ranking as one of the top few restaurants in Santa Barbara."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Notable wine list and expert server. I wanted pasta and a bottle of wine this Sunday evening and Cadiz was the perfect spot for this. I have always wanted to stop in here and so glad I finally did. I had the housemade pomodoro. Truly an amazing touch when the pasta is housemade. I could have eaten the table bread, also housemade, and butter for my dinner it was so good. The wine that Sean recommended to go with my pasta was an Italian Pinot and he paired it perfectly. Thank you Sean and Cadiz for a perfect Sunday pairing!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Been to Cadiz a few times and this was the best yet. Saw the lobster on the menu and had to splurge....totally worth it! Very large portion of lobster which came in a farro risotto. Perfect. I hope it's still on the menu next time I'm there"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Was a really good meal but the price was far above what we had expected from the Tripadviser recommendation"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Cadiz is very nice, we enjoyed the service and the location on Santa Barbara's main strip, State Street. But we felt the food didn't quite measure up to the prices, which were quite a bit higher than other locations in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I love Cadiz. Consistently good Itlaian/Spanish seafood and pastas made with fresh ingredients. Ordered the Capellini Pomodoro, twice in one visit! Try their duck and roasted chicken; they are fantastic. I've been there three times in just the last month. If you're a foodie, you've got to try this place. The ambiance is very relaxing."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Really enjoyed Cadiz. Food was great, service was very good and place had great buzz to it. Great all around."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "On arriving we were given a nice quiet corner which was perfect. Even with two children in our party the selection was superb for them as well - my youngest had an excellent burger which he demolished in record time. The service was also perfect, very at tentative when required. This is both a lovely restaurant for a romantic evening or for a group in a beautiful setting. We will be back again on our next trip to the States."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Darling atmosphere.good specialty drinks, raw oysters were perfectly prepared and cold, food was exceptional and the staff was great."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I've eaten here a few times and heard that there were some new menu items so wanted to come try them out. Came on a busy Thursday, and got great service even though the restaurant was quite busy. Noticed some decor changes as well which gave it a really fun, hip feel. For dinner I started with the calamari which was fried just right, not too heavy at all, with a really tasty lemon sauce. For my entree I got the King Salmon which was cooked to perfection and came with an amazing corn and blackberry sauce. I will be back soon and recommend Cadiz to all my friends."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Came to Cadiz on a quieter Tuesday night and had a wonderful experience. The setting is beautiful and makes for a fun vibe. We sat on the patio which is right on State Street and people watched. My meal was delicious...to start with I had the Diver Scallops which were perfectly cooked, and just right for a starter. For my entree I chose the new Duck dish which was so inventive, and summery and delicious...I can't remember everything that was on it, but it had an amazing sauce along with fresh grilled peaches, YUM! Both dishes were light and summery, but I went home feeling very fulfilled. Will be back for sure"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "What a great find. We liked the place so much that we made two reservations during our week long stay in SB. We really enjoyed the roasted mary's chicken."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere are perfect, but our waiter could have been more professional. I really don't like being called "miss" all night. I am a grandmother, not a little girl. I love the unusual cocktails offered there. Looking forward to my next time at Cadiz!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Our Cadiz dining experience was amazing. We are frequent diners there, and always are very happy with the service and the food. During the week I crave their gnocchi and can't wait to go back to order it again. Chef Alex does something wonderful with oxtail and gnocchi, and I am a very tough critic when it comes to any kind of Italian dish. He hits a home run! They have a new on tap Italian beer, Milano, that my husband really loved. Try to leave room for Chef Alex's creative, comforting, and magnificent desserts. Friendly, delicious, attentive, nice ambiance-- every time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "On the website the pictures looked great, but upon entering Cadiz it seemed smaller and divided up. They gave my wife and me a small table in the inside front section. The online menu showed grilled octopus, which we love, but it wasn't on their restaurant menu. The waiter said, "That's gone." Disappointing. I ordered the dungeness crab salad and the gnocchi with oxtail. The crab salad was good but quite small and the gnocchi was kind of gummy but tasted good. My wife wanted the ridgeback shrimp, but they didn't have any. Another disappointment. She ordered the flatbread, which was tasty and plenty to eat, and the the fried calamari, which was crispy and nicely seasoned. Overall, a fair experience. $13.50 for a martini--kind of steep."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had an excellent time at this SB restaurant. I definitely recommend for diners expecting a delicious dining experience and great service."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was decent but this restaurant seems to be in the wrong part of town. The area seems to be very popular with college kids and people looking to go bar hopping. Cadiz has an upscale ambiance that doesn't fit with the clientele in the area. The restaurant was extremely quiet the night we were there and lacked ambiance. We've eaten at several other restaurants in Santa Barbara and we would rather return to those than come here again. Overall, it was fine, but not memorable."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "No specific comment. We enjoyed our experience but did not order very much food. Really just went for the wine."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The bar and mixologist Austin is amazing then the fabulous food just knocks your socks off. Service is excellent and environment wonderful. Try this place!!!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We had reservations and were seated inside. We desired outside and the hostess reseated us after a table opened in a few minutes. The outside seating is right on State Street at the front of the restaurant. It's a delightful area, and on a Tuesday night we observed the ending minutes of the Farmers Market. No auto traffic. Unfortunately, within a few minutes the other tables filled with four groups of young to younger-middle-aged women, who chattered away increasing the noise level to a point that we found impossible to tolerate. As soon as we finished we left. That ruined our expectation of enjoying a quiet dining experience, and cost the restaurant our dessert and coffee business. We probably should have requested a move inside but..."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "It has been some time since I have been here and I was happy to see some new desserts! I am a dessert lover and always appreciates a chocolate dessert! Their 12 minute chocolate gateau is to die for. It comes to the table warm and when you cut into it is melts out onto the plate. The housemade toffee on the top is the best part. I could have ordered two, but I am glad we tried apricot dessert as well. This dessert is a true foodie delight. The flavors are incredible in this. I dont think I have ever had anything quite like it. The presentation is beautiful. I sat at the bar this time, it was during the week and enjoyed this part of Cadiz!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Unless you crave loud street noise, don't book an outdoor table here on a holiday weekend. Indoors would have been calm with nice ambience. Service was slow even though restaurant wasn't wasn't crowded. some dishes were tasty like the beet & carrot salad and the lamb meatballs, while the hamburger was mama hoo-hoo. We'll try it again but this time inside."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "With high ceilings, this soothing white Spanish/Mediterranean feeing space is charming. The menu is interesting and varied so anyone can find plenty of delicious choices. Service is friendly and the cocktail menu is fun. When crowded it can get noisy. Ask for a quiet table if this is an issue for you. We've eaten there numerous times and continue to find it delightful."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The service was bad. We had to wait so long for our dinner the waiter brought us some free wine. They were busy (Sat Night) and waiter said there were only two cooks for the entire restaurant. They brought three dinners but we had to wait for the fouth. By the time it arrived our food was cold."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious but the 3 children were not happy. They are not picky but the food is not appealing to children. Having some pastas that are basic would be great. ..."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "food was great but service was bad and felt like they want you in and out as it's a popular place and for that reason I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Creative menu. As busy as they were, service was awesome. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We really enjoyed Cadiz! Excellent service coupled with excellent food made for a memorable meal. Branzino and halibut cooked to perfection not to mention the duck! A real standout. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014