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330 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Casa Blanca Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - close
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Casa Blanca is a mexican restaurant and cantina located in Santa Barbara.
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The best way to eat here is on the
patio, sipping margaritas by the fireplace."
Dined on 7/25/2014
Great patio dining. We were seated
promptly. I've had better Mexican food. Felt rushed by waiter to turn the table."
Dined on 7/5/2014
Great little spot. Had no idea it
would that great. Service was top notch."
Dined on 6/27/2014
We had a wonderful dinner! The
food was delicious and the service was excellent."
Dined on 6/20/2014
Very good food. A tad pricey.
Interior was vibrant and attractive, but lack of sound deadening materials ( all tile and glass) made it a very noisy restaurant. Verging on unacceptable, the nooise makes the place totally wrong for a couple's romantic date. But our group, as well a number of other groups, felt the noise level adddd to the feel of a restaurant wide party. Service was excellent and our server made very good recommendations for each of us. The roasted chicken and vegetables were surprisingly good. The sangria was terrific, served over club soda, and the carafe served 6 full drinks; freshly made, light and refreshing and a bargain at $20. Food B+ Service A Value B Ambience B+ for groups; D- for quiet romantic dinners Fun place"
Dined on 6/14/2014
Worst food I've ever been served
in Santa Barbara. I'm not exactly sure how you can ruin Mexican food and margaritas, but Casa Blanca managed to do just that. The wait staff was polite but incompetent. The food was bland, mushy and just plain awful. Even my husband, who will eat almost anything, absolutely hated everything that showed up at our table. It was almost comical."
Dined on 6/8/2014
Food was good and the margaritas
were great. Service was good."
Dined on 5/11/2014
Chaos reined on May 5. Even though
there were a few empty tables near us, the service was nonexistent. We saw our waiter when he took our order and when he brought our drinks, which arrived after the meal was served. He said the bar was "slammed" and couldn't keep up with the orders. The food was good, and we will probably give it another chance - just not on a Mexican holiday."
Dined on 5/5/2014
Came here for drinks and some
food. Mostly drinks, my girlfriend had the spicy margarita and it was okay. (I think it had passionfruit or some tropical something?) I had a DOS XX Ambar. It actually was not carbonated enough which was tough to drink."
Dined on 4/30/2014
This Mexican restaurant doubles as
a sports bar, with TV's around the room. The food was great, and the service was outstanding- they were very attentive witout being annoying. We would definitely go back!"
Dined on 4/23/2014
The service was excellent and the
food was served hot. The server checked regularly to make surer that we had everything we wanted. I would certainly visit again."
Dined on 3/28/2014
Although the service was great,
the food suffered from a severe lack of seasoning. Even the salsa seemed to need something else. Too bad because the location is great and the staff is very friendly, courteous, and professional."
Dined on 3/3/2014
The food was very good. Four of us
tried the daily specials and the flavors were outstanding. The service was quick and the prices reasonable. The portions were generous and we all left stuffed."
Dined on 3/2/2014
Amazing drinks, good food, and
great service! Fun place to go with a group of people where u can hear the conversations going on at the table! Drinks are good value for the money...no skimping on alcohol! The servers are very well educated on the tequilas they have. A must try is their blood orange margarita or they have a fantastic blood orange shot:-)"
Dined on 2/28/2014
We came for dinner on a Friday of
a long weekend. The restaurant was busy but service was pleasant and attentive. Good options for kids. The prix fixe Valentine's Day menu was good though a bit too salty for my taste. Overall, it was a good meal. Will go back for their specialty margaritas and good service."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Great outdoor dining. Food and
ambiance was good. Great people watching spot."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Beautifully decorated dining room.
Love the blown glass! Our server Adrienne was great. I had the Especial de Casa and it was truly special! My husband had the lobster tacos and loved them. All of the staff was very helpful and even the manager helped with our table. Can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 1/2/2014
The food is good, nothing
extraordinary. Being able to eat outside at the end of November, by a fireplace, is a treat. Lively neighborhood. Service was fast and attentive."
Dined on 11/29/2013
The tacos & Wild Salmon were so
tasty & succulent. My mom is hard to please & she LOVED the food here. From the chips and salsa to the Margaritas (which were strong!); Casa Blanca did everything right! I would highly recommend this restaurant for a great meal!"
Dined on 11/29/2013
We've been twice once for a great
happy hour and then for a lovely family dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food. The service was fine. It would be fun to watch a game as they have really nice tvs mounted in the bar area."
Dined on 10/19/2013
We got sat inside which we were
bummed about we were hoping for the patio. But overall experience was nice."
Dined on 9/13/2013
Service was outstanding (although
if you care about health codes, I wouldn't recommend the taco bar). The food left a bit to be desired. Carnitas was dry and lacking flavor. Shrimp enchiladas were pretty good (very fresh shrimp), but beans and rice served with them lacked flavor. It wasn't bad overall, but certainly not great."
Dined on 9/3/2013
We sat outside on the patio and
had an excellent meal. The inside is worth seeing as it is beautifully decorated!"
Dined on 8/26/2013
The drink discounts at happy hour
are pretty good, and cover everything from beers and wine to special cocktails and spirits. My red house wine was bold and rich, and they filled up the glass pretty generously. I ordered the chili relleno a la carte. It was cooked nicely and topped with a red sauce and plenty of cheese. Very tasty, not greasy, and the spices were a good blend of flavor and heat. The only downside was service. I think maybe they were short a few hands, but it took a while for my group to get our food ordered, and i had to go find the waiter to ask for the bill. He was super busy though, not just slacking off. Ambiance was lovely. Football on many crystal clear flat screens. And they bottomless chips n salsa are heavenly!"
Dined on 8/23/2013
my time there was well spent had a
great time. ... the server was not so good she was not there to our dining needs other than that the food was great"
Dined on 8/11/2013
Big indoor/outdoor Mexican
restaurant with some of the most uninspired and carelessly prepared food I've had in a while...the chips were stale, the guacamole seemed like it was from a jar (in the summer in So. California no less), and the drink I ordered which supposedly had Grey Goose vodka in it tasted like it had whatever kind of vodka you'd expect from a terrible hotel pool bar...just not a good experience in any way. Well, our waitress was nice and efficient, but not somewhere I'd eat again."
Dined on 8/1/2013
As part of our coastal California
trip, my husband and I ate here. It was as we expected -- good food, service, and ambiance. The carnitas dish was excellent, as was the chile relleno. Loved the outdoor seating and the fireplace. The drinks (margarita, mojito) are made with fresh ingredients -- so delicious."
Dined on 7/26/2013
The food was good. not traditional
or authentic in taste but pretty good. looks like a busy place so there was plenty of confusion amongst the hostesses. other than that we had a great experience. interior design was beautiful and environment was welcoming. Would definitely visit and recommend again."
Dined on 7/20/2013
I ordered the veggie burrito, a
couple bites in and I get a piece of steak in my mouth. I told my waiter, and he unsympathetically said he will have the chef make another one, as if he simply gave me the wrong order. For those of you carnivores, just imagine getting a piece of meat you wouldn't allow yourself to eat (e.g., horse meat, dog/cat meat) in your steak burrito. As it turns out, they have inspected the issue, and a piece of steak happened to jump off the grill and on the bite I took of the burrito, which probably means they cook meat on the same grill as vegetarian food! I ask him to cancel it, he insists to bring me a new one to-go, as I had lost my appetite, then charges me for it. Had to tell the manager to take it off."
Dined on 6/29/2013
Casa Blanca was great! When we
made our reservation, we asked for an outdoor table. When we got there, the host had set aside two, one in the sun and one in the shade, so we could choose. Needless to say, the service is good here. Our food was delicious, came quickly, and was eaten even quicker. And the pear margarita was to die for. Casa Blanca is a gem!"
Dined on 6/18/2013
Really great food and service.
Very filling and the biggest burrito ever! Would recommend."
Dined on 6/8/2013
We dined for brunch on Mother's
Day. They had great specials and the food and service were outstanding! The ease of making a reservation on Open Table was a PLUS!"
Dined on 5/12/2013
Four seniors who always enjoy this
company's other three restaurants were very happy to experience this addition to their portfolio. All aspects of our visit were delightful!"
Dined on 4/27/2013
Food is very good. Had the Tacos
del Mar - Shrimp and grilled fish. The patio is a great spot to enjoy lunch"
Dined on 4/26/2013
My friends and I went to Happy
Hour and we had a GREAT time, we will be back for sure!"
Dined on 3/1/2013
We were there for dinner with a
group of nine people. Everyone had a great time and they all enjoyed the dinner."
Dined on 2/22/2013
If you have dogs or kids,
definitely come here to sit outside on the patio."
Dined on 2/2/2013
My out of town in-laws took us
here for dinner on Friday night. I had never been there, so I was interested to see how it would be, especially after reading some pretty lukewarm reviews. It is really beautiful and neat looking inside. I marked this as kid-friendly - we saw a lot of other families, and it is so loud in there that it doesn't matter if the kids aren't being quiet. It was loud in a lively way, not too much noise that would make conversation difficult. The food was good. We got the carne asada (really good) the chimichanga (spicy but fantastic), the fajitas (good) and trio taco (very good). The salsa and guacamole was great! Would definitely go again."
Dined on 1/19/2013
Came for a birthday dinner. I had
been here several times for drinks and appetizers, but never for dinner- I was really impressed with the food; I had the carnitas which were delicious. We also enjoyed having happy hour all evening- that's a great deal. The atmosphere was great for our get-together, it was quiet (Monday evening) and the decor is really nice."
Dined on 11/26/2012
food was good but the margarita's
were very watered down and flavourless"
Dined on 11/15/2012
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