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Milk 'n Honey
Milk 'n Honey

Milk 'n Honey Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://milknhoneytapas.com
  • Phone: (805) 275-4232
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Alvaro Castellanos Rojas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We tailor our catering to each event. Please call 805.669.8733 for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer off site private dining for up to 125 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Alvaro (805) 669-8733
  • Entertainment: Available for bookings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Paid parking in rear (free for first 75 minutes)
A word from Milk 'n Honey
Years ago, before paved floors, Spanish bar keeps would cover their drinks with a napkin to keep dust from falling into their customers' drinks. The napkins eventually evolved into small plates to hold food and from there, the food on top of the drink became known as "tapas". We serve an eclectic variety of Spanish fusion style tapas at our locally owned restaurants "milk & honey" and "Alcazar." We look forward to seeing you soon!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Normally, I'm apprehensive about going to a tapas bar with my kids and husband, because I don't feel everyone gets a proper amount of food to fill them up. But " milk n honey" was the complete opposite, the good portions were decent and the food was amazing! We all left satisfied! The avocado hummus, the sweet potatoes fries and the pizza were not just delicious and innovative, but kid friendly as well."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Very delectable food. Everything on the menu is deeeeelllliiicious. My favorite are the PB & J sliders. Soooo amazing!! The small plates are great for sharing. A must try. The flavor combinations of each plate are spot on. All your taste buds are satisfied."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed and the staff of 5 people managed to run the place well. We were seated by the kitchen in a romantic, albeit loud, booth. The noise level was pretty high in the entire dining room, but was amazingly enough part if this restaurants charm! Small and dim lighting, fun hustle and bustle type restaurant. Delicious and fun Spanish tapas. Lots of pork and lamb. Try the avocado hummus. Yum!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food and drinks were absolutely fantastic!! I highly suggest the Brussels sprouts. While they seemed to have enough of a staff, it took our waitress quite a while to greet us. It then took forever to try and get a check from her. So much so, it took longer to ask for our check then it did for our food to arrive once we placed our order. We were not necessarily in a hurry, but it was just kind of annoying. Especially, we she had to walk by our table every time she walked to her other tables outside."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "first tapas bar i have been to with not an olive, almond or bit of octopus in sight. still good food though. lamp pops delicious. noisy. server very charming and tried hard to be attentive but she had the entire restaurant to serve - i counted 9 tables plus a few outside. i'd go back only after calling to be sure that i wouldn't wait 10 minutes to order a salad or a 2nd drink. good drinks."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Milk 'n Honey is one of several amazing places owned by Alvaro Rojas. The food is absolutely phenomenal. Every dish that came out was so perfectly crafted that I couldn't have asked for anything better. They also have a wonderful selection of mixed drinks divided by type of alcohol that they lovingly prepare. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara and will definitely be getting my business again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We loved everything they put in front of us! From the drinks to the food, it was all amazing"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My wife and I loved the food. We even re-ordered a few items, they were that good. Drinks were good too! It was very crowded, even for late in the evening, so make a reservation. Can't wait to try their sister restaurants."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What an outstanding menu! We loved this place so much that we made a point of going back before we left town. We thoroughly enjoyed the wait staff and got to meet the owner who is a wonderful chef in his own right! YUMMY! And if you're short on cash and time, make sure you at least check out the Happy Hour specials!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Wanted to try and have a night out without just a typical meal. The variety of both cocktails and tapas was excellent. Something for everyone. The brussel sprouts and and lamb sliders were our favorites, but everything was great as well like the patatas bravas and shrimp tapas. We tried 3 whiskey cocktails which were all very good. The tequila drink, Heat of Passion was the only one I probably wouldn't order again. Super spicy to the point of numbing our taste buds for the food :)"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love a bar atmosphere but this place was stifling. Dark and no air conditioning. Music so loud it was impossible to converse. Lighting is very poor. The menus where filthy, covered in food and stains. The food and drinks where acceptable not impressive but I may just have been too uncomfortable to be happy with the food and drinks. It might be considered intimate and charming if it was not so loud."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Milk and Honey is fantastic! We loved the Lamburghinis, prawns with garlic over rice, pears with brie and balsamic vinegar, PBnJ sliders, to name a few. Excellent service. Great energy! Must Go!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went to M&H based on reviews and the fact that it was tapas. We didn't expect such awesome food, great and friendly service by all the staff and such a vibrant scene. It is loud at times, so if quiet is what your looking for, you may want to reconsider. The chipotle shrimp was so good, I ordered it twice! Loved it so much that we went back for the incredible bacon cream brulee the next night. Loved it. We'll be back the next time we're in town!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I loved this place!! Food was fantastic! My fave was the lamb burgers. Drinks were fantastic! The dessert cookie with ice dream was delicious! Ambiance fun and hip. Service was fantastic. The pork sliders and one of the pizzas was really good too. Yam fries and aioli sauce were sooo good. And I don't normally like yam fries!! The manager was on it! He took care of us. It's rather small inside but doable. There is an outside area too with a nice wall fireplace. I will be back here whenever back in Santa Barbara!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food and cocktails. Menu had lots of not usually seen and interesting choices.We will return."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Amazing drink menu, bordering on mixology style beverages. Great tapas foods with unique mixes on classic tapas, and inventive mixes of flavors and styles. My favorite was the various sliders they have on Hawaiian rolls. The service was amazing too. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Service is a bit on the slow side, but the food is worth the wait so be patient. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "If your a foodie this is a place for you! You have to try the PB&J Sliders yum."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went to Milk & Honey for my sister's bachelorette dinner and had a great time! We had several servers who rotated around helping the tables, one who seemed to be 'in-charge' but it was pretty fun having consistent help/service from the entire staff. This is a much smaller restaurant than I was anticipating, so I am VERY glad I had a reservation (a group of 4 was quoted a 45-60 min wait time as we were arriving at 8:30 pm on a Saturday.) All of the food we had was great, and they will even add one or two extra pieces to most menu items if you have 5 people instead of 4, as most items come with either 2 or 4 pieces in traditional tapa's style. Great bar drinks too!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We dined w/ a group of 9 - Fri night. We enjoy tapas eating, so we were excited to try MilknHoney for the 1st time. Seating inside is "tight", but was fine. Music playing on speakers is VERY loud, so you cant talk to anyone sitting 2-3 people away. That's frustrating, but live & learn. Food: Nice, unique menu w lots of options for all tastes. We ordered 10-12 items, from Lamborghini Burgers to Tuna Tartar. Most plates were tasty, & our group cleaned the plates. Food arrived quickly, & we could order as we went along. Nice. Service: At some point our server vanished & never surfaced. We saw her eating at a table outside. We stopped getting water & had to wait 15+ min w/out attn b4 someone else came & took dessert orders. Odd. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Was looking for a last minute place while driving up to Santa Barbara to eat before a show and found Milk and Honey. Made a reso, and had great tapas, great wine, great service, was awesome all around! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Okay the guys that work here are SOOO HOT. The food was okay. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad. If you go early there is almost no one there. Heard it's a hotspot on the weekends though. Can't verify that but sounds likely!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Very fun dining with well conceived and executed dishes that each are enough for 3 or 4 people to sample or 1 to gorge. Getting a smorgasbord of 4 items worked great for our party of 3. Especially liked the avocado hummus. Yum. Prices for Santa Barbara dining are low."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Service, food, and drinks were loved by our entire group!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If you love flavor and the tapas style servings, then this place is for you! Love the infusion of flavors and variety of foods available. Drinks were unique and flavorful! The wait staff was extremely cheerful as well. I have already been telling all of my friends about this wonderful restaurant, and plan to go again soon!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This tapas restaurant has an extensive menu making it hard to decide what to eat. We really enjoyed trying lots of things and sharing them. The wine list could use some improvement but they do have a full bar."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The guy that was bartending must have been having an off night because he was incredibly dull and disengaged but the food was good. Highly recommend the PBJ sliders they were fantastic. Skip the goat cheese, it's about 1/2 an ounce of cheese and 6 ounces of sauces."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The food had glimpses of being excellent but there was too many issues even with the good pieces. We had a potato dish where many of the potatoes were raw and sliders that weren't very tasty"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I am a huge fan of tapas, have been to every new spot in LA and whenever in a new city it's the first spot I look for. The food here was awesome, layers of flavor sand very complexed interesting mix of ingredients. The place is casual chic and fun. The service was poor though, innitial plates were not at all paced and other plates seemed to take forever, she never checked on drinks, we had to go out if our way to get the hostess to find our server so we could either order more wine or cocktails. Other than that, it's a terrific restaurant. I definitely recommend."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "This was our second time here. We really like the concept, location and food. Our first server was good, but after that two others took over. OMG! Relax! They would not leave us alone. Their lack of sincerity made it even worse. There were empty tables, so they weren't trying to rush us out. It's too bad as otherwise it can be a good experience here."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Highly recommended by locals we knew but was just ok."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "The "Hest of Passion" martini is out of this world. Worth going to M&H for this drink alone."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "I love the Date with a Pig, Brussel sprouts, and the sliders with spicy Pulled Pork. Alcazar is the sister Restaurant on the Mesa, also very good."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Great food and service. The Drink Menu is full of original items that everyone should try. I would like to come back with a group of 4-6 and just spend the evening drinking, eating and chating."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Great drinks. Would recommend over the food which was fine but the drinks were better."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "This was a very fun place. great cocktail menu, which is what drew me. also excellent food (we ordered small plates: "date a pig" - excellent bacon-wrapped dates with a bit of honey; sweet potato fries: a wonderful salad; and more). we had out 16 year old son with us and, thought it feels a bit like a nightclub/bar scene inside - in a classy way, we had a wonderful waitress who made us all (including our son) quite confortable. Relaxing, social, cool."
    Dined on 4/2/2013
  • "Perfect find for happy hour before a show. The menu is diverse with generous portions and the service was friendly and attentive, but not too attentive."
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "Dori provided excellent service to our guest. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/13/2013
  • "This is a favorite spot for interesting tapas, great drinks and clubby ambiance."
    Dined on 3/7/2013
  • "Great date place. i wich the vegetaian menu had more options without cheese but it was overall great food. blood orange martini was excellent. a favorite of mine for sure"
    Dined on 3/2/2013