Good tapas on state street
Diver scallops are great, saffron risotto is another great dish. Some good specialty cocktails. It is tapas style so the plates are small so be prepared for that.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice tapa size dishes with
Nice tapa size dishes with various eclectic styles, not particularly Spanish. Loved the Moroccan chicken dish. Pleasant environment.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious in every way
Delicious first time experience at Cadiz! Food was tasty - from the albondigas to the flatbread to the Mediterranean trio. Drinks? Oh yes. Strawberry tequila is a must, even if you're not a huge tequila fan. Ambience was also perfect for a small social group, romantic dinnner or fun scene. Add attentive and friendly service on top of that and you've got yourself a fun evening!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive and hospitable staff
Attentive and hospitable staff with contemporary Cuisine.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas for 4 Would be Better
Excellent food, although if more of the tapas dishes served 4 instead of 3, we would have ordered more of them. As it was, we only got the lamb meatballs, as there was one for all 4 of us. Other than that, everything was delicious!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time eating here and it was great. The beet salad we ordered as a starter was heavenly. The drinks were delicious. Our table was very happy with our entrees. We ordered the cod salad, the Fettucine, spaghetti with clams and the Cadiz Burger.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great tapas with unusual combinations. Go on a Tuesday at about 6PM and you'll find a farmers' market just outside of Cadiz's door. If you dine in Cadiz's court yard, not only will you enjoy great food, but also enjoy the sights and sounds of the street fair.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant and lounge bar
Beautiful restaurant with great choice of fine Mediterranean food as well as local and European wines.
Good place either for a romantic dinner or for dining with friends. In the weekend the place becomes a lounge bar where it is possible to enjoy drinks in a very nice and eventful place.
The owners are amazing people as well.
My favorite place in Santa Barbara, will definitely come back every time I'm in town.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why is this place so empty?
I have been here several times and like it but it is clear that they are struggling. They are in a convenient downtown location, the food is great for sharing, and it is good.
A bit overpriced?
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
An outstanding dining experience!
Our food and the service was outstanding! The owner came to visit with us to ensure that everything was perfect!
Seating on the patio was a great way to observe the busy Santa Barbara State Street.
A great way to celebrate our 25th wedding Anniversary.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, not pretentious but still modern. Amazing, amazing baked goods. The bread and flat bread are both fantastic! Service was good and staff was a lot of fun. Can't wait to eat there again!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes to Cadiz!
A friend and I had a great dinner on Farmers Market Tuesday - - we shared perfectly prepred friend calamari, the tasty salmon entree on a bed of pureed corn and black forbidden rice and a beet salad -- couldn't finish it all...will be back for more soon!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went early, but a hopping
We went early, but a hopping crowd arrived as we left The table we ate at was too low.
The food is excellent.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a chance
We took a chance... We were on State Street (we are relative locals) and the places across the street were busy and loud and jumping. This little place directly across the street "Cadiz" was quiet with almost no one there. It was early (5pm). We read the reviews about possible bad service and thought, lets give them an opportunity.
We were treated like GOLD. The waiter was attentive, but not overwhelming. The food, pretty darn good. We picked all tapas and shared. The lamb meatballs were so good we ordered a second order!
Honestly, I really liked it here and would come again. BTW, eventually the place became busy just like the placed across the street.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cadiz is a great place to dine as a couple or with a bunch of friends. We love the food and the atmosphere. Looking forward to our next time there.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING!! That's the best way to describe our experience at Cadiz. Our daughter is a senior at UCSB and we were celebrating her 21st birthday. We are from Northern California and depended heavily on Open Table reviews to find a restuarant worthy of the occasion. We were beyond impressed, from the moment we walked up to check in, the owner herself greeted us with a personal happy birthday wish, to our beautiful table out front on the patio. We opted to order a few different appetizers to begin with, we chose to do our whole meal family style. The scallops....beyond words, we ended up ordering four orders!!
Our daughter graduates in June and we are already planning dinner here again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Not Fussy
We ate outside where it was quieter than inside since there was music inside. Food was excellent-we ordered small plates and shared. Happy Hour deals were great, both for food and drink.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was amazing, food
Service was amazing, food was great. Awesome happy hour. Will be returning!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long Wait, Good Service
We sat at 7:45. Were greeted promptly, order two drinks (one beer, one club soda & lime) and an appetizer of olives. Girl who took our order was apparently not our server; this came out as only the beer arrived and the club soda came much later. She apologized and told us this would not be on the bill.
We ordered with our server, Osso Bucco and steak. Our entrees arrived around 8:45. We were very hungry but the nice atmosphere kept us at bay. As our server delivered our meals he informed us that he had already spoken to the manager and that we would not be charged for them.
Food was great. This is an excellent example of how to handle a negative situation and turn it into a positive.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was full.
On the menu they have small bites plus entree's. The lamb meatballs (small bite, but enough to share) were excellent. I had the caprese salad and diver's scallops. Both were small bites and very good. Hubby had the homemade pasta and meet sauce and it was very good as well. We split the salad but the scallops had only two and not enough to share.
The food was very good but pricey for the portions served.
They have specialty drinks as well and are pricey too.
We will go back. It is a very nice restaurant with very good food.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time to this restaurant. The ambiance and service were wonderful!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for shared small
Great place for shared small plates. Had an excellent risotto with mussels and other good things. The carpaccio was a little skimpy, but good. I would have paid a few dollars more for a nicer, larger presentation, as most other restaurants provide.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM