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For 2
7:00 PM
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614 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (5)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-9pm
(Closed Mondays)

Happy Hour: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, 5pm-7pm
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Phone number
(805) 770-2760
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Vazquez
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Private party facilities
Spanish, Italian, and Sicilian Inspired Cuisine in historic Downtown Santa Barbara. Tapas, seafood, flatbreads, pastas & entrees all made from local, fresh produce and seafood. Seasonal cocktails & market-fresh ingredients come together in a warm, inviting space perfect for your next special event.
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Private party contact
Messina DeRose: (805) 259-6693
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We offer various options for catering. Please call for details.
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Cross street
Haley and Cota
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Parking details
On Friday and Saturday Nights, we provide complimentary Valet Service out of our back Parking Entrance, which is located on 509 Fig Street.

There is also ample public parking just a few feet away from our front door. The lot is located at Anacapa and Cota Street.
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Public transit
Right in front of our building at 509 State St.
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On Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30pm Cadiz transforms into a lounge/nightclub with DJ's for entertainment.
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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
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 614 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is so beautiful and the wait staff is super friendly. Valentine's Day was obviously packing up the restaurant, but even so the atmosphere was nice.

Jerry (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall, very good.
It was a price fixe menu for Valentine’s Day.
The service was just “okay”. Meh.
But we’d return and I talked it up with some of my colleagues.

vipStephenl (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food - excellent service - excellent ambiance. Not much else to say.

Rinsb (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Very appealing decor and nice menu featuring tapas and Spanish themed seafood. Good food, good service.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

It was excellent

vipCQfamily (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Very nice ambiance. Food decent and good service.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

The tapas are out of this world! Warm and flavorful. We were visiting from out of town for Thanksgiving and decided to have the thanksgiving entree. It was not outstanding. I appreciate them catering to those that wanted a traditional dinner however I recommend they stick what they do best.
The rest of the dinner was outstanding including the cocktails.

EddC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food - roughly 1 hour to get main dish though. I think they had lost the order, sheer bad luck on our end probably dye to a special group event in the back, because they put the dessert on the house. All in all, a nice place with good food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Maseena, we missed you. Everything was wonderful as usual.

vipYouGetOneShot (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Original combination of Italian and Spanish, leaning mostly to Spanish. Owner is Sicilian and "sharks" the room quietly to be sure every guest is happy and every detail is attended to. Staff works like a well oiled machine and are constantly helping everyone, even if you have a different waiter. Food choices are unique and different. Wine list limited but they had some European options off the list that made us happy. Only complaint is the affinity to Pecorino cheese as it's in everything. Even the Charcuterie was 3 or 4 different types of it and then again on our salads and mains! Definitely worth a visit.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

The ambiance is very nice, great lighting with a hint of Moroccan, made it for a very comfortable evening. The food was excellent, and the service was great; we enjoyed our dinner.

Nyfeds (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

We were eager to give Cadiz a try as we love Spanish and Italian cuisine. My husband and I both ordered paella. Food was lukewarm, the shellfish was tepid, the rice lacked any hint of saffron seasoning and was starchy. It appeared as if the paella was pre-prepared and then reheated. If food is freshly prepared it is steaming hot. Our dishes were not. We complained to our server and he supposedly spoke to the "chef." He assured us that the chef said it was freshly prepared, but we found it very hard to believe. The server said he would give us a dessert as "compensation." We refused as we were all ready turned off. In addition, no manager was around for us to speak to to complain. We shall never return to this very poor excuse of a restaurant. Our dining experience there was dismal. Next time we are in Santa Barbara, we shall go to our favorite Italian restaurant, which I am sorry we didn't this time around - Ca Dario, which is superb. Cadiz is a major fail!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful flavors from the Tapas, pot belly a must, to Paella.

vipJayK (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

For our first ever evening in Santa Barbara we selected Cadiz because the reviews were great and it is within walking distance of the condo we're renting. We loved everything! Fresh ingredients; perfectly prepared pasta dishes; terrific setting and ambience. Professional servers are a cut above.
Thanks for a great welcome to SB. Cadiz set a very high bar.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, but the arrival of both our appetizers and entres was slow. Took over 25 minutes for each to arrive. A bit surprising considering it was not that crowded. Once I brought it to the server's attention the food came out right away and we were waited on by three different servers till we left!