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About 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.

509 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-9pm
(Closed Mondays)

Happy Hour: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, 5pm-7pm

Cross Street:
Haley and Cota

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 770-2760

Website:
http://cadizsb.com/

Entertainment:
On Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30pm Cadiz transforms into a lounge/nightclub with DJ's for entertainment.

Catering:
We offer various options for catering. Please call for details.

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.

Public Transit:
Right in front of our building at 509 State St.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Vazquez

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.

Private Party Contact:
Messina DeRose: (805) 259-6693

Additional:
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

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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Cadiz Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (10)
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Tapas (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Scenic View (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very nice ambiance. Food decent and good service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tapas
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·Dined on November 12, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 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!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 8, 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!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great and fast service, thanks for a delicious meal!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Menu options easy to read and great deserts and happy hour. I was there for my Birthday and was recommended by the hotel I was staying at and it was worth it, had a great time and food was sooo delicious. Will be back went we come to visit Santa Barbara again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Vegan, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was a family weekend away . Everyone in our group of six raved about their food and drinks. I ordered the Seared Salmon and it was wonderful. Three others ordered the special which was a Filet, apparently the best filet they had ever had. The table service was great and even after we had finished the meal we were not rushed to leave.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent meal and charming waiter

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Arrived at restaurant and were shown to table, didn't see anyone for a further 15 minutes. Dinner took much longer than expected to be served to the table. I was not impressed with the service at this restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was our second time to visit Cadiz. The patio offers great people watching along with the great food. Order a Santa Barbara wine to accompany your pasta or risotto and you won't be disappointed.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

In addition to looking for a great dining experience, we were looking for gluten-free dining for one person at the table. Searching online via four different sites brought us to Cadiz for purported high-quality gluten-free dining. Our experience was neither high-quality or gluten-free and we were left to wonder how on earth the reviews led us to eat here! Won't be back - no matter the occasion!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service was very good. We were seated promptly upon arrival. Had reservations and guessing by the groups that came in after us, they were also seated quickly. The food is exceptional. The paella and skin on salmon were incredible. The octopus appetiser was unique in presentation and flavour. Their olives appetiser are also recommended. Overall, a great dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great resturant! My fiance and went to celebrate her birthday. We were staying in Santa Barbara for the Labor day weekend. I went online to check out the reviews and took a chance and made reservations. She loved it! Recommend this resturant to anyone 100%!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Best place ever!

So good we came back the next night.

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Messina runs a wonderful top notch restaurant. I can't wait to get back to try more items off their creative and delicious menu.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Cool place, didn't disappoint other than the lack of much vegetation options.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The ambience and service were great. Cocktails were very good. A couple of the food items we ordered were really good, and others were just okay. Nothing special that would make us want to return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Waiter was very "business like". Ordered caprese salad and pasta bolognese to split with my daughter. Received the bolognese first. Waiting on caprese. The waiter told us that he put the order in and told them to have the items delivered in the order listed. OK. Not something you'd want to tell your customer. Food was excellent. Kitchen/Service needs improvement.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good food and service. Adequate serving size. Limited menu. Noise not bad at 7:00PM On an August Friday.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Lovely room, solid food, excellent bolognese. The problem was the server, who was an unpleasant combination of arrogant and incompetent. He kept forgetting...makes a diner suspicious... is "would you like a dessert menu" really so hard to recall?

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing shrimp ravioli with incredible sauce. Service was good but slow....however it was a busy night on State St. Great olive appetizer, and brushetta. Scallops appetizer and beet salad also delicious! Wife said skewers were amazing

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Poor service all around. We had to wait 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. Our waiter showed up infrequently and then completely forgot about us so we had to walk inside to pay our bill. Midway through our dinner, the restaurant turned into a club. Will never go back there for dinner or recommend it to friends.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had tapas consisting of the charturie plate and diver scallops. The charturie had large portions of meat and cheese that we couldn't even finish. The diver scallops were very tasty and cooked to perfection. The restaurant has a very elegant but casual decor. We also enjoyed the jazz music that played as background.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Creative food with a fabulous atmosphere. The service was far less than impressive. Again and again I was disappointed with the lack of attention from our waiter. Sitting outside is really loud so be warned...both in and out are beautiful tho...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Not good! I made a reservation after reading some very good reviews. It was so disappointing. We both got a starter salad, it was so average and underdressed. We both had the penne pasta, mine was vegetarian and his was with shrimp. We had totally different pasta, they apologized to me and said "sorry, we ran out of the pasta the dish comes with" (the pesto sauce was not good)...I asked for a spoon to twirl my pasta, the hostess came back with a small teaspoon and told me they didn't have any other clean spoons. We had to ask the waiter for water refills and bread and salt/pepper. I was a server myself, this was poor service.

I don't recommend this restaurant, sorry Cadiz, I was very disappointed!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The ambiance was great and quality of food was good. Some dishes were definitely better than others.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This was my first visit. Three of us were getting together for the weekend. One had the paella and loved it while two of us had the cioppino. It was messy but delicious. Overall, a really nice evening.

Tags: Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Superb tapas, especially the octopus! Disappointed they didn't have sangria that night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Not a bad restaurant, not great though. Ambiance is excellent for a date or quick drink on St. Street. Otherwise, food is average for the price they charge and service was a little slow.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Cocktails and food were delightful. Service was outstanding. Sat in the patio and could people watch but didn't feel out in the open. Highly recommended.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Service at the bar and at our table was awful. We had to keep flagging down the servers. The food was very good though and the place has a nice energy and feel.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great server tyler, great food

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