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Caya Restaurant, Goleta, CA
Caya Restaurant, Goleta, CA
Caya Restaurant, Goleta, CA
Caya Restaurant, Goleta, CA
Caya Restaurant, Goleta, CA

Caya Restaurant

3.8
3.8
377 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Inspired by the fresh coastal flavors of Santa Barbara, CAYA restaurant invites everyone to “Come As You Are” for a modern culinary adventure paired with a mood as relaxed and inviting as a California sunset.

Embark on a delectable journey through the West Coast with our seasonal menus influenced by sustainably sourced local ingredients and global cuisine inspirations. From social gatherings to intimate dinners, indulge in the relaxed and inviting indoor and outdoor atmosphere while your tastebuds savor the culinary traditions of the west through nostalgic homemade dishes and signature craft cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Asian, Latin American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 6:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 964-1288
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Phillip Stein
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (805) 964-1288
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Cross street
    Kingston Avenue
  • Parking details
    Self-parking is available in the hotel area. Additional parking can by found along Kingston Avenue
  • Public transit
    MTD Santa Barbara Bus system's nearest location is 1 block east on Calle Real and Kellog Avenue.
  • Entertainment
    Live Music in GoodBar Lounge every Sunday evening at 6PMTrivia Night in GoodBar Lounge every Wednesday evening at 7PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 377 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

  • Santa Barbara

    Kid-friendly

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

377 Reviews
  1. AdoQuin

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was one of our favorites in Goleta, though won't be going back. Waited 75+ minutes and all of the dishes arrived completely cold.

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  2. SBLocal

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was atrocious, with orders never delivered and long waits for service even on a quiet Monday night

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was never clear when I made the reservation that they had a special Easter menu. It would’ve been great for them to put that out there to let people know there was very little options available and it was disappointing.

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  4. notafoodie

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. The food, not so much. The meals were not hot, this was a brunch and one would expect egg dishes to be warm to hot. The meat was tough, hard to cut, three of us that had it didn’t eat any. Drinks were fine. Had been there for happy hour a couple weeks prior, again excellent service, good drinks and appetizers were good. Perhaps they just can’t do brunch and egg dishes.

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  5. JHcentralcal

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the $22 burger. Requested medium rare, it was so overcooked, almost unedible. Also asked for the sauce on the side, that did not happen. My friends also asked for their sauce on the side, that did not happen either. At the prices they are charging, food should be a lot better

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and so many great dishes to choose from. We were a party of 6 and everyone enjoyed there meal.. Are sever Julia was great!! We will definitely be back again!

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  7. TRacyS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. A little noisy but I hguess that means it's popular.

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  8. Kelsey

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended for Valentine's Day and had the dinner for two. The ambience is nice and the staff are really sweet. The food itself was amazing. A bit slow on the service- we were there for about two hours, which is tough on a weeknight. Our cheesecake was frozen solid but had good flavor. I'd return for the food, but I'm not sure that the V-day special was good value for money due to service and dessert.

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  9. JHcentralcal

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice small restaurant within the Leta hotel. Food was really good and they have a great bar with some really good wine choices. We had the tempura green beans and the tri tip flatbread pizza. Both were really good.

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  10. SharonAnnie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second lunch visit to Caya...DON'T go there for lunch unless you enjoy an empty dining room, one server, and long waits for your food (that remains a mystery...only one person in the kitchen or is the server preparing your meal??) Most hotel restaurants aren't busy at lunch, but this one is almost depressingly empty. The restaurant decor is lovely and bright. The food is nothing special...they serve breakfast all day and that's the best bet...I had the fresh berry crepes on my first visit and they were great. The quiche this time, not so much, and it was served with really greasy hash browns that weren't browned. Your best bet here is probably for dinner since most of the good reviews are for an evening meal.

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FAQs

Caya Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 964-1288.

Caya Restaurant is rated 3.8 stars by 377 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caya Restaurant

5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kingston Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 6:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Asian, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Self-parking is available in the hotel area. Additional parking can by found along Kingston Avenue
  • Public transit
    MTD Santa Barbara Bus system's nearest location is 1 block east on Calle Real and Kellog Avenue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Phillip Stein
  • Entertainment
    Live Music in GoodBar Lounge every Sunday evening at 6PMTrivia Night in GoodBar Lounge every Wednesday evening at 7PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 964-1288
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (805) 964-1288
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