The service on our visit was mixed up and just plan weird. Our server (female) seemed confused, flakey and a bit eccentric--but not in a good way. We chose a wine, which happened to be from Mexico & her comments about the wine being "interesting" made us question our choice. She queried the chef who recommended a Kunin wine . After a period of time waiting for our wine to be delivered , our server appeared asking--again--if she could get us something to drink. We reminded her about the recommended Kunin. Since she felt the wine should "breath" she said she was giving us a "soft poor", however we each received a full pour of wine. The quality of the food was good, however the rest of our dining experience was puzzling and somewhat comical.
Beer was warm, mixed cocktails not that great! Food and service amazing!
Been there several times. Love it and will go back for sure.
I finally had the opportunity to dine at Oveja Blanca, and I'm already looking forward to coming back. Both my dining partner and I found everything we ordered to be perfectly prepared, with bright, unique flavors. The octopus carpaccio was my favorite hit of the evening, but there were no misses. Service was attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere was upscale without being stuffy.
This restaurant takes an extremely creative approach to Latin fusion cuisine.
Great service and interesting food; will go back again
Innovative, clever menu with outstanding presentation
Always great to see chef Robert and enjoy his creations. We'll be back....
We loved the service and the food. The steak and pork tacos are excellent, the yellowtail perfectly prepared and the rice pudding super natural. Great selection of wines by the glass. We will be back to try the nachos, octopus, and tuna.
Decided to visit on Valentines Night for the $55/person, three course dinner. Upon arriving we were immediately greeted by our server and promptly seated. We chose the bruschetta, as well as the burrata for our appetizers. Both were great, but the bone marrow bruschetta was to DIE for! I wish I had 20 more orders of it since there were only two pieces, but I'll take what I can get.
Our main courses consisted of the scallops, and the risotto. Both were equally amazing. Could not decide which I loved more.
Can't believe it's our first time visiting but it's definitely on our favorites list.
Waiter brought wrong dish..... and a mor expensive at that.... extra glass of wine on bill that we didn't order.... all in all an ok experience .... food pretty good
Yummy unusual cuisine. Love the creativity of the menu. Great wine selections.
Wonderful experience! Quaint yet elegant atmosphere. Food was delectable. As vegetarians, we had delicious, quality food. Nachos were to DIE for — we could have ordered several more plates of them. Avocado salad was so refreshing — we savored each piece of greens! Veggie tacos were hearty and fresh. Everything was tasteful and presented artfully. Service was on point — from always getting what we needed to being very pleasant and helpful. All of the staff was lovely. Great ambiance for any occasion Santa Barbara style. You don't want to miss Oveja!
Everything was amazing!!
One of my favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara. Small menu but everything is great. I am a vegetarian and there are enough wonderful items (my favorite--the purple potato tacos) to enjoy the meal.
Great food, beautifully presented. Attentive service.
Been here 2x - and will go back. Food, service , location excellent. My only comment would be that I fend the prices a bit high for the portion sizes.
We had been to Oveja once before this visit and had a great experience, but this time it was pretty disappointing. We're SB locals, and was just looking for a nice casual Friday night dinner. First off, Tim our server was great so our disappointment didn't have to do with service. One of our apps was the salmon tostada and the tortilla was stale, the Bocal was cold, and tortillas also stale again for the steak tacos and pork bell tacos. I will admit that they were very apologetic, but this was also after our second courses took almost an hour to arrive. There was a larger party and we felt a little forgotten. All in all, I think with Black Sheep and Oveja sharing the same kitchen our table just fell through the cracks this time. Hope it's better next time!
Great food....creative & delicious! We sat outside which could've been very enjoyable except for the fact that the numerous waitstaff used this patio to carry food to their adjoining restaurant (Black Sheep). It felt like we were dining in the middle of the 101 during RUSH HOUR!!! Not much for a relaxed dinner.
Creative Latin cuisine. Delicious tapas, great for sharing. Make sure you save room for desserts. A must try when you visit Santa Barbara.