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.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Italian, Seafood, Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-9pm
Happy Hour: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, 5pm-7pm
Haley and Cota
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30pm Cadiz transforms into a lounge/nightclub with DJ's for entertainment.
We offer various options for catering. Please call for 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.
Right in front of our building at 509 State St.
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: 8052596693x
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
1st time there, expected more. Service ...
1st time there, expected more. Service was ok. Food portions were small and overpriced. No bread was offered, I specified I was there celebrating a birthday and nothing was offered for that occasion. Small children should not be allowed at this type of restaurant, it's an adult atmosphere and unfortunately my date and I rushed out when a family with 2 small fussy toddlers sat about a foot away from us.
Would I go back? perhaps for a drink only.
Everything was lovely! Ambiance is cozy ...
Everything was lovely! Ambiance is cozy and elegant with many special details.
Our meal was very good - a tender rib eye, sweet salmon and creamy risotto. Delicious all around!
The service was much warmer and friendlier than a year ago.
We loved Cadiz. The food was exceptiona ...
We loved Cadiz. The food was exceptional and great value. Our waitress took her time to dote on us (I believe she among the owners family members). The Lamb special, the pasta, the scallops, and the homemade ice cream all stood out for our party of 8. We ordered some very nice wine with her help. Overall we enjoyed the dinner much more than we had expected. Good job!
Our first time at Cadiz & we're thrilled ...
Our first time at Cadiz & we're thrilled to have found it! The ambiance is lovely, romantic, comfortable and perfect lighting. The menu and food are excellent with a variety of interesting and creative choices. The service was fine & friendly, but could be a bit more polished. We will definitely return and highly recommend for a lovely dinner out on State Street downtown Santa Barbara.
Another amazing experience at Cadiz. Ca ...
Another amazing experience at Cadiz. Cadiz used to be our go to spot and we hadn't been there in a while and were again blown away by the caliber of drinks, food, and service. A quick reminder that this needs to again be a coveted spot in our rotation.
I gave an overall 5 star because I had l ...
I gave an overall 5 star because I had lost my gold and diamond ring when dining there. The management was very responsive and even called me at 2 A.M and left voicemail to say that the time g was found. Exceptional!!!!
The staff were super kind to my husband ...
The staff were super kind to my husband and I on a weekend getaway to Santa Barbara. Getting a reservation was not too difficult, and they called the night before to re-confirm. The server was also very friendly and we hope to revisit on our next visit to SB.
Cadiz is our favorite restaurant in Sant ...
Cadiz is our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara for over 5 years. Wonderful atmosphere, creatively prepared libations and cuisine. Service can be spotty, but would not come for a weekend in Santa Barbara without at least one exquisite meal here.
My family visited Santa Barbara for an e ...
My family visited Santa Barbara for an evening event. We were able to be seated early in the outdoor courtyard. Very beautiful environment. Server took drink orders and apps order; I asked for a class of wine with the main course. Apps were wonderful. It took a long while for the main dishes to arrive and we were not visited by serving staff until time to clear plates for main dishes. Though not wrapped in Prociutto as I believe it was advertised on menu (piece of prociutto on top) the guest with the wagyu burger was happy with plate. Two orders of risotto were a bit under seasoned but wait staff brought red wine vinegar when requested. Paella plate was great. My wine did not come with main course as requested. I believe I would have a better experience on another visit. I will try again.
It was our 25th wedding anniversary and ...
It was our 25th wedding anniversary and the whole Cadiz team took great care of us, but especially our waiter Justin. Firstly the hostess seated us in a cozy corner on their elegant patio and then Justin made sure we cared for throughout the night. The chef sent out several complimentary tapas for us to enjoy (which Justin coursed out just right so we won't overwhelmed). Cadiz has authentic Spanish dishes enhanced with their own flare that will please any foodie! They all made us feel very special on our special night!
We were a tad underdressed as we're here ...
We were a tad underdressed as we're here for hubby to ride the Santa Barbara 100 but were greeted warmly, seated promptly & our server, Tyler, couldn't have been nicer. Hubby had the arugula fettuccine with shrimp while I had Mary's chicken which was ever so slightly over cooked but still tender & flavorful. Indulged in their chocolate mousse for dessert & it hit the spot, not too sweet, light with good chocolate richness. We had dinner early since hubby leaves early for the ride but this place apparently has a DJ later in the evening so we could see that it's probably a very popular night spot. Very nice ambiance & a very good meal with attentive service.
We were looking for somewhere to eat in ...
We were looking for somewhere to eat in Santa Barbara that was different. Read reviews on the restaurant and decided to try it. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food was fantastic! We had great service as well. They were very attentive. We will definitely go back when we are in Santa Barbara again.
What a fantastic experience! Our waiter ...
What a fantastic experience! Our waiter Justin was both cordial and knowledgeable, explaining dishes on their multicultural menu. The food presentation was photo-worthy and flavor was delicious - portioned just right. We opted for the tiramisu dessert and a cappuccino to top off the evening, which couldn't have been better. Owner/operator onsite and delightful in conversation.
This was our second dining experience at ...
This was our second dining experience at Cadiz. We first came as a couple in May and brought 2 other couples for our second trip. The restaurant is beautifully designed both inside and out. We enjoyed sitting outside under the heat lamps and could easily converse with one another. The starters were generous and a couple could be one's dinner. We enjoyed arancini, calamari, the sausage flatbread. I especially liked the market salad that had mixed greens, berries, and veg in season. All the entrees were generous, delicious, and we'll priced. I loved the salmon with crispy skin. My husband had the mushroom risotto and my friends the paella, pasta with salmon. We are from San Francisco Bay Area and love trying new restaurants but this restaurant is worth revisiting.
We sat on the patio, which was very enjo ...
We sat on the patio, which was very enjoyable. My wife ordered the shrimp fettuccini, which was rather bland and only lukewarm upon arrival. I ordered the shrimp and lobster ravioli which was very good. The staff was friendly, and we received 2 free desserts, either for our joint birthdays or for the complaint about the lukewarm dinner (which they did offer to replace). We were in town just for our birthdays and if we came to town again, would be willing to try the restaurant again.
We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Cadiz. ...
We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Cadiz. Service was superb and the food was even better. The seared Ahi appetizer was a favorite of mine as well as the salmon fusolini entree. We were even fortunate to receive some complimentary samples from the chef for us to try. I recommend Cadiz for a special occasion.
Recommended by a friend who lives in SB. ...
Recommended by a friend who lives in SB. Packed restaurant and great looking place, so expected great food. It was very bland- ahi crostini, paella, and cioppino. The service was awful except the hostess who finally saved us from sitting there being ignored forever. Passed on dessert bc menus brought but after 20 minutes server never returned. Had to get hostess to bring our check and pay. Had awesome dessert somewhere else.
This was our first time at this restaura ...
This was our first time at this restaurant and we all thought it was very good. Scallop appetizer was excellent, although small (just 2 scallops). Cocktails were good but quite pricey - $15 for a cranberry martini. We ordered the salmon, which was well prepared and very tasty. Dessert was chocolate mousse and tiramisu -- both were excellent. Service was also exceptional. The atmosphere is charming -- kind of Spanish Moorish. We sat on the covered front patio -- the perfect spot for a warm summer night. Would definitely recommend.
Delicious house wine! The beet salad was ...
Delicious house wine! The beet salad was incredible, and their entrees are mouth-watering. Portions don't look big, but they will fill you up no problem. Our reservation was for 7:00, but I'd recommend eating there a little later on in the evening, like 8 or 8:30, because the restaurant seemed a little empty until we finished our food, at which point the ambiance changed to very lively and happy!
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