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.
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, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Lovely food, very pretty setting (we sat ...
Lovely food, very pretty setting (we sat in the outer courtyard off the street.)
A highlight of the evening though was the service. We had our 6 year old son with us and our server and the bartender were both so kind and sweet with him. The bartender, Richard, created a special mocktail just for him and our son felt very special. He declared it "the best night of my life".
Cadiz was a lovely little gem on State S ...
Cadiz was a lovely little gem on State Street with very nice cocktails and wine. The food is oriented towards tapas and small plates and the interior is best for groups and cocktails with extra large seating areas and raised tables.
The servers were very attentive and cordial. The food was nicely presented and good. The restaurant would appeal for those on a date night or looking for a sophisticated bar scene.
Great food and ambiance. I've been there ...
Great food and ambiance. I've been there several times and the service is always mediocre. Our server was friendly and positive and did apologize for delays and issues, but something just doesn't run as smoothly as it should on the service side.
My husband and I were seated outside wit ...
My husband and I were seated outside with a view of State Street - it's a pretty view looking through the Moroccan style arches at the street scene which that night included the farmers market. Our server was friendly and professional and very knowledgable in recommending wine pairings with the food. We ordered the marinated olives, something we order every time, because they're so good. We also shared the scallops and the ahi tuna, which were excellent. For our main, we shared the steak and one other dish and enjoyed them very much. We look forward to returning.
Loved the new dishes!
Hadn't been here in a while and to our delight there were a number of delicious new dishes. I chose the seafood paella which the perfect blend of light but still filling. Plenty of seafood in it, strong flavors and a hint of spicy. Went perfect with my cocktail which was a tequila cocktail (forget the name) but was also spicy. Fun and scrumptious meal, always beautiful setting.
We ordered from Cadiz' tapas and entree ...
We ordered from Cadiz' tapas and entree menu. The lamb meatballs, the risotto balls, and the steak skewers were excellent. The receptionist offered us specialty seating when we needed special accommodation. The food seemed authentic and uniquely flavored. We didn't enjoy the bruschetta as it was hard to eat with the amount of pine nuts on top. The flat bread was plain although the artichoke heart on top was wonderful. Skip the Romano salad. The atmosphere is slightly off, though. We were seated inside and the front door was open to the street where significant amounts of cigarette smoke wafted in. The tables were uncomfortably square, too large and scratched up. The seats were small chairs or wicker couches that were too low to reach the table. We would revisit this restaurant for lunch if we were in town, but it was too expensive and the food too uneven in quality to make a special return only trip to Santa Barbara.
Great service, great food, beautiful setting. Top notch in all aspects. My girlfriend and I love it here for a night out. Fancy enough to be special, but still on the hip, casual end. Food is great, I got the mushroom risotto which is new and delicious. Richard at the bar was great
Lovely lovely Cadiz -- beautiful ambienc ...
Lovely lovely Cadiz -- beautiful ambience, attentive service, excellent wine and cocktails, and tasty plates small and large. Although I could wish for a few more vegetarian items, I always find enough to eat, even if it's two small plates, like the California-style bruschetta and the beet salad. The mushroom risotto was delicious. And we hung out for nearly three hours, chatting in the relaxed environment on the patio. So nice!
Such a wonderful experience
Food was delicious, diver scallops were superb. They gave us complimentary champagne and dessert because it was our anniversary and that was lovely! I would definitely recommend this place great wine list, good service, and very romantic.
The food was tasty and well displayed. Although the portions appeared small, I found them to be filling - just right. The waiter was a bit too chummy for my taste but pleasant enough. The menu, though small, had some good options that were more tasty than their descriptions implied.
This is one of those times when the food makes up for the rest of the dining experience. Our table for two was near the front door and in the center of the patio which was encased in plastic because it was cold outside. There was one of those tall propane heaters just feet away from our table. It was really pumping out the heat, and we were uncomforable the first half of the meal. A waiter never helped us, but a woman from behind the bar kept coming over to take our orders and serve the food. The food was wonderful. The lamb meatballs were the perfect starter and the pasta bolognese made with wild boar would make me go back.
Cadiz is a very special place!
We have wanted to go to Cadiz for quite a while, finally did, and it was really wonderful? Great and knowledgeable staff, really good food, nice wine selection, plus it's warm and beautifully lit. The atmosphere is very intimate and inviting for any occasion.
What a great experience! A group of 4 of ...
What a great experience! A group of 4 of us went there on 15th for a late dinner. Our waiter was super nice and knowledgable. He tried everything to make us happy from the wine to food and dessert! During our dinner the manager came to check on us to make sure we were not bothered by people smoking on the patio. A little before midnight the place turned to a dance club and DJ played good dance music! Everyone had great time last night! Thank you very much!
Simple meal but just right!
I ordered the Caesar salad and then added grilled shrimp and the chef was happy to accommodate the addition, and it was a perfect dish. I also got a side of fries and it made for a great simple meal. Very satisfied and happy with my overall experience and will be back!
The food was excellent and the ambiance ...
The food was excellent and the ambiance is lovely. I would recommend requesting an indoor table if weather is cold/rainy. The table space was warm enough, but the plastic drapes are not nearly as nice as the beautiful flowing linen drapes in the inside. I really enjoy the attention to detail in the decor; especially the candles and lighting on the inside. The covered patio is best when it is warm and sunny.
New Years menu
I have only been to this place once and it was for New Years eve. It had a special prix fixe menu and I can't judge it on it's regular menu.
I ordered the paella which was recommended to me by my hotel hostess and waitress. There was very little seafood in the paella, some shells were empty, one was a broken shell from a clam. The rice was not the kind and texture I know from real Spanish paella. The first course were scallops that were cooked perfectly and had a little bit of sand in one of them. My girlfriends' steak main course was pretty good, she thought it was undercooked for medium. Her caprese salad was ok.
Overall, I would not recommend this place for its food, the location is great if you are a tourist.
the oxtail was tough...
Service was very slow on not a particularly busy night. The servers were friendly enough, but it took a long time to get our food. We ordered one appetizer each, and entree came a little after an hour after we sat down.
I ordered the Gnocchi with ox tail. The gnocchi was delicious but the meat that came out was not ox tail like. I've had plenty of oxtail and know it's texture. The pieces of meat that came with the gnocchi were tough little pieces of roasted or grilled beef. Very disappointing.
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