Mesa Cafe & Bar

★★★★☆

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Kim Cameron, Valencia, CA
I have eaten here countless times. I kept trying to find something I really liked because everyone else loved to eat here. I just never really liked it. I LOVE Breakfast Burritos and Phili Cheese Steak sandwiches, but I don't love theirs. The Breakfast Burrito in kind of boring and I always needed to add things to enjoy it. It's huge, but instead of making it sooo big, I think they should make it smaller and add more ingredients (add extra cheese, potatoes, steak/bacon/sausage, remove the beans), and also start making a fresh, more traditional-Mexican style salsa (they use a store-bought salsa). Also, for the Philadelphia sandwich, they use processed steak, and processed cheese (the kind where slices come individually wrapped). For me, it ruins the sandwich. The breakfast Cottage Fries are really yummy, but sometimes they are inconsistent. My friend got hers and they were perfect, then I was served mine and they were black (same table!). Also, the Mexican food that I've tried is too Americanized. Anyway. The food is OK, but I just don't like it as much as everyone else I guess...

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Kim Cameron, Valencia, CA
I have eaten here countless times. I kept trying to find something I really liked because everyone else loved to eat here. I just never really liked it. I LOVE Breakfast Burritos and Phili Cheese Steak sandwiches, but I don't love theirs. The Breakfast Burrito in kind of boring and I always needed to add things to enjoy it. It's huge, but instead of making it sooo big, I think they should make it smaller and add more ingredients (add extra cheese, potatoes, steak/bacon/sausage, remove the beans), and also start making a fresh, more traditional-Mexican style salsa (they use a store-bought salsa). Also, for the Philadelphia sandwich, they use processed steak, and processed cheese (the kind where slices come individually wrapped). For me, it ruins the sandwich. The breakfast Cottage Fries are really yummy, but sometimes they are inconsistent. My friend got hers and they were perfect, then I was served mine and they were black (same table!). Also, the Mexican food that I've tried is too Americanized. Anyway. The food is OK, but I just don't like it as much as everyone else I guess...

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This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great place for dinner (really know for the breakfasts, however), and for bringing the kids as well with a popular kids menu.

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This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great place for dinner (really know for the breakfasts, however), and for bringing the kids as well with a popular kids menu.

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This is a Santa Barabar icon and you can't miss it. I've only been for breakfast and it is amazing! They do get crowded - a little greasy food to help sop up the left over booze!

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This is a Santa Barabar icon and you can't miss it. I've only been for breakfast and it is amazing! They do get crowded - a little greasy food to help sop up the left over booze!

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Mesa Cafe is an institution in Santa Barbara! Their breakfast is amazingly good, on top of the fun vibe it has. It's always packed because of their great service and their hair of the dog drinks. This is one of my all time favorite places in all of Santa Barbara!

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Mesa Cafe is an institution in Santa Barbara! Their breakfast is amazingly good, on top of the fun vibe it has. It's always packed because of their great service and their hair of the dog drinks. This is one of my all time favorite places in all of Santa Barbara!

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Great breakfast, delicious food, great service, and very affordable. Try the bloodly mary's there are out of this world !

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Great breakfast, delicious food, great service, and very affordable. Try the bloodly mary's there are out of this world !

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I enjoy this place because it is actually different from the run-of-the-mill! It's a completely chill and laid back bar and restaurant and they don't seem they are pining over you to order, eat, then get out.

In fact, I've meet an ex boyfriend here a few months back. It is THAT kind of place, so chill and easy to talk to people there. The bartender is always very prompt and makes my drinks with care.

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I enjoy this place because it is actually different from the run-of-the-mill! It's a completely chill and laid back bar and restaurant and they don't seem they are pining over you to order, eat, then get out.

In fact, I've meet an ex boyfriend here a few months back. It is THAT kind of place, so chill and easy to talk to people there. The bartender is always very prompt and makes my drinks with care.

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Mesa Cafe was my weekend breakfast joint when I lived in SB. It is great for breakfast, they serve large portions and yummy breakfast potatoes for a nice price. I love the spinach, tomato, and feta scramble. They also have a great hangover cure... mean bloody mary's! They also serve lunch and dinner all of it is good. The seating outside is the best, inside the booths are uncomfortable. This is a local spot and they always have sports on, so it can be very lively. All and all it's great eats on the way to the beach or after a long night!

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Mesa Cafe was my weekend breakfast joint when I lived in SB. It is great for breakfast, they serve large portions and yummy breakfast potatoes for a nice price. I love the spinach, tomato, and feta scramble. They also have a great hangover cure... mean bloody mary's! They also serve lunch and dinner all of it is good. The seating outside is the best, inside the booths are uncomfortable. This is a local spot and they always have sports on, so it can be very lively. All and all it's great eats on the way to the beach or after a long night!

Pros: Breakfast, drinks all day

Cons: inside seating

 

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