Paradise Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 702 Anacapa St

    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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  • 805-962-4416

About Paradise Cafe

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Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM

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Went to dinner here last week. This is a lovely cafe with indoor seating (in a cool old building), but the outdoor patio is fabulous!. Great food - some of their dishes are from their oak wood grill. Standouts from recent visit include the shrimp appetizer (perfectly grilled) and steak sandwich - recommended by our server (simple, but great flavor). Nice offering of local wines, and a decent selection of wines by the glass.

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★★★★★

Went to dinner here last week. This is a lovely cafe with indoor seating (in a cool old building), but the outdoor patio is fabulous!. Great food - some of their dishes are from their oak wood grill. Standouts from recent visit include the shrimp appetizer (perfectly grilled) and steak sandwich - recommended by our server (simple, but great flavor). Nice offering of local wines, and a decent selection of wines by the glass.

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The Paradise Cafe has been a Santa Barbara fixture for one reason. Good food, reasonably priced with a menu that shows the owners know what they are doing.
Sunny Sunday, on the veranda at Paradise. While the wait staff and hostess are California Careless the back of the house rocks! The burger was flavorful, cooked to a proper medium (pink line center) with hot shoestring fries. And my companion's bacon stuffed waffles disappeared with gusto. Our entres were under $10 each so compared to most Santa Barbara restaurants the Paradise says good value.
Unfortunately the service was typical California Careless.; it's hard to find good help I know. But a little training can go a long way when added to having servers who smile naturally. Don't let that deter you from a good meal - there are lots and lots of worse places when it comes to service.

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★★★★☆

The Paradise Cafe has been a Santa Barbara fixture for one reason. Good food, reasonably priced with a menu that shows the owners know what they are doing.
Sunny Sunday, on the veranda at Paradise. While the wait staff and hostess are California Careless the back of the house rocks! The burger was flavorful, cooked to a proper medium (pink line center) with hot shoestring fries. And my companion's bacon stuffed waffles disappeared with gusto. Our entres were under $10 each so compared to most Santa Barbara restaurants the Paradise says good value.
Unfortunately the service was typical California Careless.; it's hard to find good help I know. But a little training can go a long way when added to having servers who smile naturally. Don't let that deter you from a good meal - there are lots and lots of worse places when it comes to service.

Pros: Food, food, food with a nice off State Street outdoor patio and veranda.

Cons: Service is careless and unattentive.

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The food is OK, although some had to be sent back to reheat. The service set a new standard for terrible. Multiple apologies were followed by more forgotten requests; the food arrived at random over a period of nearly an hour. My advice: go somewhere that values its customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is OK, although some had to be sent back to reheat. The service set a new standard for terrible. Multiple apologies were followed by more forgotten requests; the food arrived at random over a period of nearly an hour. My advice: go somewhere that values its customers.

Pros: outside dining

Cons: service and attitude

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Their cobb salad is the best! Yummy and the patio is fun for a fairly large gathering.

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★★★★☆

Their cobb salad is the best! Yummy and the patio is fun for a fairly large gathering.

Pros: fun, casual but nice, patio

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When the sun shines, this is where chic Santa Barbara wants to lunch---under the umbrella tables and behind the green hedge. For years, this was an old-time Mexican restaurant. Then some young guys spruced it up, but kept the nostalgic…

 

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