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Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
+1 805-969-8500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (17 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cava is the best restaurant in Montecito Village. Consistently delicious food is served up with flair in this non traditional Mexican restaurant. I'm fond of their salmon dish served over mashed potatoes and collard greens with a bit of beets. There's also what I think...More

Thank kebolden2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Mexican menu. We both had fajitas with all the trimmings which were very tasty. My caramelised bananas were excellent

Thank CarlaJersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over all the experience was just pretty good. Food was good not great pretty average latin food over all. Good selection of tequila and a nice drink menu.

Thank fork_and_love
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated at a cozy table at the back of the building. It was in a quiet area which allowed easy conversation. Our server was attentive without hovering. The steak quesadilla is excellent. The pozole is also quite good, albeit a bit on the...More

Thank MOG808
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Ate at Cava Restaurant with our friends and enjoyed the experience. The service and food was very good. I ordered the Cesear Salad and was a little disappointed as it didn't really have a lot of taste. The other people in our party enjoyed their...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place is busy. And the food is one of the reasons why. Excellent preparation, excellent service and a good assortment of wine and beer. The night we were there, a mariachi band serenaded us. That was nice but it certainly cuts short the conversation...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I enjoy the food and drinks and their bartender will accommodate your selections. For instance, I don't like Cointreau in my margarita.....just Grand Manier and yes the will substitute. Food is great.

Thank Kathie M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival in Montecito, we search for options that were more affordable and focused on local cuisine. Cobb came highly recommended by our friends. Weather permitting, the outside seating is wonderful. Try the taco offering which we sampled with both pork and halibut. Very pleasant,...More

Thank BG_STL
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a great menu with options for everyone. Enjoyed a fresh arugula salad for lunch. Good service. Patio is lovely!

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I stopped in here for lunch, eagerly anticipating my meal as a friend of mine had told me she thought I'd love it. My experience was underwhelming. The food was so-so, and the service was less than attentive. I wouldn't bother to go back.

Thank foodandwinenerd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
    (Middle Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-8500
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Experience the bold flavors of superb Latin cuisine from Spain, Mexico and South America in a romantic setting in the village of Montecito. Sunflower colored walls, original artwork, cozy fireplace, relaxed outdoor terraza and a beautiful bar and Tapas lounge to sip Sangria with friends while listening to live Spanish guitars.
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