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Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
+1 805-969-8500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From San Diego to Paso Robles wine country, we stopped for lunch at this Spanish restaurant in beautiful download Montecito. Great wine list, Margaritas, homemade guacamole. For a substantial healthy lunch I feasted on their fresh seafood salad with large scallops, shrimp, and greens. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Cava for lunch while on a recent visit to Santa Barbara/Montecito Carpenteria. Good food, nice atmosphere, mediocre service. I had the Halibut tacos, which were quite delicious.

Thank Dahlia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This vibrant restaurant in the center of Montecito is a fun place to enjoy Mexican or Southwest cuisine. There is a nice patio for dining outside, and the interior is also attractive, with lots of booths to enjoy a more private dining experience. The food...More

Thank Pippiduck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Mexican restaurant in town, myself and my family really enjoyed the cuisine here. The service was crisp the bartender was great and the best drink is a Cadillac. We will be back !!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good clean food. We enjoyed the Veggie tostada with grilled chicken. Delicious guacamole. Excellent tequila menu in beautiful Montecito,CA on our way Santa Barbara.

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great food, good variations, good vibes. Only downside is we had went there specifically to sit at the bar and have dinner to watch an NBA playoff game, which they had on, but would not appease everyone at the bar with the volume so we...More

Thank Kruegerand
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We wanted a light supper and decided on Cava. We knew we wanted tapas so we ordered two: one was shrimp with garlic and toasted bread- delicious juices could be spooned over the shrimp. The second one had prosciutto and the second one had cheese....More

Thank nomoroy
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Offers traditional mexican food and some really special dishes. I had the lamb last time and it was excellent.

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Wanna to have fajitas, then search a mexican restaurant. Quite disappointed, it's not as yummy as expected. Price is average. Waiter is very attentive and helpful. Interior design is okay.

Thank piaHongKong
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Love eating here... several times a month. They have the BEST Cadillac Margaritas... along with fresh homemade chips and salsas... and their salad with salmon is fantastic. The chicken taquitos are also quite good... needless to say, it's hard to pick just one thing to...More

1  Thank Kalai K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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