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Toma Restaurant and Bar

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324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
+1 805-962-0777
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked on line to celebrate a special birthday we had asked for a nice table. What we got was an average table in the corner. Staff were pleasant enough. My wife has a restricted diet and online there was plenty of choice, when we reviewed the menu there was very little for her to choose for a main course. Luckily... More 

Thank Charles B
Santa Monica, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My honey brought me to Toma for my birthday dinner this year while we were in SB for the weekend. Toma has delicious food: OMG, the grilled octopus and also the lamb entree! Such an interesting combination of textures and flavors in that lamb dish. Very generous portions overall. For dessert the olive oil cake was fab. The service was... More 

Thank jv297
Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the Bone Marrow Appetizer to the Line Caught Wild King Salmon and the New Zealand Lamb Chops it is an evening to remember on my Birthday Cruise.

Thank Rocket-Manlv
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small and cramped, I was a little nervous at first. Once the food came, we could have been there by ourselves. Everything was delicious. Great waitstaff and laid back pace all made for an enjoyable evening. We will be back.

Thank alimentoD
santa Barbara
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Toma is our favorite restaurant! It is a little pricey so we usually save it for a celebration dinner. Everything about it makes you feel special, the environment, the work staff, the Owners and especially the food. From the moment you step in the door you feel the warmth and elegance of this romantic setting. The food is mouth watering,... More 

Thank sbbarbara
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Toma is a stellar restaurant!!!!! From the moment you walk in the restaurant the attention given to you, their patrons, and friendly welcoming atmosphere is exceptional. The cocktails and appetizers are amazing. In all the years that we have enjoyed dining at Toma, the wine selection and meals have consistently proven to be outstanding!!!!! Top off your dining experience with... More 

Thank Sela V
Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Toma twice in one week recently with out of town guests each time and they did not disappoint. Stellar service, delicious food, and beautiful ambiance. I would highly recommend their delightful lasagne and short ribs. Our guests were pleased with the fish of the day and the black spaghetti. The staff from reservations to servers to waiters all... More 

Thank Laura G
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was our first night in Santa Barbara and we were jet lagged. Our hotel suggested Toma and said we didn't need a reservation if we arrived at 7 p.m. Tomas was within walking distance of the hotel. Surprise - the restaurant was almost full and yes, we did need reservations. However, the maitre 'd said he would find something... More 

Thank Brian A
Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I haven't frequented Toma in a bit, but every time I've eaten there it was a wonderful dining experience. Service and food are great. I suggest you try and get a table away from the door, especially if the weather is rainy or chilly.

Thank Gail K
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Squash Blossom Starter is 5 star. (Beats out the famed artichoke appetizer!) The lasagne surpasses any we have ever had anywhere (including all over Italy), partly because it is made with braised short beef & the pasta is super light, rather than starchy or glutenous. The homemade gnocchi with exquisitely fresh, succulent shrimp was served in a truly sophisticated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-0777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?