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Alcazar Restaurant

1812 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1605
+1 805-962-0337
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (8 reviews)
“gambas” (2 reviews)
“baked brie” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
1812 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1605
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and I ate dinner here while vacationing and it was far and away the best meal we had! We both agreed we'd vacation in Santa Barbara again just to eat at Alcazar! It's romantic, intimate and the food was superb. Our server was...More

Thank fourevermom
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I go here one or two times per month. Great drinks, yummy food, lovely staff and a great vibe. You can't go wrong by choosing Alcazar.

Thank Canaveral
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Some restaurants encourage "casual" dining -- quiet places that encourage conversation. But at Alcazar, it's more like "involved" dining. Sharing a couple of dishes, commenting on each one, then ordering different dishes and commenting on THEM. More of an EVENT than a simple restaurant. We...More

Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed 17 March 2017

In a very unassuming location in a strip mall on the Mesa, you'll find this wonderful tiny place with surprisingly excellent tapas. The service and wine list are very good too. Just go, you'll be impressed! We tried the Lamburginis, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Gambas...More

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Always surprised when a great establishment doesnt rank higher. Alcazar is simply one of the best tapas places in Santa Barbara. It's small, but that makes for an intimate setting. interestingly decorated and tist of tapas more than adequate in its diversity & way mire...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Amazing drinks, atmosphere, and most especially... FOOD! We were luckily able to meet chef Al who was behind the bar last night and he treated us to one of the most decadent and intimate dining experiences ever. I highly recommend Date with a Pig, the...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I often meet friends here for a glass of wine of fancier drink and some appetizers. The wait staff is friendly, and the food is surprisingly innovative and good.

Reviewed 13 December 2015

It's not very often one can find a "hip" restaurant in Santa Barbara, but Alcazar fits the mold. Located on the Mesa--which is on the other side of town from the Funk Zone--Alcazar is a small place in a storefront on Cliff Drive. Don't be...More

Thank Penn69
Reviewed 19 September 2015

My partner & I very much enjoyed our dinner here. We had 4 plates between us - a goats cheese, rocket & beetroot salad, chicken quesadillas, the sweet potato fries (I think everyone in the restaurant had a bowl of these) and the very yummy...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Al has done it again, another fanstic restaurant. Similar menu to Milk & Honey but different enough. The vibe is a little bit differnt and still welcoming. Great little hidden gem on the Mesa. It is nice that we have spots like this up here....More

Thank Evan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1812 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1605
    (Meigs Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-0337
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