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205 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3706
+1 805-963-9591
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
205 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3706
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Barbareno on New Years Eve, and perhaps didn't see it in its best light. We sat outside, which was barely tolerable, and I wish that we had been encouraged to move inside. The food that we had was very good, but they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ThomasD827
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant that really makes you appreciate the regional cuisine. The service was excellent... got some great suggestions of food to try and they were very friendly and attentive. The food itself was excellent. We over-ordered since it was 2 of us and everything sounded...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank matiasstof
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend this restaurant. Our waiter was very attentive and polite. He was the best part of the restaurant. My food was burned and bland. Their prices are expensive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jackson321
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I had one of the best meals ever here. The atmosphere is energetic but relaxing. You can smell the wood they use to cook their wonderful courses. There is s story to each dish that connects it to Santa Barbara. Our waiter was superb. He...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank teachrwoman
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Not having reservations on a Sat night, we were lucky to get in at 5:45. Restaurant interior has a hip vibe/ decor, felt relaxing, nice bar area too. Our server was attentive. Menu has an unusual mix of dishes, and may be somewhat limited for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cvittles
Reviewed November 4, 2018

A casual friendly neightbourhood-type restaurant, but with great execution on the flavours and menu. Truly one of he best meals, without the high-end fussiness of food-porn. Just really really good execution. Our server was also friendly, knowledgeable and took some time to chat, answer questions,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Really inventive and tasty food all made using ingredients sourced from local suppliers and made to local recipes.Service very friendly and informative - a must if your in the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This was the second time my wife and I ate here and it is hands down one of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. If that wasn’t enough, the staff was great! Professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. If you’re in the area, please do not miss...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sanchezie33
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Wonderful food and great service. The wait staff know the menu and were able to give advice. Wine list with many local wines by the glass. Food very creative.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pedsandsocialworker
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice food Very attentive wait staff Small mice farting around outdoors which spoiled the meal for me

Date of visit: October 2018
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Bill C
December 16, 2018|
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Response from Barbi R | Reviewed this property |
We sat outside and it was very nice. Not noisy
December 8, 2018|
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Response from Brian J | Reviewed this property |
Last time we were there, the name had changed to J Casa and their liquor license was pending and they were only serving soft drinks.
August 28, 2017|
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Response from kristinalisan | Reviewed this property |
If by "BYO" you mean "bring your own" wine, then yes, in my experience they did with a corkage fee. I brought a bottle of one of my favorite pinots. I have no idea what the corkage fee was.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-9591
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Conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara, Barbareño seeks to embody California's Central Coast. Serving regionally inspired cuisine, fine California wines, and locally crafted beers in a rustic yet modern environment, we seek to celebrate our home through our service to our guests.
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