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140 S Hope Ave, Ste A105, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
+1 805-682-4410
10:00 - 18:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:30 - 17:00
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Woking, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

One of the only places in this mall that keeps busy with returning customers. It's tucked away around the corner at the end of the mall, but always has a line of people at lunch time. It's been around for decades and you can either enjoy your meal sitting outside in the shaded area or pick it up and go... More 

Thank YankLivingInWoking
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Classic small deli hidden at the end of La Cumbre Plaza. Best prices in town and they now accept credit cards as well as cash. Try the tomato basil soup. Larry, the owner, runs a great business.

Thank mgmcQuade
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We were shopping at La Cumbra mall and decided to go to this nearby deli for lunch. The staff was so friendly. Quick counter service and the food was great. I had never been but will go back for sure!!

Thank Esmith219
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Top rating as this was the best sandwich bar we visited over our long holiday in USA. Excellent choice, delicious fillings, good sized portions, patient with those of us who need time to decide what to have. So pleased we stopped there.

Thank Laura R
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Go back to 1955 and you have Plaza Del. A time capsule. They take great pride in vintage sodas, old time root beers, sarsaparilla, ginger ales, fruit and cream sodas. yes the food. hot subs, cold subs, sandwiches,special hot dogs. they only use the best meats from new jersey and the freshest local vegetables. plaza dell café, home of the... More 

Thank Burt Y
San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

We stop here just about every time we visit SB, which is at least once or twice a month. Santa Barbara has a lot of good restaurants, but Plaza Deli has become our 'go to' spot for a fast meal. We have yet to be disappointed (and don't expect to) with anything on the menu. It's like you can't go... More 

Thank dacslo
Santa Barbara, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you have never eaten at Plaza Deli, you should! Amazing sandwiches and salads. Oh, and hot dogs, too! I could drink the Au Jus that comes with the French Dip Sandwich with a straw, and by the vat. Cash Only, and very stream-lined. Be prepared to queue up, but it is worth the wait. While you are waiting, look... More 

Thank Pinner5
Santa Barbara, CA USA (Buellton, CA)
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

I had no idea this place existed. My son had justmoved to Sb 6 months prior. He said he was taking me to lunch at his favorite place. Right in the back of La cumbre plaza was the most awesome sandwiches ever! Service was great. Love it!

Thank stplogan
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012 via mobile

They have the best sandwiches EVER!!! The Cajun Chicken is spicy and the best sandwich. You can't really can't go wrong with any of them though. Definitely a local shop that's been around forever. Friendly staff, and great prices. CASH ONLY!

Thank Mownik
santa barbara ca
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2008

good sandwiches, great prices, fast service even though there is a line out the door at lunch. nice outdoor patio.

Thank donandlouiseh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Delicatessen, Soups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 S Hope Ave, Ste A105, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-682-4410

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