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Rabalais Bistro

861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
+1 805-525-2109
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“beignets” (52 reviews)
“gumbo” (22 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Labor Day Parade go on, while we brunched on delicious and interesting entrees. The hotel we stayed at recommended to our group of 6 and all were happy, service was kind and informative. Very fun!

1  Thank Artzgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could be satisfied with any one of their awesome pastries and coffee but they also cook up a delicious biscuits n gravy! This place is packed some mornings so if you have to wait grab an amazing chocolate chip cookie!

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant in Santa Paula. Fresh home made potato chips, delicious salad, great sandwich, etc. We ate outside on the patio and had a wonderful relaxed time. Beignets and New Orleans coffee made it perfect.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We stopped in at Rabalais on our way back to Ojai. Based on a friends recommendation, this was the place to go - and it didn't let us down. My wife and I shared a bowl of Gumbo and a fried shrimp po-boy. Both were...More

Thank Bialy30041
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We are so thankful to have found this place! The food was TOP NOTCH. It all reminded me of my grandmother that passed away last year. She was everything to me and this food took me back. The service was great and our server was...More

Thank sarasanders805
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. We ordered fried chicken and homemade potato chips (6 pcs chicken strips $12.95) and seafood chowder - a bit pricey for $9.95. Mindy was cheerful and friendly. They gave my dog a bowl with ice water. Ambience is so relaxing....More

Thank OC_M_Lu
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely a must visit. Food is amazing here, as well as the coffee and pastries. You cannot go wrong with anything you get.

Thank Juan V
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to try this place for a while, but their bistro hours aren't the greatest for out of towners like myself. Today I ate their gumbo, greens and fried green tomatoes. All were superb! Our first time trying fried green tomatoes. They were...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were in town on business but when leaving decided to try this since it is #1 on TA. What a delight, the food and the service were top notch and the espresso was much needed. We ordered the Redneck with fried green tomato and...More

Thank glacierhiker
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful spot in Santa Paula. A good reprieve from west coast Mexican food and bad coffee. This has the feel of New Orleans. Solid gumbo, good Po boys, well rounded menu and great coffee. Coffee is centri - a local roaster and intelligencia on the...More

Thank zkrscasa
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.26 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: +1 805-525-2109
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Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not limited to: Gumbo, Fried Chicken (Tuesday Night), Po'Boys, Shrimp, Biscuits & Gravy, Soups & Salads. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday including full beer and wine list. Beginets hot out of the fryer, or hand crafted breads and baked goods. Proudly Serving Intelligencia Coffees and Teas.
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