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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%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“beignets” (52 reviews)
“gumbo” (22 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful double family date night there a few weeks ago with another couple and their kids. The place was packed and super busy so service was a little slow, which is always hard when you have small children. The food was amazing!!!...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 13 June 2016

From the food to the ambiance to the service this was just a fully pleasant experience. First, the food was great, everyone had something different and all said their meals were fantastic. The spice level is high (even for a heat seeker) on some of...More

Thank Terriojai
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Everything Rabalais serves is tasty. Waitpersons are friendly and efficient. Deserts to die for!!!!!

Thank Juhree
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Go for the gumbo! This place has the best authentic New Orleans style cuisine anywhere west of Louisiana!! Where else can you get Okra and Ambiance like downtown Santa Paula.

Thank bree m
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We spotted Rabalais while looking for coffee while staying in the hotel around the corner. While we waited for our coffees and perused the menu, we decided to stay for lunch. The first day we had salads, with fantastic dressings and blackened chicken followed by...More

Thank Crystal K
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Cajun and non-cajun food, plus great pastries make this tastefully - decorated and friendly-staffed restaurant a perfect place for any time of the day.

Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to Rabalais and it did not disappoint. We went for Sunday brunch and started with mimosas and beignets! Yum and yum! I then got the fried green tomatoes with eggs and grits. While the grits, which I usually love, weren't...More

Thank DianeRenee
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

No better way to start a Sunday than with freshly made to order beneits and mimosas!! This place does it right!! Follow this with a Cajun breakfast with freshly baked French bread - yum!!

Thank Bobbi G
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Eat here regularly. Food is delicious with generous portions. We come to enjoy the outside patio setting? Highly recommend.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

If you want to have a very enjoyable meal in a great atmosphere and friendly staff then go no farther. Robalais offers outside seating, indoor or a loft section and I think I spied a private room section. We had a great meal and wasn't...More

Thank GreyGhost531
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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
  • E-mail
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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