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“Delicious and fresh”
Review of Santo Mescal

Santo Mescal
Ranked #101 of 563 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner at Santo Mescal tonight. In town for a short vacation so we wanted somewhere we could walk to. Great location on State Street, convenient to everything. We opted for seating at the bar and enjoyed drinks, yummy ceviche and chicken soft tacos. All the food was delicious and our location gave us a great view of the chefs at work. Even the tortillas were freshly made to order. Great vibe on a spring break week night- we will definitely come back.

Thank Olamom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food...........we all had the crab enchiladas and they were to die for!! The salad that came with it had a unique dressing and really complimented to rest of the meal. Whenever we are in Santa Barbara we will surely go back to this restaurant again!

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Thank remiferdi
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I bought their mole negro and it was delicious. The mole has a bit of a kick to it but it wasn't overpowering at all. I also tried their paloma clásica cocktail and that was delicious. Daniel, our waiter, recommended using tequila instead of Mezcal because Mezcal is too smoky for a sweet drink.

Thank Lireyes820
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This place must be a Santa Barbara favorite cuz it was hopping. Of course it had good margaritas, and a varied menu. They even featured two types of mole- both excellent. Only improvement could have been a little more attentive service. Would definitely go back!

Thank Erik707
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We've been here a few times for lunch, and have loved it.

Service
The staff is always really friendly and very attentive. We have never had to wait very long for food or drinks. They also genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs and are great at giving recommendations, especially when it comes to tequila.

Drinks
The drinks have always been wonderful here. This is a great place to try different tequilas as well. My partner was sipping on a Mezcal and the server brought over two different types of unique salts and sliced oranges. The first type was grasshopper salt, and the second was worn salt which - you guessed it! Is actually made from the bugs. it was a fun experience!

Food
I love this place because I know whatever I get will be wonderful. The last time we came we got chips, guac, a chicken dish, and ceviche. Their ceviche is some of the best I have ever had. They give you a large portion and it has a good amount of fish and chopped vegetables. Definitely, a must try!

Restaurant
The restaurant is pretty spacious and includes an indoor and outdoor area. Both have a fair amount of tables, but there are more inside. This may be a good place for a reservation on a weekend evening, but I imagine you could find a table either inside or out if you wanted to. We've only been here during off times.

Thank Monicaicequeen
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