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Oveja Blanca Restaurante

30 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
+1 805-963-1012
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  • Excellent76%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“tortillas” (2 reviews)
“black sheep” (2 reviews)
Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
30 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My daughter & I were having a girls weekend and decided to try Black Sheep restaurant. ..but we arrived early for our reservation and they had an open table at their "sister" restaurant Oveja Blanc next door. They let us choose which tasting menu we...More

Thank Eileen J
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful innovative Latin cuisine was served by a very personable and knowledgeable server. Our favorites were octopus carpaccio, a masa ball with delicious cheeses, and a pork belly taco on a handmade corn tortilla. Unusual wine list with Spanish and even Mexican wines.

Thank sugardaddygpa
ruben p, General Manager at Oveja Blanca Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hello sugardaddygpa, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us and chose to share it with others. We look forward to spoiling you again soon. Best, Robert Perez

Reviewed 8 February 2017

It may not be the case if they have only a few tables, but for our group, this place just did not work. We were here for the Film Festival, and there were two tables, poorly laid out with waiters constantly bumping the guests because...More

Thank Yvan B
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Flavorless wines, no bar, tapas style, but very slow. I would suggest that one kitchen for two restaurants doesn't work. It wasn't busy, but it took a long time. Although they emphasized sharing, many dishes were too small to share.

Thank Islandlover2016
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The cursed corner of Ortega and Anacapa, which never has had a restaurant which piqued my interest for many years, has a new place. Really liked it! The Oveja Blanca (White Sheep) is the sister restaurant to the Black Sheep next door. After looking at...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Oveja Blanca is the "new" restaurant in the Sea Grass space on Ortega and Anacapa. It is a beautiful room even though simpler now and not as fancy as Sea Grass. The menu is complicated and we needed the server to explain many of the...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We came here on a whim and we couldn't have been more impressed. EVERY dish we had was delicious! We loved the tuna aguachili, which was my husband's favorite, (I thought it was absolutely delicious too). I started with the roasted beet salad, which was...More

Thank mary elizabeth r
Robert P, General Manager at Oveja Blanca Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you Mary Elizabeth for your glowing review! We are so happy you had such a great experience with us. We look forward to spoiling you on your next visit. Best, Robert Perez

Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were excited to try the interesting menu at Oveja Blanca, but ended up disappointed by the food. Specifics: Roasted Cauliflower Nachos: You would think you're getting a nice bowl of seasoned roasted cauliflower and a few chips to dip it, but no it's just...More

1  Thank orv m
Robert P, General Manager at Oveja Blanca Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for your feedback Mr Orv M, We are sorry you had such a disappointing experience with us on your visit. We do take to heart the feedback we receive from our guest, especially if it is negative because we strive for a very...More

Reviewed 3 September 2016

Chef Perez has a menu of small tapas and large plates from latin american countries with reasonable prices for amazing food. I personally enjoy a restaurant were I can share the many dishes with my wife and friends, it makes dining a truly enjoyable experience....More

Thank marquesdechochohondo
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It's like the best tapas restaurant you have ever been to fell in love with the most inventive Gastro-pub and they had a baby and named it Oveja Blanca. Come hungry and try as many things as possible. This place has everything from Pickled Mushrooms...More

1  Thank Shannyn T
Robert P, General Manager at Oveja Blanca Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for your enthusiasm Shannyn! Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
05:00 - 08:30
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 10:00
05:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-1012
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Welcome to Oveja Blanca Restaurante! Chef Robert Perez has, for a decade or so, longed to cook the foods of South America and beyond. Connecting with his heritage and the cuisine he grew up with. With the creation of Oveja Blanca, black sheep's little sister, he is striving to capture the essence of many Latin cultures and countries, and provide a vehicle for our guest to nourish the soul and gather with friends and family to experience foods that tantalize the palate as well as stimulate the mind and eyes. Through food and drink, the restaurants goal is to celebrate the story and spirit of Latin culture around the world, from the past to the present day and on into the future. It aims to provide a convivial experience that leaves its guests positively transformed. All of our products are sustainably sourced, organic and local as much as possible. That does not mean we do not welcome foods from further away when a beautiful ingredient lends it's self to help enhance our cuisine. But it is with great intend that we first strive to create as small as possible carbon foot print. Come celebrate life with us! The Perez Family
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