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Sandbar Cocina y Tequila

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-252-5409
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chips and salsa” (25 reviews)
“tacos” (35 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed today

Stopped in just for drinks. Good location right on State St. with young vibrant friendly staff. A fun place to people watch.

Thank P2880UTstevew
Reviewed 5 days ago

right in heart of State street...nice ambience, good margaritas and delicious food and great service.....we were there on an early saturday night and the place was already hopping....

Thank pb7711111111111111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great patio seating. Good service. Generous portions. I had a steak tostada that was massive. The meat was a little too “done”, thus the four stars. Fantastic margaritas. Great guacamole.

Thank PCHan888
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy to find the Sandbar open. (it was closed the last time we were in Santa Barbara). We arrived early for dinner and so we were able to take advantage of happy hour prices. The best deal in SB. The meat quesadillas...More

Thank Clete
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for a casual dinner and very much enjoyed it. The margaritas are really great here and my fish tacos were tasty too. Much to our amusement, it was reggae night. Reggae night at a Mexican-themed venue seemed like an interesting mix, but it...More

Thank AH_Reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch on our tour of State Street while in Santa Barbara for a wedding and what a GREAT choice it was! Such yummy food that was unique with terrific flavor and absolutely incredible margaritas!! Definitely a perfect lunch spot with an outstanding meal...one...More

Thank jessicasQ9862WL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun place to stop for a cocktail and a bite! The food is pretty good. They have a very large, slushy mango margarita that is out of this world! I recommend!

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked past this restaurant several times on our couple of days in Santa Barbara and decided to try it on our last night. We were not disappointed. Food was excellent, service was excellent also, staff friendly and efficient. It had a great buzz about the...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night after walking around Stearns Warf Pier. We were sat immediately at 5:30 in evening. The waitress was knowledgeable and took great care of us . We ordered the Happy Hour specials of guacamole and chips and chicken fingers for our 3 year...More

Thank mnadventure2018
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Best Mexican so far. Had the carnitas tacos, they are very delicate and tasty, and the corn tortilla freshly made. Will be back.

Thank Delia T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
    (Between Haley and Cota on State St.)
  • Public Transportation: Local taxis pick up and drop off at a designated area 20 yards from our front door. The State Street Shuttle runs in front of our restaurant from 9am-11pm. It costs $1.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-252-5409
  • E-mail
Sandbar in Santa Barbara, CA serves up delicious Mexican food and some of the best handcrafted cocktails. For great food and fun times, visit us today. At Sandbar, our menu features the freshest seafood, finest cuts of meat and market fresh produce. Our extensive cocktail menu features handmade margaritas and specialty cocktails designed by world famous mixologist Manny Hinojosa. We freshly prepare all of our ingredients daily. During the day we are a full service restaurant and by night we transform into a thriving late night destination featuring dancing, live music, and dj's seven nights a week. Sandbar has been named to the "Top 100" by Nightclub & Bar Magazine for the last 4 consecutive years. We are known for our fun-filled and wild bachelorette parties as well as our music and dancing. Enjoy dining and socializing in a contemporary hacienda setting inside, or on one of our multiple patios just steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful downtown Santa Barbra. For some amazing drinks, amazing food, and a great time, visit Sandbar today. **Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 3pm-7pm, buy one cocktail, get second for only a quarter. Our handcrafted drinks are only $6.25 (Cantina only) and our non-seafood appetizers are half off.
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