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Santo Mezcal

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
+1 805-883-3593
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (9 reviews)
“mole negro” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened across this restaurant as it looked good and smelt great as we strolled last. They easily seated 2 people even though it was busy on a Wednesday night. Good background music and good low level lightning to make a really great atmosphere -...More

Thank heleno93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice! One for brunch and once for dinner. BRUNCH menu has great selection. I had the Crab Benedict and it was excellent in taste and presentation! DINNER menu is different than brunch. It too has a great selection. The descriptions of the...More

Thank AQD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being around the corner from the Amtrak station made it a perfect place to have a quick lunch before boarding north bound train. Servers were very attentive and helpful. Had meat dish special and it was delicious. Wife’s fish tacos were delicious.

Thank fxdeluca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times in the past. All were good experiences. This visit, not so much. Maria Mezcal drinks were horrible...left two glasses full. Rib eye tacos...unremarkable and flat. Salsa remains good. Service slow and not especially observant. Tab steep for what we consumed....More

Thank maileann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked-in and got a table for 3 outside on a patio. Sitting outside was nice and they had heaters. The decoration was beautiful. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. However, the waiters seemed not to have their own tables that...More

Thank Emmaahonen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited restaurant while on vacation. My husband had pork Pibil with black beans. I had homemade thick blue tortilla with huitlacoche and mushrooms. Reminded us of traditional food from the Yucatán with contemporary flair. Wine selection good. Staff provided excellent service. Definitely recommend!! Delicious and...More

Thank CookieTCB
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I had lunch here. The seafood ceviche had too much oil, too little lime or lemon and was totally overpowered by a red spice, smoked paprika I believe. Unpleasant. The tuna taco had no flavor at all. No salt, no lemon, the accompanying salad was...More

Thank AnGr2013
Reviewed 22 September 2018

OMG The food is out of this world. The drinks are unique. The staff went out of their way to seat our group as soon as possible. The waiter was knowledgeable and right on top of things.

Thank querida116
Reviewed 19 September 2018

My experience of Mexican cuisine has been a couple of visits to Chipotle and a visit to Wahaca - so whilst visiting Southern California I had hoped that I might find and enjoy authentic Mexican cooking. I still don't know what is authentic, whether the...More

Thank SussexBrock
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

First visit here — it was fantastic — the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara and it may be the best on the Central Coast. With more reviews, this place will only climb in the TripAdvisor rankings (this restaurant is owned and operated by the...More

Thank jonr105
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-883-3593
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