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Mesa Verde Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Sponsored by: Mesa Verde Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Not Only Vegetarian, Delicious
1. Not Only Vegetarian, Delicious
"delicious, exotic, satisfying food"
Carolyn M
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2. Amazed! 10/10
2. Amazed! 10/10
"Their service was matched by their amazing food quality"
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3. A Must Go!
3. A Must Go!
"it blew my mind"
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MesaVerde is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant that focuses not just on plants, but also the endless alchemy of fruits, vegetables, seeds, grains, nuts, herbs, spices and sauces that make food stand out in the cuisines of Spain, Sicily, North Africa and the Middle East. We only use organic produce from Santa Barbara's superb farmers market in order to bring you simple plant-based goodness.
US$8 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Healthy, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was terrifically different — Vegan Tacos. It was roasted potato and walnut with cacao black beans, kale, and pickled turnip. I liked the fillings, but I didn't care for the vegan shell. Sadly though, the customer service was inattentive and downright careless, and I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Myra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you drive up the exterior is a bit off putting. However, the menu is inventive and everything I've sampled is delicious. The wait staff pleasant and efficient. Nice change of pace for non vegetarians and a great find for vegetarians.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SCtogo
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I was recently attending a training in Santa Barbara and asked some of the locals for a good Vegetarian Restaurant and 3 different people said "Mesa Verde"! The service was friendly and attentive. The meals reasonable ($12-$20. range). My new training aquaintance and I were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lesismore10
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Although I am an omnivore, I don't eat animals apart from fish. I have cooked vegetarian and vegan food for decades, including food from many different cultures. My experience with vegan restaurants is that they are usually staffed by people who are passionate about being...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Barry W
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch of tacos piled high with mouthwatering fillings. The flavour of these dishes was really wonderful and as my wife said they were well constructed. Each bite was a different combo of lovely flavours and ingredients. Oh and if you think...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Todders1
Reviewed 17 October 2018

the title is how I feel. I live 3 miles from this place and went with my vegan friend. I have a lot of food allergies and they like to put 20 oddball ingredients in one dish and are extremely haughty considering. Do not recommend

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank anne f
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Well Mesa Verde is a wonderful experience. Well presented and tasty dishes, promptly presented by a cheerful and engaging staff. Well that is a good summary, now for some details. The hummus appetizer was the best hummus I have ever had. so flavorful. be sure...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CharleySays
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great food and very inventive all presented in appealing way and tasty to boot! Catering to vegetarians and all who support wholesome food, this is a great choice.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This vegan-friendly restaurant will delight even the meatiest of meat-eaters. I’m not vegan, but I love the food here. It’s just plain ol’ good!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank heatherhey
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend are visiting from Norway and wanted to try some vegan food! This place blew our minds❤️ Great food and perfect service, we will be comming back!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Charlie D
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18 October 2015|
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Response from joefri | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed Mesa Verde, I don't own it. :)
24 March 2015|
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Response from Vegani | Reviewed this property |
I believe they did,and even had placed water bowls out for them, as many places in SB do. European tourists in particular, are used to such a service.
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