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Mesa Verde Restaurant

€€ - €€€Healthy, , Vegetarian Friendly
1919 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1503
+1 805-963-4474
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“polenta fries” (25 reviews)
“empanadas” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Healthy, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1919 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1503
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Mesa Verde Restaurant
1. Not Only Vegetarian, Delicious
"delicious, exotic, satisfying food"
Carolyn M
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2. Amazed! 10/10
"Their service was matched by their amazing food quality"
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3. A Must Go!
"it blew my mind"
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1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank CharleySays
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Seriously, in town for two days and ate here twice, once dinner, once lunch. The food was creative and delicious, the staff were engaging and the restaurant decor was friendly. It is off the beaten tourist path, but if you are vegetarian or vegan, worth...More

Thank SeattleReebs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Charlie D
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a Jewel! Sunday brunch on Easter Sunday was our first visit. Food is amazing as is the service.

Thank richardmorgan2015
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at the big menu!We ordered two items to share but were full after the 1st one.The grilled cheese was amazing, can't wait to go back to have it again! We also had tacos which were great,...More

Thank jlsalviolo11
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic meal on our way back from Santa Barbara wine country! Mushroom lasagna come in a cast iron pan with delicious flat bread. Pulled smoked mushrooms were very novel. Highly recommended!

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Honestly THE best vegan restaurant on the west coast. The mushroom Unami burger was immense and so so flavourful then the vegan baclava blew me away further. Topped off by great staff really couldn’t recommend it enough. I wish there were more places like this...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I want to preface my remarks by sharing that this restaurant was full and at times had a line waiting to get in. That said I am hoping that our experience was an unusual anomaly. One of our entrees was over spiced and the other...More

1  Thank 6400wendy
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-4474
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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.
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