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Rabalais Bistro

861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
+1 805-525-2109
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“beignets” (49 reviews)
“gumbo” (21 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
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CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
DETAILS
861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
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11 - 20 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I had the vanilla latte with my beignets followed by Shrimp & Grits. Husband had regular latte followed by Biscuits & Gravy with an Andouille sausage. The food was phenomenal! We sat outside and Lea took great care of us. True southern comfort food served...More

Thank Deanna D
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is Cajun in a setting that combine's a coffee bar/bakery with sit-down dining for brunch, lunch & dinner. The beignets [Cajun pockets or donuts] are fabulous and I would stop by just to have one (allow 15-20 in as they are made fresh-to-order). I...More

Thank 2016Patti
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A gem in downtown Santa Paula. French toast, and Eggs Benedict with ham, were wonderful. Great coffee. Interesting that every dish comes with sliced tomatoes. Excellent service. I loved the old photos on the walls. I assumed they were of Santa Paula residents, but I...More

Thank smlisle
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great Food, Great Service and reasonable prices. The only problem I have here is trying to pass up the bakery counter. No matter what you get it's delicious. Just wish I could try one of everything when I go in there. I moved from Santa...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We ate a Rabalais Bistro on a Saturday evening and it was surprisingly not crowded. The catfish and pork chop meals were quite good. Service was excellent.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have eaten most things on the menu and it's all good, except Catfish. It tasted real fishy, which isn't supposed to happen. The last time we were there, the waitress drove us nuts interrupting our conversation after food had arrived at least 4-5 times....More

Thank lostmywalletagain
Tracy L, Owner at Rabalais Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable input. This is how we learn where we need to improve! It would be helpful to know who your server was in order to address the issue accurately and directly. Our goal is to give excellent service, never to interrupt...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016

What a great find on Main Street in Santa Paula. Heard about this Cajun restaurant from a friend and thought we'd stop on our way home from Ventura. We enjoyed the large bowl of shrimp/sausage gumbo followed by a large po by pulled pork sandwich...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed four days in Santa Paula..ate here twice which is an anomaly for us as we usually try to hit as many places as possible with a small town. If you like truly prepared southern cuisine from third generation southerners this the place for...More

Thank stanjanparanormal
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We go to Rabalais once each week for a nice hanging out coffee time with friends. Lattes are always delicious (snickerdoodle latte is my favorite), scones are yummy, beignets awesome! Have gone for other meals too and consistently great (and we are super picky!). Definitely...More

Thank hismile64
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Checked reviews on trip advisor for Santa Paula. This came up #1 and is spot on. Service for the two times we ate here were very good. Drink refills were timely small talk was nice food to table not fast but not bad. Food is...More

Thank Charles G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: +1 805-525-2109
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Description
Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not limited to: Gumbo, Fried Chicken
(Tuesday Night), Po'Boys, Shrimp, Biscuits & Gravy, Soups & Salads. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday including full beer and wine list. Beginets hot out of the fryer, or hand crafted breads and baked goods. Proudly Serving Intelligencia Coffees and Teas.