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“Great location, good food, great service”

Sandbar Cocina y Tequila
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Ranked #54 of 580 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$31
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Haley and Cota on State St.
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in because of their location right on the main drag. Outdoor seating and killer margaritas. Fish tacos were very good. Servers were efficient and very friendly. Place was packed.

Thank Brad R
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at this restaurant and we loved it! It makes you feel like on holidays even if you are not!
It is beautifully decorated, creating an amazing atmosphere. The service was fast and the staff polite. Our food and drinks were delicious!
The price was good too for the whole experience. We would love to go back and enjoy it also at night, with all of those gorgeous lamps on!

Thank SaraAntonLargo
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The food is ho-hum— and lots of it. We don’t understand why it is always crowded. Very average food and lots of it.

Thank LovesRestaurants2014
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We did not have reservations but the wait was only 15 minutes. We all ordered the margaritas and they were all fantastic. The waitress was pleasant and very helpful. We all had different dishes; Pork carnitas burrito, the chicken enchiladas, taco and enchilada combo and regular tacos. All the dishes were delicious and cooked to perfection. We were here during the “Fiesta paquena de Santa Barbara “, so you can imagine how crazy it was on the streets and the restaurants! But that did not interfere with our meal. All the staff were friendly and pleasant.

Thank Mauro1990
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Great atmosphere with big portions. Friendly place with niceness surroundings.

Will definitely return if in town again!

Thank Jmc3330
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