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Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
+1 805-969-8500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (17 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
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1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival in Montecito, we search for options that were more affordable and focused on local cuisine. Cobb came highly recommended by our friends. Weather permitting, the outside seating is wonderful. Try the taco offering which we sampled with both pork and halibut. Very pleasant,...More

Thank BG_STL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great menu with options for everyone. Enjoyed a fresh arugula salad for lunch. Good service. Patio is lovely!

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in here for lunch, eagerly anticipating my meal as a friend of mine had told me she thought I'd love it. My experience was underwhelming. The food was so-so, and the service was less than attentive. I wouldn't bother to go back.

Thank foodandwinenerd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From San Diego to Paso Robles wine country, we stopped for lunch at this Spanish restaurant in beautiful download Montecito. Great wine list, Margaritas, homemade guacamole. For a substantial healthy lunch I feasted on their fresh seafood salad with large scallops, shrimp, and greens. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Cava for lunch while on a recent visit to Santa Barbara/Montecito Carpenteria. Good food, nice atmosphere, mediocre service. I had the Halibut tacos, which were quite delicious.

Thank Dahlia G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This vibrant restaurant in the center of Montecito is a fun place to enjoy Mexican or Southwest cuisine. There is a nice patio for dining outside, and the interior is also attractive, with lots of booths to enjoy a more private dining experience. The food...More

Thank Pippiduck
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This is the best Mexican restaurant in town, myself and my family really enjoyed the cuisine here. The service was crisp the bartender was great and the best drink is a Cadillac. We will be back !!

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Very good clean food. We enjoyed the Veggie tostada with grilled chicken. Delicious guacamole. Excellent tequila menu in beautiful Montecito,CA on our way Santa Barbara.

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great food, good variations, good vibes. Only downside is we had went there specifically to sit at the bar and have dinner to watch an NBA playoff game, which they had on, but would not appease everyone at the bar with the volume so we...More

Thank Kruegerand
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We wanted a light supper and decided on Cava. We knew we wanted tapas so we ordered two: one was shrimp with garlic and toasted bread- delicious juices could be spooned over the shrimp. The second one had prosciutto and the second one had cheese....More

Thank nomoroy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
    (Middle Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-8500
  • E-mail
Experience the bold flavors of superb Latin cuisine from Spain, Mexico and South America in a romantic setting in the village of Montecito. Sunflower colored walls, original artwork, cozy fireplace, relaxed outdoor terraza and a beautiful bar and Tapas lounge to sip Sangria with friends while listening to live Spanish guitars.
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