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Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
+1 805-969-8500
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“paella” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2719
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stuck to the tapas menu and loved everything we had: the shrimp in garlic butter, guacamole and swordfish ceviche. Everything tasted even better washed down with the ultimate margarita. We sat outside on the patio, which has heaters. The inside looked really nice, with...More

Thank PrairiewomanfromCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the chicken enchiladas suize. The chicken was grilled and the green sauce was very good. The dish came with rice (very good ) and black beans. Sooo good . We also had the guacamole which was awesome. We cannot say enough good things...More

Thank T L
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

While staying in town we visited here for dinner. We elected to go the tapas route instead of entrees. The pork tamales were a hit with a nice bite to it. The shrimp empanadas were a disappointment. The filing was wonderful but the pastry was...More

Thank jnvpulv
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We took advantage of SB Restaurant week. This means each of had a 3 - course price fixed menu for $35 per person, excluding beverages. I enjoyed the salmon that was accompanied by chipotle mashed potatoes. The chipotle was a bit overwhelming in my opinion....More

Thank RalphVentura
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely restaurant for lunch as there is comfortable seating both inside and outside. Unfortunately the interior is now a drab off-white instead of the sunny bright yellow that made you think you were sitting outdoors under the sun. Service was pretty good, as was...More

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Dined on Sunday for brunch. We arrived right as they opened and the 5 of us were seated immediately. We started with bloody Mary’s, that were delicious, and a margarita that was fabulous. Chips and salsa are complimentary. We added guacamole and spicy salsa. Three...More

Thank DAJensen
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Cava is the best restaurant in Montecito Village. Consistently delicious food is served up with flair in this non traditional Mexican restaurant. I'm fond of their salmon dish served over mashed potatoes and collard greens with a bit of beets. There's also what I think...More

Thank kebolden2009
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Good Mexican menu. We both had fajitas with all the trimmings which were very tasty. My caramelised bananas were excellent

Thank CarlaJersey
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Over all the experience was just pretty good. Food was good not great pretty average latin food over all. Good selection of tequila and a nice drink menu.

Thank fork_and_love
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We were seated at a cozy table at the back of the building. It was in a quiet area which allowed easy conversation. Our server was attentive without hovering. The steak quesadilla is excellent. The pozole is also quite good, albeit a bit on the...More

Thank MOG808
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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