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Spice Avenue - CLOSED

1027 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
+1 805-965-6004
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
22 Oct 2013
“Good Indian Food in Santa Barbara”
3 Sep 2013
“Nice buffet”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Indian, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1027 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
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11 - 20 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 12 March 2012

Spice Avenue had a full menu with vegetarian, vegan, and regular offerings. I loved the eggplant dishes! Sitting in the outdoor courtyard lets you watch the passersby while enjoying your wonderful dinner.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 17 February 2012

We live in Santa Barbara and have been to Spice Avenue many times. My favorite is the Indian lunch buffet offered on weekdays, and on Wednesday nights. A great deal for the price, and all of the food is amazing. Wonderful atmosphere, very friendly service....More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Certainly not the best Indian food I have ever eaten but also not the worst. Maybe if we had eaten in the open area at the front of the restaurant it might have made a difference (ambience) as there was really none of that at...More

Thank DKK031
Reviewed 26 October 2011

This is the first review I have written for a restaurant , but felt I had to commend this restaurant on trip advisor . The food at this restaurant is simply delicious ! As a travelling British couple , it made a great change from...More

Thank wishiwasthere78
Reviewed 2 October 2011

I was in total shock to see the following sign hanging by the proprietor on the wall at the beginning of Spice Avenue's buffet table: " Please do not waste food"..$3 per plate charge" Apparently they were not kidding because we asked the owners if...More

Thank EarthTraveler11
Reviewed 20 September 2011

The courtyard style seating her is nice - you're basically outside in the street but under cover. Our server was very knowledgeable about Indian beer but clearly wasn't very attentive when taking our order. We asked for poppadoms with raita and onion salad, followed by...More

Thank scattycat30
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Initially, my husband and I were "called in" to this restaurant by the delectable smell that wafts out onto the street from inside the doors. We were not disappointed and have been frequenting this spot for over a year now. We've tried several other Indian...More

Thank JAM314
Reviewed 14 September 2011

My wife and I ate here for the lunch buffet on a Tuesday. The "hostess" (who we later found out is also the manager) didn't say hello - she grunted and pointed to a table where we were apparently supposed to sit. She continued her...More

Thank rickway
Reviewed 22 August 2011

This place really makes you appreciate the flavors of Indian food. No 2 dishes tasted alike, which is a frequent complaint that Indian restaurants get. Each dish here was made freshly to order. Each dish tasted true to its description and no 2 tasted alike....More

Thank chumbud
Reviewed 3 July 2011

Eat here often!! Love it!! They are always friendly and never disappoint.

Thank Greenluxe
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  • Address: 1027 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-6004
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