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Rabalais Bistro

861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
+1 805-525-2109
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“beignets” (49 reviews)
“gumbo” (21 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
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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
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A charming space in a downtown location. Easy parking. Good food, reminiscent of New Orleans. Friendly service. Love those big, powdered sugar, beignets!

Thank happywanderwoman
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Had the fried chicken our wait person plugged for the night. It wasn't amazing, just OK. Side of greens were good.

Thank GRCAfoodsnob
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We chose this spot for lunch because dogs are welcome on the fully shaded patio seating. Very friendly staff. Menu is quite interesting. Food was good, although the French fries were too salty. Service was a little slow and they forgot to serve one dish...More

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful double family date night there a few weeks ago with another couple and their kids. The place was packed and super busy so service was a little slow, which is always hard when you have small children. The food was amazing!!!...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 13 June 2016

From the food to the ambiance to the service this was just a fully pleasant experience. First, the food was great, everyone had something different and all said their meals were fantastic. The spice level is high (even for a heat seeker) on some of...More

Thank Terriojai
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Everything Rabalais serves is tasty. Waitpersons are friendly and efficient. Deserts to die for!!!!!

Thank Juhree
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Go for the gumbo! This place has the best authentic New Orleans style cuisine anywhere west of Louisiana!! Where else can you get Okra and Ambiance like downtown Santa Paula.

Thank bree m
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We spotted Rabalais while looking for coffee while staying in the hotel around the corner. While we waited for our coffees and perused the menu, we decided to stay for lunch. The first day we had salads, with fantastic dressings and blackened chicken followed by...More

Thank Crystal K
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Cajun and non-cajun food, plus great pastries make this tastefully - decorated and friendly-staffed restaurant a perfect place for any time of the day.

Thank Carlos T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
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