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1212 Coast Village Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93108, United States
TEL: (805) 969-8500

This Montecito restaurant draws on influences from Mexico, Latin America, and Spain. Locals pile into the yellow-walled dining room and fill the patio for tostadas and sandwiches at lunch, as well as dishes like seafood fajitas and paella Valenciana at dinner. Santa Barbara is a coastal city, so it should come as no surprise that seafood plays more than a supporting role. Papaya salsa accompanies grilled salmon, and fish like mahi mahi and sea bass are regularly served. Cava lays claim to the “ultimate” margarita, hand-shaken with fresh squeezed lime juice, orange liqueur, and tequila. A besito (little kiss) of Cava arrives in the form of a chocolate torte.

Insider Tip:

Cava pours two varieties of its namesake sparkling Spanish wine: Segura and Marqués.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Parking Available
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out Available

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