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8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117 (Hollister)
805-968-0100
Today
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Bistro at Bacara

The service and food was excellent. Our only negative was that the white wine could have been better chilled. But otherwise we had a great time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
AlanLorraine1
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Upland, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Upland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The service and food was excellent. Our only negative was that the white wine could have been better chilled. But otherwise we had a great time!

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Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The food choice was amazing and the wait staff exceptional. We ate inside because of the weather, but there is a large patio with a beautiful view

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our dinner at the Bistro was fabulous! We had various sea food options with my favorite being the mussels. The serving staff was very attentive yet gave us our privacy.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Friendly staff. The margherita pizza was great. The bagels, cream cheese and salmon were fresh and delicious. And the view was incredible from the patio!

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Bakersfield, California, United States
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Sad to see the Bacara losing a step. I've been coming here for years and that will now stop. Came here for breakfast and 50' from my table they are jack hammering. I'm all for new construction but when the spa cafe is closed due to it's the slow season so this is my only place to eat you don't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I know that sounds old for a review title, but this place loves tomatoes. Don't get me wrong, I love tomatoes, too, but my omelet was essentially a tomato fest. The service was just okay. They realized that the food was taking too long (45 minutes for breakfast and we were one of three tables), so they gave us a... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were disappointed that "Miro" was closed during our visit but "The Bistro" was a lovely substitute. We had very good meals in "The Bistro."

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Late night meal outside was fantastic. Staff was attentive and made accommodations to keep us warm by moving heaters near the table on the January night. My filet was simple but tasted fantastic. Before the meal I caught the beautiful sunset a short walk from the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Loved the ocean view, the wonderfully prepared food and impeccable service. The Bloody Mary's weren't so bad either!

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice view , horrible service and way over priced food- I would swear that they served us frozen food from Costco- The staff are a bunch of untrained college kids - 14 min before we were even acknowledged and when we were the waitress told us they didn't staff right for the Christmas holiday - Fire the Management!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
    (Hollister)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-968-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?