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Elephant Bar & Restaurant - CLOSED

521 Firestone Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3239
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night

47 reviews from our community

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English first
Santa Barbara
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is closed. Not much more to say. It was fairly popular when it was open. I found the food a little greasy.

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Huntington Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The waitress that originally served us told us she was going on break as we neared completion of our meal. Unfortunately, no one continued our service for about 20 minutes even though a fill-in waitress had been assigned to us. A couple at an adjacent table had the same experience and we all laughed together.

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Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Not much in the way of location or food. Ok Ambiance, ok prices. Ok service. I believe the menu, food and service could all be better.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

For the life of me I can't figure out how the Elephant Bar in Goleta stays open. The place was dirty, we stuck to the table top, the carpets were a mess, and the windows had bird crap on them. Oh, I almost forgot, the food was beyond bad. My wife and I had a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich that... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel, and we were not disappointed. The chicken salad special was big,full of flavours and healthy. And very tasty!!!! We had 4 different menu choices and we were all very satisfied with our choices.

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We try and stop off at Goleta elephant bar anytime we are near Santa Barbara.it has alway been a place that we look forward to going. Sorry to say it wasn't the same experience this time. We were seated way off in a corner. We were there early afternoon way past lunch not a lot of people at this time.... More

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Goleta, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My wife & I have been regulars at the Elephant Bar in Goleta/Santa Barbara for a few years now - it was her favorite place. Last week they changed their menu, eliminating 20 items (according to the waiter) [but, hey, they put hamburgers back on]. Gone are most of the exotic Asian flavors that made Elephant Bar so unique -... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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120 reviews 120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Nothing to rave about here. Food is just "OK", nothing more. The atmosphere of the restaurant would lead one to think that it might be on the higher end of "OK', but that's not the case. You won't bet poisoned and the food is edible but you won't be sending post cards to you relatives telling them to visit The... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Overall everything was okay. The food has good flavor and was hot and brought to the table in a timely manner. Some service errors, several in fact. Our sandwich orders were switched and intermixed. I ordered chicken with a salad and got smoked turkey with a salad, my client ordered the turkey with soup and got the chicken. When we... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My family (hubby and three kids) took the train to see extended family. We all went to the Elephant Bar (near the airport in Goleta) for lunch. We had a nice, large table which sat us all comfortably. The service was great. One of the kids got the wrong drink order and they corrected it quickly and with a smile.... More

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