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Casa Blanca

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Mexican
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330 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.845.8966
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Margaritas!

My sister told us to go here while we were visiting Santa Barbara. Glad we did wonderful Margaritas very good food. Nice for people watching if you sit outside. Good Mexican food and fun atmosphere!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
stacy436
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My sister told us to go here while we were visiting Santa Barbara. Glad we did wonderful Margaritas very good food. Nice for people watching if you sit outside. Good Mexican food and fun atmosphere!

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Orange County, CA
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249 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,482 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On State street, and only a short walk from the train station, this Mexican food restaurant was fantastic. Our server, Allyson T. was professional, friendly, and on top of our every need. We sat in the patio area which was great for people watching. The food was authentic, with large portions. The prices were reasonable, and we will be back... More 

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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a really nice place to stop on the way up State Street from the beach. The food is great and the portions are just right. The staff are lovely and very accommodating. Nice place for a lazy lunch people watching, or a good venue to kick off a night out.

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Blanca, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear you had an enjoyable time. More 

Oslo, Norway
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188 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Awesome Mexican food and drinks. My taco dish was one of the best tacos I've ever had - a real taste of Mexico. They have a nice indoor and outdoor seating area, and the bar is good. Too many tourists find their way here, but still they manage to keep the Mexican feeling. It's not a fine dining restaurant, neither... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are happy to hear you had a enjoyable dining experience. More 

london
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have to admit that this was my first visit to a mexican restaurant although it wasn't for the rest of my family. We had booked a table and chose to eat outside. We ordered chicken and beef fajitas, a prawn enchilada and a pork dish . I liked it and the rest of the family thought it was really... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to hear you had an enjoyable time. More 

Lompoc, California
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a great place to dine. My friend and I stopped in w/ a Groupon in hand and didn't know what to expect. While the place was hoppin', we found a spot on the veranda area w/ a counter overlooking the sidewalk and State Street below. It's all done in a Spanish/Mexican style decor and w/ lovely tiles and colors.... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear you had enjoyable time. More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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758 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

On average I am a positively inclined reviewer but this place, though looking attractive on the outside, is a terrible tourist trap. After not having been able to order food whilst sitting for at least half an hour, we decided to cut our losses, pay for the drinks and leave. This decision was much helped by the tasteless salsa and... More 

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Blanca, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable experience and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. More 

Chowchilla, California
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Mexican food, great location on state street, ate outside on patio. Our server was less than good, he didn't tell us it was taco tuesday, didn't smile and was obviously having a bad day. The food was pretty good, guacamole app was great but the guacamole on the chicken taquitos was from a can, jar or something, seemed fake and... More 

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Blanca, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We apologize for the servers unenthusiastic attitude and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were wandering, looking for a place to eat, and came across Casa Blanca almost by accident. It was a great chance discovery. We had guacamole (great), I had the carnitas (best I've had), my wife had a really nice salad. The beer was fresh and my wife's margarita was perfect. Service was friendly, and the manager stopped by to... More 

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Thank you for you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear you had a great time. More 

Santa Clarita, California
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our first time at Casa Blanca. We were visiting friends in Santa Barbara and they suggested stopping there. It was a warm day so we sat outside which was perfect for watching the people walking by. We mostly ordered drinks, chips and dips which were very good. My husband had the garlic shrimp which he really liked. This... More 

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Blanca, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you stopped by off of a recommendation from friends! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience while dining with us and we hope to see you back soon! More 

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Additional Information about Casa Blanca

Address: 330 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805.845.8966
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805.845.8966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?