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Casa Blanca

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330 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.845.8966
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11:00 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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 21
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Pretty decent Mexican food

Pretty solid overall for Mexican and bar type food. Certainly not fine dining, but everything tasted good and was prepared well. Good drink selection as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Paul B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Pretty solid overall for Mexican and bar type food. Certainly not fine dining, but everything tasted good and was prepared well. Good drink selection as well.

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Central location on State Street in main part of town. Spicy Blood Orange Margaritas were excellent ! Food quality was very good, as was the service. Diverse menu with array of good choices, kids menu, so family friendly.

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Bakersfield, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We walked in on a Friday evening without a reservation and thought we stood no chance of eating at Casa Blanca. The hostess was so nice and rearranged things so we could eat in one of the outside eating areas. The restaurant was packed but our server was attentive and showed tremendous grace under fire. Although busy, she made time... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We are local and came here on a groupon, on a Saturday eve. The hostess quickly seated us at a lovely table with a heater on the patio. All of the decorative lights, while looking out at State St. made for a very nice atmosphere. Our waiter, Shawn, came by quickly to take our drink order and since I hadn't... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are happy to hear you had a great evening and that the waiter provided excellent service. We will be sure to pass the feedback along to him. We offer Sunday brunch and daily happy hour if your looking for a little something different from your last... More 

Santa Barbara
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The couple of blocks of State and Chapala Streets just north of the freeway have recently come alive and Casa Blanca, with its interesting conversion from warehouse to colorful restaurant with interior tiled walls, is a part of that evolution. Unfortunately, although the decor is charming, the food did not live up to the decor. Mexican food works when ingredients... More 

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

Hello Jim, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your entree selections while dining with us. We are always looking to improve so we appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

NIce ambience. I sat outside for happy hour/a light dinner with a friend and the mood, from the music to the lighting, was great. Servers were friendly, the food was decent, and the margaritas were strong. Near the beach/Stearns Wharf, and right at the bottom of State St

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

Hello Caleb, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed happy hour and a nice outside spot. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great food and superb service. There is nothing to complain about, we really enjoyed our dinner in all ways. We will definitely recommend this place.

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

Sofie, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience with us! We are thrilled to hear the food and service were enjoyable. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The White family strikes again! Popular seafood spots like FishHouse, BoatHouse and SBShellfish are theirs. Now a departure into old Mexico. A prime location, good dependable food and a beautiful decor make this addition to the SB Restaurant scene a welcome one. Night time scene is happy, food small plates, nachos and tacos etc. And a good margarita and large... 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 feedback with us! We are happy to hear you're a regular at our other restaurants as well and that you enjoyed the cuisine and margaritas at our newest venture in Santa Barbara! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Geneva, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We just had Figueroa Mountain IPA, and good salsa and tortilla chips. Service was prompt and friendly. Price was reasonable.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope the next time you are in Santa Barbara you will have an opportunity to try some of our authentic Mexican dishes! More 

Santa Barbara, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This place is beautifully designed. I love the decor. I had been recommended to try it from the manager at Le Reve Spa as a great go to for weekend cocktails with my girlfriends and I was very pleased with it over. We had a great time.

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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 feedback with us! We are very pleased to hear you and your girlfriends had an enjoyable afternoon with us. We hope to see you back soon!! More 

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