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Rabalais Bistro

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861 Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
+1 805-525-2109
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not...
Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not limited to: Gumbo, Fried Chicken (Tuesday Night), Po'Boys, Shrimp, Biscuits & Gravy, Soups & Salads. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday including full beer and wine list. Beginets hot out of the fryer, or hand crafted breads and baked goods. Proudly Serving Intelligencia Coffees and Teas.
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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mother's Day Brunch

This place rocks! We went their on Mother's Day - not too long of a wait for a holiday. The service was great. THe food was out fo this world. White Chocolate Riccotta filled flapjacks with raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries. The beignets was to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tigerlilly1953
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Ventura, CA
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Ventura, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place rocks! We went their on Mother's Day - not too long of a wait for a holiday. The service was great. THe food was out fo this world. White Chocolate Riccotta filled flapjacks with raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries. The beignets was to die for.

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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Was only able to stop by for baked goods and coffee, buy saw some breakfast / brunch plates and they looked really good. Took away a world class cinnamon roll (no skimping on cinnamon or frosting, nice balance of sweet/spice) and a muffin bursting with blueberries - unlike many other places, they don't skimp on the "good" ingredients and delivered... More 

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Ventura, California
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34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The service staff were very friendly, took our order correctly and was very attentive. I would definitely recommend the creole eggs benedict, nice and spicy but not enough to scare a someone away with a delicate pallet. The eggs and ham were cooked as ordered. Will be back again.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love this place, the food is great and the staff is very friendly. Got to go on Tuesday's for their fried chicken...the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant has it's own bakery where customers can shop separate from the menu of the restaurant. The Cajun menu adds a special flavor to downtown Santa Paula. Each item on the menu is a special treat.

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Santa Paula, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First, I'm from L.A., so I'm going right to the hipper than thou card, just being straight...outta the gate. That being said, I've never had fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy, where I've had to blab about it to the whole frickin' world. Well! The biscuits were something I've nevah evah tasted. They had such subtle decadence, that went... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a great spot for all your meals, especially breakfast and brunch. They make great desserts and coffee too. The venue and staff are wonderful.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I took the scenic route to Cambria and decided to have breakfast in Santa Paula. Based on the TA reviews we opted for Rabalais Bistro and what a treat! We sat out front and enjoyed the quaint little town and incredible weather. This is definitely a local meeting place as everyone greeted each other by name. It’s... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has NOLA written all over it. Southern charm abounds. Excellent menu with very unique choices, all excellent. The beignets are to die for. Good wine list with pricepoint options. Love doing business with locals.

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Santa Paula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rabelais is that unique place in Santa Paula where I usually see many people I know whenever I go in, but different people every time. It has a universal draw because of its tasteful atmosphere, open space, patio on Main St., upper room, along with excellent coffee, pastries and New Orleans cuisine. We have also had large gatherings; the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 861 Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: +1 805-525-2109

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Bistro

Description

Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not limited to: Gumbo, Fried Chicken (Tuesday Night), Po'Boys, Shrimp, Biscuits & Gravy, Soups & Salads. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday including full beer and wine list. Beginets hot out of the fryer, or hand crafted breads and baked goods. Proudly Serving Intelligencia Coffees and Teas.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 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?