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Sandbar Cocina y Tequila

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-252-5409
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrito” (41 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (25 reviews)
“tacos” (33 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the friendly staff for putting on the UEFA championship game for my husband! He got his game and I got some really good food, and a really cool place! Be sure to check out the squishy seating in the back patio, and try...More

Thank StephanieC2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch on a sunny patio on one of Santa Barbara’s popular shopping streets is a must. This is the place, Latin American cuisine and decor make this place unique and fun, not to mention the fantastic lunch time happy hour deals. Drinks are delicately crafted...More

Thank LockK
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

First off we are from south Texas & love us some Mexican food, be it it Tex-Mex or not. That being said, we found the food here good, but pretty mild. The verde sauce was kinda boring, but the enchiladas were filled with lots of...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed March 19, 2018

This location was across the street from our hotel so that was nice. We came here to party during the day and at night on St. Patricks Day. Super festive. Fun atmosphere. DJ all day. Drinks were good. $5 cover at night kept out the...More

Thank lovept
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Only mexican food, almost all the options were really spicy. The decoration is nice, there were many young people and it is a good option to go with friends. Good music. A little expensive for the quality of the food.

Thank Ceci A
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

For our only night in SB we decided on eating here. I had the seafood enchiladas. It had a nice flavor, although not a lot of seafood, mostly the Spanish rice. Margarita was very good. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. If you want...More

Thank OldNavy1961
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t know what we get like eating so we walked the streets and this place had an inviting atmosphere. Very friendly staff, great Tostitos and salsa as a complimentary starter, food was average but prices were good. The best part was the delicious cocktails....More

Thank Ashleigh M
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for Sunday lunch. The salsa was amazing. A bit spicy, it was perfect. The burritos was overstuffed and tasty. One of our members enjoyed two margaritas staying they were awesome. Drinks, lunch with Tip was bit high at $60. Drinks averaged $10 and...More

Thank joeworf
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Came here for a single drink after spending an afternoon on State St. with my mother. We sat at the bar and I ordered a Skinny Margarita, no salt. The barmaid made my drink... with salt. When I politely told her that I did not...More

Thank ReaganMurphy
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Great Margaritas! Food was plentiful, chips and salsa fresh, beer cold. Perfect recipe for a Mexican Restaurant. Both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a bar. Great service and we were never rushed.

Thank Hanora
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
    (Between Haley and Cota on State St.)
  • Public Transportation: Local taxis pick up and drop off at a designated area 20 yards from our front door. The State Street Shuttle runs in front of our restaurant from 9am-11pm. It costs $1.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-252-5409
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Sandbar in Santa Barbara, CA serves up delicious Mexican food and some of the best handcrafted cocktails. For great food and fun times, visit us today. At Sandbar, our menu features the freshest seafood, finest cuts of meat and market fresh produce. Our extensive cocktail menu features handmade margaritas and specialty cocktails designed by world famous mixologist Manny Hinojosa. We freshly prepare all of our ingredients daily. During the day we are a full service restaurant and by night we transform into a thriving late night destination featuring dancing, live music, and dj's seven nights a week. Sandbar has been named to the "Top 100" by Nightclub & Bar Magazine for the last 4 consecutive years. We are known for our fun-filled and wild bachelorette parties as well as our music and dancing. Enjoy dining and socializing in a contemporary hacienda setting inside, or on one of our multiple patios just steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful downtown Santa Barbra. For some amazing drinks, amazing food, and a great time, visit Sandbar today. **Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 3pm-7pm, buy one cocktail, get second for only a quarter. Our handcrafted drinks are only $6.25 (Cantina only) and our non-seafood appetizers are half off.
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