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Rabalais Bistro

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861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
+1 805-525-2109
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Paula, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Everything Rabalais serves is tasty. Waitpersons are friendly and efficient. Deserts to die for!!!!!

Thank Juhree
Ventura, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Go for the gumbo! This place has the best authentic New Orleans style cuisine anywhere west of Louisiana!! Where else can you get Okra and Ambiance like downtown Santa Paula.

Thank bree m
Sonora, California
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178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We spotted Rabalais while looking for coffee while staying in the hotel around the corner. While we waited for our coffees and perused the menu, we decided to stay for lunch. The first day we had salads, with fantastic dressings and blackened chicken followed by sweet potato bread pudding! I am a sucker for some bread pudding, and this stood... More 

Thank Crystal K
Santa Paula, California
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Cajun and non-cajun food, plus great pastries make this tastefully - decorated and friendly-staffed restaurant a perfect place for any time of the day.

Thank Carlos T
Maple Valley, WA
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115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to Rabalais and it did not disappoint. We went for Sunday brunch and started with mimosas and beignets! Yum and yum! I then got the fried green tomatoes with eggs and grits. While the grits, which I usually love, weren't my cup of tea I loved the tomatoes and eggs. So delicious. Our whole party... More 

Thank DianeRenee
Ventura County Coast, California
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

No better way to start a Sunday than with freshly made to order beneits and mimosas!! This place does it right!! Follow this with a Cajun breakfast with freshly baked French bread - yum!!

Thank Bobbi G
Canyon Country
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Eat here regularly. Food is delicious with generous portions. We come to enjoy the outside patio setting? Highly recommend.

Thank Kathy R
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

If you want to have a very enjoyable meal in a great atmosphere and friendly staff then go no farther. Robalais offers outside seating, indoor or a loft section and I think I spied a private room section. We had a great meal and wasn't rushed to leave. In fact we came back to get some of their delicious red... More 

Thank GreyGhost531
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Very good food,NOLA,cuisine ,good service,nice people,we really enjoy the Tuesday night fried chicken,which we share and still have leftovers.One of the better restaurants in Santa Paula

1 Thank mjbnaples
Southern California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Today I went back to Rabalais for the meatloaf dinner again. Very good both times. Bigger and better this time. For sides I had the baked sweet potatoes and collard greens. We sat on the front patio and had beignets for dessert. I also ordered a Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout beer. If you like stout beer, give it a try.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $13
American, French, Cajun & Creole, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 861 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2737
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: +1 805-525-2109
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?