I used to work around the corner from here...about 25 years ago. I ate lunch here A LOT! I moved from California, but visit here whenever I'm in town. Our most recent visit was for dinner with friends on a Friday night. We had no reservation, but still were seated right away. The vibe is refined but relaxed...very Santa Barbara. I had the Ortega Burger (red meat a rarity for me!) and it was delicious. Really, I've never had a bad thing on the menu, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
If you want to experience good food, good service and the true vibe of older, less pretentious Santa Barbara, Paradise Cafe should be on you list.
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