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Cafe Del Sol
30 Los Patos Wy, Montecito
Phone: (805) 969-0448

Reviews by the General Public

Alcohol License suspended indefinitely, 9/4/2014
Reviewer: Kate from Santa Barbara, CA
FYI the bar is closed for the foreseeable future. I was told by a server the owner has not paid taxes and the license is suspended indefinitely.

Outstanding, 8/31/2014
Reviewer: Terry from Santa Barbara, CA
I have been a patron of Cafe del Sol since 1969! Yes! I keep coming back every chance I get. The food is excellent, always consistent, the service is as well, efficient, friendly and attentive. The Patron Margaritas on the rocks are my favorite, the bartender is very generous! The salsa and chips are the best I have ever had...anywhere! Alfredo always greets everyone with gratitude and appreciation. This is a local treasure!

Care in Montecito, 11/26/2013
Reviewer: George from Santa Barbara, CA
When I last was greeted by Alfredo, Jack and Emile it was a tragic time for me and my spouse (who was dying of cancer). As much as I wanted to just get through life, they stood up for me and were as supportive as any family could have been. The service and atmosphere was just outstanding, the understanding went beyond the experience. If you are reading between the lines here, you know that this is just an outstanding group of people who just happen to know how to make you feel comfortable, even in difficult situations. Bravo, Jack/Emilie and Alfredo.

Blech, 11/15/2013
Reviewer: Stu from Santa Barbara, CA
To improve tis place they need to try and get rid of the nauseating aroma, improve the quality of the food, increase the portion size and lower the price. We didn't order drinks so we probably missed the real reason this joint is open. Maybe the American or Greek dishes are good but the Mexicam ones we tried were below average. Service was average.

The best service
Reviewer: Angel from Santa Barbara, CA
The service at cafe del sol is the best as well as the food it just feels really good when the manager Alfredo receives you he's always very friendly we need more Alfredo's in Santa Barbara restraunts Start of with their Chips & guacamole. With a margarita The fast service is a 10 Alfredo and sal excellent job Thanks the. Gutierrez family

Stellar service + Good food = Return Customers
Reviewer: Sophie from Santa Barbara, CA
I am a Santa Barbara local so I eat out a lot. I know good service when I get it and Cafe del Sol is where it's at! We had a very honest, knowledgable server who was efficient with our time and made great recommendations. The busboys were just as great - always filling our water glasses, replenishing alcoholic beverages, chips & salsa, etc. quickly and attentively. The food was good - not my new favorite - but still good. The menu has a little bit of an identity crisis going on - steaks, omelettes (yes, for dinner), salads, Mexican food (GREAT), etc. but there's something for everyone! The desserts were AMAZING. Definitely recommend their version of the apple pie a'la mode - wonderful. I'll be back to Cafe del Sol. PS - we didn't sit outside but I would imagine that the bird refuge view from their patio is nice to enjoy.

comfortable atmosphere and great food
Reviewer: ignacio mendoza from Santa Barbara, CA
we re from oxnard and come often to santa barbara. we have dined in numerous restaurants and cafe del sol has always been a family favorite. great food, relaxing atmosphere, excellent cocktails. from the manager to the server and bus boy they treat you with professionalism. we re going for brunch sunday for fathers day. good job

Great in every aspect
Reviewer: Larry from Santa Barbara, CA
What a great place. They offer great service, great food,and go out of their way to make your visit an excellent experience. The host was the most understanding person we have ever met in a restaurant. New Year's eve he went way out of his way to make sure that we were taken care of. We have traveled all over the world and have never experienced such service.

Margaritas GOOD, Food MEH
Reviewer: M B from Santa Barbara, CA
Plain and simple: the margaritas here are good, the food is overpriced for its mediocre quality. I'll come back only for margaritas. Restaurant owners: please drop the food prices to something comparable to the area's offerings. I can go to Panino to get a sandwich twice as good for half the cost. Should I have tried your Mexican options instead? Perhaps - but if only they weren't more expensive than the other options on the menu. One would expect the Mexican options to be cheaper than the alternatives at a Mexican restaurant. Friendly service, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Reviewer: Madison from Santa Barbara, CA
Our family has been here decently often over many years and has always loved it. The service was incredible and the greek chicken is amazing! It's nice to get to a place that isn't stuffy like Montecito but crazy like downtown. This is a place, as a lifetime resident of Santa Barbara, that I would definitely recommend.

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Reviewer: Susi Cherry from Lafayette, CA
Our experience dining at Cafe del Sol was wonderful. The meal was delicious and the service perfect. The Shrimp Fajitas were so delicious that we returned the next night with friends to enjoy dining experience again.

The Most Home Feeling Restaurant
Reviewer: Eric from Santa Barbara, CA
I ate at Cafe Del Sol two days ago and its one of the most home feeling restaurants i have ever eaten. The service of the waiters and buss boys were off the charts. everytime i needed something wheather it be salsa or another margarita they were on top of it, always two steps ahead. Also the comfort of the manager Alfredo who showed us such a great time and the great food.I extremely suggest all to go and to try the greek enchilada. you wouldn't regret it

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