Santa Barbara casual dining steps from your room

A highly anticipated new restaurant is scheduled to open in 2015 at the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. Featuring a new concept, we’re excited to see this new eatery take shape! Meanwhile, check out our recommendations, listed below, for nearby tasty bites.


Located at the corner of Cabrillo Blvd. and State Street across from the picturesque Stearns Wharf, dolphin statue, and beach, Eladio’s is a breakfast favorite, known for signature dishes such as Vanilla Dipped Brioche French Toast and Crab Cake Benedict.


For dinner, we recommend Cadiz, which features Italian and Spanish Seaside Cuisine. Located a short jaunt from the hotel in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara, you’ll be sure to enjoy the romantic patio and Mediterranean-style interior. Unique dishes include an Italian-Style Saltimbocca Burger, Grilled Mahi Mahi, and Steak with Papas Bravas as well as an array of delectable tapas.
509 State St

The Lark

Located only a few blocks away in the thriving Funk Zone neighborhood, the Lark is a foodie’s favorite spot for dinner. Relax on their hip patio or kick back inside in the warm wood-lined dining room while feasting on New American fare featuring artisanal and seasonal ingredients, which celebrate the bounty of the Central Coast. Reservations are strongly recommended.
131 Anacapa St.