Embodying a proud and historic Santa Barbara tradition of service, style and hospitality.
:El Paseo Mexican Restaurant
813 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The restaurant was first built in 1922 as part of an 1826 adobe complex. Architect James Osborne Craig designed and restored many of the existing buildings and added the Spanish village and “Street in Spain” surrounding the restaurant. The El Paseo complex was an inspiration for the revival of Spanish Colonial architecture in Southern California, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
El Paseo has been the site of many fiesta celebrations and host to numerous luminaries. Many celebrities returned to El Paseo Restaurant time after time because of its tradition of hospitality.
With a seating capacity for 240 guests, the world famous El Paseo Mexican Restaurant is ideal for your buffet fiesta or plated special event. The perfect location for wedding reception banquets, birthdays, anniversaries, and quienceñeras.
Enjoy half-price appetizers and half off our house margaritas at one of Santa Barbara’s most generous happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm. Have your next party or event at our beautiful, historic location!