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Food and restaurants in Montecito

Top restaurants

Bakery
“A local favorite for breakfast. But lunch is great too. Great coffee. Grab it to go and walk to Butterfly Beach”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, best margaritas. Its adjacent market has superb not-your-usual pizzas and amazing pecan raisin scones. Locals get coffee there and sit at HB outdoor tables until 11 a.m. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Old fashioned steak house with many rooms and bar. Crowded on weekends. Local favorite. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food, nice salsa bar, relaxed atmosphere. Inge likes there Mama’s Salad. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“On the upper village, get a fresh green smoothie or a coffee and you never know which Montecito resident you'll run into”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pastas, pizzas, antipasti & other Italian classics in an old-school, festive dining hall.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tiny, no-reservations sushi eatery with unique rolls featuring truffle oil & habanero peppers.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Ceviche, chile relleno, Latin cocktails & more in a warm space with a patio & live music.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“This is our local Starbuck's --- incase you need a latte or some other coffee concoction!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Great setting for breakfast or lunch in Montecito village. Inside tables set against a huge, long, curved window gives the illusion of sitting outside. Excellent food, environment and presentation!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing fresh brioche and croissants baked every morning. You can sit out in front and watch the passing parade on Coast Village Road. There’s another French bakery/restaurant across the street, Renaud’s. Closes at 3. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“I love the tea here. I'm not a coffee drinker, but everyone loves their coffee. The best along this stretch.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Serving classic American breakfast and lunch to locals for 35 years. Simple, unpretentious honest fare. Great pancakes, turkey sandwich, cole slaw and homemade soups. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Locally owned. Casual bistro with homemade foods and incredible pastries. Specialty coffees. Everything locally sourced. Breakfast 8 -11. Lunch 11-3. Can take home for dinner. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“A local favorite for breakfast. But lunch is great too. Great coffee. Grab it to go and walk to Butterfly Beach”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“On the upper village, get a fresh green smoothie or a coffee and you never know which Montecito resident you'll run into”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing fresh brioche and croissants baked every morning. You can sit out in front and watch the passing parade on Coast Village Road. There’s another French bakery/restaurant across the street, Renaud’s. Closes at 3. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great selection of pastries, good breakfast and lunch menu - I recommend you pop in and get a treat on your way to Butterfly beach”
  • 1 local recommends