Top 6 Places to Eat: A Guide to Santa Barbara


Mexican food is my favorite cuisine and this gem tops many, many Mexican Restaurants I have been to. The menu consists of about 52 dishes and includes shrimp enchiladas, a la carte tacos, pollo asado, fajitas, and of course a lot of teKILLya. Might I add, you can take margaritas to go.

It is walk-ins only as they do not accept reservations. Additionally, they take orders online for pick up and delivery. Take full advantage of the chefs and get them to cater your events

They are located at 600 N Milpas St and 2911 De La Vina St. Three other locations are in Oxnard, Westlake Village, and Goleta. Check them out on Yelp, Instagram, and Facebook.

Agaves Enchiladas

Fresh fish of the day, shrimp, red pepper and onions topped with chipotle sauce. Served with rice and house salad.

Salmon Tropical

Salmon with shrimp sautéed in butter, guajillo chile, pineapple, cilantro and Worcestershire sauce. Served with rice and house salad.


First of all, find you a table. Trust me. Oh, and you can order online for pick up.

Bluewater Grill was established in Newport Beach in 1996. They strongly believe in sustainably sourcing their seafood and make it their mission to serve resort communities in a casual way at a fair price.

Also serving Redondo Beach, Catalina Island, Temecula, and more. No two locations have the exact same menu and they change out items four times a year. Check them out on Instagram.

The Santa Barbara location is at 12 E Cabrillo Blvd.

Lobster Roll

Served hot buttered or as a chilled lobster salad in toasted brioche bun, with housemade potato chips.

Seared Scallops

With bacon jam, jalepeno aioli, cilantro, and chive oil.


Check them out on Yelp, Instagram, and Facebook.

Located at 101 East Cabrillo Blvd

For their breakfast menu, they keep it very simple and serve a breakfast burrito, chilaquiles, French toast, and a traditional breakfast. The lunch menu has many more options to choose from, including, but not limited to clam chowder, barbecue chicken salad, seafood pasta, a raw bar, fried seafood plates, and grilled octopus. The dinner menu has a Scuna Bay Salmon, Macadamia Nut Crusted Sea Bass, Lobster Mac n Cheese, and a Surf n’ Turf.

What I ordered

I was there for lunch and had the:

Rockfish Ceviche

Local Pacific Snapper cured in lime & lemon juice with our homemade pico d