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El Paseo Mexican Restaurant- Santa Barbara Wedding DJs

El Paseo Mexican Restaurant- Santa Barbara Wedding DJs

813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Welcome to El Paseo Restaurant, which embodies a proud and historic Santa Barbara tradition of service, style and hospitality. 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.

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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!
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El Paseo History

Welcome to El Paseo Restaurant, which embodies a proud and historic Santa Barbara tradition of service, style and hospitality. The restaurant was first built in 1922 as part of an 1826 adobe complex which housed the Commandante of the Presidio Royale de Santa Barbara. La Casa de la Guerra was home of the civilian governor of the area from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. It was a natural setting for galas, including the three-day wedding fiesta immortalized by Richard Henry Dana in Two Years Before the Mast.

Architect James Osborne Craig designed and restored many of the existing buildings and added the Spanish village and “Street in Spain” surrounding the restaurant. After Craig’s death in 1922, his plans were continued by Carleton Winslow. The El Paseo complex was an inspiration for the revival of Spanish Colonial architecture in Southern California and by law is a model for any new building in Santa Barbara’s historic El Pueblo Viejo district. The El Paseo is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The original restaurant dining patio was shaded by huge swaths of Venetian sailing cloth and featured a brightly-tiled pool where roses were floated daily. Mexican bowls with trailing plants and long strands of cherry-red chili peppers hung in the courtyard arches.

Over the years, the restaurant has been the site of many fiesta celebrations and host to numerous luminaries, including Clark Gable, Carol Lombard, Jean Harlow, William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, Rita Hayworth, Edward G. Robinson, Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn, Salvador Dali, Stravinsky, Will Rogers, Howard Hughes, Charles Lindbergh, Herbert Hoover, Quentin Tarantino and Jennifer Lopez.

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