1134 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
NileGuide Expert tip:
Stop into the Hungry Cat between 4 pm and 6 pm to score a $5 specialty cocktail concocted with the season's ripest fruit. The blood orange margaritas are to die for.
The daily catch is taken to a whole new level at this sleek and intimate downtown restaurant—a sister location to the legendary Hungry Cat in Los Angeles. The popular eatery doesn't take reservations, so get there early to secure a spot at the counter, where you can watch your fish grilled to perfection. If seafood isn't your favorite, indulge in the Pug Burger with bacon, avocado, blue cheese, and an egg if you desire. Whatever you order, rest assured that the produce is fresh from farmers market and your fish and meat have never set foot (or fin) in a freezer. The creative cocktails are ever changing to fit the season. With blackberry, fresh mint, and cucumber cocktails gracing the menu, you can rarely leave without more than one cool beverage down the hatch.