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Jul 11, 2000 08:41 PM

El Encanto in Santa Barbara, yes or no?

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Any opinions on El Encanto in Santa Barbara? There have been a few brief mentions of it here, but no substantial reviews of the food. Is it worthwhile? If so, what's good? Many thanks...

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  1. Been there several times. The food is good, expected (halibut, filet, house salad, etc.)and entrees run $18-30. However, the view from the terrace is breathtaking. One of the best anywhere. If you go ask to be seated on the terrace before sundown. Its worth the trip. Not a bad place to stay either but can be pricey.

    1. El Encanto is delicious and beautiful. The employees can be snobby, but it's a great place with great food. It is expensive. They have great salads. My husband works across the street from it. If you'd like some information, I'd be glad to get it for you!