Among many iconic Golden State pleasures, chilling poolside with a refreshing beverage in hand and some scrumptious al fresco eats is up there. And here at Mar Monte Hotel, we lay claim to one of the Central Coast’s preeminent destinations for just that pure sort of pleasure: our poolside watering hole and eatery Café Lido.

Wining & Dining on the Pool Deck at Mar Monte Hotel on the American Riviera

With perfect weather, fabulous mountain-to-ocean views, and a vibrant arts-and-culture scene, Santa Barbara—aka the American Riviera—is one heck of a place to kick back and relax. And that’s doubly true during summer, when having a sparkling swimming pool handy—especially one just a hop, skip, and a jump from Pacific sand and surf, as ours is here at Mar Monte Hotel—is heavenly.

Our Café Lido sits right alongside the hotel pool deck, making for an exceptional hangout that’s all the sweeter when you consider how close your Mar Monte Hotel guest room or suite is—and how easily you can reach the beach!

The menu here is of Mediterranean-meets-California inspiration, with a fine selection of tapas-style small plates, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and more. From Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Tartare to local mussels and Halibut & Crab Ceviche, seafood comes well represented—as you’d hope it would, given your exceedingly comfortable position on the American Riviera.

That said, if your palette of the day leans more toward the “turf” end of the surf-and-turf spectrum, you’ve got loads of options, not least the Lido Burger and Harissa-Crusted Lamb Chops. And those keen on roughage will be delighted by the Café Lido salads. Exceptional wines (including local offerings from this standout California viticultural zone), craft brews, specialty cocktails, and other drinks complete the picture.

And it’s not just lunch and dinner dishes of utter perfection, by the way: Café Lido’s also a beloved breakfast destination, serving up everything from French toast and granola to breakfast sandwiches.

Join Us at Café Lido & the Mar Monte Hotel Pool Deck This Summer

With regular live music on offer, our pool deck and the lively tables of Café Lido are most certainly the place to be this summer on the American Riviera. And remember that our poolside bar isn’t the only epicurean gem here at Mar Monte Hotel: You’ve also got exquisite coastal Italian cuisine touched here and there with Middle Eastern influences at our lauded costa Kitchen & Bar.

So come stay—and come dine—with us here at Mar Monte Hotel in Santa Barbara, California, with plush Central Coast sands a stone’s throw away and topnotch American Riviera cuisine at your fingertips!

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