Exceptional beachfront boutique hospitality isn’t all you get to relish at Mar Monte Hotel: You’ve also got Santa Barbara, California’s exquisite and varied cuisine right at your fingertips! We advise joining us with an appetite, in other words.

In fact, you’ll find two fantastic dining options right here at our Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel: costa Kitchen & Bar and Café Lido. Near at hand, meanwhile, are other outstanding options for an epicurean adventure along the American Riviera.

costa Kitchen & Bar at Mar Monte Hotel

Some of the most exciting dining in Santa Barbara awaits you at our very own costa Kitchen & Bar. This dinner destination looks to coastal Italian cuisine for direction, but also interweaves some creative flavors from Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean cookery, and wraps the whole package in Southern Californian charm.

Whether enjoyed inside or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Pacific, the costa menu delights the palate and the eye together. You can begin your meal here with starters such as the Housemade Sourdough Flatbread served with zesty muhamarra, the Day Boat Fish Crudo or Central Coast Crab, the Char-grilled Broccolini or Roasted Market Carrots, or an always-satisfying spread of Warm Marinated Olives.

Salads include Farmers Market Greens and the Chilled Saffron Couscous Salad. The entrées are masterful, from the chef’s favorite of Lamb Scallopini to the Roast Half Chicken with heirloom-tomato panzanella, the Calrose Risotto with chanterelles, sweet corn, and ras el hanout, or the Red Fife Cavatelli presented with swordfish sugo and spiced bread crumbs.

Dinner at costa comes to a magnificent close regardless of which dessert you choose: the California Olive Oil Cake with its brown-butter caramel, basil-infused peaches, and caramelized white chocolate, the Chocolate Tart paired with hazelnut ganache and caramel ice cream, perhaps dates from the local eco-dynamic farm of Flying Disc Ranch—plus other indulgences!

Combine all this with an extensive wine list, creative cocktails, and other suitable libations, and you’ve got the makings of an ace Santa Barbara feast right here at Mar Monte.

Mar Monte Hotel’s Café Lido

You can also mosey over to our Café Lido for Mediterranean-inspired breakfast, lunch, or dinner beside the hotel pool deck. Start your day with French toast, breakfast sandwiches, granola, or other perfect fuel-ups paired with a smoothie or coffee drink. For lunch, consider a housemade flatbread, the Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Tartare, or a sandwich or burger; dinner adds dishes such as local mussels to the affair. And live music on the pool deck on Saturday afternoons is the icing on the cake!

Nearby Santa Barbara Eateries to Try

We hope you’ll explore the wonderful on-site flavors available here at Mar Monte Hotel, but no question we also recommend culinary explorations out and about in our Santa Barbara neighborhood! Much-loved local dining options just a stone’s throw away include the Bettina pizzeria, Shalhoub’s, Milk & Honey Tapas, and The Lark Santa Barbara.

Eating Well & Being Well at Mar Monte Hotel

From the costa Kitchen & Bar terrace to local favorites such as Shalhoub’s, you’ve got the full range of top-quality Santa Barbara dining to enjoy as a guest of ours at Mar Monte Hotel. Bon appétit, everyone!

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