Dining

The Best of Coastal California

A sublime dining experience is guaranteed at El Encanto. Playing host to some of the best restaurants in southern California, our passion for artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors matches the region’s culinary abundance. Expect in-season herbs from our ocean-facing garden and fresh seafood caught daily from the shores below.

The Dining Room & Terrace | Afternoon Tea | The Lounge | The Bar | Alfresco Dining | Bossa Nova Brunch

View across Santa Barbara from a hotel terrace in the hills

A Celebration of French Films

From July 12-18, the Santa Barbara Film Festival will showcase eleven new films from France’s most notable filmmakers at our neighbor, the iconic SBIFF Riviera Theater.

In-between screenings (with English subtitles), join us at The Dining Room & Terrace and savor a gastronomic à la carte menu, featuring French twists on classics such as seared ahi tuna niçoise salad, a selection of coquilles St. Jacques and a scrumptious moelleux au chocolat.

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Book a Table

Find out more about El Encanto’s sublime dining options and our opening times.


For any special requests, please reach out to our teams at dining.ele@belmond.com.


Breakfast: 7:00am to 11am | Lunch: 11:30am to 2pm

Afternoon Tea: Monday to Thursday, 2:30pm to 5pm | Dinner: 5:30pm to 10pm


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A Feast for the Ears

Dine in sensory style

Dining at El Encanto is multisensory—our band treats your ears; our chefs, your palate.

Complementing sublime ocean views and our chef's sensational menu, live music sets the scene every Sunday from 11am–2pm

More to Savor

Savor our options for every mood and appetite

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Culinary Delights

A Taste of Santa Barbara

From seasonal Californian cuisine to an extensive list of regional wines, settle in and savor El Encanto’s many culinary treats.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • US$150 dinner credit per room per stay
  • US$60 daily breakfast credit per room
  • Access to 'The Spa' and gym facilities
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