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The Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch has been serving up the best Mesquite Bar-B-Q’d chicken and tri-tip for over 20 years, in both our Santa Barbara and Ventura restaurants! We cook with only real Mesquite charcoal imported from Mexico. No gas grill, no frying. Sure it’s harder to work with and takes a little longer, but nothing gives you that delicious, smoky, Mesquite grilled flavor like real wood charcoal. We serve our tasty tri-tip and chicken with traditional Mexican restaurant sides like whole pinto beans, warm tortillas and spicy salsa made fresh daily. We also serve up some of the biggest and tastiest burritos in town. So come on by and see what the locals already know. Whether you are looking to dine in Santa Barbara restaurants or even restaurants in Ventura, the Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch is the ONLY place to get a real, authentic Mexican style BBQ! Try it once and you’ll know why locals love to EAT AT THE RANCH!

Chicken Ranch makes perfect party food. Try one or more of our party packs at your next gathering. Your friends and family will love you for bringing the best food in Santa Barbara! Or if you’re planning a big event with more than 25 people, give us a call or shoot us an email and we can help you put together an order that will keep all your guests…AND your wallet “fat and happy!”

Dine In or Take Out: Our friendly staff is waiting to take your order 7 days a week. Call ahead for faster Take Out orders if you’re in a hurry! Or if you prefer the Ventura or Santa Barbara dining experience, kick back and relax on our patio and we’ll bring your order to you.

Having a party? Chicken Ranch makes perfect party food and offers catering to Santa Barbara and Ventura. Try one or more of our party packs at your next gathering. Your friends, family and coworkers will love you for bringing the best food in Santa Barbara! In fact, lunch catering will never be the same. Or if you’re planning a big event with more than 25 people, give us a call or shoot us an email and we can help you put together an order of chicken, tri tip or burritos that will keep all your guests AND your wallet “fat and happy!”

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