Local Owners who migrated to the US from Zacatecas in the late 1980's worked hard for the american dream and eventually opened a bar on the Eastside of Santa Barbara. It was a dream come true! They had identified a missing scene in Santa Barbara! As the only bar for dancing on the Eastside, The Prickly Pear Cantina is the place for locals to come dance, play pool, get their favorite mexican import or local craft beer, taste some of the signature mexican inspired drinks with our bartenders and enjoy a Cantina that takes you south of the border


santa barbara's only Mexican-Inspired Cantina!


sangria — it makes me happy!

Happy Hour Daily 5pm-9pm and all night on Wednesdays!




Come down and play Loteria (Mexican Bingo), win some prizes and learn some Spanish while you are at it! Happy Hour all night!


Glow night

Black Lights. Glow Body Paint. High energy Dance Music. Glow Sticks. The best night of the week.


Live music

Live music often in Spanish with bits of English. High energy bands to get everyone on their feet.

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Dance Floor


518 North milpas St,
Santa barbara, CA 93103
OPEN DAILY 5pm till 2am