Paseo Chapala and El Andaluz
||Santa Barbara, CA|
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Paseo Chapala is a new development across the street from beautiful Paseo Nuevo. Here you can sit at Silvergreens looking up at Spanish architecture and blue skies, and enjoy a salad. There's a cute little cafe called Esau's as well. Get caught up in the pretty details all around you- vines curving along archways, white stucco rooftops reaching to the sky, palms glistening in the sun. Santa Barbara excels with its architecture and landscaping!
Walk down Chapala St two blocks toward the ocean and you will see El Andaluz, a three-storey apartment complex built in Moroccan style. The colors and intricate designs will wow you! Jeff Shelton, who also designed the whimsical East Cota Street Studios, created El Andaluz. Check out the tiled benches with bright fruit and vegetable designs. The archways that lean at funny angles decorated in wild, busy designs are lovely. See the ironwork on the stairrail and the oddly-shaped chandelier. Peer into the inner courtyard and admire the pots, tiles, flags, and metalwork balconies. This is as colorful as it comes!
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Exit Highway 101 northbound at Carrillo Street and turn right. Exit Highway 101 southbound at Carrillo Street and turn left. At the fifth street, turn right on Chapala St. Park in the parking garage for Paseo Nuevo Mall (on the left) or turn right on De La Guerra Street or Ortega Street and park along the road. Parking can be difficult around here.
Silvergreens, 791 Chapala St, Santa Barbara CA 93101, call (805) 962-8500.
Esau's Cafe, 721 Chapala St, call (805) 965-4416.
El Andaluz is a three-storey apartment complex at 531 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101.
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|Love my hometown! My kids do fencing on Cota St. near the corner of Garden and right across the street there is an apartment building that is so awesome in design that I often sit there staring at it before pulling out of the parking lot. It's so whimsical with it's curved details and artistic touches - go check it out when you get a chance. On Cota between Santa Barbara and Garden Streets, closer to Garden.|
|I'm coming up for the weekend. So looking forward to it.|