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Paseo Chapala and El Andaluz

Santa Barbara, CA
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Paseo Chapala and El Andaluz, Santa Barbara California

Description

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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Views of Paseo Nuevo from Silvergreens Cafe.
Views of Paseo Nuevo from Silvergreens Cafe.
Spanish architecture on Cota Street, just south of Paseo Chapala.
Spanish architecture on Cota Street, just south of Paseo Chapala.
Looking across at Paseo Nuevo, from Chapala Street.
Looking across at Paseo Nuevo, from Chapala Street.
Purple flowering vines and Spanish lanterns at Paseo Chapala.
Purple flowering vines and Spanish lanterns at Paseo Chapala.
Esau's Cafe.
Esau's Cafe.
Silvergreens Cafe, a nice spot to sit, on the corner of De La Guerra and Chapala Streets.
Silvergreens Cafe, a nice spot to sit, on the corner of De La Guerra and Chapala Streets.
Bench outside El Andaluz on Chapala St- check out the figure underneath!
Bench outside El Andaluz on Chapala St- check out the figure underneath!
Archways on Chapala St at El Andaluz.
Archways on Chapala St at El Andaluz.
El Andaluz's ironwork stairrail and chandelier.
El Andaluz's ironwork stairrail and chandelier.
Inner courtyard at El Andaluz.
Inner courtyard at El Andaluz.
Outer courtyard ceiling detail at El Andaluz.
Outer courtyard ceiling detail at El Andaluz.
Metalwork balcony, flags, pots, and archway at El Andaluz.
Metalwork balcony, flags, pots, and archway at El Andaluz.
Fruity bench- love this one!
Fruity bench- love this one!
Chapala Street.
Chapala Street.
Chili pepper bench outside El Andaluz.
Chili pepper bench outside El Andaluz.
Zig zag pattern on the ground.
Zig zag pattern on the ground.
   

Directions

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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Krista
10/08/2011 10:20
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.

Cindy
11/05/2009 22:41
I'm coming up for the weekend. So looking forward to it.

Last Updated Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:13:42 GMT