To make a large party reservation for parties of 9 to 15 guests, please email or call 805-966-7029.

If you are interested in a private event for 16 or more guests, please contact the events team at or fill out the form below.


La Paloma Cafe originally opened in 1938 where vaqueros and cattlemen came together to break bread and wet their whistles. It quickly became a hub of activity and was part of what was known as “restaurant row.” After being closed for 37 years, La Paloma or “The Dove” has once again taken wing on the iconic corner of Anacapa and Ortega. We’ve brought back not only the historical charm but the opportunity to gather with friends and family and we’ve created numerous event spaces for your special celebrations. La Paloma specializes in California barbecue where flavors reflect the past and present of our local community and we’ve created a cocktail program that features selections of Mezcal and Tequila for your celebratory needs.



FULL RESTAURANT BUYOUT: 130 seated / 175 standing

FULL PATIO BUYOUT: 65 seated / 90 standing

ANACAPA PATIO: 40 seated / 50 standing

UPPER DECK PATIO: 26 seated / 35 standing

THE BAR: 40 standing only

THE “SNUG” AT THE BAR: 8-10 seated


> Reception & family-style multi-course menu options

> Beer, wine and cocktail selections available for private groups

> Custom printed menus for all private events

> Pricing dependent upon date and season

> Events function within a three-hour window and can start as early as 5pm.