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El Zapato

522 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA


Private Home Designed by Jeff Shelton in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara.

An architectural gem – very whimsical – Dr. Suess meets Gaudi with colorful handmade tiles throughout. Three rooftop decks offering stunning views of the city and mountains – from the Mission to the Channel Islands. 4 bedrooms, 5 baths (one ADA compliant), two kitchens, barbecue, and large private courtyard complete with a wall for movie or slide projection. Light bright and airy. The Lobster Studios on the first floor will be decorated with 1950’s Paint by Number artwork and Turquoise Penthouse and hallways are adorned with the paintings of artist Howard Lamar.

The front of the building is covered with lobsters- consider serving Maine lobsters!!!

See Pure Joy Catering’s BLOG on El Zapato

RATE: $3,000-$7,000* / CAPACITY: 100

*Rate varies depending on space and overnight rental. Inquire for more detailed pricing.

Photos by Michael Drew Photography & COMPLETE weddings + events



Pure Joy Catering did an exceptional job at my recent Rehearsal Dinner at El Zapato Rojo.  Everything was was well executed, the staff was professional and personable and the food was especially delicious.  I believe the one thing that stands out for me is how professional all my dealings have been with Patrick and Ellen and all my concerns and questions were answered immediately and without judgment.  I believe the one thing I find most unpleasant in dealing with any kind of service vendor is when the response is not in a timely manner & Pure Joy always was quick to respond, which makes one feel secure in their choice. I love Pure Joy & would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Fabulous job! Thank you!

Best, Deb 

  • Address: 522 Garden Street
  • City: Santa Barbara
  • State/county: Santa Barbara / California
  • Zip/Postal Code: 93101
  • Neighborhood: Santa Barbara
  • Country: United States