The Lark pays homage to the history of California train travel and tributes the treasured and long gone Santa Barbara Fish Market, built in the 1920’s as a commercial fish processing plant, shipping their seafood products throughout the state by rail. With an imaginative yet approachable menu created by the gifted Jason Paluska, The Lark celebrates everything found around Santa Barbara County – wineries, farms, ocean and natural beauty. The stunning design strives to connect to the past and the future, using discovered objects from the past and blending them with modern, urban and industrial materials to spectacular effect.
"At Cielito I want to write a different story for Mexican food" - Chef Ramon Velazquez; The core of Cielito’s vision is to bring the rich flavors of authentic, regional Mexican cuisine to our Santa Barbara community. Drawing inspiration from his childhood in Guadalajara, Mexico, Executive Chef Ramon Velazquez captures these traditions with an exceptional menu that prompts a deeper understanding of the rich and diverse flavors of the world class cuisine of Mexico. The menu features freshly made "antojitos" (small cravings) which reflect Santa Barbara's local ingredients and seasonal produce. Cielito also offers a mouthwatering Tequila bar with enticing libations and innovative cocktails as well as a wide selection of Tequilas and Mescals. The elegant décor and sophisticated style of Cielito reflect our mission to provide both Santa Barbara locals and visitors with an unparalleled and memorable dining experience.
La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant Latin and Spanish Fare Spirits, Wine and Beer Inventive Mixology Drinks A Casual, Friendly and Inviting Restaurant
Mundaka is a Spanish style tapas restaurant in downtown Carmel, CA. It is the result of great friendships, a love of food and wine and music, and a long term romance with Spain and its culture. Open in March 2009, Mundaka continues to evolve daily with the creations of our chef Brandon Miller, and the musical musings of all our talented contributors. Mundaka aspires to be the hub for all that is tasty, fun, artistic, creative, and cultural in Carmel-by-the-sea. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Working with local farmers since 1998. Villa Creek's Chef Tom Fundaro prepares local, organically or sustainably farmed products in rustic preparations. A local and international compilation of wines and a premium bar selection complement the fresh inspiring cuisine.
"It seems that practically everyone visiting Paso Robles wine country passes through Villa Creek. That's easy to understand, because this winemaker hangout serves up youthful energy, satisfying food and an exciting wine list with excellent prices."
Cadiz Restaurant & Lounge offers a Seaside Cuisine influenced by flavors from the seaside villages of Italy and Spain. Cadiz offers pizzas, pastas, seafood, entrees, and a variety of "small plates." The menu is seasonally driven, and all produce is bought from the local Farmer's Market right outside our front door. Our wonderful selection of seafood dishes come from local, harbor fresh seafood, purchased daily. Our mixology bar offers seasonal, market-fresh cocktails, and on weekend nights Cadiz transforms into an upscale European style lounge/nightclub at 10:30 until 2am.
The heart and inspiration for Granada is the beloved and pre-existing Granada Bistro. This space has been renovated and re-imagined in industrial chic design, serving farm-to-fork dishes inspired by Spanish cuisine. Small plates, char-cuterie and the freshest local seafood, meats, and produce are complemented by an eclectic wine list including Spanish and Latin American selections, and a range of the Central Coast’s finest artisan wine producers
We accept Dinner reservations for parties of six or more.
Except for Valentine's, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve
Avant features local organic ingredients paired with Central Coast wines. Established in 2009 as a tasting room and Tapas bar for the clients of the Terravant Wine Company, Avant strives to be a "local-Centric" culinary destination offering products sourced from Santa Barbara County producers.
Years ago, before paved floors, Spanish bar keeps would cover their drinks with a napkin to keep dust from falling into their customers' drinks. The napkins eventually evolved into small plates to hold food and from there, the food on top of the drink became known as "tapas".
Bodega de España is a local authentic Spanish tapas bar and restaurant. When dining out in Santa Ynez Valley whether for lunchtime food, evening meals, or just a quick snack, we provide the best traditional Spanish food in Santa Barbara County.
Blue Tavern is 2011 Food & Wine Magazine Best Chef In America Chef Ricardo Zarate new restaurant concept. Blue Tavern is a Cali-Peruvian restaurant that serves elegant food in a casual environment. Famed Mixologist Deysi Alvarez has created seasonal hand crafted cocktail. The wine list has great local wines and latin wines.
Pizzas from the wood-burning oven, hand-made pastas, fresh local seafood from nearby waters are the centerpieces of the frequently changing menu.
Experience the bold flavors of superb Latin cuisine from Spain, Mexico and South America in a romantic setting in the village of Montecito. Sunflower colored walls, original artwork, cozy fireplace, relaxed outdoor terraza and a beautiful bar and Tapas lounge to sip Sangria with friends while listening to live Spanish guitars.
Located right on the park in view of mighty oaks and postcard gazebo, Estrella has a friendly vacation vibe. With colorful latin decor, plush furniture, and tropical greenery reaching into the soaring ceilings of a gorgeous old brick building, friendly faces welcome you while latin music sets the mood for your dining experience. Executive Chef Travis Borba invites you to share his menu of Latin Fusion. Familiar favorites have lost their heavy cheeses and highfat toppings, and found savory sauces, grilled or slow cooked proteins, healthful veggies and housemade beans and rices, all in abundant portions. Plaintain Crusted Halibut, Argentinitan style rib-eye steak, Lobster Tacos, Glazed Kahlua pork chop, our famous chile rellanos in 3 flavors. Vegetarians & specific dietary needs have several options as well. Paso wines, craft beers & you may try a "taste" first before you choose your perfect glass. (Hint - the housemade Sangria and Estrellarita are extremely popular)
Behind familiar doors in the Casa Sanchez building on Alvarado Street in Monterey, a dark, shallow entrance leads guests back in time to an adobe-white room with dark accents and soft lighting. The character of the room comes from a hand-milled oak bar, stained dark, and the black-and-white portrait of Horace Coniglio presiding over the place.
My Attic is an anachronism in a modern era, boasting a bar in the front plus a lounge in the back, presented in warm olive tones offset by dark walnut woods. The vibe is, inviting, relaxing and fun, punctuated by light, relaxing house music and a menu of fresh, light local fare.
This restaurant is located in Santa Barbara and serves Spanish / Tapas Cuisine.
SeaVenture Restaurant located on the beach in California's Central Coast wine country, the third floor Restaurant allows you to take in breathtaking sunsets and panoramic beach and ocean views from large picture windows and outdoor decks. Chef Casey Walcott's contemporary coastal cuisine is inspired by the surrounding local wine country. Our seasonal menu is prepared with locally farmed vegetables, premium pork and beef and the highest quality fish and seafood. All desserts are made in house from scratch.