Los Arroyos Montecito and Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara has about 10 billion mexican food restaurants. No joke, my friends and I tried to count all of the Mexican food restaurants one night and stopped when we got to about 23 places. With so many to choose from, how does one decide? Based off of atmosphere? Food quality? Authenticity? Drinks?
Only one place stands out in my mind for atmosphere, food quality, authenticity and stellar drinks. Los Arroyos of Montecito is by far the best Mexican food in town. Los Arroyos has two locations. There is a smaller more cozy version on State Street in Santa Barbara and a lavish more posh spot in Montecito. At their Montecito location, one can choose from a list of 111 tequilas. No seriously, one hundred and eleven choices of tequila. Makes for insanely, good margaritas! How could they not be with all those choices?
My friends have gotten into a habit of reserving the back room for parties. We are those people that need our own room so we can bust out board games at the end of the night and sit cross legged in our chairs. I am sure the restaurant is more than happy to oblige in scooting us to a private room away from the fine dinning patrons. This is a plus for all of us. Can’t wait for my bf’s birthday party at Los Arroyos! Let the games begin!