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Los Arroyos Montecito and Santa Barbara

Los Arroyos Montecito and Santa Barbara
Lana Sands
  • On October 12, 2011

Review Overview



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!


  1. great photos. and the food looks sooo good.
    hope you’re enjoying your week so far

    • Thanks Ediot!!! Hope you are having a wonderful week too!

  2. That looks like one amazing pitcher of margaritas!!

    • They were amazing, Erin! ;)

  3. Haha only in SB would you have 111 choices in alcohol, I kinda love it! Your food photos never fail to make me hungry, now I’m officially craving Mexican!!

    • Sarah! It’s so good!!

  4. Looks delish!


  5. margarita por favorrrrr!!!!

    planet blue :)