I spoke with Cafe Buenos Aires on the phone Thursday evening and was told that the restaurant will be closed for good next week and will be replaced by “another restaurant.”
A friend, who meets every week at Cafe Buenos Aires for Argentinian tango, says the place was packed last Wednesday for a final dance. The tango group was told that the restaurant’s last night is this Sunday, March 27th and that Cafe Buenos Aires will be replaced by Greek restaurant Petros. Petros has locations in Los Olivos and Manhattan Beach.
I am a fan of Wally Ronchietto and his great restaurant Cafe Buenos Aires. I’m sorry to see a Santa Barbara icon like CBA close after decades of faithful service to our community. I enjoyed many a lunch and dinner there. From what I hear, Petros is fantastic and that Petros Benekos is one of the very best chefs around. Like many others, I’m looking forward to dining there this summer.