Here is a list of local food & drink destinations that have closed in the last year:

  • December 2012: Little Cantina, 14 E. Cota St.; Open Cup, 728 State St.; Sizzler Restaurant, 5555 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Whodelicious, 811 State St. (moving to new location)
  • November 2012: none
  • October 2012: Cafe Blu, 506 State St.; East, 1208 State St.; El Taco Tequila Taqueria, 14 E. Cota St.; EpicBowl, 819 State St.; Itsuki Restaurant, 4020 Calle Real (moved to 7127 Hollister Ave., Goleta); Mimosa, 714 State St.
  • September 2012: Café Zoma 918 State St.; Jack’s Bistro & Bagels, 3891 State St.; Kingston’s Candy Co., 3415 State St.; McMasters Steak and Hoagie, 910 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista; Snack Shack, 801 State St.; Whale Tail Deli, 1114 State St.
  • August 2012: Le Crepe Shoppe, 15 W. Gutierrez St.; Taqueria el Refugio, 730 N. Milpas St.
  • July 2012: Burger King, 3707 State St.; Dogtown, 888 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista; Jitters Coffee, 728 State St.
  • June 2012: Scolari’s, 222 N. Milpas St.; Fat Mo’s Burgers & Car Wash 6558 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista
  • May 2012: Baja Fresh, 7127 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Chino’s Rock & Tacos, 6530 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista; Presto Pasta, 827 E. Montecito St.; Red Barn Steak House, 3539 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez; South Pacific Coffee, 7398 Calle Real, Goleta; Taco Bell, 2912 De La Vina St.
  • April 2012: Bitterman’s Deli, 5 W. Canon Perdido St.; Emilio’s, 324 W. Cabrillo Blvd. (might reopen); Ultimate Bagels, 1226 State St.
  • March 2012: Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern, 2350 Railway Ave., Los Olivos; Cafe Shell, 1112 State St.; Jungle George Grill, 5722 Calle Real, Goleta
  • February 2012: Elements Restaurant & Bar, 129 E. Anapamu St.; Madison’s Grill & Tavern, 525 State St.
  • January 2012: Kobachi Izakaya Dining, 4141 State St.; Rudy’s, 811 State St.; Saigon, 318 N. Milpas St.; Spiritland Bistro, 230 E. Victoria St.
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  1. CAtherine says:

    Altamirano’s on Milpas is NOT closed. They are open and serving wonderful food, especially great guacamole. They were closed for remodeling.

  2. chris says:

    Altamirano’s Restaurant on Milpas is open again after some refurbishment.

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