In January I published a rumor that Los Arroyos was going to take over the space recently vacated by Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar at 5764 Calle Real in Goleta. This address was also once the home of Rudy’s and Presto Pasta. Reader Cris let me know Los Arroyos now has an ABC application for the address. I contacted Maria Rickard Arroyo, the Director of Marketing & PR for Los Arroyos Restaurants who sent me an update:

“After 18 years serving Downtown Santa Barbara, Montecito, & Camarillo – Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out is VERY excited to move into the old Paloma location in Goleta on Calle Real. Los Arroyos is proud to be a family owned and operated restaurant with many of our staff working with us for most of our 18 years and we welcome some of the Paloma staff as well to our ‘familia.’ It’ll be a pleasure and honor to be in Goleta. Our Goleta menu will have all of our homemade signature dishes and specials as well as a local wine menu and full bar emphasizing our tequila selection and hand shaken margaritas. Our target date to open after some fresh paint has dried is April 26, 2017.”

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  1. Freddie says:

    Too bad…was hoping for Los Agaves. Los Arroyos is seriously over-rated.

    • El Guapo says:

      Uh, there’s already a Los Agaves in Camino Real.

      And I agree with you on Los Arroyos. Ate at the one downtown yesterday, first time in about a year, very blah.

  2. Jake Swanson says:

    Not too bad. I am glad it’s Los Arroyos. Los Agaves is seriously overrated.

  3. Eric says:

    I like both Los Arroyos and Los Agaves. Would rather have Los Arroyos, as we already have Los Agaves in Goleta.

  4. Rex Of SB says:

    Bring back Los Tacos.

  5. mikeyr says:

    I have been to Los Agaves twice. I go to Los Arroyos pretty much once a week, even though I can walk to the Los Agaves on the De La Vina freeway, I still drive to Los Arroyos. I will even be there tonight. And I will likely try the one in Goleta too, although the one in Montecito is not as good as the one downtown.

  6. Matt93111 says:

    How ’bout bringing back The Pancho Villa Inn?!

  7. Katie says:

    Went to the Montecito location last week and had horrific service. Hopefully they train their staff better at the new location.

  8. Danny says:

    funny funny…but I fall in the Los Agaves camp. Service is much friendly as well.

  9. Deb & John says:

    I love Los Arroyos!!! So happy it’s finally coming to Goleta…our prayers have been answered!!!

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