Reader Tyler recently discovered that the popular Los Arroyos restaurant, available locally downtown, in Goleta and in Montecito, will be opening a location this June in Solvang at 992 Old Mission Drive #110 and #120. Co-owner and founder Maria Rickard Arroyo is a 5th generation born in Santa Barbara. Co-owner, founder, and chef Jose “Tony” Arroyo came to the United States in 1984 at the age of 13 from his hometown of La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico. Tony’s determination matched his passion for food, and in 1999 his dream of opening his first location became a reality. Family is the cornerstone of Tony’s philosophy in life and business. All his recipes are inspired from the home cookings of his Mother, “Mamá Toña,” and he says his biggest achievement is being a father to Diego, the future leader of Los Arroyos. Los Arroyos serves fresh, homemade Mexican food using Tony’s original recipes including a variety of dishes from traditional fare such as Sopes, Tamales, and Pozole to modern cuisine such as the Mama’s Salad with grilled vegetables, the Ceviche with fresh fish, and the Garden Burrito. Visit losarroyossolvang.com.

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  1. Don says:

    From the website link:
    “Family owned and operated restaurants since 1999 in Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Montecito, Indiana and now the Santa Ynez Valley.”

    Wow, Indiana has Mexican food!

    A bit of a typo there. =)

  2. Carolyn Lawrence says:

    This should be be a great addition to the restaurants in the valley!

  3. Don says:

    Good luck to them. Although my own preference would be if Los Agaves would expand up in the Valley.

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