Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant and Take Out has opened at 1992 Old Mission Drive in Solvang. 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. The new Solvang location is open daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Call 805-693-2994 or visit losarroyossolvang.com.