LITTLE ALEX’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Little Alex’s at 1024 Coast Village Road, which I am told is the longest running restaurant in Montecito, is celebrating 30 years in business on May 8th. Dan and Lynette Briner, the owners of Little Alex’s, opened their doors back in 1989 with the goal to provide healthy Mexican food at a reasonable price. They even partnered with the American Heart Association to create “heart healthy” options. Housemade salsa’s and specialty sauces make for a delicious meal and since they have never used lard Little Alex’s has always catered to vegetarians. The menu has stayed pretty much the same over the years and so have the chefs. All five of the Briners children have worked at the restaurant and now some of the grandchildren do as well. A true family business with many of the chefs and their families working with the Briners since the very first day. With reasonable prices and consistently healthy Mexican food Little Alex’s draws in customers from all walks of life. Celebrities, construction workers, real estate agents and teachers fill the family friendly seats at Little Alex’s every day. As a fixture in the Montecito community for 3 decades, Little Alex’s hopes to be around for 30 more years. Lynette is a 7th generation Santa Barbarian with many of her older relatives owning shops and restaurants in Montecito and Santa Barbara. Lynette’s grandfather’s siblings owned a juice shop, one of the first few established restaurants in Montecito. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Little Alex’s wants to show their appreciation by rolling back some prices to the day they opened the restaurant in 1989, from May 8th through May 11th. There will also be a customer appreciation party on May 11th from 2-5 pm. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

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