Mariscos Tita’s Mexican seafood coming to Old Town Goleta

Chef Edgar Hernández will be opening a Mexican seafood restaurant named Mariscos Tita’s toward the end of January at 5892 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, the former home of recently-closed Wingman Rodeo, Gimeal Cafe, and The Natural Cafe. “Mariscos Tita’s lets you travel with your palate to the Mexican beaches,” says Hernández. He has run restaurants for years in Mexico

Hernández’s wife and co-owner Alejandra Sanchez, former District Manager of The Habit Burger Grill, tells me that Mariscos Tita’s started in 2020 inside Food for my Soul community kitchen at 152 Aero Camino in Goleta, offering free home delivery and also catering. The new Hollister Avenue restaurant will be their first store front.

When Sanchez was promoted to district manager of Santa Barbara Habit Burger Grills, after years of working for The Habit in other cities, they fell in love with our area and eventually decided to start their own food business. “We saw an opportunity,” says Sanchez. “It has been tough but it’s family-owned and the community responded really well. With the delivery service we have a very simple menu and have enjoyed meeting our customers and getting to know their faces. Word of mouth has been terrific and people began calling us to do private events and dinners and that is how the catering service started.”

Mariscos Tita’s has also just acquired a food truck and is looking for a location in Santa Barbara to expand their offerings closer to downtown. Delivery, free for the time being, is currently available from the community kitchen Tuesday to Sunday. Call (805) 636-5272 or visit

The delivery menu:

MEXICAN SEA FOOD COCKTAILS (Mexican gazpacho with freshly chopped tomato, avocado, red onion, cucumber, cilantro, lime juice & tomato sauce)
– Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel De Camarón)
– Cocktail Mixto (Cooked Octopus & Shrimp, Coctel De Pulpo Y Camarón)
– Cocktail Vuelve A La Vida (Shrimp, Octopus, Imitation Crab, Abulone Camarón, Pulpo, Imitación Cangrejo, y Abulón)

– Ceviche De Pescado (Fresh Lime Juice Cocked Fish with Chopped Red Onion, Cucumber, Tomato, Mango, Cilantro, Fresh Lime Juice, Oregano, Avocado)
– Ceviche De Camaron (Cooked Shrimp with Freshly Chopped Red Onion, Cucumber, Mango, Cilantro, Tomato, Avocado, Lime Juice & Special Tomato Sauce)
– Ceviche Azteca (Cooked Octopus with Freshly Chopped Red Onion, Cucumber, Mango, Cilantro, Tomato, Avocado, Lime Juice & Special Chile Serrano Sauce)

– Aguachile Tropical (Fresh Lime Juice Cooked Shrimp with Freshly Chopped Red Onion, Cilantro, Mango, Pineapple, Special Chile Serrano Sauce & Tomato Juice)

BOTANAS DE MARISCOS MIXTAS (Mexican sea food blend of cooked shrimp, octopus, abalone, imitation crab, scallops & freshly chopped cucumber, pineapple, red onion, mango & cilantro, tossed fresh lime juice & Chile Serrano sauce.)
– Botana Regular (Regular Sea Food Blend “No Spicy”)
– Botana Diabla (Sea Food Blend a La Diabla Style. Chipotle Hot & Tomato Sauce “Spicy”)

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5 Responses to Mariscos Tita’s Mexican seafood coming to Old Town Goleta

  1. Christine_Z28 says:

    Can anyone clarify the food truck situation for downtown SB? I thought they’d been banned?

  2. Gary Sudder says:

    Excellent! Love all the mexican restaurants. Keep them coming to Santa Barbara please.

  3. Brian says:

    The sign is down. Is the place not opening? Does someone know what is happening?

  4. Sbgal says:

    Does anyone know if they closed before they opened? They sign was up one day and gone the next? I’m wondering what happened does anyone know? They were waiting for there final permit from the City of Goleta.