A new restaurant named Mariscos Santa Barbara has opened at 5892 Hollister Avenue, the former home of Wingman Rodeo, Gimeal Cafe, and The Natural Cafe. Karlos Gonzales, a chef who learned his craft at a culinary school in Mexico as well as at various restaurants in Santa Barbara including Brown Pelican, El Torito, and Bacara, is at the helm. “We are trying to bring a new flavor to Old Town Goleta, the Mariscos flavors which are Mexican seafood like ceviche. You find those places in Mexico when you go to the beach.” The eatery also offers a variety of Micheladas beverages which are made from a mixture of cold light beer, fresh lime juice, hot sauce, a savory ingredient like Worcestershire sauce, and it is served in a salt-rimmed glass.
The menu includes a range of seafood platters such as Camarones (shrimp) A La Diabla, Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo, Camarones Empanizados, Camarones Zarandeados, Filete A La Diabla, and Filete Al Mojo De Ajo, each available for $17.95. The seafood taco menu lists Shrimp Baja Tacos $15, Fish Baja Tacos $14, Shrimp Crispy Tacos $15, Tacos Campechanos $16, Tacos De Pulpo $15, and Tacos Gobernador $15.95. The cold food menu includes Fish Ceviche $19.95, Shrimp Ceviche $21.95, Ceviche Campechano $23.95, and a variety of Ceviche Tostadas, Cocteles, and Aguachiles. Kids menu items are available for $8.50. Expanded offerings outside the seafood realm is planned, including chicken salads.
Mariscos Santa Barbara is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.
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