Caya Restaurant has opened at 5650 Calle Real in Goleta in the former home of The Outpost Restaurant which closed last November after 8 years in business. AWH Partners has purchased the property where the restaurant resides and Spire Hospitality is the new management company of this facility formerly known as the Kimpton Goodland and now known as Leta Santa Barbara. “Leta” is an abbreviation for Goleta. Leta Santa Barbara is part of the “Tapestry Collection by Hilton” brand. Did you catch all that?

“Inspired by the fresh coastal flavors of Santa Barbara, CAYA restaurant invites everyone to ‘Come As You Are’ for a modern culinary adventure paired with a mood as relaxed and inviting as a California sunset,” says their website “Embark on a delectable journey through the West Coast with Chef Philip Stein’s seasonal menus influenced by sustainably sourced local ingredients and global cuisine inspirations. From social gatherings to intimate dinners, indulge in the relaxed and inviting indoor and outdoor atmosphere while your taste buds savor the culinary traditions of the west through nostalgic homemade dishes and signature craft cocktails.”

Chef Stein graduated from the Western Culinary Institute and interned for Emeril Lagasse at MGM Grand where he mastered the art of butchery and homemade sauces. He later worked at The Cheesecake Factory, The Tower Club, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, and Spire Hospitality where he launched the new Caya Restaurant.

Restaurant hours: Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7-10:30 a.m.; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday: 4-6 p.m.; Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5-9:30 p.m. Bar hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 5 p.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Call (805) 964-1288 or visit

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