Mariscos Santa Barbara Celebrates Grand Opening in Old Town Goleta

Councilmembers James Kyriaco and Kyle Richards were in attendance Wednesday, June 1, as Mariscos Santa Barbara invited the community to celebrate its grand opening at 5892 Hollister Avenue and experience the freshly-crafted cuisine. Mariscos Santa Barbara was filled with community members that came to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony and enjoy an evening of fresh food, culinary desserts, and hors d’oeuvres.

Councilmembers Kyriaco and Richards, both residents of Old Town Goleta, joined Miguel Avila (Co-President for the Greater Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) in welcoming Mariscos Santa Barbara to the community.

“I am so happy to welcome Mariscos Santa Barbara to Old Town,” said Councilmember Richards. “The City of Goleta is very excited to have another thriving and delicious local business come into the area.” 

Mariscos Santa Barbara is led by Chef Karlos Gonzales and a kitchen team with over 30 years of combined restaurant experience that aims to bring the taste of real Mexican seafood flavors to Old Town Goleta. Chef Karlos and his team have committed to sourcing ingredients only from local farmers’ markets to create a new and authentic experience for customers.

“We always love seeing new business make their home in Goleta,” said Councilmember Kyriaco. “Especially a business like this that represents the cultural and historical heart of Goleta.”

City of Goleta Sustainability Staff was also given the opportunity to speak to community leaders and business owners in attendance. Management Assistant Angeline Foshay and Civic Spark Fellow Stephanie Holmes provided important information and answered questions about the new single-use plastic ordinance. The new regulation requires that single-use foodware accessories be available for customers only by request starting June 17th. To learn more about plastics reduction in Goleta, please click here.  

Please join the City of Goleta in welcoming its newest restaurant to Old Town.