The Best New Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is an amazing place to take a vacation for a list of reasons that is far too lengthy for this piece. Instead, we will focus on one reason: the food! The best new restaurants in Santa Barbara to be more precise. While there are many Santa Barbara classics that stay relevant and delicious as the year go by, there are always new places popping up that are approaching cuisine in ways that we have never seen before. The following are a couple of the most interesting new restaurants in Santa Barbara.

Loquita

With this new restaurant in Santa Barbara comes the opportunity to go on a vacation of Spanish cuisine without changing zip codes. This brightly decorated restaurant is the best place to go in Santa Barbara for dinner, cocktails, and of course, tapas. A couple of dishes that you need to try are the grilled octopus and the paella. Between the amazing food, heated patios, multiple bars, and proximity to the beach, this restaurant offers far more than a memorable meal. Located in the heart of the Funk Zone, Loquita offers amazing opportunities for a fun night on the town.

Nook

Nook adds a wonderful dimension to the bustling area that is the Funk Zone. We all know that food trucks are very popular, but can you recall seeing a food shipping container recently. That is exactly what you will find in this new Santa Barbara restaurant. You couldn’t tell by the look of it, but this shipping container is dishing out some of the most delicious burgers, sandwiches, salads, and fries. Oh, and the beer is always cold and abundant. This is not your average operation out of a shipping container, as it is headed by one of the most renowned chefs in the area, who has worked at many fine dining establishments. Nook bring you the quality of these restaurants with a smaller check.

Convivo

This new waterfrontSanta Barbara restaurant is doing something special. It is difficult to put your finger on exactly what cuisine you can enjoy here, but the menu certainly features a great deal of Italian influence. This place is amazing because you could come here every day of the week, and still find delight and surprise with each menu. This is because the menu is dictated by the imagination of the chef and what is fresh. Many of the most popular dishes offer some mixture of wood-fired pizza, grilled seafood, and local vegetables. Convivo is in downtown Santa Barbara so it the perfect spot for a night out.

We all know about the wonderful beaches and weather of Santa Barbara, but you simply cannot imagine the amazing cuisine here, until you experience it. Plan your next vacation to Santa Barbara and make the countless amazing new Santa Barbara restaurants a focal point of your stay.