Carlitos Cafe y Cantina downtown Santa Barbara is almost a legendary landmark. Their longevity, attention to detail in a quality experience every time in both food, presentation and relaxed elegance makes it a “must experience” for Santa Barbara locals and visitors alike. And just over the mountains in Santa Barbara’s own wine country is the sister restaurant to Carlitos Cafe y Cantina: Dos Carlitos. Offering the same integrity in quality and centrally located in the town of Santa Ynez, Dos Carlitos is conveniently located just a five minute walk from the Santa Ynez Inn and a short approximate 10 minute drive from almost any location in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Dos Carlitos owner Carlos Lopez-Hollis elaborates:
“Dos Carlitos was conceived from a long-standing desire to bring Santa Ynez Valley the bold Mexican and Latin flavors from my family’s two restaurants, Carlitos Café y Cantina in Santa Barbara (Est. 1979) and Cava Restaurant & Bar in Montecito (Est. 1997).
The Dos Carlitos experience combines many elements: La Parrilla, our open fire grill, imparts a smoky essence to our authentic grilled especiales and delicious salsas; our comal fills the air with the aroma of fresh handmade tortillas; the tequila bar offers an extensive collection of over 60 premium 100% Blue Agave tequilas.
Dos Carlitos is a place for friends and family to enjoy a relaxed outdoor patio or a casual indoor setting with sunflower-colored walls and a cozy fireplace.”
For more information on Dos Carlitos, click here or call them at: (805) 688-0033