1. Aperitivo (pictured)
Aperitivo is a special hole-in-the-wall type restaurant located in downtown Santa Barbara and is known to change their menu on a monthly basis. Bring a friend and sip on their most delicious and popular Aperitivo Spritzer and share their exceptional burrata plate that comes with fresh bread from the local bakery next door.
2. Rosewood Miramar Beach Bar
Cross the train tracks and embrace Montecito’s most boujee and ocean-front beach bar. The Rosewood Miramar attracts the rich and famous, offering views and an incredible experience that are worth their $25 cocktails.
3. Flor De Maiz
In all my experiences with margaritas, Flor De Maiz is the place to go. Their food is a 10 out of 10. Share a taco plate and their famous grilled pesto octopus with a friend on their outdoor patio along the sidewalk, parallel to Cabrillo Boulevard for the full waterfront experience.
4. El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel
Among the houses and hills of Santa Barbara is the hidden gem of the El Encanto. The drive itself to this destination is breathtaking. Enjoy a range of cocktail selections from the bar that overlooks all of Santa Barbara – city and ocean.