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    Welcome to Carlitos Cafe y Cantina!

    Carlitos Founders

    Enjoy inspired, fresh Mexican cuisine and award-winning margaritas across from the historic Arlington Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. Colorful umbrellas and a bubbling fountain accent our sun-filled patio while our dining room features lovely views and a cantina stocked with a fantastic collection of 100% Blue Agave tequilas. Add some lively Mexican and South American guitars and you have the makings of a fun filled evening!

    Established in 1978 by the Lopez-Hollis Family

  • Menu


    Please click here to view our menus: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner.
    We are open 7 days a week for Lunch & Dinner from 11AM – Close. Sunday 10AM - Close.

    E-mail us at info@Carlitos.com for reservations.

    Hope to see you soon!

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    Contact & Reservations

    Reservations can be made through Open Table by clicking on the link below or by phone during business hours. For parties over 8, please call 805-962-7117 as large parties are managed directly at the restaurant.

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    Carlitos Café Y Cantina
    1324 State Street
    Santa Barbara CA 93101
    (805) 962-7117

    For a map or directions to our location,

    click here.