I am looking for more good restaurants in the Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta area. So far, these are my favorites. I particularly like Italian with fresh ingredients, Southeast Asian, Indian, and bakeries. If it came from a can or otherwise falls into the category of heat and serve, I probably dislike it.
La Super Rica for Horchata, Jamaica, and anything with their handmade tortillas, especially the taco con rajas.
Olio e Limone for fresh and upscale Italian food.
Via Vai for their amazing thin crust pizza and some of their pastas.
Via Maestra 42 for the gelato and pastries.
Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant for the curry noodles or curry rice.
El Baijo for the aguas frescas and handmade gorditas.
Lazy Acres Market for their awesome bakery section and overall selection.
Tupelo Junction for Chocolate Turtle Beignets and sweet potato fries.
Cold Spring Tavern for breakfast.
Carlitos for an amazing tostada.
The Andersen for pastries and iced mocha.
D'Angelo Bread Company for pastries and lemonade.